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We’re always boasting about how great Detroit is, but don’t just take our word for it. Check out these articles from travel writers who have recently visited and agree that the Motor City is the place to be.

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It was recently announced that Henry Ford Museum at The Henry Ford, America’s Greatest History Attraction, was nominated among 20 museums in the country for a 10Best Readers’ Choice Award for Best Museum for Families.

Voting is open until Monday, Feb. 17 at 11:59 a.m. Voting for one of The D’s most beloved attractions is as easy as clicking here and clicking vote. You can vote once per day.

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Visiting a major city can be challenging whether you’re a visitor, resident or a commuter. Where can we park? What restaurants are good? What events are going on this weekend? These six must-have apps will give you the guidance you need to make the most of your time in The D.

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It’s the most important meal of the day, so why not have it at only the best breakfast joints in Detroit? Start your day on the right foot with these eight breakfast places that are sure to knock your socks off.

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If you’re a fan of historic homes, a leisurely drive through Detroit’s Indian Village — about three miles east of downtown — is worth the trip. Indian Village is an affluent neighborhood located on Burns, Iroquois and Seminole Streets between Jefferson and Mack Avenues. The area encompasses more than 350 homes, most elegantly restored or well maintained by proud owners.

Many of the homes were designed by famous architects such as Albert Kahn and William Stratton, in a variety of styles and sizes, from carriage houses to mansions with more than 12,000 square feet of space. Original owners included prominent auto industry executives. Gardens are also a point of pride, as evidenced by the active Men’s and Women’s Garden Clubs.

If you’re lucky enough to be in town at the right time of year, grab tickets for the Historic Indian Village Home and Garden Tour (first Saturday in June) or the Holiday Home Tour in December for an up-close look at these well-preserved gems.

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