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Detroit Experience Factory

123 Monroe St, Suite 129, Detroit, MI 48202-3429
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Must do to get a deeper appreciation for Detroit

We did the Innovation Tour as our kickoff to a weekend in Detroit. As people who had never been... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2017
DFarls
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Boston, Massachusetts
No one showed - no vino nadie

I booked for me and my friends, who were visiting me for a weekend, and I booked this free tour... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2017
Marta G
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Growing out of a grassroots nonprofit in 2006, then joining forces with D:hive in 2012, the Detroit Experience Factory (DXF) is now an independent program of the Downtown Detroit Partnership. DXF connects locals and visitors to Detroit’s people, places and projects through contextual storytelling, interactive experiences and innovative resources. DXF operates Detroit’s community based Welcome Center and has taken over 85,000 people on experiential tours of Detroit since launching in 2006.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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123 Monroe St, Suite 129, Detroit, MI 48202-3429
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Reviewed November 12, 2017

We did the Innovation Tour as our kickoff to a weekend in Detroit. As people who had never been, it was a great way to see the city but more importantly some pretty in depth views of projects and new companies that are working hard...More

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Reviewed September 25, 2017 via mobile

I booked for me and my friends, who were visiting me for a weekend, and I booked this free tour. Seems like it was official, due to many comments and the website. We arrived at 1:45, and we wait until 2:30... no one answered my...More

Thank Marta G
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Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

Fourth tour with this group. Informative and energetic guide "Dave" took our group on a two hour tour of the murals in Eastern Market. Amazed that there were so many to see. Dave knew about the artists and much more. So great to walk the...More

Thank Kathy W
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

Did the Riverfront Walking Tour with Dave and cannot say enough positives about this tour. When in Detroit sign up with this company for all your tours! Dave is very knowledgeable even though he did not grow up in Detroit and is extremely passionate about...More

1  Thank Beadle_07
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Reviewed August 22, 2017

Not only did our guide talk about local efforts to improve this former fashion and arts district but also took us to the neighbourhood and recommended local restaurants. Excellent tour.

Thank Pat L
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Reviewed August 1, 2017

It's back the contest that doesn't pay, encouraging hundreds to spend thousands of dollars each year for ZERO prize, which be a fix every year. Don't be fooled by this scam. Many other great tour groups around Detroit just take a look.

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Reviewed April 23, 2017

Did the "Best of Downtown - Walking Tour". Would highly recommend. It was a great way to experience downtown Detroit and learn about the history and all of the interesting buildings. Some really great architecture. Tour lasted two hours and had a very informative guide....More

1  Thank borealis_boi
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Reviewed March 17, 2017

Because at the last minute, I found myself in Detroit without plans, I feel like I lucked upon this place. I found it while doing an internet search of things to do in Detroit. It just so happened that I came on a weekend when...More

1  Thank Ava I
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Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

This was so awesome! Guided bus tour that was designed to coordinate with the DIA special exhibit called Bittersweet about coffee tea and chocolate. Started at Cafe Con Leche for coffee they roast from beans sourced in Central America then to Socra Tea for learning...More

2  Thank Kathy W
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Reviewed January 24, 2017

We went on the tree lighting tour and were told that there would be appetizers and drink specials at each location. The 1st location was fine, when we got to the 2nd location we were told that they thought we weren't going to show so...More

2  Thank Susan C
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mpeddle_99
February 12, 2018|
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Response from Pat L | Reviewed this property |
Hi We were in Detroit in summer and I would say most areas are accessible. Winter, not so sure.
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