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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


Here is some more information about Detroit:
  • The principal airport serving Detroit is Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.

  • 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 leading companies with their headquarters in Detroit include Compuware and General Motors.

  • 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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Moon Michigan (Travel Guide)

By Paul Vachon

MOON
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Discover Michigan with Moon Travel Guides!

Moon Michigan reveals the best of the Great Lakes States' charming small towns, vibrant urban hubs, and vast, untouched wilderness.

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  • Full coverage of Michigan, from Detroit and Ann Arbor to Mackinac Island and the Upper Peninsula
  • 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 2019-2020

By Maryann Huk

Cardinal Content
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Detroit City Guide 2019-2020
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Detroit City Guide is our updated Detroit book for 2019/2020. 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.

The Detroit Neighborhood Guidebook

Belt Publishing
Released: 2017-08-21
Paperback (152 pages)

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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.

Dinosaurs Destroy Detroit (Michigan Chillers)

By Johnathan Rand

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Discovering a strange "window" through time, Nick and Summer visit the time of the dinosaurs and bring back a dinosaur egg as proof, but soon other dinosaurs find their way through the time portal and begin to wreak havoc on Detroit.

Things I Do in Detroit: A Guidebook to the Coolest Places by the Nain Rouge

By Dave Krieger

Kmw Studio
Released: 2017-02-13
Paperback (236 pages)

Things I Do in Detroit: A Guidebook to the Coolest Places by the Nain Rouge
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The Nain Rouge, French for red dwarf, is a fabled gnome that has lived in Detroit before it was settled by Cadillac in 1701.

For over 300 years the Nain Rouge is reported to appear during various historical events throughout the city. Originally seen as a malevolent character in the folklore of Detroit, the Nain Rouge is actually the consummate outsider, blamed for any and all disasters in Detroit's history while being ignored for his positive contributions to the richness and development of the city.

Activities change dramatically over the centuries and every generation brings a new excitement to Detroit. With the influx of new energy, the time has come for the Nain Rouge to reclaim his standing as Detroit's honorary grand citizen, contributor, booster and as the oldest resident historian of the city.

Never to have sought credit for his contributions before, the Nain Rouge reveals himself to the public for the first time in this visually rich guide book of amazing thinks to see and do in Detroit today.

Little Michigan: A Nostalgic Look at Michigan's Smallest Towns (Tiny Towns)

By Kathryn Houghton

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Michigan’s small towns have great stories.

Little Michigan presents 100 towns with populations under 600. From the state’s long mining history to its Civil War heritage, each community is charming and unique. With full-color photographs, fun facts, and fascinating details about every locale, it’s almost as if you’re walking down Main Street, waving hello to folks who know all of their neighbors.

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Rand McNally Folded Map: Detroit and Southeastern Michigan Regional Map

By Rand McNally

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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 Coverage Area Communities Included: Burton, Flint, Jackson, Lansing, Monroe, Pontiac, Rochester Hills Product Details Measures 9.5' x 4' and folds out to 40' x 28'.

What's Great about Michigan? (Our Great States)

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What's so great about Michigan? Find out the top ten sites to see or things to do in the Great Lake State! We'll explore Michigan's popular lakes, gorgeous parks, exciting cities, and fun history. The Michigan by Map feature shows where you'll find all the places covered in the book. A special section provides quick state facts such as the state motto, capital, population, animals, foods, and more. Take a fun-filled tour of all there is to discover in Michigan.

Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in Michigan: Sixty Walks, Day Trips, and Backpacks in the Lower Peninsula (Third Edition) (Explorer's 50 Hikes)

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In the this completely revised third edition of the classic hiking guide to Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, noted outdoor writer Jim DuFresne leads hikers on sixty hikes through the state’s unequaled system of national and state parks, natural areas, and wilderness tracts, where the scenery and trails are as varied as anywhere in the country.

Hikes range from 1.5 miles to 23 miles, from easy day hikes to extended island backpacking adventures. Complementing the trail descriptions are the most accurate and up-to-date maps available. Hikers will learn where to find the best trailside fishing, birding, and wildlife viewing as well as where to go to find fall colors, spring wildflowers, and undisturbed backcountry camping.

Haunted Travels of Michigan II

By Kathleen Tedsen

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Haunted Travels of Michigan II
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Bev Rydel and Kat Tedsen return to investigating Michigan's most haunted locations in Haunted Travels of Michigan, volume 2 
 
For this second book in the series, the authors have traveled across Michigan conducting paranormal investigations to identify the truth behind urban legends, ghost stories, and suspect hauntings. Their travels have taken them from urban settings to remote regions to find the answers. Investigations and stories in their second book delve into some of Michigan's greatest disasters, unsolved murders, demons and deliverance.
 
Of course for authors, Kat Tedsen and Bev Rydel, it's not just about the haunting but the history that creates the haunting. Months of research have been spent to search for the historical truth and how it may related to the haunted evidence. What they found was revealing and unexpected. Something does exist out there...something that can't be explained...something paranormal.
 
To give the reader a full, three-dimensional sense of the investigation and results, this book is Web interactive. Read the story, visit their Web site's Secret Room, review the evidence, and decide for yourself.

This book features "The Holly Demon". This story was adapted for SyFy's Paranormal Witness TV Series. "Lady on the Stairs" episode aired September 2012.


Visit the book website for more information and for public ghost hunts hosted by the authors: hauntedtravelsMI.com


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