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Detroit RiverFront

600 Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI
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Ranked #12 of 87 attractions in Detroit
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

A good attraction in Detroit. The area is very well maintained. Budget friendly as it is free. The walk and path itself was beautiful. You can either be close by the water or stroll around by the plants. You can see right across the way to Canada, which is cool and nifty. Getting there is a little trick as parking... More

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kalamazoo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Went to see a concert at Cheynne Park (not sure of the spelling) right on the river. Great place to see a concert on a nice summer night with the breeze from the river and the view of Windsor across the way.

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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

How cities relate to their waterfront areas is an interesting study, and Detroit clearly came out in favor of broad public accessibility. The trails are well maintained, signage good, the view of Canada lovely, and its worth noting that not all public facilities have public restrooms. For those heading to jog, bike, stroll or whatever, a gentle word of caution:... More

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London, England
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11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Detroit's Riverfront was a pleasant surprise. Moments from our hotel, the area felt safe and offered some wonderful views of Windsor, Canada (and the imposing Caesars casino) across the water. Head north to join the Diamond Jack's River Cruise or south to the old wheelboat and the bridge. There's not exactly much to do on the walk - but it... More

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Island of Malta, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Detroit is often portrayed as an ugly and unsafe city. We were passing through on the way back to Canada and ended up in downtown. We were surprised how many interesting buildings surrounded us, so left the car in an underground parking area and went walking for a couple of hours. The Wayne County Commission building is very striking as... More

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Wurzburg, Germany
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15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We visited Detroit for 7 days in june 2014. We stayed a little bit outside of Detroit Downtown and came by bus to Detroit Riverfront. The whole Downtown is very nice in 2014. Especially the River Front and the GM Building complex. We were here with out friends from all over the world on a sunny day and enjoyed the... More

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

The Detroit Riverfront/Riverwalk is FABULOUS!! You can walk the riverfront which has a GREAT view of Canada. There are places to eat,to sit and rest, nature exhibits and great information along the walk. THE DETROIT RIVERFRONT IS DEFINITELY A MUST SEE! ENJOY!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I like running outside and needed a place to go and to out of towners, Detroit doesnt sound like a safe spot to go running. I spent many mornings on the trail here. There were lots of friendly fisherman, the other walkers/runners were extremely nice, and there was a presence of law enforcement. On top of that you got to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Love the view. It's realy relaxing. And romantic. The water looks so beautiful. And to watch the boats pass by is so relaxing. I seen differnt talents from people the were performing. All my stress and worries just dissapered. I would love to live somewhere close by.

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Trinidad
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5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It's a great place to have a long scenic walk. The area seems safe enough with the other tourist and security patrols around. Can't say for the nights, but definitely recommend it for a day walk.

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