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Detroit at Night. Sean Patrick Doran/Shutterstock
Detroit at Night. Sean Patrick Doran/Shutterstock
Auto Show. Darren Brode/Shutterstock
Auto Show. Darren Brode/Shutterstock
Comerica Park. Steve Pepple/Shutterstock
Comerica Park. Steve Pepple/Shutterstock
Downtown Detroit. Andrey Bayda/Shutterstock
Downtown Detroit. Andrey Bayda/Shutterstock
Conservatory Detroit. Carl Ballou/Shutterstock
Conservatory Detroit. Carl Ballou/Shutterstock
Cadillac Building. Spirit of America/Shutterstock
Cadillac Building. Spirit of America/Shutterstock
Col. Frank J. Hecker House. Andrew Jameson
Col. Frank J. Hecker House. Andrew Jameson
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Downtown Transit. Gerald Bernard/Shutterstock

Detroit, Michigan

The City of Detroit is the capital of the US state of Michigan and well known for being the Motor City with some nicknaming it Motown. Detroit is also famous for the 1963 speech by Martin Luther King “ I have a dream” that inspired a nation to end racism in the United States.

Henry Ford kicked off Detroit’s automotive revolution in 1903 when he founded the Ford Motor Company. Since then the list of successful names includes Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, and General Motors just to mention a few.

Located on the Detroit River and founded in 1701, Detroit has always been a blue-collar working class city and an important economic city for the USA. Before cars it was big in Shipbuilding, manufacturing and the Carriage trade. During World War II, Detroit was the leading city to supply the Allied powers with its arsenal helping win the war; hence the USS Detroit and six other Navy ships are named in honour of this mighty city.

Every city with a large economic trade will always have its ups and downs over the years and Detroit is no exception. In July 2013 Detroit hit the world news as it filed for bankruptcy, with a year later on the 11th December 2014, it successfully exited proving that Detroit will always be a city where change and ingenuity is embraced moving productivity along.

Detroit is a vibrant city that attracts visitors for its culture, music and performing arts. This is the hometown of famous singers such as Eminem, Diana Ross, Kid Rock and Aretha Franklin just to mention a few. Live music venues are abundant in Detroit with venues such as the Fox Theatre, Music Hall, Gem Theatre, Detroit Opera House, Majestic Theatre and more adding to its nightlife.

For sightseeing, the top museums are located in the in Detroit’s cultural district around Wayne State University. The best ones not to miss seeing include the Charles H Wright Museum of African American Detroit History, the Detroit History of Arts and the Detroit Historical Museum.

For more holiday information on Detroit you may also want to visit the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau

Red Bull Air Race over Detroit River. Darren Brode/Shutterstock
Red Bull Air Race over Detroit River. Darren Brode/Shutterstock
Skyline of Detroit and the Renaissance Center. Spirit of America/Shutterstock
Skyline of Detroit and the Renaissance Center. Spirit of America/Shutterstock