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Detroit RiverFront

600 Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI
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Ranked #13 of 70 Attractions in Detroit
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Landmarks
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Landmarks

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Amanda, Ohio
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263 reviews 263 reviews
127 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

My son had fun riding his bike on the path and seeing the sights. It's very nice here and it's kept clean, which was a surprise to me. With such a big city I had feared that it would be trashy like NY, I was mistaken.

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Brandon, Florida
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9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

We took a driving tour of Lake Erie, Dearborn, Detroit, etc on a weekend during our visit to Detroit, and this was a noteworthy site. It's really nothing worth a special trip, but worth a stop to say you saw it if seeing other places downtown like Belle Isle, Ford Field, and some of the landmark buildings. To be fair,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you like to walk and I do... Detroit's RiverFront walking path is the best place in the city to do this. It's a total of 3 miles (just under 5kms) of length from GM's Ren Cen to Belle Island. There are a few stops and photo points along the way and in warm weather then you can even hang... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Detroit has struggled for years with its economy. And is fighting to bring this wonderful and historic city back to a thriving community, for businesses, for tourisim and for families. Visiting the city in November was encouraging because after our experience....we want to go back!!!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

great waterfront activities and easy access to the park and surrounding places. Lovely shops and food vendors. Great people and places to enjoy.

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Morton, Illinois, United States
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67 reviews 67 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It was a beautiful evening the night of our visit and it was pleasant to stroll along the waterfront. It's not super clean and it would be nice to have some eating options closer.

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The wonderful view and a great job with river walkway. I had great time I had not been down to riverfront in years. The sight and attraction were beautiful well done. My granddaughters enjoy playing in water fountain up and down. Festival and live music with different activity. I Will go back next year.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Our condo has access to the Riverwalk and we love to walk or bike the length of it. It has gives you access to the Dequindre Cut for biking as well. We like to walk to Chene Park or Rattlesnake Club and never have to move the car. Great views and always a breeze.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

I often visit the RiverFront. The water is so peaceful, I've rented bikes from "Wheelhouse", right on the walk. It's been extended to the Westside of Jefferson, where more people seem to go for fishing, since it's not as busy as the main section. No matter the season you go, you'll always find someone exercising....running,biking walking and there is a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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144 reviews 144 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Detroit has done a SUPER job in restoring their waterfront. I'm a native Detroiter that now lives in Chicago. I recently returned for a reunion with my cousins and we enjoyed a stroll along the waterfront. I have never seen the waterfront look as it good as it does now. We enjoyed hot dogs for lunch at a stand that... More 

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