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Best things to do in Detroit

Art Museum
“Very close to Reese Manor is one of the best art museums I have seen. It is absolutely incredible. The building is well designed with art from different parts of the world and different time periods. A must see.”
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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.”
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Farmers Market
“One of the oldest and largest year-round public markets in the United States.”
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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”
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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!”
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Stadium
“Watch the Detroit Lions play or attend a Concert/Event. Regardless, a good time is to be had here!”
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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”
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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).”
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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 ”
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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.”
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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!”
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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.”
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Bar
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“Looking for sliders, go nowhere else, weekly sliders specials. Good beer selection also”
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Jewelry Store
“Shop Shinola's luxury watches, premium leather goods, jewelry, bicycles, audio products and journals that are thoughtfully designed and built to last.”
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History Museum
“Founded in 1965, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History has for over half a century been a leading institution dedicated to the African American experience. www.thewright.org”
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Art Gallery
“The Heidelberg Project is an outdoor art environment in the heart of an urban area and a Detroit based community organization with a mission to improve the lives of people and neighborhoods through art. Neighborhood with eclectic art installations made from items found around the community. Very strange but interesting!”
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