First Timer's Guide To Detroit

First Timer's Guide To Detroit

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You're in Detroit for the first time ever. You've got 72 hours and an appetite for everything. Where do you start? Here's the answer.

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    Family Sundays at the DIA are perfect for kids and families. Puppet shows, storytellers, art-making workshops and more. -- VisitDetroit via Foursquare
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    Could have something, could have nothing. It's free at least. So if it's rainy or cold and snowy, the nice thing is you can spend some time inside. -- Darian Rawson via Foursquare
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    Spark Your Senses with the Chevy Spark! Cruise past the Spirit of Detroit statue, to be reminded of what’s at the heart of Detroit. -- Chevrolet via Foursquare
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    Did you know that ITVS Community Cinema offers free films every month at Charles Wright Museum of African American History? Click Read More to check out the listings. We hope to see you there! -- Independent Lens | PBS via Foursquare
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    The museum will be open for more than 55 consecutive hours, Thanksgiving weekend all-night films, hands-on activities in the galleries, raffles, refreshments Details at detroithistorical.org -- Deprina Godboldo via Foursquare
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    Dexter Ferry is credited for the vision and dedication that led to the creation of the Detroit Science Center. The Detroit area businessman and philanthropist founded the center in 1970. -- Matt Krajenke via Foursquare
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    A great beach with a nice view of the skyline. Arrive earlier in the day for easy parking. The water slide is $3 for the day. Grab a spot by a tree for shade and sun. The 5.5 m loop is a nice walk. -- sheri kowalski via Foursquare
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    Walk around the 25 year-old public art project and feel like you've wandered into some sort of bizarre alternate reality -- the kind Tim Burton would've directed. -- GQ Magazine via Foursquare
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    This museum displays a fantastic collection of artifacts from Motown musicians. A guide will lead you through the museum, with the tour ending in Studio A where the early Motown hits were recorded. -- James Witman via Foursquare
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    We have some great events coming up over the next two weeks. Summer Preview Party, Annual Summer Sale and Family Fun Day. For more details: 313.626.2010 or www.pewabic.org/upcoming-events -- Pewabic Pottery via Foursquare
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    Red Bull is only supplying the materials...so anyone who makes the generalization that "corporate sponsored art" isn't art is a highly misinformed and ignorant individual -- Corey via Foursquare
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