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Detroits Rise Fall and Renewal
"Begin your Detroit tour at a cafe on Broadway where you'll meet your local guide and head out onto the streets. From the minute you leave the meeting point you'll start seeing some famous Detroit landmarks such as the 95-year old Detroit Athletic Club the renovated Opera House the vacant Wurlitzer Building and the fine new downtown YMCA. Your local guide will be telling you all you need to know about these spots
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Detroits Rise Fall and Renewal
"Begin your Detroit tour at a cafe on Broadway where you'll meet your local guide and head out onto the streets. From the minute you leave the meeting point you'll start seeing some famous Detroit landmarks such as the 95-year old Detroit Athletic Club the renovated Opera House the vacant Wurlitzer Building and the fine new downtown YMCA. Your local guide will be telling you all you need to know about these spots
From $27.00
 
Detroits Rise Fall and Renewal
"Begin your Detroit tour at a cafe on Broadway where you'll meet your local guide and head out onto the streets. From the minute you leave the meeting point you'll start seeing some famous Detroit landmarks such as the 95-year old Detroit Athletic Club the renovated Opera House the vacant Wurlitzer Building and the fine new downtown YMCA. Your local guide will be telling you all you need to know about these spots
From $27.00

More Local Customs in Detroit

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Detroit Fridge Magnets

being an avid collector of various shot glasses and fridge magnets of my travels, I must have these collector items that I buy at places I go if available and here in detroit, I need to buy these...
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Detroit Shot Glasses

being an avid collector of various shot glasses and fridge magnets of my travels, I must have these collector items that I buy at places I go if available and here in detroit, I need to buy these...
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Angel's Night aka Devil's Night

October 30, the night before Halloween is Angel's Night. When I was growing up in this area, this night was called Devil's Night because much mischief -- mostly in the form of arson of (usually) empty...
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neighborhoods

Detroit is such a large metropolis that it has many neigborhoods which are small cities in themsleves:Auburn HillsDearborn... http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/d6398/c59cb/Eastern MarketGreen...
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Winterblast!

When Detroit found out they were going to be hosting the 2006 Superbowl lots of new changes were made. One of those changes wasn't so much a change as an addition. The city started a wonderful new...
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Stick to Coney Islands for outside dining.

Coney Islands represent the finest of Detroit cuisine. Stay away from any big name local joints and avoid "ethnic" food at all costs (With the exception of Detroit's fine soul food restaurants). You...
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Michigan Left

On major divided highways and boulevards in Michigan, the driver is not allowed to make a left hand turn. Instead, drivers on roads that cross the highway are directed to turn right. Within a 1/4...
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DETROIT CONEYS 101

There are many restaurants in the area, including local chains, that go by the name "Coney Island" .They are usually little greek restaurants. The name "Coney Island" has nothing to do with the Coney...
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GINGER ALE ON STEROIDS

VERNORS ginger ale is the oldest soft drink in the US and it was born in good ol' Detroit City. If you have never heard of it or tried it, you should give it a chance when you're here. It's like...
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It's Naht An Aaccent! It's a sInis KINndishin!

So we like to say...Most Michiganders, as well as some other midwesterners have an accent that sounds somewhat nasally. Is that a word? Any way, here in MI it sounds like a hybrid of a mild boston...
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GIVING DTOWNKITTY GIFTS

It is a local custom to bring dtownkitty gifts. It does not have to be a special day, either. Just gifts anytime. You don't have to live here to honor this tradition! Cash gifts are always acceptable,...
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Say nice things about Detroit

Detroit bashing is a popular national sport. No matter where you go, mention Detroit and people seem to feel it is their job to tell you what an awful place it is. Most have never been to Detroit but...
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Coney Island ~ Fine Dining in Detroit

As you travel around Michigan, particularly Detroit, you are bound to see restaurants named Coney or Coney Island. Or you may see Coney as an item on a menu.A Coney Island as a food item is a hot dog...
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Call it pop

In Detroit, as well as most of the Midwest, we say pop instead of soda. I almost cringe when I hear pop referred to as soda. And while I'm on the subject, Faygo (a Detroit company) Red Pop is one of...
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Top Hotels in Detroit

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Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan, 48243-1003, United States
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2501 Worldgateway Place, Detroit, Michigan, 48242, United States
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351 Gratiot Ave., Detroit, Michigan, 48226, United States
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333 East Jefferson Ave, Detroit, Michigan, 48226, United States
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1000 Brush Ave., Greektown, Detroit, Michigan, 48226, United States
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2 Washington Boulevard, Detroit, Michigan, 48226, United States
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Top Things to Do in Detroit

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Renaissance Center

Stayed for the movement festival during memorial weekend. I will never stay at this hotel ever again. I booked on booking.com but called marriot to confirm and reserve two double beds months in...
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The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford Museum is incredible! The Dymaxion House is my favorite exhibit. It's a 1946 vision of the future! The Ford offers more than just cars, it's trains, planes, farming equipment, even...
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Detroit Institute of Arts

Been there a couple of times - pretty interesting place. From time to time it has different exhibits (like 'Camile Clodel and Rodin scuptures' one which I visited and enjoyed last year). For general...
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Zoo

If you have a free ½ day or day, the Detroit Zoo is a great way to spend it. We’ve been to plenty of zoo’s around the US, and I think this is one of the best. It is easy to get around and they have...
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Belle Isle

our family went to belle isle all the time. it was my younger sisters favorite place so we always had her birthday party there every october. we loved renting a boat and the bikes. it was a clean fun...
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Comerica Park

If you visit Detroit during the summer, a great day activity is to catch a Tiger game at Comerica Park. With all the restaurants and bars around the Stadium, as well as, in stadium activities, you can...
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"PARIS OF THE MIDWEST. A Love Story."
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"Don't be afraid!"
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"Some Signs of Life in Motor City"
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"No Place Like Home"
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"Dog Walking Downtown Detroit"
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