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Things to Do in Detroit: Detroit Institute of Arts

One of America’s finest art museums can be found on Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. Housed in a Beaux-Arts style white marble building, the collection within is even more spectacular than its fabulous exterior. With a massive arched façade and a copy of Rodin’s The Thinker out front, the main entrance reminds visitors that the Detroit… Continue reading Things to Do in Detroit: Detroit Institute of Arts

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Things to do in Detroit: Belle Isle

Historic Belle Isle is a 982-acre island park in the Detroit River. When standing on one side of the island, you can see the Detroit skyline while on the other is that of Windsor, Canada. Belle Isle is a fabulous low-cost, Detroit attraction. With many recreational and cultural activities to engage in, it is truly… Continue reading Things to do in Detroit: Belle Isle

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Historical Walking Tour of Downtown Detroit

For centuries Detroit has been a happening place. After the Beaver Wars of the late 17th century, Wyandot, Ottawa, and Ojibwe settled in the area. In 1701, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac and other French settlers came to the region. With its prominence on the Detroit River, Detroit was an important port. During the War… Continue reading Historical Walking Tour of Downtown Detroit

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Detroit’s Eastern Market

What's better than enjoying food or history separately? Savoring the two together, of course! Detroit's Eastern Market serves up tasty delectables and a rich heritage. Arched, red-brick sheds harken back to the turn of the century with their industrial chic exteriors. Underneath the towering ceilings of the pavilions, farmers and vendors from all around Detroit… Continue reading Detroit’s Eastern Market

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Ford House—Old World Grandeur Outside Detroit

It was a crisp, sunny day when we left Detroit and headed over to nearby Grosse Pointe Shores to visit historic Ford House—the former home of Edsel and Eleanor Ford. We drove through a run-down part of Detroit marked by some of the finest street art (graffiti) I’ve ever seen. The Detroit River ran along… Continue reading Ford House—Old World Grandeur Outside Detroit