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Detroit Downtown

Detroit, MI
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Ranked #45 of 87 Attractions in Detroit
Type: Neighborhoods
Description: Many major building attractions.
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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I only spent half a day in downtown Detroit this last trip, and that was more than enough time. The city is still empty from the recession, and it is very depressing that such a great American city seems abandoned.

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Kitchener, On
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Unfortunately the downtown core felt very unsafe, which is too bad because there is potential for it to be so much better. I hope to visit the city again one day when it is a bit more prosperous and safer to enjoy.

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Troy, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

As stated in the title, it is a great place to go visit. But if you are uncomfortable driving down one-way streets in many parts of Downtown Defroit, avoid driving in Detroit. Also try to avoid Downtown Detroit when there is a Tigers game, Lions game, Red Wings game, or a multitude of other events (ie. concerts) due to the... More

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Michigan
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116 reviews 116 reviews
58 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Many people talk bad about Detroit, but they have never been to Downtown Detroit. Downtown Detroit is redeveloping itself into the new modern city. New stores, new hotels, and new eateries have sprung up across downtown. It maybe a work in progress, but it is worth the visit.

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Bangalore, India
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

City is good as its the motor city but most of the part is vacated because of 2008 slow down. So much can be seen here like Gm Ren. center, Belle island, Bar, casino, Tiger's Baseball playground and Fox Theater. People mover is also a historic icon to the city. Only weird thing is less people and empty building.

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seattle
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126 reviews 126 reviews
33 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

If you don;t have a GPS on your smart phone, it's worth it t get one with your rental car. Roads are numbered (8 mile Road, 15 miles Road) and though one would think it's easy access your where a bouts ij towjn. It's right across fro the International Bridge into Canada.My GPS is on my phone and it would... More

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Melbourne, Vic
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My niece and I drove into Detroit for a day visit. It was interesting to see the run down and burned out buildings on the way in. When we got into the city we went into the REN centre (which was a total contrast) and did the tour, which was pretty amazing. You did not have to go very far... More

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Port Stephens, Australia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
43 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Visited Detroit City Centre / Downtown after attending the Michigan NSACARs in June. You would only make the trip if you had another attraction or function to attend. The downtown appeared to be abandoned, poorly maintained and nothing happening. The highlight was a couple of drinks at the GM Centre Bar and Restaurant on the 72nd floor overlooking the river... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

So, I recently moved to Detroit and this past weekend I did my first city sightseeing trip. To say the least, I was pleasantly surprised (again!). Sure, Detroit has fallen from grace over the past decade but I believe it has already passed its lowest point and is now moving upwards again. It's such an interesting dichotomy, one side of... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Do not visit Detroit, it is the most depressing, corrupt city in America. With no mass transit, very poor bus system(wait time can take hours), and no quick way to get to Downtown from airport (the only way is expensive cab), you will have a difficult time navigating. There are no streetlights on the major freeways, so it is also... More

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