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Detroit auto show

We will be visiting Detroit for the first time at the end of January for the Detroit auto show. We are planning on staying in Dearborn because of a deal I have on a room. I was told the Cobo center is approximately 10 to 15 minutes from Dearborn. I am looking for any suggestions or tips from anyone who has gone to the auto show before. How much is parking at the Cobo center? Are there certain attractions or days or times we should try to attend? Basically looking for any tips or suggestions someone can give

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It has been a few years since I went to the auto show, and then it was on supplier day so the crowds were smaller. Weekday mornings/afternoons will be slower than weekends.

Personally I try to avoid parking near the major events. Greektown is usually my base location for parking. The people mover has stops in the Greektown casino and also in Bricktown a block away. It is easy walking distance (depending on weather) to the Ren Cen and has plenty of restaurants and bars. Many of the bars will run free shuttles to the events - not sure about the Auto Show though.

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http://m.naias.com/menu.aspx

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have you gone to the website? They have a lot of information there regarding parking, shuttles, ect.

If I'm in town I prefer to go to one of the previews ... press or industry. Usually somebody know somebody who knows somebody who can get you tickets ... they're little more expensive but a lot smaller crowd / less riff

raff. the charity Black Tie party is more about the social event and one doesn't have a whole lot of time to see cars

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3. Re: Detroit auto show

http://m.naias.com/menu.aspx

www.naias.com

have you gone to the website? they have a lot of information there regarding parking, shuttles, ect.

if I'm in town I prefer to go to one of the previews ... press or industry. usually somebody know somebody who knows somebody who can get you tickets they're little more expensive but a lot smaller crowd / less riff

raff. the charity Black Tie party is more about the social event and one doesn't have a whole lot of time to see cars.

Also Delta has discounted airfare to Detroit during the Auto Show

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We attended the auto show last year. We drove to the Greektown Casino and parked in their parking garage which is free, played a few slot machines, got on the People Mover, visited the auto show for a few hours, took the People Mover back to Greektown, played a few more slots, had dinner and drove home. It was an easy and enjoyable day. We did go on the weekend and it was busy but we were still able to look at the cars. It might be less busy during the week but I am not able to get out of work on those days. Have a good time!

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I would also recommend the Greektown parking structure as long as they are letting people in for free. Sometimes at peak times during hockey games or special events they charge. The people mover will take you from the casino to cobo which makes getting there really easy. I believe it is $0.75 each way.

Since you are staying in Dearborn I would recommend the Henry Ford Museum if you enjoy looking at historical things. The car JFK was riding in Dallas is there. The chair Lincoln was sitting in at Ford Theatre. Just to name a few things but it is worth a visit. You could easily spend 4 or 5 hours looking at everything. They also have a factory tour that leaves from the same facility. They take you on a shuttle to the Ford Rouge Factory where they make vehicles. I did this last year and it was pretty cool. Sadly at the time we went production was shut down but you still walk the catwalks above the production line and we could see F 150-s in the various stages of being built. I think if they were in actual production it would have been really cool to see.

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