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Detroit


Destroit Insitute of Arts, in Detroit, Michigan
Destroit Insitute of Arts in Detroit, Michigan
Detroit is the largest city in Michigan. As of 2005, the population was 886,675, making it 11th largest city in the United States of America. Even so, the population has fallen by more than half since its peak in the early 1950s - at one time the city was the 4th largest in the country.

Detroit is known worldwide as a center of automobile manufacturing (hence its two best-known nicknames: "Motor City" and "Motown"), as well as for its music. Apart "Motor City" and "Motown", Detroit has many other nicknames including "Arsenal of Democracy" (which was popular during World War II), as well as "The D", "D-Town", "Hockeytown", "Rock City" and "The 3-1-3" (from the city's telephone area area code).

Attractions in the Detroit area include:
GM Headquarters in Detroit, Michigan:
GM Headquarters in Detroit, Michigan


Detroit Facts


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  • Some of the leading educational institutions in Detroit include University of Detroit Mercy and Wayne State University. University of Detroit Mercy is a comprehensive university, and the largest Roman Catholic university in the state. Wayne State University is a research university with 11 schools and colleges, 350 major subject areas, and more than 33,000 students including both undergraduates and postgraduates.

  • The principal airport serving Detroit is Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.

  • Some of the major companies that have based their headquarters in Detroit include Compuware and General Motors.

  • Sports teams in Detroit include the American football team, the Detroit Lions, the Major League Baseball team, the Detroit Tigers, and the NHL ice hockey team, the Detroit Red Wings.

  • Detroit's nicknames include "America's Automotive Capital", "America's Comeback City", "Arsenal of Democracy", "City of the Straits", "City of Trees", "Hitsville, USA", "Hockeytown", "Motown", "The D", "The Motor City", "The Paris of the Midwest", and "The Renaissance City".

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Books About Detroit


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Moon Michigan (Travel Guide)

By Paul Vachon

MOON
Released: 2017-05-09
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  • Strategic itineraries for every budget and timeline, curated for beach-goers, hikers, wine enthusiasts, history buffs, road-trippers, and more
  • Must-see attractions and ideas for making the most of your trip: Hike through evergreen forests or along freshwater coastlines, catch a glimpse of wild moose and black bears, and set up camp under a crystal-clear summer sky. Spend your days fishing, boating, and swimming in pristine lakes, or snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. Browse galleries and gardens in Ann Arbor, or explore Motor City's rich industrial and musical history. Take a romantic carriage ride on Mackinac or a scenic tour of wine country, and discover the best spots to see fall foliage
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Detroit City Guide 2018

By Maryann Huk

Cardinal Content
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Detroit City Guide 2018 is the soft cover edition of our popular 2017/18 ebook. Written for those who are fascinated by what is going on in Detroit this city guide features great places to stay, see, eat and explore in Detroit. Use Detroit 2018 City Guide to find out about the new Detroit , the one that has captured national and International attention,What sets this city guide apart is the fact that it was created without using a personal car for transportation. All the months of exploring and research in Detroit were accomplished on foot, by public transportation, or on a bike. About Cardinal Content: Cardinal Content's owner Maryann Huk oversees the publication of ebooks and city guides on Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Detroit, and a host of other American destinations. She loves comments and reviews. So, by all means, please leave a review with your honest opinions -- especially critical insights. We will only get better at this if we know what we need to improve. goseedo4ebooks@gmail.com

Best Bike Rides Detroit and Ann Arbor: Great Recreational Rides In Southeast Michigan (Best Bike Rides Series)

By Rob Pulcipher

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Best Bike Rides Detroit and Ann Arbor: Great Recreational Rides In Southeast Michigan (Best Bike Rides Series)
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Hidden in and around the Detroit and Ann Arbor area are some great roads, trails, and bike paths that are fun to explore. Best Bike Rides Detroit and Ann Arbor describes 40 great recreational rides in the metro areas. With most rides between 5 and 35 miles—including road rides, rail trails, bike paths, and mountain bike rides—it’s easy to find a ride that suits your tastes. Each route includes complete directions, a map, a text description of the area you’ll be riding, the GPS coordinates of the start/finish point, and color photos of one the ride’s features. Also included is information on local restaurants, lodging, maps, bicycle shops, other facilities for cyclists, and community resources.

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• Detailed maps and directions
• Rides that explore the urban areas as well as the surrounding country
• A variety of rides, most between 5 and 35 miles in length
• In-depth information about each ride, including length, terrain,
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• Interesting facts about each area
• Options to create longer or shorter rides

The Detroit Neighborhood Guidebook

Belt Publishing
Released: 2017-08-21
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Detroiters need to get to know their neighbors better. Wait ― maybe that should be, Detroiters should get to know their neighborhoods better. It seems like everybody thinks they know the neighborhoods here, but because there are so many, the definitions become too broad, the characteristics become muddled, the stories become lost. Edited by Aaron Foley, The Detroit Neighborhood Guidebook contains essays by Zoe Villegas, Drew Philip, Hakeem Weatherspoon, Marsha Music, Ian Thibodeau, and dozens of others.

100 Things to Do in Detroit Before You Die, 2nd Edition (100 Things to Do Before You Die)

By Amy S. Eckert

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Detroit enjoys a rich history, having forged the American landscape with sexy muscle cars and the toe-tapping rhythms of Motown. But there's more to love about Detroit than merely its history. And there's never been a better time to explore, as The D buzzes with a spirit of renewal. This second edition of 100 Things to Do in Detroit Before You Die paves the way to a rediscovery of this great Midwestern city. You'll find in these pages a Detroit brimming with the spirit of rebirth, where young chefs innovate with urban farm-grown food and where manufacturing know-how crafts Shinola watches and Detroit Denim. You'll read about exciting new developments like Little Caesars Arena, the QLine, and the newly restored Detroit Foundation Hotel. And since oldies really can be goodies, you'll revisit classic sights like the Detroit Institute of Arts and the North American International Auto Show. Whether you've lived in Detroit all your life or you're a traveler eager to discover the city for the first time, 100 Things to Do in Detroit Before You Die will help you create and complete your very own Motor City bucket list.

Quick Escapes from Detroit: 22 Weekend Trips from Motor City (Quick Escapes Series)

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Detroit's Michigan Central Station (MI) (Images of America)

By Kelli B. Kavanaugh

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In 1913, the Michigan Central Station opened its majestic entrances to the people of Detroit. Designed by Warren & Wetmore and Reed & Stern, the firms also noted as the architects of the Grand Central Station in New York City, the depot was a marvel of grandeur and comfort for the traveler lucky enough to utilize its facilities. Soldiers went to war, families both separated and rejoined, and folks looking for an honest living in the Motor City all walked the Michigan Central's elegant corridors. Since the last train pulled away from the station in 1988, the structure has fallen prey to rapidly paced deterioration. Detroit's Michigan Central Station captures the glory of the Michigan Central and its environs. Using photographs from the Burton Historical Collection, as well as private collections, the book illustrates the use of the Michigan Central Station by a city whose story dramatically parallels that of this magnificent structure. The book also includes imagined futures of the station from some of the many people who have been inspired by the magic this grand building continues to exude.

Detroit & Ann Arbor: A Great Destination (Explorer's Guides)

By Jeff Counts

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Jeff Counts gets behind the wheel to take us cruising the eclectic neighborhoods that comprise the “culture stew” that is Motor City―Detroit.

There’s great ethnic cuisine, extraordinary pre-war architecture, world-class museums, and a homegrown soundtrack, from Motown’s rhythm and blues to the undeniable pulse of rap.

Distinctive for their accuracy, simplicity, and conversational tone, the diverse travel guides in our Explorer's Great Destinations series meet the conflicting demands of the modern traveler. They're packed full of up-to-date information to help plan the perfect getaway. And they're compact and light enough to come along for the ride. A tool you'll turn to before, during, and after your trip, these guides include chapters on lodging, dining, transportation, history, shopping, recreation, and more; a section packed with practical information, such as lists of banks, hospitals, post offices, laundromats, numbers for police, fire, and rescue, and other relevant information; maps of regions and locales, and more. 100 full-color photographs and maps throughout

Detroit's Belle Isle: Island Park Gem (MI) (Images of America)

By Michael Rodriguez

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Released: 2003-02-28
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One of the most unique urban parks in the world, Belle Isle has long been a source of civic pride in Detroit. In 1879, just as its population, land area, and industry were flourishing, the city of Detroit purchased this 700-acre island for use as a park. Famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted was soon commissioned to transform the island into an idyllic retreat from the industrial city. This book uses remarkable images drawn from the Walter P. Reuther Library to document Belle Isle's distinctive history. Throughout the city's periods of accomplishment, economic flux, and social turmoil, Belle Isle is revealed as a romantic haven where Detroit's many cultures came together to relax, celebrate, and play.

Historic Michigan Travel Guide: The Guide to Historical Destinations in Michigan

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Historic Michigan Travel Guide: The Guide to Historical Destinations in Michigan
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This guide provides opportunities for cultural tourism throughout the beautiful state of Michigan. With over 500 historical museums, sites, and attractions, the reader is exposed to Michigan's rich and diverse cultural history - which is much more than the automobile. The book also lists historic inns and provides lodging choices beyond the modern hotel or motel.


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