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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).

John K King Books John K King Books

Detroit is a great place to nerd out. You may catch a few eye-rolls at first, as you make an evening out of the suggestions below with a group, but they promise a fun night to remember.


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Black History Month Rosa Parks Bus THF

Detroit's past is rich with black history. The city was the seat of some of the most important movements and historic events — from key stops along the Underground Railroad to its musical contributions. So while others spend February in the rosy glow of cupid, candy hearts and Valentine's Day, Detroiters pay homage to an impactful part of the city's fabric.

Here are a few ideas forcelebrating Black History Month in Detroit:


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Igers seoung
Every day you share your stunning images of metro Detroit with us via #DepictTheD or by tagging us @visitdetroit. We’re honored to feature you on our social media channels and website. Your photos prove that photography, among many other industries, is strong in The D.

See our “pics” for who to follow on Instagram, to get a feel for Detroit’s true flavor.

Disclaimer: This list in no way represents the only Detroiter accounts you should follow. We stuck with our most loyal #DepictTheD contributors and a few others and plan to keep adding to it!


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CliffBellsInterior Bill Bowen

Detroit was settled in 1701 so, naturally, it’s got some history under its belt. It’s easy to forget that heritage when you see the city’s modern stadiums and chic casinos, but there’s still plenty of old-world charm in this town.


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Eastern Market Shopping Dawn Giblin
Eastern Market is known as the largest historic market in the country that celebrates “the freshest, most wholesome fruits, vegetables, specialty foods, art and music, all undeniably Detroit.” However, many do not realize the retail options that exist both in and around its 4.5 acres.


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