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Detroit RiverFront

600 Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI
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Ranked #12 of 86 attractions in Detroit
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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73 reviews 73 reviews
27 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

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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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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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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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The river walk was nice, but that's it. It was clean, safe, kept up, a beautifu lwalk. But I was slightly disappointed with how little there is to do on it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

We got to detroit and walked the whole river walk, it's so pretty and you can see Canada on the other side!

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