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     "Detroit, MI"
     
     Detroit, Michigan
     
     
     Popularly known as Motor City and Motown, Detroit is the Midwest's oldest city. It was founded in 1701 by the French as a fur-trading outpost. The city boasts a rich ethnic makeup and includes rural farming, suburban neighborhoods, chic urban areas, and the excitement of a big city. Known as the "Automobile Capital of the World" and the "Potato Chip Capital of the World," Detroit has a diverse economy. There are nine universities, seven colleges, ten community college campuses, and numerous trade and vocational schools located in the greater Detroit area. Events include the International Freedom Festival, African World Festival, Festival of the Arts, Festival of Trees, and the Detroit Grand Prix.

     Belle Isle Aquarium
     Belle Isle Park
     Detroit, Michigan
     (248) 398-0900
     http://detroitzoo.org/
     The aquarium was built in 1904. It is one of the oldest aquariums in the nation.

     Belle Isle Nature Center
     Bell Isle Park
     Detroit, Michigan
     (313) 267-7157
     
     This environment contains native forests and wetlands. Also, it has displays and pamplets on the nature's scenery.

     Belle Isle Park
     Island Park, middle of the Detroit River, Enter by E. Grand Blvd.
     Detroit, Michigan
     (313) 267-7115
     
     There is 985 acres of an wooden drives and paths, and contains a 5.5-mile drive around the shore. Also there are gardens and monuments.

     Belle Isle Zoo
     Bell Isle Park
     Detroit, Michigan
     (313) 267-7160
     http://detroitzoo.org/
     The zoo covers 13 acres and there is a .75-mile elevated walkway of the most incredible sceneries.

     Children's Museum
     67 East Kirby Ave.
     Detroit, Michigan
     (313) 873-8100
     http://www.detroit.k12.mi.us/community/museum/docs/
     The museum contains a mounted Bengal tiger, a bird room, an art gallery, American Indian artifacts, and more.

     Cobo Arena
     301 Civic Center Drive
     Detroit, Michigan
     (313) 396-7600
     http://olympia.sv3.com/olympiaent/cobohome.htm
     The arena offers entertainment shows by Olympia Entertainment.

     Cobo Conference/Exhibition Center
     on the riverfront
     Detroit, Michigan
     (313) 877-8111
     
     The center has about 17 acres and is one of the world's largest exhibition buildings.

     Detroit Civic Center
     Downtown riverfront
     Detroit, Michigan
     
     
     The center contains entertainment and trolleys are available to get there.

     Detroit Historical Museum
     5401 Woodward Ave.
     Detroit, Michigan
     (313) 833-1262
     http://www.detroithistorical.org/
     There are educational programs and films included. They have many collections of toy galleries and more.

     Detroit Institute of Arts, The
     5200 Woodward Ave.
     Detroit, Michigan
     (313) 833-7900
     http://www.dia.org/
     Welcome to The Detroit Institute of Arts, the sixth-largest fine arts museum in the United States with holdings of over 60,000 works. Within its more than one hundred galleries are paintings, sculpture, graphic and decorative arts that reveal the scope and depth of human experience, imagination and emotion.

     Detroit Public Library
     5201 Woodward Ave.
     Detroit, Michigan
     (313) 833-1000
     http://www.detroit.lib.mi.us/
     The library is an Italian Renaissance building made of white Vermont marble.

     Detroit Science Center
     5020 John R Street
     Detroit, Michigan
     (313) 577-8400
     http://www.sciencedetroit.org/
     The science center shows OMNIMAX films using a 66.5-foot-tall screen. The exhibits present solar energy, laser light, and holograms.

     Diamond Jack's River Tours
     Hart Plaza and St. Aubin Park Marina
     Detroit, Michigan
     (313) 843-7676
     http://www.diamondjack.com/
     Two hour narrateed Detroit River tours departing from Hart Plaza and St. Aubin Park Marina, downtown Detroit, Michigan. Private lunch and dinner cruises, group tours, school field trips, and special cruises to Toledo, Ohio, Port Huron, Michigan, Harsens Island, Michigan, and Wallacebburg, Ontario, are also available.

     Dossin Great Lakes Museum
     Bell Isle Park
     Detroit, Michigan
     (313) 267-6440
     http://www.detroithistorical.org/html/Information/dossin.html
     The anchor from the Edmund Fitzgerald was recovered from the Detroit River. It is displayed in the yard at the museum.

     Fisher Mansion
     383 Lenox Avenue
     Detroit, Michigan
     (313) 331-6740
     http://www.fishermansion.com/
     The mansion is a Spanish-style estate on the banks of the Detroit River. It was completed in 1927, which was several millions of dollars.

     Grand Circus Park
     Adams and Woodward Aves.
     Detroit, Michigan
     
     
     The park has fountains, trolleys, and more.

     Joe Louis Arena
     600 Civic Center Drive
     Detroit, Michigan
     (313) 396-7600
     http://olympia.sv3.com/olympiaent/jlahome.htm
     The arena is the home of the Detroit Red Wings hockey team. It is used for ice shows, concerts, and circuses.

     Maybury Living Farm
     Eight Mile Road., Marbury Urban State Park
     Detroit, Michigan
     (248) 349-8390
     
     There is a petting area, which contains rabbits, horses, and chickens. There are exhibits of crops, seeds, and animals.

     Motown Historical Museum
     2648 W. Grand Blvd.
     Detroit, Michigan
     (313) 875-2264
     http://www.recordingeq.com/motown.htm
     The museum was originally built in the 1960s. It now holds Motown memorabilia and offers tours of the facility.

     Museum of African American History
     301 Frederick Douglass
     Detroit, Michigan
     (313) 833-9800
     http://www.maah-detroit.org/
     The museum has paintings and artifacts of African experience.

     Old Mariners' Church
     170 E. Jefferson Ave.
     Detroit, Michigan
     (313) 259-2206
     http://www.marinerschurchofdetroit.org/
     The church was built in 1849 and was originally on Woodward Ave. It moved to a better location in 1955 to create a way for the construction of the civic center.

     Old Mariners' Church
     170 E. Jefferson Ave.
     Detroit, Michigan
     (313) 259-2206
     
     The church was built in 1849. The church was originally on Woodward Ave. It moved to an better location in 1955 to create a way for the construction of the civic center.

     Pewabic Pottery
     10125 E. Jefferson Ave.
     Detroit, Michigan
     (313) 822-0954
     http://www.pewabic.com/
     Pewabic Pottery - Crafting Raw Earth into Elegance since 1903.

     Renaissance Center
     waterfront, downtown
     Detroit, Michigan
     (313) 568-5600
     http://www.marriotthotels.com/dpp/PropertyPage.asp?MarshaCode=DTWDT
     The five glass towers include a hotel, restaurants, offices, shops, and theaters.

     Whitcomb Conservatory
     Bell Isle Park
     Detroit, Michigan
     (313) 267-7133 or 267-7134
     
     The conservatory contains cactuses, ferns and palms, and one of the largest publicly owned orchid collections in the country.

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