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The Best Cultural Sites in Detroit

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New York and Washington D.C. may have more cultural institutions per square mile but Detroit has plenty to offer any visitor looking for something that's not food-, drink-, or sports-related. Start the day at the Detroit Institute of Arts, a world-class museum that almost had to sell its paintings a few years back. Luckily, you can still enjoy your Rembrandts and Rodins in peace. Take in a play or an opera or learn about the stars. You'll need more than a day to see the cultural sites here.
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5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
New York, Washington D.C., and Chicago get a lot of the good press when it comes to the arts and art museums, but the Detroit Institute of Arts helps Detroit give these cities a run for their money. The diverse collection is spread out over 100...
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Eastern Market, Detroit, MI, USA
The eat-fresh, know-your-farmer trend that's sweeping the United States hasn't skipped over Detroit. But lest you think Eastern Market is just like the pokey farmer's markets cropping up all over the country, know this: Eastern Market is an entire...
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5020 John R St, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
The Michigan Science Center is one of Detroit's most kid-friendly museums. Located very close to downtown, right next to the Detroit Institute of Art, it has hosted traveling exhibits like Bodies but the permanent exhibits are more than enough of...
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3600 Heidelberg St, Detroit, MI 48207, USA
I know that most people think little of Detroit, Michigan as a getaway destination, but it was during a brief visit to the city that I learned of the Heidelberg Project, an outdoor folk art installation that brings purpose and life to a few urban...
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20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI 48124, USA
Steeped in Detroit’s unique history of innovation, The Henry Ford, named after the automotive pioneer, is arguably one of the premier education sites in the city. Opened in 1933, the Dearborn cultural institution is home to a vast array of...
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2648 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48208, USA
The story goes that Paul McCartney was in town for a performance when he decided to make a visit to the MoTown Museum. Entering the famed Studio A he was disappointed to find its legendary Steinway Piano was out of tune and desperately in need of...