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Known for both its industry and its music, Detroit is seen today as a city that is revitalizing its older image. Detroit takes its name from the French word for "the strait", meaning the narrow river that separates the city from its Canadian neighbor across the way, Windsor, Ontario. Detroit has earned the reputation of a town with a strong work ethic. The "Motor City" still produces about a quarter of the nation's automobiles, is a major steel producer and remains one of the busiest ports on the Great Lakes. The city spreads out inland, with the downtown area being just one section among a number of diverse suburbs. In Detroit, you'll find a lively cultural scene flourishing in a town that looks toward the future while remembering its past, and this guide can help you get around the like a seasoned traveler.

Known for both its industry and its music, Detroit is seen today as a city that is revitalizing its older image. Detroit takes its name from the French word for "the strait", meaning the narrow river that separates the city from its Canadian neighbor across the way, Windsor, Ontario. Detroit has earned the reputation of a town with a strong work et... Show more

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