With a RoboCop statue on its way to somewheresville in Detroit, I was curious to see where he'd fit into Detroit's existing statueverse. Thanks to http://detroit1701.org/Public%20Art%20and%20Sculpture.html for listing many of these statues and images. If you see something missing, please email me at email@example.com.
Motown's suddenly got a lot going on soccer-wise. 2011 saw the creation of a co-ed citywide Detroit City Futbol League http://detroitcityfutbol.com , followed by an indoor league during the fall and winter, and now a legit minor league soccer team called Le Rouge http://detcityfc.com . This tour points out some of the places where people play along with the neighborhoods represented in the Futbol League. Let's kick some balls, people!
The locations, descriptions, and pictures in this tour are taken from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Register_of_Historic_Places_listings_in_Detroit,_Michigan . "This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Detroit, Michigan. It is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places located in Detroit, Michigan, United States but outside of the Downtown Detroit and Midtown Detroit neighborhoods."
So you're spending the night in Detroit but you don't want a fancy pants hotel. You maybe want something cheaper, more social, or more unique. Well here's a list of alternative options and a few crazy ideas for the brave. Have fun and be safe! Know about more such places to stay? Message me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corktown recently got some brand new bike lanes as part of a program funded by the Kresge Foundation. Along the path you'll also find brand new bike racks at some great places to check out and/or eat and have a drink at (they're not all in yet, but on their way). This is a bike tour of the places with racks (or soon-to-be racks :-)).
This tour is copy-and-pasted from NY Mag's Detroit Tour suggestions: http://nymag.com/travel/weekends/detroit/index4.html . And I quote: "Take a break from food tourism and spend a day checking out the city’s renegade public-art scene."
A fast (less than 2 hours), diverse driving tour of different icons, landmarks, and neighborhood types around the core of the city. Designed to quickly give you a sense of different Detroit landscapes. Keep your eyes peeled between locations!