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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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Beautiful Way To Enjoy The River

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Novi, Michigan
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Novi, Michigan
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 

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Thank Commanderducky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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.

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Thank Lisa K
Waukee, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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.

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Thank ALpalpalpalpalp
San Antonio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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Thank I_Like_Cats_12
Detroit, Michigan
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place to hangout with family and friends in any season.River cruise in summer is awesome.It will change your impression about Detroit Downtown ...

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Thank misspandya
Detroit, Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you love the gentle breeze of the night air and the ambiance of the stars, you'll love the Detroit Riverfront. This is a perfect place for you and your significant other to stroll with not a care in the world. Welcome to Detroit.

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Thank Elviria B
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Given all of the stories about Detroit and crime I was a little hesitant to do much walking around at first. My impression though from this visit is that Detroit had improved considerably in just the past four years since I visited. Plenty of new construction and new businesses in the downtown area and the People Mover system is very... More 

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Thank Clemente71
Dearborn, Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We love visiting the riverfront! It's really beautiful and well kept. There are all kinds of events throughout the summer (concerts, educational programs, fun for kids, etc.). Mostly, though, we like to spend a morning biking along the river and splashing in the fountains at GM plaza or down at the splash park at Mt. Elliot Park. Then, we either... More 

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Thank Catie C
Detroit, Michigan
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I drive 20 miles every morning to Gide my bike on the riverfront. I love it there early in the morning. The view from there is calming. It's clean beautiful and safe. The other people there are friendly and seem as happy to be there as I.

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Thank Gwendolyn W
Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

So beautiful! Finally Detroit reveals one of its treasures. Clean, scenic, wholesome enjoyment. Go in the daytime. Walk a looong way.

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