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Detroit RiverFront

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Address: 600 Renaissance Ctr, Detroit, MI 48243-1815
Phone Number: 3133967000

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My husband and kids and I decided to visit the Detroit Riverfront. It is beautiful, and a perfect place to go for a walk, or have an ice cream by the water, or go on a boat tour... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Brampton, Canada
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The walk is pleasant and tranquil and a wonderful sanctuary from the city. The walk is very long but there is virtually no shade on the walk itself and I was disappointed that there are no places along the river to buy a drink. The Renaissance center is close and you can access the food court in the tower but... More 

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Brampton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and kids and I decided to visit the Detroit Riverfront. It is beautiful, and a perfect place to go for a walk, or have an ice cream by the water, or go on a boat tour of the area. There are play places for kids, with a beautiful waterfront carousel, and at least one beach volleyball pitch. It... More 

Thank pickymom2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We just wanted to take a walk after dinner and enjoy the view. Unfortunately, the sidewalks were crawling with pushy bike clubs who honked their horns or barked at you to move out of the way. Unfortunate because this could be a nice area if patrolled properly.

Thank L S
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent our last day of two weeks in Michigan here and we loved it - fun for us to have two weeks around water since we live in the desert - the view of Canada and the boast and the walk was great - we walked from the Casino hotel to the river to the Joe back to the... More 

Thank Patricia B
Incline Village, Nevada
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nothing particularly amazing or terrific. Just great views of the river and into Canada. If visiting Detroit be sure and bring your passport just in case you decide to cross the river (tunnel or boat).

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Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came to Detroit for a mini holiday. Walked on the waterfront not expecting much. I must admit, it was beautiful and serene. Worth the time if you happen to come to the city

Thank KashBalabh
Novi, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There's far more to do here than I would have thought it I hadn't seen it for myself: sand volleyball, changing water fountains for kids to play in, seating with a gorgeous (slow) waterfall and flowers, ice cream and treats stand, various chairs to sit and enjoy the scenery, sculptures, etc. A few notes: * Lots of Pokémon players here... More 

Thank Commanderducky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We packed up our bikes in the van and headed down to the riverfront for a great afternoon. The water looked beautiful as we navigated through the many people also enjoying the gorgeous day. Boys loved riding bikes through the fountains by the Renaissance Towers. Also stopped in the gardens and by the carousel for a cold drink.

Thank Lisa K
Waukee, Iowa
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Detroit river is the highlight. Beautiful blue water. The river walk is all right. Could be longer. Lots of people boating.

Thank ALpalpalpalpalp
San Antonio
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is nice to see the river and its free. There are paid boat tours. Go by the GM center and there are fountains that are nice and a new lunch area with restrooms.

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