NAIAS 2013: Know before you go

Over 450,000 have already attended this year's public show, says NAIAS

Published On: Jan 30 2013 04:50:48 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 13 2013 02:21:03 PM EST
DETROIT -

There is so much to discover and experience at this year's North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

From the concepts unveiled during Press Preview to the Charity Preview that raised nearly $4 million, hundreds of thousands have already attended NAIAS 2013.

If you plan on heading out to the auto show this weekend, here are a few things you may need to know before you go.

Tickets, Time, Parking

The auto show will run through Sunday, Jan. 27. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $6 for children (ages 7 to 12) and seniors (ages 65 and older). Children ages 6 and under can enter for free with a parent or guardian.

You can purchase tickets online or at the door at Cobo Center. Click here to learn more.

On Saturday, the auto show will be open to the public from 9am to 10pm. Visitors can attend the auto show on Sunday from 9am to 7pm.

The auto show takes place at Cobo Center, located at One Washington Boulevard in Detroit, Mich. Parking is available in the following lots nearby:

Joe Louis Arena
900 West Jefferson
Hours: 6:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Cobo Roof Deck
625 West Congress
Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Millennium Garage
432 West Congress
Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m

Visitors can also ride the Detroit People Mover that travels to Cobo Center and is a short walk from most parking lots. Click here for more parking information.

What to discover

NAIAS officially opened to the public Saturday, with more than 100,000 people attending. Some of the vehicles that seemed to grab the most amount of attention throughout this week were the new Chevy Corvette Stingray, the Ford Atlas concept and Tesla Model S.

Besides seeing the latest cars, attendees are able to test their skills in a number of exhibits, including the Toyota "Drive Land" motion-controlled game, texting in answers to Ford questions, and even dancing with the Kia hamsters.

PHOTOS: Plenty to discover at NAIAS 2013

Download the FREE app!

If you're planning to head out this weekend, be sure to download the official North American International Auto Show app for your iOS or Android phone. It features photos, videos, news, and even a virtual floor map of where each automaker is located.