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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

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Idyllic Cranbrook Academy and Museum

Deep in the suburbs of Oakland County, Cranbrook is an oasis of educational and artistic excellence. Cranbrook Academy has challenged, enlightened, and developed generations of students since its founding in the 1920s. This is one of the most admired private schools in the United States, one which has done a remarkable job of living up to (and even beyond) the goals and dreams of its founders. Cranbrook has beautiful gardens and a good (albeit small) modern art museum. It's an excellent place to spend an afternoon.

Cranbrook is located on what was the estate of George and Ellen Scripps Booth, Detroit newspaper publishers from the early 20th century. (Yes, it's _that_ Scripps family.) Happily, the Booths possessed lots of money, good taste, and a vision. And - typical for their time - they were dedicated and serious philanthropists.

My photo here shows Cranbrook's Museum, designed in a simple and clean neo-classic style by Eliel Saarinen. Cranbrook has been home to many important 20th century artists and designers, most notably the Eames Brothers of furniture fame.

For more about the place, check out my Cranbrook travelogue.

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Hart Plaza

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Canadian Club Brand Center

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Willistead Manor

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