Anytime that I tell someone that's not from Michigan that I took a trip to Downtown Detroit, I always get a look of shock and concern. Yes, there are definitely areas that are considered dangerous, but there are also some areas that are not what you'd expect. There are all sorts of fun concerts, performances, festivals, casinos, bars, sporting events, restaurants, markets, etc. that deserve a visit! Here are some photos I took the past few times that I've been home that will give you an idea of how beautiful downtown can be:

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