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> Where we headed?
Detroit Michigan and the Belle Isle Circuit + nearby MIS Michigan International Speedway
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Belle Isle Circuit Venue Physical Address: belle isle just off jefferson avenue near downtown Detroit.
Head along Jefferson along the detroit river from downtown to the bridges across to belle isle.
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See below for Hotels near Detroit Major Sports Venues including Joe Lewis Arena, Ford Field, Comerica Park & Cobo Hall home of the Detroit autoshow.
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4 and 5 star accommodations in Detroit Downtown Area include:
> Marriott Detroit Rennaisance Center
> MGM Grand Detroit
> MotorCity Casino Hotel
> Omni - Detroit River Place
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Hotels located at and near Detroit Airport DTW
including The Westin at Detroit Metropolitan Airport located in the Airport - McNamara Terminal
search hotels near Detroit Wayne County Airport
> Detroit Metro Airport Website (DTW)
> find a listing of all Hotels in Detroit (on a map - luxury and budget lodgings available.)
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What happens in Detroit? Loads. Hotels near major Detroit Concert & Sports Venues.
. NFL FOOTBALL:
Detroit Lions (God bless 'em) at Ford Field
> Venue Physical Address: 2000 Brush St
Detroit, MI 48226
> Places to Stay? find Hotels near Ford Field Detroit Lions Stadium
> Venue Seating Chart - Ford Field Detroit Tickets
. NHL HOCKEY Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena "The Joe" - Champs!
> Venue Physical Address: 600 Civic Center Dr
Detroit, MI 48226 (by Cobo Hall. Use this hotels link for hotels near NAIAS Autoshow
> Places to Stay? find Hotels near Joe Lewis Arena / Cobo Hall Detroit
> Venue Seating Chart - Detroit Tickets
. NBA Basketball Detroit Pistons at Palace of Auburn Hills
> Venue Physical Address:
4 Championship Dr
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
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> Palace Seating Layout - Palace of Auburn Hills Tickets
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. NASCAR RACING IRL RACING - MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY, Brooklyn, MI
> Find my guide to Michigan International Raceway, Brooklyn MI
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. MLB BASEBALL - Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park
> Places to Stay? find Hotels near Comerica Park Detroit
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. Other Major Detroit Venues:
. Detroit Opera House
. Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall
. Fisher Theatre
. Fox Theatre
. Gem Theatre
. Magic Stick
. Majestic Theatre
. Masonic Temple Theatre
. Max M Fisher Music Center
. Mgm Grand Detroit
. Music Hall Center
. Saint Andrews Hall
. The City Theatre
. The Fillmore
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. Detroit Transport Hotels
Detroit Airport (DTW Detroit Wayne Metro)
Detroit Amtrak Station (DET) 11 West Baltimore Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202
Hotels along I-75 (US Interstate runs through detroit)
. Hotels near Detroit Attractions
Detroit AutoShow Dates / Travel NAIAS
Detroit Free Press Marathon
Detroit Zoo Royal Oak, MI
Michigan State Fair Ground (also a pivot point for the Detroit Woodward Cruise around Fair Time.
Check out my other HUGE website Hotels near big ticket venues for more Sports Travel Hotels and Tickets, USA & International. including College Football Stadiums and College Basketball Arenas venues / tickets / accommodations close by. (oh, and a whooooooooole lot more!)
Detroit has some of the worst paved roads in the western world (only a slight exaggeration!) and yet the locals are constantly joking that the local trademark symbol of the city, in fact the whole state of Michigan, is the orange construction barrel. Find my list of Local Weather Traffic Radio Stations. If you see a city that I'm missing and you know it, please contribute via the contact link below.
Foreigners need home license & International Driver's Permit (IDP), available from your local auto club
. Local Public Transit
Don't plan any trips around town with local buses. They are notoriously unreliable and certainly won't get you from the airport to downtown like in any other city in the world of a similar size and fame. But for the record, the official Metro Detroit SMART (sic) bus sytem website is Here
Local Events Listings Online Find dates and tickets for every type of Detroit event including Tigers Baseball, Red Wings Ice Hockey, Lions Football & Pistons Basketball major league as well as concerts and shows at my Detroit Events Tickets page
Shopping: NOt downtown you don't. Not a lot anyway. Things have looked up in the last year or 2 with some new stores moving into the new Compucenter building near Campus Marshus.
Casinos? There's three in the downtown area- MGM Grand, Greektown Casino and MotorCity Casino and, across the Detroit River in Windsor, Ontario, Canada the much more relaxed Casino Windsor. Find Hotels in Windsor Ontario Canada (and all major Canadian Cities) .
> The Detroit Institute of Arts-DIA downtown has a very impressive display.
> Detroit Historical Museums and society
> Museum of African American History
> Henry Ford Museum
> > Motown Museum Hitsville, USA - a very interesting afternoon trip.
Go Carts: > ???
Theme Parks Near by: I enjoyed my visit to Cedar Point, just over the Ohio Border in Sandusky, closer to Toledo, OH. Need a Hotel near Cedar Point? or any other major Theme Park.
Try Baker's Keyboard Lounge for some jazz history. I love to visit there when I'm in town!
. What motorsport related events happen in and near Detroit?
Click on links for upcoming dates:
AT BELLE ISLE CIRCUIT
> ALMS Event & IRL IndyCar Grand Prix of Detroit Event ! (cancelled in 2009 because of the recession - hopefully it will return some day.
> Power Boat Racing - APBA Gold Cup (American Powerboat Association)
> North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) - Winter - at Cobo Hall.
> Woodward Dream Cruise
> Cruisin' Gratiot
> Battle of the Brits - Car and Motorcycle Rally - Freedom Hill Park - September.
> Cycle World Motorcycle Show Novi, MI
> Michigan International Speedway - Brooklyn MI
. Other Racing Locations nearby (with distances)
> Michigan International Speedway about 40 miles from town in Brooklyn, MI
> Auto City Speedway in Flint Michigan
> Dixie Motor Speedway in Birch Run
> Milan Dragway about 50 miles from downtown
> More Short Tracks, Dirt Tracks and Speedways in Michigan
. HANDY LINKS
> Local Online Map:
Here's a very fancy Detroit, MI satellite and road map (with hotels in the downtown area, click map in left corner and choose satellite or regular road maps of Detroit Area, expand all the way to Australia if you need to.
> Weather Forecast: Detroit Weather Radar and Forecast from U.S. National Weather Service
> Local Newspaper: Detroit News or try a search for Detroit Free Press. freep or something...
> Detroit Area Hospitals: Here's a list of Detroit Area Hospitals and Health Care Providers featuring links, hospital location address, contact details, mapquest maps, for all major health services. Provided by our friend at Nottingham In-Home Assistants - Detroit Metro Care
> Detroit Tourism Websites: ???
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. Of Interest to Tourists / International Travelers
... Curency: U.S. Dollars (USD)
For exchange rate try oanda.com or xe.com
...Tipping: Is expected. 15% is usual except for exceptional service.
...State Sales Tax or GST: Sales tax in Michigan is 6.5%, included in list price.
> Time Zone: EST -5 Eastern Satnadar Time
> Telephone Info:
... Emergency Number: 911
... International dialing code in the U.S. is +1
> Visas: check with your local consulate
> Liquor Laws: Legal Drinking Age for Consumption and Purchase of Alcohol is 21. While you can buy cold beer from a convenience store, you can't buy any until 2pm on Sundays
> Ac/DC Michigan plugs are 2 prong parallel, but some older plugs accept a third round earth grounding. Voltage: 120V/60Hz. Foreign visitors may need to bring an adapter and check to see that their appliances are compatible.
> Places of Worship Listing:
. Did you know this about Detroit Michigan?
> Detroit was not the first MotorCity. That honor actually belongs to nearby Cleveland. Look it up!
> Detroit Downtown for many years hosted a
> Formula 1 Grand Prix through its streets and the nearby Belle Isle Circuit for several years hosted a Champ Car Event. The city lost both as the local auto industry pulled their sponsorship dollars. Pity. They were both great events.
> Every year Detroit and Windsor, Canada (across the river) stage one of the biggest fireworks displays in the world, the Freedom Festival fireworks, which falls between the 4th of July and Canada Day. Great value. Spectacular to see!
> Under downtown Detroit there is an abandoned salt mine.
> Read about my last visit to Detroit for one of last shows on The Police Reunion Tour 2008.
> Motown or the MotorCity is a place that many car nuts eventually have to visit . Home of the Woodward Dream cruise the Autorama and the world famous North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), the place is car crazy and you'll come away feeling the same way, and if you want pure racing check out the nearby (40 Miles) Michigan International Speedway. Or perhaps you're thinking football. Wait until you experience the "new" reinvented Detroit!
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