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The city of Detroit isn't just about Fords and recessions. The cultural scene is alive and thriving, thanks to museums, theaters, an opera house and loads of venues to catch live music. For those interested in the Motown scene, check out the Motown Historical Musuem which showcases the history of Motown and its influence on all musical genres. There are photographs, artwork, costumes and music to fully educate you on this fantastic musical period. Find out exactly why Motown Record's first recording studio was named "Hitsville, USA."
For those more interested in classical and opera - the Detroit Opera House and Detroit Symphony Orchestra are good bets for entertainment.
History buffs will appreciate the Wright Museum of African American History, which even includes a chilling full scale model of slaves chained to an 18th century ship.
Detroit's been in the movies and television quite a bit, as well. Sure, most people are familiar with Eminem's "8 Mile" which portrayed the gritty streets where the rapper grew up, but there are a whole slew of films that are set in Detroit (some, such as "8 Mile" where even filmed here), such as, "Grosse Point Blanke", "Detroit Rock City", "Home Improvement", Four Brothers" and "Martin."