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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).

Fowling RaySchmidt

What began by accident at a tailgate in 2001 has recently become a favorite pastime around these parts. We’re talking about the sport of fowling (pronounced FOH-ling). It combines elements of football, bowling and horseshoes — and no, you don’t have to be an athlete to play.


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Whether you want to make a good first impression or share a night out with your long-time love, putting a little thought and effort into planning something special is always appreciated. So skip the movie and make some Motown memories this winter.


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BBQ BadBrad

While Detroit isn’t the barbecue capital of the country — actually, it’s still up for debate which city is — The D can certainly hold its own when it comes to that authentic, smoky, mouthwatering barbecue cuisine.

Ask any barbecue enthusiast about the different kinds of barbecue, and you’re likely to spark a debate about which is best. And if you’re in North Carolina, Alabama or Texas, you’ll get totally different takes on the mighty brisket. But in Detroit, you can sink your your teeth into a hybrid of barbecue styles, each with a flavor that’s uniquely The D.


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Even the sun lovers among us can get excited for the Meridian Winter Blast in Campus Martius Park Feb. 6-8 — a chance to celebrate all the best parts of the winter season.

Here’s a fail-proof checklist for how to make the most of your experience at the popular festival. And festival-goers will be pleased to hear the announcements of what’s new, too!


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The Henry Ford in Dearborn has a few new reasons to visit, especially if you’re an auto enthusiast.  

Through March 15, Henry Ford Museum is offering visitors a look under the hoods of more than 40 of its vehicles during Engines Exposed in its Driving America exhibit.


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