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Detroit People Mover

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Address: Detroit, MI 48226
Phone Number: 313 224 2160
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6:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 6:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri 6:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am

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Great way to get around downtown!

This was a great cheap way to travel around Downtown Detroit. Stops convenient to attractions, restaurants and hotels.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This was a great cheap way to travel around Downtown Detroit. Stops convenient to attractions, restaurants and hotels.

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Granville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The elevated train makes several convenient stops including the Greektown Casino and parking and the GM Reinessance Bldg. and the Joe Louis (yuk) arena. Great way to travel quickly aand painlessly around downtown.

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Milford, Michigan
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

we tried to use this for the Garth concert. What a joke----it totally cannot handle crowds--very poor people flow at stations. Would be awesome if it could handle crowds

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Detroit, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Every foot this thing travels costs taxpayers money. And at times it is downright unsafe. Call a taxi or park in a secure garage. It travels in ONE DIRECTION.

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Detroit, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

For 75¢ you can't go wrong. It stops near almost any event that is happening downtown. Greektown is1 of the best stops next to the GM building. The best views are from this train. Going pretty much over the Detroit River and looking at Windsor, Ontario Canada is a beautiful thing. You see a lot of older buildings and the... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Although I an Detroit born and raised I recently took my kids (6, 3, and 18 months) on the people mover for the first time. They thought it was the most exciting thing EVER (quoting my 6 year old) and generally enjoyed the ride. My son liked when we went through combo hall (He said sweet)and my youngest just like... More 

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

It's worth a trip on the People Mover when you're in downtown Detroit, as it takes you past many historic buildings, the Opera House, downtown library, Ford Field and Comerica Park, the Old Mariner's Church, Greektown, Bricktown and the Windsor and Detroit waterfront, the Renaissance Center, Cobo Hall, Joe Louis Arena, and more. There is simply so much to see.... More 

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Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I always look forward to at least one trip on the People Mover when I visit Detroit. The price per ride is unbeatable in any major city I've visited recently. The cars are clean and they keep a timely schedule. My only real complaint with them is their "extended" hours during the Detroit Auto Show were only until 12 Midnight.... More 

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

The Detroit People Mover was built to provide cost-effective and efficient transportation to the people of Detroit and its visitors. But it really is not very effective as a means of transportation for people who want to get to places other than the dozen or so stops it makes, which are mostly tourist attractions, casinos, sports arenas and shopping and... More 

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

I used the People Mover a lot before I got a car a year ago, and when my great-nieces visit, they always want to ride on it just for fun - we go to Ren Cen that way, and to Woodward to take the bus to DIA, Detroit Historical, etc. Sometimes we just take a ride to point things out,... More 

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