Fun Facts About Detroit:
Detroit has 18 professional theaters, making it the second largest theater district in America next to New York. Detroit has more theater seats than any other city, east of the Mississippi River, outside New York City.
Eastern Market, located between Russell and Gratiot in Detroit, is the largest open-air wholesale/retail market of its kind in the United States with more than 150 food-related businesses.
The world’s largest outdoor museum is Greenfield Village in Dearborn.
The Detroit Institute of Arts has one of the largest, most significant art collections in the nation. From the first painting donated in 1883 to the most recent acquisition, its collection boasts more than 60,000 works.
Detroit’s Campus Martius Park was #4 on a list of the 12 best public squares in the U.S. and Canada, as ranked by Projects for Public Spaces.
The ice rink in Campus Martius Park is bigger than the one in New York’s Rockefeller Center.
Cranbrook in Bloomfield Hills is one of the world’s leading centers of education, science and art. Comprised of a graduate Academy of Art, contemporary Art Museum, House & Gardens, natural history museum and pre-K through 12 independent college preparatory schools, Cranbrook welcomes thousands of visitors and students to its campus each year.
Detroit receives freighters from over 100 world ports on the Detroit River.
Detroit is also home to Vernor's Ginger Ale, Sanders Hot Fudge, Better Made Potato Chips, Faygo Soda Pop, Stroh’s Ice Cream.
The world’s only floating post office, the J.W. Westcott II, can be found on the Detroit River.
Detroit has the country’s largest island park within a city – Belle Isle Park.
Detroit is the potato chip capital of the world, based on consumption.
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