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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Museum
“The Diego Rivera Murals are a treasure and a must-see. It's been called the "Sistine Chapel of the Industrial Age"”
  • 150 locals recommend
Disc Golf
“Just a huge and beautiful Park that is sometimes overlooked by visitors to the city. Need a car or bicycle though. ”
  • 122 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“I’ve travelled a lot and have yet to see another cities farmers market that comes close to ours. HUGE, great deals, local produce surrounded by fun shops and restaurants. Also, Eastern Market is surrounded by colorful street murals. An absolute must especially if you’re in town on a Saturday. Magical and fun! ”
  • 122 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Motown Museum is one of Southeast Michigan’s most popular tourist destinations. Visitors come from across America and throughout the world to stand in Studio A, where their favorite artists and groups recorded much-loved music, and to view the restored upper flat where Berry Gordy lived with his young family during the company’s earliest days.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“Not just for ballgames. There is a main concourse exhibit, team Walk Of Fame, carousel and Ferris wheel too!”
  • 38 locals recommend
Stadium
“Watch the Detroit Lions play or attend a Concert/Event. Regardless, a good time is to be had here!”
  • 22 locals recommend
History Museum
“Visit Henry Ford styled Detroit in the early 1900s. Vintage historic memories for the entire family!”
  • 41 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”
  • 48 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Top pick for flavor out of all the restaurants I have been to in Detroit. Smaller plates that never require salt or pepper. If you are looking for a unique place, that WON'T disappoint, this is it.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Watch the Red Wings (hockey), Pistons (basketball) or a wide variety of concerts”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bar
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“Tasty sliders in a former cop bar. Unpretentious, and affordable but often busy especially on weekends”
  • 43 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Premier contemporary art museum in Detroit, although it is more the size of a large gallery. Lots of events happening here so check their calendar online for more info!”
  • 28 locals recommend
Park
“The center of Detroit's Central Business District. Great place to lounge in the summer, ice skate in the winter.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Lodging
“For all your entertainment needs, this makes a night out memorable and fun!”
  • 24 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.”
  • 43 locals recommend
History Museum
“Part of the Wayne State University campus, The Wright Museum, founded in 1965, explores and celebrates African American culture and history. Home to over 35,000 artifacts, the museum’s core exhibit is the largest display on African American history in the world. Rotating exhibitions, events, and educational resources are all available to enhance your visit.”
  • 18 locals recommend

Top restaurants

BBQ Joint
“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”
  • 48 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Top pick for flavor out of all the restaurants I have been to in Detroit. Smaller plates that never require salt or pepper. If you are looking for a unique place, that WON'T disappoint, this is it.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Bar
“Tasty sliders in a former cop bar. Unpretentious, and affordable but often busy especially on weekends”
  • 43 locals recommend
Noodle House
“Amazing ramen noodle spot. You'd never think ramen could be so fancy. Cool atmosphere and great service overall. Right under the ambassador bridge kinda out of the way, so a good spot if you wanna be near the action of Corktown but dont wanna wait too long for a table.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
“Signature restaurant in Michigan - find most Michigan beers on tap at this local hotspot. Make sure to order those cosmic fries!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Lounge
“Great casual bar where they also have a full menu up to a certain hour. Favorite place to get fried pickles. Occasionally there is a jazz band playing. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“One of the best restaurants in the city! They also have an amazing Sunday brunch.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“After a long day of exploring the city, you’re going to need a drink. And what better to accompany that drink than some live music. Cliff Bell’s is a legendary jazz club, dating all the way back to the 1930s, and it still carries that roaring vibe with its nightly performances and classic cocktails.”
  • 26 locals recommend

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