5 Amazing Reasons Why Detroit Deserves Your Utmost Attention!
A lot of bad things have been said about Detroit. They say that the crime rate is very high and it’s a bad place to raise a family and so on and so forth. But then again, Detroit is not just about the crimes that the we always hear on the news. There’s a bright side of the city that a lot of people probably didn’t know.
Detroit has a lot of amazing things to offer, from the unique authentic foods up to beautiful and magical destinations, the Motor City has it all! Below is some of the best Detroit attractions that you might want to check out.
The project is originally a political protest started by its artist Tyree Guyton. Dismayed by the poverty and crime rate around the neighborhood, Guyton turned abandoned houses, buildings and lots in his east-side Detroit neighborhood into guerilla-art installations. Guyton started The Heidelberg Project in 1986 with the help of his wife, Karen, and his grandfather Sam Mackey. It is now one of the most popular tourist attractions in Detroit that draws thousands of visitors yearly.
This open-air art attraction includes homes painted in polka-dots, lucky lotto numbers while some others are plastered with stuffed toys, animals, old signage, unused car and bicycle parts and more.
For more of The Heidelberg Project, visit their website at http://www.heidelberg.org/.
The Cass Corridor is the home of the Cass Park Historic District and the Cass-Davenport Historic District. Significant landmarks include the Detroit Masonic Temple (the world’s largest building of its kind), Cass Technical High School, and the Metropolitan Center for High Technology. The Little Caesars Arena, currently under construction and set to open in September 2017 as the new home of the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings and the NBA’s Detroit Pistons can also be found on this neighborhood.
The Cass Corridor was rebranded as Midtown beginning around 2000. Nowadays, it is referred by its original name by only a handful of diehards and historians.
Detroit is the home to thousands of Hispanic and Latin American population. This is why the city is also quite popular for its delicious Latin food. There’s the Taquiera El Ray, a family-friendly hole-in-the-wall food place that offers Guadalajara-style eats. If you are craving for some authentic tamales, check out Tamaleria Restaurant Nuevo Leon is the place to visit. There are also lots of neighborhood supermercados making it easy to equip your kitchen with a tortilla press and condiments so you can recreate the Mexican treats at home.
Eastern Market is one of America’s oldest farmers’ markets that have been operating since 1891. It is a historic commercial district in Detroit and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
The market presently covers 43 acres (17 ha) and is the largest historic public market district in the United States. It is a selling point for a wide variety of produce, meat, spice and other products. It is particularly busy on Saturdays, when farmers tend to bring in their poultry and livestock, along with fresh produce, for sale. For more of The Eastern Market, visit https://www.easternmarket.com/.
Known as the music capital of the America, Detroit is the home to many famous award winning artists and performers. If you are a music lover, you will get your hands full in Detroit. The Motown Historical Museum (Hitsville USA) is a must visit place as it’s where Motown artists recorded countless chart-topping tracks between 1959 and 1972. Legendary music geniuses like Diana Ross and The Supremes, The Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder (to name a few) all started at this place.
Detroit is also highly acknowledged as the birthplace of the techno seen. There’s an annual techo festival here called Movement: Detroit’s Electronic Music Festival which attracts international DJs and other musicians. And if you are into jazz, spending time at The D during its annual Labor Day weekend can surely make you heart beat fast as it holds the famous Detroit Jazz Fest.
These are just few of the many wonderful things to do and sights to see in Detroit. Convinced yet?