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1 Belle Isle
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Rank: 1 About 25

Opened in 1845, Belle Isle is situated in the middle of the Detroit River and downstream from Lake St. Clair. It’s a beautiful green park and spread over 982 acre of Island Park with a great conservatory. It is managed by...

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Address: E. Jefferson Blvd,
Type: Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods


2 Chene Park
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Rank: 2 About 25

Chene Park is situated on the east side of Detroit in Michigan. It is at the foot of Chene Street along the banks of Detroit River. The park is just to the east of Tri-Centennial State Park and Harbor. It...

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Address: 2600 E. Atwater
Type: Parks and gardens


3 Downtown
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Rank: 3 About 25

Downtown Detroit is the central business district which is situated in Detroit in Michigan. This neighborhood has number of parks. In 2007, this district was named among the best big city neighborhoods by CNN Money Magazine...

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Address: 600 Renaissance Center, Suite 1740
Type: Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods


4 Floating Park
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Rank: 4 About 25

A number of grassy knolls, open parklands and vividly colored gardens provide respite from the urban bustle, whereas the gardens provide a range of opportunities for relaxation and recreation. Belle Isle, a floating park in the Detroit River delta...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: 14371 Harbor Is, Detroit, MI, United States
Type: Parks and gardens


5 Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History
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Rank: 5 About 25

Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History strives of being a reputable history museum consisting of outstanding collections as well as research utilized for producing innovative exhibits which celebrate important accomplishments...

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address: 315 East Warren Ave. Detroit Michigan
Type: Museums


6 Greek town Historic District
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Rank: 6 About 25

Greek town Historic District is a commercial district in Detroit. Basically it is full of Greek themed restaurants and also includes the St. Mary Catholic Church, the Second Baptist Church and the Greek town Casino. Many...

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Address: Monroe St, Detroit, MI, United States
Type: Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods


7 Detroit Library
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Rank: 7 About 25

The Detroit Public Library is the largest library system in Michigan established in 1865 and designed by Cass Gilbert. It was constructed with Vermont marble and serpentine Italian marble trim designed in an...

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Address: 5201 Woodward Avenue
Type: Other attractions


8 Motown Historical Museum
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Rank: 8 About 25

Motown Historical Museum happens to be one amongst Detroit’s popular tourist attractions. It had been founded in the year 1985; thanks to Esther Gordy Edwards. The mission is of preserving legacy of ‘Motown Record...

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address: 2648 W. Grand Boulevard Detroit, Michigan
Type: Museums


9 Royal Oak's Farmer's Market
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Rank: 10 About 25

The Royal Oak’s Farmer’s Market was opened as a truck market, on October 14 1925. The Market is located in the Civic Center at the corner of 11 Mile Road and Troy Street, across from the Library and adjacent to the 44the...

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Address: 316 E 11 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI, United States‎
Type: Stores and shopping malls


10 Baker's Keyboard Lounge
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Rank: 11 About 25

The Baker’s Keyboard Lounge was started in May 1934 as a beer and sandwich restaurant.  Until 1954 the main attraction was music from local pianist Pat Flowers during night. In 1957 the highest rate Italian tile was...

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Address: 20510, Livernois Ave, Detroit, Michigan
Type: Nightlife


11 Detroit Historical Museum
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Rank: 12 About 25

Detroit Historical Museum houses an auto assembly line, stores dating back to the nineteenth century, toy trains, cobblestone streets, and fur trading post dating back to the 17th century. The museum, since the last 80 years, has chronicled...

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Address: 5401 Woodward Ave Detroit, MI
Type: Museums


12 Eastern Market
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Rank: 13 About 25

A historic commercial district, Eastern Market is the largest historic public market district in the United States.  It is the largest and the most colorful market and host to over 150 farmers and vendors from Canada,...

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Address: 2934 Russell Street
Type: Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods


13 Cobo Hall
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Rank: 14 About 25

Cobo Hall is also known as Cobo Center and is a major convention center located along Jefferson Avenue. It is named after Albert E Cobo, the mayor of Detroit from 1950 to 1957. This center was designed by Gino...

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Address: 1 Washington Blvd
Type: Landmarks and Historic sites


14 Comerica Park
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Rank: 15 About 25

Hundreds of lakes and miles of rivers and streams surround the Detroit region. The point of great concern for the Motor City is air pollution. Many organizations are now working with the goal of improving the quality of life by...

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: 2100 Woodward Avenue, Detroit
Type: Nature and sport


15 Museum of Contemporary Art (Mocad)
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Rank: 16 About 25

The museum of contemporary art Detroit or rather known as MOCAD is a non-collecting contemporary art museum in the cultural center of Detroit. The museum presents art at the forefront of contemporary culture. It is a 22,000 square...

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Address: 4454 Woodward Ave
Type: Museums


16 Charles H. Wright Museum
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Rank: 17 About 25

Charles H. Wright Museum features the worlds’ largest exhibit of African-American history.

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: 315 E. Warren Ave
Type: Museums


17 The GM Renaissance Center
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Rank: 18 About 25

GM Renaissance Center is also known as RenCen. This center is located on the International Riverfront of Detroit city. The center is developed by seven interconnected skyscrapers. The center is home to the tallest of all...

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Address: 330 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI, United States
Type: Stores and shopping malls


18 Detroit Institute of Arts
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Rank: 19 About 25

The Detroit Institute of Arts offers one of the largest collection of American Art

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit
Type: Museums


19 The Henry Ford Museum
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Rank: 20 About 25

The Henry Ford is the region's main attraction as America's largest complex of indoor and outdoor museum.

Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
Address: 20900 Oakwood Boulevard
Type: Museums


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What to visit

1
Belle Isle
 Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods
2
Chene Park
 Parks and gardens
3
Downtown
 Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods
4
Floating Park
 Parks and gardens
6
Greek town Historic District
 Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods
7
Majestic Theatre
 Theaters and performance
8
Detroit Library
 Other attractions
10
Music Hall
 Theaters and performance
11
Jazz Festival
 Events
12
Royal Oak's Farmer's Market
 Stores and shopping malls
13
Baker's Keyboard Lounge
 Nightlife
15
Fox Theatre
 Theaters and performance
16
Eastern Market
 Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods
17
Masonic Temple
 Theaters and performance
18
Cobo Hall
 Landmarks and Historic sites
19
Comerica Park
 Nature and sport
20
Detroit Opera House
 Theaters and performance
23
The GM Renaissance Center
 Stores and shopping malls
25
The Henry Ford Museum
 Museums

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