There has been a lot of conversation in the last several years regarding the Renaissance that is occurring in Detroit, Michigan.
The city has been working hard to get the word out about all that it has to offer day-trippers and those seeking to explore an iconic American city. Here are a few reasons that the locals love their city:
Just outside of downtown Detroit is the largest public market in the United States. The Eastern Market hosts nearly 45,000 people each Saturday and is known for its variety of vendors. From locally grown, farm-fresh produce to aromatic flowers, the vendors you find at this market are top-notch. That being said, this is not your father’s farmers market. In addition to the traditional fare, visitors will also find art galleries, independent boutiques, and the Inner State Gallery, which has been responsible for leading a public mural movement in the city over the last several years. Located at 2934 Russell Street in Detroit, more information regarding hours and directions can be found online at easternmarket.com or by calling 313-833-9300.
There is no denying that Detroit is a sports town filled with loyal fans. Whether it is the Lions, the Tigers or the Red Wings, you can be sure that the fans are going to come out in droves to support their team. Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers, and Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions, are right in the middle of downtown, solidifying their significance to the city. Comerica Park was built in 2000 and is known for its outstanding architecture. Fans and visiting teams alike have praised it for the amenities and for the general comfort and atmosphere of the stadium.
The Motown Museum
Step into history and experience the glory days of soul. No trip to Detroit would be complete without a visit to the Motown Museum. Known by many as the sound that changed the musical landscape of America, Barry Gordy’s Motown introduced the world to Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight and the Jackson 5. Here you can see (and sing in) Studio A, where many of the Motown greats recorded their biggest hits. The museum is located at 2648 West Grand Boulevard. Information about hours and admission are available online at motownmuseum.org or by calling 313-875-2264.
Take the time to discover Detroit; it is an experience not to be missed.