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Joe Louis Arena

600 Civic Center Drive, Detroit, MI
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Ranked #26 of 87 attractions in Detroit
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
Description: Detroit sports center where the Red Wings won the 1997 Stanley Cup.
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Windsor, Canada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
58 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My husband and I have been to several Red Wings games at the Joe. This seats are great whether you're in the upper or lower bowl. The atmosphere is great and the fans are extremely passionate.

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I went to the game with a family member that was handicapped and the staff was very accommodating and understanding. If felt like a great college atmosphere with the upper and lower bowls being so close to each other. The arena was adorned with statues and other interesting history about the Red Wings franchise. The vomitories were somewhat dangerous as... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This stadium,to be honest is past it`s best,the crowd control isn`t great,the areas behind the stands aren`t big enough to handle the number of fans and it gets very congested,the queues at the food and drinks stands snake out into the walkways and cause even more congestion. The seating areas are a bit grubby but I actually think that adds... More

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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127 reviews 127 reviews
44 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

There is a lot of history in this arena and Detroit always has a very competitive team so you will want to buy tickets in advance since games are very often sold out.

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Roseville, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I have been Detroit Red Wings fans for years. We went to the Dallas-Detroit game on Nov. 7. I must say that I am very impressed by the JLA staff and how they really go out of their way to help disabled patrons. My husband doesn't get around too well, but the staff took great care of... More

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Went here during the playoffs last year against Chicago, which was an amazing game atmosphere wise and just living up to what the stadium is known for. I drove from London Ontario to see this game for a day trip and it was well worth it in every way. I just think they need to solve the washroom issues being... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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52 reviews 52 reviews
47 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Detroit has some of the best fans, and arguably one of the best hockey arenas. The banners hanging from the rafters create their own vibe, and if they score a goal, you are about to become a part of a crazy crowd. The goal horn is pretty loud, and so are the fans, obviously. It's old and poorly located, but,... More

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Woodbridge, Canada
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104 reviews 104 reviews
27 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

My buddies and I recently visited Joe Louis to catch a Red Wings hockey game. We stayed in Windsor and took the tunnel bus to Detroit which dropped us off outside of Cobo Hall. We made our way to the Anchor bar for a few pregame beers and burgers and took their shuttle to the game. The tickets we had... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Hockey fans should go to the Joe while it's still around. Attended pre-game skate and game with Penguins visiting 20/03/14. Great experience at an entertaining game, though Wings missing 10 players. Old time hockey seats though in a dated, but classic, rink.

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Simcoe, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Went to Detroit for hockey game. Got on bus at bus station downtown Windsor. We thought good deal only $4.40 each way each way to get to hockey game at Joe Louis Arena. Were we WRONG. They crowded people on bus like sardines. Very unsafe. It took over 1 1/2 hours to get from Windsor Canada side to get to... More

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