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Great walk, even on a cold day

Great to see how Detroit has transformed. The RiverFront is a lovely part of the city with stunning... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Roermond, The Netherlands
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Family outing was great

We were able to sit and people watch. We saw the speed boat show on the river. The kids enjoyed a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great to see how Detroit has transformed. The RiverFront is a lovely part of the city with stunning views.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ViNEXT
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were able to sit and people watch. We saw the speed boat show on the river. The kids enjoyed a quick run through the water and a ride on the merry go round. The photos were perfect that we took...it’s so many great scenery...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I remember when there wasn't a pathway nor places to stop along the way. From strolling, biking and pausing gm to admire the view, you can see Windsor in front just across the Detroit River with full visual access! Perfect romantic moments to be had!!!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rosalind C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walk along the riverfront to see both Detroit and Canada across the water. They sometimes have free concerts in the summer time.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KIMANN123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Parking at a lot in the area is hourly but not too expensive. The waterfront is beautiful and kids can enjoy running through the water foundations. Most buildings are open and have restroom access. The RenCen, for example, has a couple places open like a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank BlueSki3s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Detroit River riverfront was once totally industrial, with silos, factories, docks, and warehouses, and it was cut off for the vast majority of the people. Although it is not totally complete, the Riverwalk has opened up the river to everyone, and that is exactly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Parkguy
Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

This is an excellent outdoor venue and worth the investment that the city of Detroit made. Great place to walk!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jdavidcross
Reviewed January 3, 2019

We walked from downtown to the GMRenCen along the RiverFront. It is a great way to view Windsor and to see some of the sculptures along the walk.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 355zaibam
Reviewed December 30, 2018

The Detroit RiverFront is an excellent place for an early morning power walk. When the air is crisp in the spring/fall/early winter, or sultry in the summer. You will see interesting people from Detroit, all over the world.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nitabean82
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Lots to see and do downtown especially during the nice summer months . If you have children the splash fountain is a nice place to keep cool. Wear comfortable shoes with it being downtown parking is limited be prepared to walk.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Swapna M
July 31, 2018|
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Response from clh3132017 | Reviewed this property |
As with any area in United States, your son should be cautious, especially leaving items visible in his vehicle. Thieves are everywhere. I have been living close to the river, near Belle Isle, and have not had any trouble... More
Swapna M
July 31, 2018|
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Response from Angela H | Reviewed this property |
It's as safe as any city. You need to always be aware of your surroundings, travel in groups if possible and always in well lit areas. We never felt there was a reason to think it was unsafe.
June 17, 2018|
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Response from pattyann68 | Reviewed this property |
From the Detroit riverfront site: • The following are prohibited: Swimming. Camping, campfires and grills. Alcoholic beverages. Panhandling or solicitation... More