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Things to do and places to go in Detroit, Michigan are the focus of topics in this guide.

Given the history and size of the city, it should be no surprise that Detroit is home to a large number of attractions and events. Included in the types of resources that may be found here are website representing Detroit art galleries, theaters, libraries, museums, and historical places, as well as sports and entertainment venues, whether operated by the city or another governmental entity, a school district or university, a community service organization, or as a private, for-profit business.

For example, Detroit is home to several art galleries, including, but not at all limited to, the David Klein Gallery, the Detroit Artists Market, and Dumouchelle Art Galleries, to name just a few. Theaters in Detroit may include movie theaters, or cinemas, as well as theaters hosting live productions, and theatre groups.

Among the many theaters or theatre companies in Detroit are the Bel Air Luxury Cinema, the Detroit Public Theatre, the Detroit Repertory Theatre, the Detroit Theater, the Fisher Theater, the Fox Theatre, the Garden Theater, the Masonic Theater, Meadow Brooks Theater, Redford Theater, the Senate Theater, and Theatre Bizarre, although there are many others.

The Detroit Public Library is the second-largest library system in Michigan, by the number of volumes it carries, and the fourth-largest public library system in the United States. Besides the main library on Woodward Avenue, the library system as twenty-three branch locations across the city.

There are dozens of museums, historical places, and monuments in Detroit, including the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Detroit Historical Museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, the Hellenic Museum of Michigan, the Motown Museum, and several other dedicated museums, as well as historical places, some of which are still in use.

Given the long history of the city, it should be no surprise that it includes several memorials aspects of its past, or to people significant to Detroit.

The 10-story UAW-Ford National Programs Center was designated as a memorial to American casualties of the Spanish-American War and World War I in 1921. In 2014, UAW-Ford purchased the building from the city after leasing it as a training center for twenty years, but the historic markers and monuments remain.

Displayed in the island of one of the city's busiest intersections is a monument to Joe Lewis, one of the greatest heavyweight champions of all time. Although born in Alabama in 1914, he moved to Detroit in 1926. Sculpted by Robert Graham in 1986, the monument weighs eight thousand pounds.

Sports teams and programs, at all levels, are in place in Detroit, from the Detroit Tigers, the Detroit Lions, the Detroit Red Wings, and the Detroit Pistons, to the Eastside Diamond Hoppers, the Motor City Firebirds, the Detroit City FC, and the Detroit Bordercats, as well as several collegiate sports teams, Varsity High School teams, and youth sports programs. Skating rinks, bowling alleys, and golf courses would also be appropriate for this category.

Websites representing concerts, festivals, and other events held in Detroit are also suitable for this category.



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