Detroit, Michigan, USA

Detroit is the largest city in the U.S. state of Michigan and a major port city on the Detroit River. It is a large city made up of a number of distinct districts. Downtown is on the riverfront, so the rest of the city expands north, east, and west from downtown. The Cultural Center, home to most of the city's museums, is just north of downtown, in Midtown.

Downtown Detroit is unique - an International Riverfront, ornate buildings, sculptures, fountains, the nation's second largest theater district, and one of the nation's largest collection of pre-depression era skyscrapers.

The Midtown-New Center is the city's cultural center, home to several world class museums and galleries. The area is also home to some great 1920s architecture. It is probably the most unique destination in Detroit.

Things to See & Do

* Downtown Renaissance Center
* Historic neighborhoods – Corktown, Greektowne etc.
* Detroit Institute of the Arts
* Eastern Market
* Downtown riverfront promenade

General information

Cruise Season – May - October
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Land Area – 138.8 km²
Population – 713,777 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code - 1

Port Location – The Upper Detroit river dock is located at the Rivard Plaza dock (Renaissance Center, downtown Detroit) or for cruises of the lower Detroit River, Bishop Park dock in Wyandotte.

Transport Links – Detroit Metro Airport is in Romulus, about 20 minutes west of the city proper. The airport is a major Delta hub and operational headquarters, so it offers direct flights to and from a variety of cities, from Seattle to Osaka.

Buslines offering service to and from Chicago include Greyhound and Megabus.

Amtrak train services run to and Chicago (5 – 6 Hours).

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