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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).

Henry Ford Museum Clocktower and Campus sign

If you’re going to take a walk back through America’s past, spring is the time to do it. Now that the snow is melting and flowers are preparing to bloom, The Henry Ford is at its prime — and has a busy roster of exhibitions and events to draw you in.


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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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Autorama Autorama

Yes, yes, yes! We’ve made it through February and we can glimpse at the light of spring at the end of the long winter tunnel. As the promise of sunshine and higher temperatures slowly become a reality, thoughts turn to hobbies like golf, boating, fishing and gardening. Several consumer shows are just the ticket to prepare for your warm-weather passions.


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