There is no doubt that Detroit went through some hard times during the later half of the 20th century.
There are many reasons for its FALL and decline, and they combined to bring Detroit down from its lofty
perch into a typical midwestern city suffering from Urban decay and a loss of industry and population.
Fortunately, Detroit has been experiencing a pretty strong Renaissance since the year 2000.
Our downtown now has three new venues for sports and concerts, plus casinos, and a riverwalk.
The former Book-Cadillac Hotel was restored. Other abandoned buildings have been turned into nice
boutique hotels. New apartments are being built downtown, and in surrounding areas, and several of the
city's neighborhoods are improving. Visitors have been noticing the vast improvement in recent years.
Detroit has great flavors -- including coney island style hot dogs (coney dogs), Detroit style pizza,
Greek food, Middle Eastern food, Polish food, Mexican food, soul food and bar be que. Also, MIchigan
is a great state for beer -- and Detroit definitely has its share of great microbreweries and brewpubs.
Detroit has great events -- including the Jazz Festival, Techno Music Festival, Auto Show,
Grand Prix races, River Days Festival and Fireworks, and a Marathon Race that is international.
Just on the other side of the Detroit River is our neighboring city of Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
Our Marathon Race involves running from Detroit to Windsor by the Ambassador Bridge, and then
returning to Detroit by running through the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel. It's a very cool Marathon race.
Detroit is a great city, with a current population of around 670,000. And the Detroit metropolitan area
is a great metro area with a population of approximately 4,000,000 people. The auto industry still has
a major presence as an employer and as part of our identity. The headquarters of General Motors, Ford
Motor Co. and Stellantis (formerly Chrysler) are all in metro Detroit. We even have some auto factory tours.
Detroit is a place with a lot of interesting history, plus great events, great food, great concerts,
great museums, great sporting events and much more. Detroit is definitely a place worth visiting.
The best way to learn about Detroit and its Rise, Fall, and Renewal
is to take a walking tour with Detroit Tour Connections