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Detroit


Michigan

Detroit in a nutshell

Located in southeastern Michigan, Detroit is the largest city in the state, the 19th largest city in the United States and the 12th largest metropolitan area.
(Source: 2010 Census)

Detroit has had a profound impact on the world – from the invention of the automobile to the Motown sound – Detroit has crafted American culture. Top-notch sports facilities, fun family attractions, glitzy casinos and world class museums.
These are just a few reasons to plan a weekend getaway in Detroit! Ambitious redevelopment and renovations including stadiums, casinos and museums are sparking excitement in the 303-year old city.

Detroit has always been a great place to work, live and visit. The region is currently undergoing a renaissance with new developments and attractions.

Metro Detroit has a unique collection of attractions and collections not found anywhere in the world! Some of the most visited attractions include The Henry Ford, Detroit Zoo, Motown Museum and the Detroit Institute of Arts. There are many other unique attractions that suit many interests including great shopping, professional sporting events, African American attractions and theaters.

Interesting facts about Detroit:
Detroit is home to the Motown sound founded by Berry Gordy Jr. in 1957.
The city was the first in the nation to assign individual telephone numbers in 1879.
The country’s first traffic light was installed in 1915 in downtown Detroit.
Detroit features the nation’s oldest freshwater aquarium, located on Belle Isle Park which is the country’s largest island park within a city.
The world’s only floating post office, the J.W. Westcott II, can be found on the Detroit River.

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After years of renovation, downtown Detroit riverfront is alive with paved walkways, parks, and a stunning view of Canada right across the Detroit River.
After years of renovation, downtown Detroit riverfront is alive with paved walkways, parks, and a stunning view of Canada right across the Detroit River.

Step back in time and take a ride on a Model T at Greenfield Village.
Step back in time and take a ride on a Model T at Greenfield Village.

   
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