Detroit is a city in the now, on the upturn. And you’ll feel it — an optimism and liveliness — when you walk the streets, visit our cultural centers and casinos, go to professional sporting events, and meet the diverse collection of people living, working and playing in The D. Urban, energetic and moving forward, Detroit is all yours to discover.
Detroit Skyline at Night
Metro Detroit’s Dearborn/Wayne District is down-home historic. Here, The Henry Ford, one of America’s greatest history attractions, invites all to peruse more than 26 million artifacts that personify the American experience — the Model T and the assembly line, the Rosa Parks bus, President Kennedy’s limo and so much more. Ford Motor Company claims this area as its headquarters, and college kids populate it as well, thanks to the Dearborn-based campus of the University of Michigan. A full array of ethnic communities — from Arab-American and Mexican to Italian and Polish — give Dearborn/Wayne tons of character and options when it comes to exploring dining, entertainment, cultural destinations and nightlife.
Blue Water Bridge
Spirit of Detroit Statue Downtown
Detroit is an international crossing that mixes things historic and legendary with elements modern and contemporary. A thriving, walkable international riverfront includes water fountains, butterfly gardens and a working carousel. Architecture from Albert Kahn and Isamu Noguchi lives next to all-night joints selling loaded Coney dogs and Prohibition-born speakeasies pouring locally crafted beer. Three Vegas-style casinos run 24/7. Must-see museums celebrate art, music, maritime and African-American history. Urban parks and friendly neighborhoods abound. Classic theaters, a bustling cultural district and hip hangouts entertain, and three sports stadiums rock.
Transcending Monument at Hart Plaza
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