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

Take 5 Barbara Bennage

The annual Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon is approaching on Oct. 19, 2014, so we thought we would get the lowdown on how to prepare, run and enjoy the achievements of this year’s race. We tracked down Barbara Bennage, executive race director for the marathon, to ask her …

If you’re getting ready for the Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon, what do you need to know?


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The best way to a city’s heart is through your stomach, right? Twice a year, Detroit Restaurant Week rolls around for 10 days of pre-fixed meals at remarkable prices. This is the opportunity to try out some of the best restaurants in downtown Detroit.


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Grosse Pointe is a community of five close-knit residential neighborhoods — Grosse Pointe City, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe Woods and Grosse Pointe Shores — nestled along Lake St. Clair, about 10 minutes northeast of downtown Detroit.

Each “Pointe” offers its own unique atmosphere and distinctive qualities, but one constant remains: the feeling of community you experience within each.

While many of the area’s parks and facilities are reserved for resident use, there’s plenty for visitors to experience and explore, especially along the area’s two main streets, Kercheval and Mack avenues, where many business and shopping districts reside. Here’s a sampling of our favorite things to do:


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DetroitHistoricalMuseum BillBowenFall is traditionally the time when students begin a new school year. What better time to learn something new yourself? Become a student of Detroit history with a lesson or two from the Detroit Historical Society.

Since its founding in 1921, the Detroit Historical Society has preserved the history of the region to help current and future generations to better understand the people, places and events that helped shape the city.

The Detroit Historical Society brings the fascinating stories of Detroit to life not only through extensive collections at the Detroit Historical Museum and Dossin Great Lakes Museum, but also through lectures, films and behind-the-scenes tours by local and regional historians and authors.


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F14W15magazine coverThe new issue of Visit Detroit magazine is hot off the presses. Covering the months of September through March, the Fall 2014 & Winter 2015 issue is available on newsstands, as a subscription and online.


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