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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).

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GM Headquarters in Detroit, Michigan:
GM Headquarters in Detroit, Michigan

Detroit Facts

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  • Important education 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.

  • Professional sports franchises in Detroit include the ice hockey team, the Detroit Red Wings, the Major League Baseball team, the Detroit Tigers, and the NFL American football team, the Detroit Lions.

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

  • The main airport for Detroit is Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.

  • 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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Rand McNally Folded Map: Detroit and Southeastern Michigan Regional Map

By Rand McNally

Rand McNally
Paperback (2 pages)

Rand McNally Folded Map: Detroit and Southeastern Michigan Regional Map
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Rand McNally's folded map for Detroit is a must-have for anyone traveling in and around the Detroit area and Southeastern part of Michigan, offering unbeatable accuracy and reliability at a great price. Our trusted cartography shows all Interstate, U.S., state, and county highways, along with clearly indicated parks, points of interest, airports, county boundaries, and streets. The easy-to-use legend and detailed index make for quick and easy location of destinations. You'll see why Rand McNally folded maps have been the trusted standard for years.

Regularly updated
Full-color maps
Clearly labeled Interstate, U.S., state, and county highways
Indications of parks, points of interest, airports, county boundaries, downtown & vicinity maps
Easy-to-use legend
Detailed index
Enlargements of Detroit downtown, Lansing downtown, Flint downtown, Ann Arbor downtown, University of Michigan, Detroit Metropolitan, Wayne County Airport
Convenient folded size

Communities Included: Burton, Flint, Hillsdale, Jackson, Lansing, Monroe, Pontiac, Rochester Hills

Best Hikes Near Detroit and Ann Arbor (Best Hikes Near Series)

By Matt Forster

Falcon Guides
Paperback (256 pages)

Best Hikes Near Detroit and Ann Arbor (Best Hikes Near Series)
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Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike? In Best Hikes Near Detroit & Ann Arbor author Matt Forster details the best hikes within an hour's drive of the greater Detroit area perfect for the urban and suburbanite hard-pressed to find great outdoor activities close to home. Each featured hike includes detailed hike specs, a brief hike description, trailhead location, directional cues, and a detailed map.

Detroit: The Dream Is Now: The Design, Art, and Resurgence of an American City

By Michel Arnaud

Released: 2017-04-11
Hardcover (272 pages)

Detroit: The Dream Is Now: The Design, Art, and Resurgence of an American City
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Detroit: The Dream Is Now is a visual essay on the rebuilding and resurgence of the city of Detroit by photographer Michel Arnaud, co-author of Design Brooklyn. In recent years, much of the focus on Detroit has been on the negative stories and images of shuttered, empty buildings—the emblems of Detroit’s financial and physical decline. In contrast, Arnaud aims his lens at the emergent creative enterprises and new developments taking hold in the still-vibrant city. The book explores Detroit’s rich industrial and artistic past while giving voice to the dynamic communities that will make up its future. The first section provides a visual tour of the city’s architecture and neighborhoods, while the remaining chapters focus on the developing design, art, and food scenes through interviews and portraits of the city’s entrepreneurs, artists, and makers. Detroit is the story of an American city in flux, documented in Arnaud’s thought-provoking photographs.

Moon Spotlight Detroit & Ann Arbor

By Laura Martone

Moon Travel
Released: 2014-07-15
Paperback (110 pages)

Moon Spotlight Detroit & Ann Arbor
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Moon Spotlight Detroit & Ann Arbor is a 110-page compact guide covering the best of Southern Michigan, including Detroit's treasured Belle Isle and one-of-a-kind The Henry Ford, the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, one of America's pioneer wildlife conservation centers. Author Laura Martone offers seasoned advice on must-see attractions, and includes maps with sightseeing highlights so you can make the most of your time. This lightweight guide is packed with recommendations on sights, entertainment, shopping, recreations, accommodations, food, and transportation, as well as easy-to-read maps, making navigating these diverse areas uncomplicated and enjoyable.

This Spotlight guidebook is excerpted from Moon Michigan.

Detroit 2017: City Guide

By Maryann Huk

Cardinal Content
Paperback (135 pages)

Detroit 2017: City Guide
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Detroit 2017 City Guide is the paperback edition of our popular 2017 ebook. Written for those who are fascinated by what is going on in Detroit this book is made for exploring one of America's most fascinating destinations. Detroit 2017 City Guide paperback edition includes in-depth text, color photos, and transit maps. With features on great places to stay, see, eat and explore in Detroit, this city guide book is great springboard into finding out all about the new Detroit that has captured national and International attention, What sets this book apart is the fact that it is 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. Detroit 2017 shows how a bicycle in downtown Detroit can be the best way to get around. Easy to use, fun to read, and full of insights, Detroit 2017 is the city guide book to use if you are going to Detroit this year. About Cardinal Content: Cardinal Content's owner Maryann Huk has overseen the publication of ebook guides on Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Detroit, and a host of other American destinations. Now she is offering the ebooks as paperback books with the help of Amazon Direct Publishing. 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. Thanks, Cardinal Content.

City Maps Detroit Michigan, USA

By James McFee

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (24 pages)

City Maps Detroit Michigan, USA
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City Maps Detroit Michigan, USA is an easy to use small pocket book filled with all you need for your stay in the big city. Attractions, pubs, bars, restaurants, museums, convenience stores, clothing stores, shopping centers, marketplaces, police, emergency facilities and the list goes on and on. This collection of maps is up to date with the latest developments of the city. This city map is a must if you wish to enjoy the city without internet connection.

Detroit: Then and Now®

By Cheri Gay

Hardcover (144 pages)

Detroit: Then and Now®
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This book is a fascinating document of history and change in one of the United States' most important cities. Sites include Woodward Avenue, Detroit Waterfront ,Campus Martius, Jefferson Avenue, Cadillac Square, Capitol Park, J.L. Hudson Company, City Hall, Wayne County Building, Grand Circus Park, Michigan Theater, Capitol Theater, Fox Theatre, YMCA Building, Detroit Athletic Club, Eastern Mark, Elmwood Cemetery, Belle Isle Casino, Scott Fountain, Palmer Park, Hurlbut Memorial Gate, Cass Tech, Tiger Stadium, Wagner Baking Co., Michigan Central Railroad, Ambassador Bridge, Orchestra Hall, Piety Hill, Detroit Public Library, the General Motors Building, and much more. A map details the downtown sites featured in the photographs.

100 Things to Do in Detroit Before You Die (100 Things to Do Before You Die)

By Amy Eckert

Reedy Press
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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 than today, as the Motor City buzzes with a spirit of renewal. 100 Things to Do in Detroit before You Die paves the way to a rediscovery of this great Midwestern city, revealing tucked-away gems like the Grand Trunk Pub and the world's oldest jazz club, Baker's Keyboard Lounge. You'll find in these pages a Detroit brimming with renewed energy, where young chefs innovate with urban farm-grown food and where manufacturing know-how crafts trendy Shinola watches. And since oldies really can be goodies, we've also included classic sights like the Ford Rouge Factory Tour and the Motown Museum. Whether you've lived in Detroit all your life and want to dig deeper 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

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.

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