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Detroit RiverFront

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Address: 600 Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI
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On it's way to becoming the best in Midwest.

I'm not saying that it's going to beat Chicago. No way, but it is beginning to create its own niche. I love the diversity, the easy stroll, and the art sculptures along the way... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I'm not saying that it's going to beat Chicago. No way, but it is beginning to create its own niche. I love the diversity, the easy stroll, and the art sculptures along the way. It's another piece added to the remaking of Detroit. I always tell out of towers to go down there on beautiful days. Only negative is that... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Wonderful walk of the Detroit Waterfront from Joe Louis Arena all the way past Cobo Hall, The Renaissance Center, and down to the natural area. There is a great view of Windsor, Ontario, Canada directly across the river. Depending on the season, you will see much water activity with personal watercrafts, boats, Great Lakes Ships, tugboats and sight seeing ferries.... More 

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FT LAUDERDALE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

not easy to walk along the river cause there isnt real walkway to much but its ok ,. i stayed by the hotel most the time . i like to walk around ,.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you have never gone, it's someplace you just can't miss out on your detroit tour. With water fountains and merry go rounds for the kids, running and bike paths, even a travel library and lawn chairs?! All this is facing the river and allows you the chance to look across at our Canadian neighbor and well as sit below... More 

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Southfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Can look at canada the boats on the water can workout cute date spot for a picnic love to visit here in the summer time

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Detroit still is a sad city to see; worn out streets, abandoned houses and buildings ... The waterfront is probably the nicest part of town and worth a visit...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to walk with friends when you want to get a little sunshine and people watch. Pretty views.

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Recently we went to Detroit riverfront, close to GM Renaissance building; then we started walking along the river-walk in North-East direction, the walk was so relaxing along the quiet river. We walked up to the Light House at William G. Milliken state park, all sorts of people were walking and biking. It was a total lively surrounding. http://www.detroitriverfront.org/

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I spent a lovely evening in September walking along the Riverfront. There were every kind of people you could imagine out and it just felt like a fun community. It was safe and interesting. I imagine this what life used to be like before TV. It's like beach life on a boardwalk. I highly recommend taking a stroll if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We walked the riverfront from hockey games. It is still disquieting to me that Detroit is NORTH of Windsor (Canada is south of the riverfront). There was considerable ice on the river and when there was wind, it was cold. The opportunity to see the variety of architecture in downtown Detroit is great from the riverfront. The city is on... More 

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