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Detroit RiverFront

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Address: 600 Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI
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probably the nicest part of town

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...

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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157 reviews 157 reviews
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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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Illinois
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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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Kirkland, Washington
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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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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Although it was cold and windy, I braved it out. First time visitor, had to check it out. Bundled up, came in time to see the sunset. The sun's reflection over the buildings was pretty spectacular. I was also amazed by the chunks of ice floating down the water. Some were mini icebergs, and they also reflected the sun in... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

If there is one thing I love more than Detroit itself....it's the riverfront....I absolutely love the the river walk where you can rent bicylces for the entire family. There is a snack area and lounge chairs for lazy tanning in the sun. I love seeing all the different people that gather there just to enjoy the scenery or chill with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Is a wonderful place to visit. The parking is as you would expect....a pain....but once parked, there are so many things to do and see. I especially love the Rocking the Riverfront days.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The riverwalk along the Detroit river is a must see if you are visiting Detroit. There are not many cities where the view to another country (Canada) is so close. The anchor of the riverwalk is the Renaissance Center and is home to some exceptional restaurants. Walking the length of the riverwalk will take about an hour.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Extremely !!!!!!!! PEACEFUL, for me water helps me to relaxed i this ever moving micro - wave society. So, when i want to unwind l drive to the Detroit River Front & enjoy the VIEW.

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