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Joe Louis Arena

600 Civic Center Drive, Detroit, MI
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Ranked #23 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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Toledo, Ohio
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207 reviews 207 reviews
110 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Nothing about this building is up to standards.. The people mover however does have a nice convent stop there so that's a bonus.. Dirty, dank, drab, bad seats.. The readings are an a American icon, but deserve far better.. The pistons now play farther from downtown than I live ( in Toledo ) Detroit could have had this so much... More

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Ames, Iowa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Joe is old and crappy. The seating is uncomfortable. The bathrooms -- I can't even talk about it. But it is the single best place on earth.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Visited here for a Redwings vs Blackhawks game. For an arena it has interesting architecture, lots of historical plaques and an awesome statue of Mr. Hockey! The men's washrooms were pretty sketchy.. We all had to share a trough to pee in!? (Not sure whatever happened to urinals) Never seen anything like it! But the game atmosphere was fun!

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Northern Michigan
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70 reviews 70 reviews
19 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We live in northern Michigan but my hubby and I always find time to come down for a Red Wings game. We are HUGE fans and watch every game, usually at home on the telly. I here a new arena is to be built, but I will always have fond memories at the Joe.

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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Love the old smell of the Joe, has a great atmosphere for true fans to watch a game. Always have a smile on my face when I walk through the doors, so much history in the building.

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Windsor, Canada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
58 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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164 reviews 164 reviews
56 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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