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City Guide : DetroitLocated in the State of Michigan, on the Northeastern border of the United States and Canada, Detroit is the largest city of the state and the 10th largest city in the US. Constructed as a fort in 1701, Detroit was incorporated as a city in 1815. The city is internationally known for automobile manufacturing and trade. After the production of the first car in Detroit by a farmer’s son, the world-famous Henry Ford, in 1896, the city gained the title of “Motor City”. The“Automobile Capital of America” is the mother land of world-known top brands such as Ford, Dodge, Chevrolet and Oldsmobile. The popular 20th Century name for Detroit “Motown” was contributed by Berry Gordy Jr., a former autoworker. This name of the record company has been one of the famous nicknames of Detroit. Techno like music genres and many world-famous musicians have come out at Detroit. The city is the center of African American culture in America.
Tourist AttractionsIn addition to its automotive industry and artistic diversity, Detroit coruscates with its cityscape of amazing architectures, riverfront world, magnificent parks and beautiful neighborhoods.
The Detroit International Riverfront, Renaissance Center is composed of seven interconnected skyscrapers and offers a beautiful attraction on the riverfront. Placed a few blocks away from the Renaissance Center, Comerica Tower is a skyscraper at Detroit Center. It is the second tallest building of Michigan after the hotel tower at Renaissance Center. Detroit gleams with its Art Deco structures. The Guardian and Penobscot Buildings in downtown, and the Cadillac Place and Fisher Building located at the New Center are among the major examples of Art Deco architectures seen in the city.
Detroit International Riverfront area is one of the major tourism locations of the city. Ranging between Ambassador Bridge and Belle Isle, the riverfront comprises skyscrapers, residential areas, shopping malls, parks and restaurants along the Detroit River. Detroit is alluring in terms of its modern and charming neighborhoods. Greenfield Village, Downtown Cultural District, Mexicantown, Indian Village, Greektown Historic District and many other areas contribute to the colorful and variant atmosphere of Detroit.
The Ford Rouge Factory, Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Zoo are among the favorite attractions of tourists.
Culture & EntertainmentThe cultural and artistic diversity of Detroit do not fall short of its fame of automotive industry. Music, performing arts, theater, museums and galleries have been the major components of the city culture.
Different genres of popular music throughout the 20th century form the base of Detroit’s culture. Especially, the Motown Label which is the first record label owned by African American Berry Gordy which has played a cardinal role in the musicof the city. DTE Energy Music Theater and the Palace of Auburn Hills are the two main music venues of Detroit. Orchestra Hall hosting the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Opera House, Fox Theater, Masonic Temple Theater and the Detroit Film Theater located at the Detroit Institute of Arts are some of the main performing arts centers.
Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Eisenhower Dance Ensemble and Detroit Dance Collective lead the production of dance performances in all quarters of the city.
Detroit is home to many high-quality museums. Henry Ford Museum, Motown Museum, Wright Museum of African American History, Pewabic Pottery Art Center, Detroit Institute of Arts and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit are some of the most popular culture centers.
The Birmingham Fine Arts Festival, Concert of Colors, Detroit Electronic Music Festival and the Detroit Jazz Festival are among the famous cultural activities held in Detroit.
Live music, dance and all types of music hold a significant place in the entertainment life of Detroit. Bars, clubs and live music venues are the major elements of the city’s night life. The Majestic Theater is the center and the most dynamic place view and hear jazz, blues, rock and reggae music genres.
The International Riverfront, Metro Beach, the exotic Belle Isle Park which is the biggest island park in US and the skiing places offered at Brighton Mountain are a few of the best places for fun and a memorable experience.
Food & DrinkIn addition to the genuine local flavors, Detroit offers cuisines offering from all over the world.
The city center is filled with international restaurants. The ethnic neighborhoods are the best places for local delicacies. Greektown, Mexicantown and Corktown are among these gourmet neighborhoods.
The Cultural District of Detroit is the favorite of students and artists. Cass is popular for its salads, sandwiches and the other appetizers. Hannock brims over with coffeehouses. While Birmingham and West Bloomfield are the best places for upscale restaurants Woodward Avenue is one of the ideal areas fro inexpensive dining.
ShoppingFrom local souvenirs to fashionable master pieces, you will find more than what you expect at the shopping world of Detroit. The quality glass products that you can find at the downtown galleries are very popular.
The Cultural District and Birmingham are home to some of the best shopping streets of the city.
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