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Detroit Downtown

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Many major building attractions.

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Downtown Detroit on the move

This is an old Midwestern downtown whose boom and bust days are known -- but this is clearly a city on the rise with new buildings, new restaurants and young people now returning... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

great place to visit they have a ice skating rink in the middle of downtown and many places to eat bars little cheap convenient stores. Downtown is lite up with lights nice site.

Paris, France
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394 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Bad day, dark, rainy, wrong period of the year. However this City is damaged. Terrible streets, building in poor conditions, road work in various places, .... Except the grosse pointe area Where you can see wonderful properties including the Ford house family the rest is scary, miles away from Chicago downtown, Boston or San Francisco..

Thank philippe G
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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129 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an old Midwestern downtown whose boom and bust days are known -- but this is clearly a city on the rise with new buildings, new restaurants and young people now returning to downtown Detroit. This city has tons of potential and with some more time it will be a vibrant place once again.

Thank Westonfl
North Ferrisburg, Vermont
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The city was very clean and there was hardly any traffic which was a big surprise. We had to travel for a business event and was pleasantly surprised by how nice Detroit was.

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Rainier, Oregon
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601 reviews
227 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are lots of impressive high-rise buildings here, and some interesting art and architecture, but I noted that most of the ground-level storefronts in these buildings were not occupied. Many had signs stating that such-and-such a retailer was "coming", but ... not yet. As the Detroit Expert's spouse said, "It's a patchwork".

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Detroit, Michigan
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29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you find yourself in downtown Detroit for a game or event ,The downtown core is safe and very walkable. Summer is the best time . but campus martius is lit up for the Christmas season along with a skate rink and winter fest activities. There are several building worth seeing the Guardian, is one and the architecture on many... More 

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Sparks, Nevada
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a recent visit to Michigan we were given a tour of the downtown area. With all the negative publicity that surrounds Detroit I didn't know what to expect. Although we just drove through the area I observed it to be no better or worse than any other large American city. Unlike other cities, I observed a distinct lack of... More 

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Maryland, USA
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

It's worth a visit but any rating above 3 stars just isn't realistic. Yes, downtown Detroit is cleaner and safer than I had expected it to be but it baffles me how anyone can give it a 5 star rating and leave no room to differentiate the downtown area from those of other cities. Large sections of downtown contain deserted... More 

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91 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Downtown Detroit is a whole new animal. I love going downtown just to feel the energy of the city. There is a never-ending list of things you can do there, even if it's just to walk around, sit in campus martius, or sip a coffee by the river. It's beautiful at all times of the year!

Thank amylovesaruba
Dearborn, Michigan
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Downtown Detroit is the central business district and a residential area of the city of Detroit, Michigan, United States. Detroit is the major city in the larger Metro Detroit region. alot of places to visit and many parks

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