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Art Museum
“The DIA is a must-see. Spend a day taking in all the beautiful artwork or work from the Kresge Court - my favorite place to work. The DIA is open late on Friday's (until 10pm) and usually have free live entertainment on Friday's as well. Visit their website for more info.”
144 locals recommend
History Museum
“This place is landmark. When people think of Detroit, they think of cars first, and then music. Visit the place that was the center of the Motown sound including recordings by Smokey Robinson, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and the Jackson 5 were made”
56 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“Watch the Detroit Tigers play! Enjoy the amazing food, drinks, and rides at the park. Most importantly don't forget the game! ** Some nights there are fireworks after the evening games!”
37 locals recommend
Stadium
“Watch the Detroit Lions play or attend a Concert/Event. Regardless, a good time is to be had here!”
21 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“Really really good slow cooked ribs. Always busy. Sometimes an hour wait time. If that happens, there are other worthy restaurants on the same strip. It's across the street from the old train station that was abandoned and vacant for thirty years and has recently been bought by the Ford Motor Company to be a headquarters for their autonomous car research and development”
49 locals recommend
History Museum
“This place is a landmark, and a must see place on your stop in Detroit. This place is a landmark, and a must see place on your stop in Detroit. The extensive museum collection includes the chair Lincoln was shot in, The Rosa Parks bus, over 100 automobiles, the Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxian house, the limousine that Kennedy was shot in, the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile, planes, trans and so much more. And that's just the museum. It is part of the largest indoor-outdoor museum complex in the United States. The village contains the Wright Brother's cycle shop, Thomas Edison's Laboratory, McGuffey school house, an early Ford Factory and much more moved piece-by-piece from their original locations and re-setup in the working village. You can even take a ride in Model-T.”
39 locals recommend
Art Museum
“It's an engaging contemporary art gallery and performance space as well as an art museum. But check out some of these galleries below, too! All are open late the third Thursday each month - see "Art Detroit Now" for a map of special events... Simone DeSousa + N’Namdi + Holding House + Library Street Collective + Hatch + Inner State + Trinosophes + Public Pool + Popps Packing + Red Bull House of Art ”
27 locals recommend
Bar
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“Looking for sliders, go nowhere else, weekly sliders specials. Good beer selection also”
42 locals recommend
Theatre
“Beautiful, iconic theatre in Detroit. Must check out the ceiling from the main floor, it's stunning! Huge name acts, great live bands, and incredible cultural shows. Tons of history here.”
8 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“So interesting... it's a whole neighborhood art installation by a single artist. It's a statement about the blight of Detroit and art at the same time. Enjoy... don't be nervous! It's a world famous site.”
41 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Just good coffee, plus great place to hang and warm up or do work. Sometimes a little too busy, but definitely a good spot. ”
34 locals recommend
Casino
“ The evolution of entertainment has arrived. Indulge at this ultra-chic hotel, resort-style spa, three signature restaurants and the hottest gaming and lounges in the land.”
13 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Classic cocktail bar in a beautiful setting. They won't seat you unless there's room so go early or prepare to wait!”
35 locals recommend
Casino
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“Gambling in the heart of Greektown, what more could you ask for? I'm not a gambling person, but if you are... this casino is pretty nice.”
18 locals recommend
Distillery
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“Two James, located in Detroit's Corktown, is the first distillery in Detroit since prohibition. Enjoy an educational tour or sip on one (or two) of their hand crafted cocktails! They don't serve food, but there are frequently food trucks in the parking lot.”
30 locals recommend
Casino
“Another Detroit casino! Again, not really my jam to gamble, but this is a nice casino if you're looking for a night out on the town.”
9 locals recommend