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Things to do in Detroit

Art Museum
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Detroit Institute of Arts boasts more than 100 galleries containing some of the most significant works from around the world--including Diego
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Motown Museum , Detroit
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To remember the period when Berry Gordy and an array of talented artists created the timeless Motown sound, visit Motown Museum. Known as Hit
Specialty Museum
Greenfield Village , Dearborn
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Within the enormous Henry Ford museum complex, Greenfield Village is its own world. Learn how Americans have lived since the founding of the
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Bring up to four along on tour in our 1930 Phaeton (open car) to hear the uncommon tales of the people who build Detroit's automobile industry. Ordinary folks with extraordinary “can do” spirit turned Detroit into the Motor City. On tour we remember as many as we can, those who to this day are household names and those whose stars have faded into time.
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Specialty Museum
The Henry Ford , Dearborn
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The Henry Ford is a large indoor and outdoor museum complex featuring historical Americana. It is named after its founder, the automobile ind
Pier / Boardwalk
Detroit RiverFront , Detroit
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Mingle with the locals, enjoy the views, and go for a stroll along Detroit RiverFront. This is one of the most popular hangout spots in the c
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Detroit

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Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century. One of the world's major automobile industry centers for many decades, the city shaped both U.S. and global culture, boasting a rich musical heritage exemplified by the popular "Motown Sound," a style of pop-influenced soul music. The largest city on the U.S.-Canada border, Detroit is a diverse urban center, each of its neighborhoods a self-contained world of distinct artistic, gastronomic, and religious traditions. A city of culture and architecture, Detroit is home to one of the nation's largest theater districts, as well as its biggest collection of Art Deco skyscrapers. Our United States trip itinerary site combines visitor reviews with your personal interests to make an itinerary informed by experts, but tailored to suit your style.

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Where to stay in Detroit

Detroit offers accommodations to suit every type of traveler, and you don't even have to stay in the central business district to take advantage of the finest hotels. Downtown lodging gives you easy access to most of the city's major attractions, but choosing a more affordable room in Detroit's outlying neighborhoods can also be rewarding. To explore the city's famously diverse neighborhoods, consider staying at a budget-friendly guesthouse on the southwestern side of the city.
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