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Ranked #1 of 69 attractions in Detroit
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: Considered to house one of the best art collections in the United States, the Institute showcases everything from mummies to... more » Owner description: Considered to house one of the best art collections in the United States, the Institute showcases everything from mummies to modern art and African masks to Monets in its outstanding collection of over 65,000 works. Don't miss the General Motors Center for African American Art, a part of the DIA which showcases 400 pieces, in various media, by African American artists. « less
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Ranked #2 of 69 attractions in Detroit
Category: Historic Sites; Specialty Museums

The Motown Historical Museum at 2648 W. Grand Boulevard Detroit, Michigan 48208 was once the headquarters of Motown Records and Tamla Records during the heyday of the Motown Sound... more »

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Ranked #3 of 69 attractions in Detroit
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
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Ranked #4 of 69 attractions in Detroit
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks
Owner description: Home of the Detroit Tigers, this is no ordinary ballpark. Combination theme park, ballpark, and baseball museum, it features... more » Owner description: Home of the Detroit Tigers, this is no ordinary ballpark. Combination theme park, ballpark, and baseball museum, it features huge statues of tigers, a Ferris wheel, carousel (with tigers, of course) and a fountain that celebrates each home run with colored lights and music. « less
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Ranked #5 of 69 attractions in Detroit
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks

St. Mary Roman Catholic Church is the third oldest parish in Detroit, Michigan. (The parish is better known as Old St. Mary's Church to avoid confusion with other St. Mary's... more »

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Ranked #6 of 69 attractions in Detroit
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: Experience the Original Model T Factory Visiting the Piquette Avenue Ford Plant is a unique experience-it's the oldest auto... more » Owner description: Experience the Original Model T Factory Visiting the Piquette Avenue Ford Plant is a unique experience-it's the oldest auto plant open to the public anywhere in the world. Almost unchanged since Henry Ford's day, the plant is a three-story New England-style mill building. Each floor is divided into sections by the original metal fire doors, complete with the shadows of Henry Ford's "Positively NO Smoking" stencils. The old plank floors are worn from the 12,000 Model Ts built on them, so wear appropriate shoes for your visit. The plant is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is a designated National Historic Landmark and a Michigan State Historic Site. Walk the worn wood floors and touch the brick walls where Henry Ford and his team of automotive pioneers developed the car that led to an automotive and social revolution. See Henry Ford's office as it was in 1908 when he was on the cusp of fame. And learn why it still matters today. See a selection of rare Detroit-built cars from the first decade of the 20th century and learn their fates. « less
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Ranked #7 of 69 attractions in Detroit
Category: Libraries; History Museums
Museum serves to document, preserve and educate the public on the history, life and culture of African Americans.
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Ranked #8 of 69 attractions in Detroit
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Motor City Exhibition, where visitors see how a Cadillac is assembled, is just one of the many interesting displays at... more » Owner description: The Motor City Exhibition, where visitors see how a Cadillac is assembled, is just one of the many interesting displays at this museum dedicated to telling the story of Detroit. « less
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Ranked #9 of 69 attractions in Detroit
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
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Ranked #10 of 69 attractions in Detroit
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks
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Ranked #11 of 69 attractions in Detroit
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Landmarks
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Ranked #12 of 69 attractions in Detroit
Category: Specialty Shops; Specialty Museums; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Pewabic is a community of makers, educators and innovators devoted to progressing ceramics. We operate as a non-profit... more » Owner description: Pewabic is a community of makers, educators and innovators devoted to progressing ceramics. We operate as a non-profit dedicated to making ceramics relevant and accessible to all by supporting artistic innovation and creating meaningful learning experiences. « less
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Ranked #13 of 69 attractions in Detroit
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #14 of 69 attractions in Detroit
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #15 of 69 attractions in Detroit
Category: Neighborhoods; Other
Mexican section of southwest Detroit.
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Ranked #16 of 69 attractions in Detroit
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
Traditional cathedral ministry serves the greater metropolitan area of Detroit.
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Ranked #17 of 69 attractions in Detroit
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #18 of 69 attractions in Detroit
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks
Owner description: Home of the 11-time Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings, Joe Louis Arena proudly stands along the banks of the Detroit... more » Owner description: Home of the 11-time Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings, Joe Louis Arena proudly stands along the banks of the Detroit River. The 20,058-seat arena is Detroit's largest indoor venue and regularly hosts exciting attractions, including professional sports, college hockey, concerts, ice shows, circuses and much more. « less
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Ranked #19 of 69 attractions in Detroit
Category: Art Galleries

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Ranked #20 of 69 attractions in Detroit
Category: Art Galleries; Educational Sites
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Ranked #21 of 69 attractions in Detroit
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #22 of 69 attractions in Detroit
Category: Neighborhoods; Other
Owner description: The ouzo flows and the souvlaki sizzles on Monroe Street, the center of an ethnic section of Detroit dominated by Greek... more » Owner description: The ouzo flows and the souvlaki sizzles on Monroe Street, the center of an ethnic section of Detroit dominated by Greek restaurants and businesses. « less
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Ranked #23 of 69 attractions in Detroit
Category: Architectural Buildings; Observation Decks/ Towers; Landmarks
Multi-towered skyscraper is the tallest building in Detroit that features an observation tower on the 72nd floor.
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Ranked #24 of 69 attractions in Detroit
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks

Ste. Anne de Détroit was part of the French Settlement, Fort Ponchartrain du Détroit, which was established by French officer Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac in... more »

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Ranked #25 of 69 attractions in Detroit
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #26 of 69 attractions in Detroit
Category: Convention Centers; Traveler Resources
Owner description: Free, ultra high-speed Wi-Fi is available throughout Cobo Center. Cobo Center is a Green Venues Michigan facility with... more » Owner description: Free, ultra high-speed Wi-Fi is available throughout Cobo Center. Cobo Center is a Green Venues Michigan facility with recycling stations throughout the building. Registration space available in the concourse. Registration booths are available for rent. The Cobo Center Business Center is available for computer access, copying, faxing and business supplies. ATM and mailing services. Visitor information center. Preferred in-house A/V provider with complete inventory of equipment and professional technicians. Cobo Center is ADA compliant. Cobo Center has a comprehensive Crisis Communications Plan in place. Parking is available at prevailing rates. The Detroit People Mover has a station on the third floor of Cobo Center with numerous stops throughout the downtown district. Superior air lift capacity at award winning Detroit Metro Airport (ranked #1 by many industry analysts). Majority of rooms in downtown convention hotel block less than 5 years old - over 1,850 new, competitively priced rooms on line since 2007. Overall campus on the riverfront includes Joe Louis Arena and Hart Plaza and makes outdoor festival or special event space easily accessible. « less
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Ranked #27 of 69 attractions in Detroit
Category: Islands; Nature and Parks
Owner description: This large urban park on Belle Isle in the middle of the Detroit River contains the Belle Isle Zoo and was designed by... more » Owner description: This large urban park on Belle Isle in the middle of the Detroit River contains the Belle Isle Zoo and was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead. « less
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Ranked #28 of 69 attractions in Detroit
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
first international vehicular tunnel
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Ranked #29 of 69 attractions in Detroit
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #30 of 69 attractions in Detroit
Category: Neighborhoods; Other
Many major building attractions.
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