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Experiences In The D | The Blog for Visit Detroit

The Visit Detroit Blog is part of The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB).

OpeningDayinTheDContest BillBowen

We’re all ready for spring for many reasons, but one of the main ones is Opening Day in The D! It’s always a party when the Detroit Tigers take the plate at Comerica Park, but this event on Monday, April 6 spans across Grand Circus Park into downtown and beyond.

To add to the festivities we’re bringing back the #OpeningDayinTheD photo contest.


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DeqCutAfter-1 DetRivCnsrv

With temperatures finally above freezing and the last bits of snow melting, it’s time to starting thinking spring. Here are five ways you can get a jump-start on the season.


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Fitting In Chris Arace
Whether you’re in The D for a daylong conference or weeklong leisure visit, getting acclimated to a new place can be a bit intimidating.

To help you get to know the Motor City, we spoke with three influential people who shared their thoughts on the city’s revitalization and how best to fit into America’s great comeback city:


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NainRouge2 Kate Sassak

For more than 300 years, Detroiters have been fighting the fabled harbinger of doom: the Nain Rouge (Red Dwarf). According to legend, this devilish creature attacked Detroit’s first settler, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, in 1701. Although Cadillac fought him off, the French explorer soon lost his fortune and fled the city. The Nain Rouge is held responsible for whatever problems have plagued the city since. However, Cadillac’s courage and endurance against the Nain represent the courage and endurance of the city he founded.


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ShrineCircusDetroit Cortez

Kids can have a short attention span. But there are a few shows coming to town that will have them glued to their seat. (We think you’ll enjoy them too!)


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