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Best things to do in Detroit

Art Museum
“A beacon of culture and must-see. Even if you really don't care for art, you could spend an hour in the Diego Rivera Court, learning the history of the DIA's famous murals. (The museum gives out iPads, so the whole family can "study" on their own.) More than 100 galleries with an unusually diverse collection--among the top 6 in the nation. Fun place for light lunch in the Kresge Court”
145 locals recommend
Disc Golf
“This is a fun island that has the oldest aquarium in the world! It also has a free plant conservatory and a free nature center. This place is beautiful.”
120 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“One of the oldest and largest year-round public markets in the United States.”
121 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Motown Museum, which was founded by Esther Gordy Edwards in 1985, 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, Jr. lived with his young family during the company’s earliest days”
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!”
43 locals recommend
Stadium
“Watch the Detroit Lions play or attend a Concert/Event. Regardless, a good time is to be had here!”
28 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“Best Barbeque in Detroit (in my opinion). They also have a closer Slows to Go, which is just as good, but not a sit down place (although they do have a few benches and counters).”
49 locals recommend
History Museum
“An all-day attraction, the Henry Ford has plenty to offer in respect to history, entertainment and food. Tickets start at $24 per person”
38 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.”
42 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 ”
29 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Watch the Detroit Red Wings play, or attend a Concert/Event. During the regular season you can get a decently priced ticket that comes with $10 gift card for food!”
25 locals recommend
Bar
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“Looking for sliders, go nowhere else, weekly sliders specials. Good beer selection also”
45 locals recommend
Park
“This park in downtown Detroit features a beach, food trucks, basketball courts and more in the summer. In the winter it's transformed into a winter wonderland include a skating rink and holiday shops.”
24 locals recommend
History Museum
“Founded in 1965, the museum holds the world’s largest permanent exhibit of African-American culture.”
19 locals recommend
Jewelry Store
“Shop Shinola's luxury watches, premium leather goods, jewelry, bicycles, audio products and journals that are thoughtfully designed and built to last.”
30 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Free, uniquely Detroit outdoor art exhibit. This is uniquely Detroit. Although much of the houses have fallen prey to arson, people from all over the world still enjoy blocks of a dilapidated neighborhood turned into a magical, child-like art project.”
41 locals recommend