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What to see in Detroit

Detroit Attractions

Sport, the history of the automobile, the distinctive Motown sound, and a rather unique downtown riverfront, are some of the reasons why people choose to holiday in Detroit, the bustling major metropolis of the state of Michigan. Motor City has fallen on rather hard times, but efforts are being made to revitalise the great city as a tourist destination.

Travel to Detroit to worship at the automotive shrines of the Cadillacs and Fords, to catch a show in the renowned Woodward Avenue theatre district, to experience the vibrancy of the Motown legend, to watch a game at the Comerica Park Stadium, to eat, drink and be merry in Greektown, but also to tick a major box in your exploration of the great cities of the US, and to see one of the most powerful industrial centres in the world. Detroit may have become something of a symbol of urban decay in the US, but even this dilapidation is fascinating to some visitors, with photographers lured by the street art and the greenery that has overgrown parts of the city.

Hordes of visitors descend on Detroit for the North American International Auto Show, held each January, but unless you are car obsessed or work in the industry it is more pleasant to visit the city in the summer months, between June and August.

Automotive Hall of Fame

Car buffs the world over are drawn to Detroit's Automotive Hall of Fame, close to the Henry Ford Museum in Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn, which is the public programme and exhibition centre for the worldwide…

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Detroit Historical Museum

The Detroit Historical Museum, in downtown Detroit, allows visitors the chance to tour the scope of the city's history, from Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac's landing on the banks of the Detroit River…

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Detroit Institute of Arts

One of America's largest fine arts museums, the Detroit Institute of Art boasts more than 100 galleries, displaying a collection of about 65,000 works, ranging from mummies to Matisse, and Asian antiquities…

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Motown Historical Museum

Detroit's famous Motown sound originated in two simple buildings on West Grand Boulevard, downtown, at Hitsville U.S.A. Visitors can see the original control room and recording studio where stars like…

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The Henry Ford Museum

Henry Ford, the son of a farmer, built his first car in Detroit in 1896. There was nothing too amazing about this feat, because cars had been around for some time. What was unique to Ford's invention…

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