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Detroit
Motor city is revving its engines again. Revitalised and reinvigorated after decades of neglect, Detroit is reclaiming its place as a cultural and tourist capital. Everything in this old Midwestern city seems new again. The Woodward Avenue theatre district boasts renovated theatres and new shows. The Detroit Tigers opened their new stadium, Comerica Park, in 2000; the Lions now play in adjacent Ford Field. Greektown is now the happening place for food and nightlife. Modern Detroit blends the soul and vision of its pioneers: The Motown Museum is a low-key tribute to the high-energy sound that defined a city and an era. Just outside Detroit, the Henry Ford Museum is a sprawling testament to the spirit of invention... more Motor city is revving its engines again. Revitalised and reinvigorated after decades of neglect, Detroit is reclaiming its place as a cultural and tourist capital. Everything in this old Midwestern city seems new again. The Woodward Avenue theatre district boasts renovated theatres and new shows. The Detroit Tigers opened their new stadium, Comerica Park, in 2000; the Lions now play in adjacent Ford Field. Greektown is now the happening place for food and nightlife. Modern Detroit blends the soul and vision of its pioneers: The Motown Museum is a low-key tribute to the high-energy sound that defined a city and an era. Just outside Detroit, the Henry Ford Museum is a sprawling testament to the spirit of invention that built the city and is refuelling it today. less

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Detroit Institute of Arts
Detroit Institute of Arts
Owner description: Considered to house one of the best art collections in the United States, the Institute showcases everything from mummies to modern art and African masks to Monets in its... more Owner description: Considered to house one of the best art collections in the United States, the Institute showcases everything from mummies to modern art and African masks to Monets in its outstanding collection of over 65,000 works. Don't miss the General Motors Center for African American Art, a part of the DIA which showcases 400 pieces, in various media, by African American artists. less
Attraction type: Art Museums
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The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
Owner description: Experience the Original Model T Factory Visiting the Piquette Avenue Ford Plant is a unique experience-it's the oldest auto plant open to the public anywhere in the world... more Owner description: Experience the Original Model T Factory Visiting the Piquette Avenue Ford Plant is a unique experience-it's the oldest auto plant open to the public anywhere in the world. Almost unchanged since Henry Ford's day, the plant is a three-story New England-style mill building. Each floor is divided into sections by the original metal fire doors, complete with the shadows of Henry Ford's "Positively NO Smoking" stencils. The old plank floors are worn from the 12,000 Model Ts built on them, so wear appropriate shoes for your visit. The plant is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is a designated National Historic Landmark and a Michigan State Historic Site. Walk the worn wood floors and touch the brick walls where Henry Ford and his team of automotive pioneers developed the car that led to an automotive and social revolution. See Henry Ford's office as it was in 1908 when he was on the cusp of fame. And learn why it still matters today. See a selection of rare Detroit-built cars from the first decade of the 20th century and learn their fates. less
Attraction type: Speciality Museums
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Motown Historical Museum
Motown Historical Museum
Owner description: This old Detroit home belies the greatness that was born here: the Motown Sound. But one step inside Hitsville, USA, the original house where Berry Gordy lived and recorded the... more Owner description: This old Detroit home belies the greatness that was born here: the Motown Sound. But one step inside Hitsville, USA, the original house where Berry Gordy lived and recorded the Motown hits, and you'll catch the beat and spirit of this booming music era. Photos, costumes, artwork, music and other memorabilia take you back to simpler times. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Speciality Museums
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Guardian Building
Guardian Building
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings
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Comerica Park
Comerica Park
Owner description: Home of the Detroit Tigers, this is no ordinary ballpark. Combination theme park, ballpark, and baseball museum, it features huge statues of tigers, a Ferris wheel, carousel (with... more Owner description: Home of the Detroit Tigers, this is no ordinary ballpark. Combination theme park, ballpark, and baseball museum, it features huge statues of tigers, a Ferris wheel, carousel (with tigers, of course) and a fountain that celebrates each home run with colored lights and music. less
Attraction type: Arenas & Stadiums
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Giovanni's
Giovanni's
Ranked #1 of 1,002 Restaurants in Detroit
Price: US$15 - US$80
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Detroit Institute of Bagels
Detroit Institute of Bagels
Ranked #2 of 1,002 Restaurants in Detroit
Cuisines: Cafe, Bagels
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Astoria Pastry Shop
Astoria Pastry Shop
Ranked #3 of 1,002 Restaurants in Detroit
Price:
Cuisines: Greek
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Takeout
Buddy's Pizza-Detroit
Buddy's Pizza-Detroit
Ranked #4 of 1,002 Restaurants in Detroit
Price: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails
Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails
Ranked #5 of 1,002 Restaurants in Detroit

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

University Place
University Place
US$29 - US$52 (CA$39 - CA$69)
Ranked #15 of 34 Hotels in Windsor
BEST WESTERN Greenfield Inn
3.0 of 5
BEST WESTERN Greenfield Inn
US$92 - US$138
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Allen Park
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BEST WESTERN Woodhaven Inn
2.5 of 5
BEST WESTERN Woodhaven Inn
US$84 - US$95
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Woodhaven
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Hostel Detroit
Hostel Detroit
US$56 - US$61

Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Comfort Inn Windsor
2.0 of 5
Comfort Inn Windsor
US$71 - US$114 (CA$94 - CA$151)
Ranked #4 of 34 Hotels in Windsor
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Bexon Rooms
2.0 of 5
Bexon Rooms
US$59 - US$75 (CA$78 - CA$99)
Ranked #5 of 34 Hotels in Windsor
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

MGM Grand Detroit
4.5 of 5
MGM Grand Detroit
US$280 - US$570
Ranked #2 of 34 Hotels in Detroit
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The Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport
4.0 of 5
The Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport
US$142 - US$320
Ranked #3 of 34 Hotels in Detroit
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The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
4.0 of 5
The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
US$171 - US$422
Ranked #5 of 34 Hotels in Detroit
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