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See the infamous Rosa Parks bus in Henry Ford Museum.

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Why Detroit Rocks

Detroit hosts the largest free jazz festival in the world and is home to Movement: Electronic Music Festival.

Detroit is among the largest theater districts in the country with over 13,000 theater seats. Major Broadway productions, top headliner entertainers, opera, dance, symphony, and other performing arts light up marquees.

Detroit is a great sports town with the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions and Detroit Red Wings playing downtown, and the Detroit Pistons in Oakland County.

Home of three major casino complexes in the downtown area: Greektown Casino, MGM Grand Detroit and Motor City Casino.

Detroit's Corktown, Greektown and Mexicantown districts offer up a menu of authentic foods and spirits.

Detroit is headquarters for Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors and hundreds of tier one and two suppliers.

It is home of the North American International Auto Show, with more than 500 vehicles on display representing more than 50 world-wide companies.

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is the largest museum of its kind in the world.

Detroit's Cultural Center is home to the Detroit Institute of Arts, and its collection is among the top six in the United States.

The world's first convention and visitors bureau — the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau — was founded in 1896.

The Marriott at the Renaissance Center is the tallest hotel in North America. When it was opened in 1977, it was the tallest hotel in the world.

Home to the world's only floating post office, the J.W. Westcott II, serving international freighters on the Detroit River.

In 1913 Henry Ford introduced an improved assembly line in Detroit, revolutionizing the auto industry.

Metro Detroit is home of the auto barons. Historic homes include Fair Lane (Henry and Clara Ford); Fisher Mansion (Lawrence Fisher), Ford House (Edsel & Eleanor Ford); and Meadow Brook Hall (Matilda Dodge Wilson).


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-@kimsrosado

@kimsrosado
… of its resurgence, breweries and distilleries.
-@benprom

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 "The city's industrial past is already giving way to a high tech future, and the excitement we've seen throughout the city ­ as well as the success that new tech firms have already had ­ is making the Big D one of the best places to launch a tech startup this year."


— Dan Blacharski, Techie.com editor-in-chief String

 

 

 

 

… I know how hard everybody has worked to make a great comeback.
-@rapoportgayle

rapoportgayle
… Detroit has a fresh feel.
-@darlahuckaby

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… of the Motown music!
-@juliepplett

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… I grew up there. I am amazed at all the new and wonderful things, especially Cobo Center.
-@davidwendya

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"Obviously, Detroit is the place to be when it comes to [manufacturing] technology." See Sam's testimonial.


— Sam Canning, Griffith University, Queensland, Australiaachers Association
… of the arts, history, Cobo Center and total cool factors like @detroitrvrfrnt.
-@bestbybeth

bestbybeth
… the newly renovated Cobo Center looks amazing and is a great venue for conventions!
-@debrajdraper

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Fast Fact

The world's first convention and visitors bureau — the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau — was founded in 1896.