There’s a lot you probably don’t know about Detroit, Michigan (21 Photos)
When it comes to Detroit, Michigan, there’s a lot of things to be learned. With it’s rich history and interesting landmarks, the City has a lot to offer!
The world’s largest tire resides in Detroit, standing at 80 feet tall and weighing 12 tons.
Detroit is home to the largest number of registered bowlers.
Detroit is also home to the oldest state fair in the country, dating back to 1849.
The Detroit River is actually not a river. It’s a strait that connects Lake St. Clair to Lake Erie.
If you want to visit Canada, take the tunnel from Detroit to Canada that is completely underground, taking you directly under the Detroit River.
The Marriott at Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit is the second largest hotel in all of North America.
Detroit is also home to Motown sound founded in 1957 by Berry Gordy Jr.
Detroit used to be the capital of Michigan until Lansing took over in 1847.
While in Detroit, you can actually look south to look at Canada. This is the only place in the lower 48 states that this is possible.
The Detroit Pistons do not actually have an arena in Detroit. Their home court resides in a suburb of the city called Auburn Hills.
When the Detroit Zoo opened in 1928, a polar bear escaped and the Mayor responded by trying to shake hands with it.
Oddly enough, residents of Detroit consume more potato chips than anyone else, taking in on average seven pounds of them each year.
About 70 percent of the booze that entered the states during prohibition came through Detroit.
It’s legal to gamble in Detroit, which is home to three major casinos: Greektown Casino, Motor City Casino, and MGM Grand Casino.
There is a salt mine located 1,200 feet below the city of Detroit which spans across over 1,500 acres underground.
Detroit can be thanked for private phone numbers. In 1879, the city became the first to assign individual phone numbers to residents, starting the trend for everyone to have a private number.
The first concrete highway was built in Detroit. Makes sense since Detroit is the Motor City.
Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream Speech” in multiple places around the Country, debuting it in Detroit, Michigan before it was made famous in Washington D.C.
The Detroit Red Wings hold the record for winning the longest NHL game ever recorded. They scored the final goal at 2:25 AM.
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