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DNR outdoor discovery center. Opening this summer., on Detroit's riverfront.

DNR outdoor discovery center. Opening this summer., on Detroit's riverfront.

Most of us are familiar with the lost city of Atlantis myth, but explore closer to home and you’ll find the lost city of Detroit.  The city was once a boom town accounting for one of the largest collections of architecturally inspired buildings in America – impressive structures that still stand today, albeit gutted skeletons of their former selves.

The Towering Ruins of Detroit, Michigan

Most of us are familiar with the lost city of Atlantis myth, but explore closer to home and you’ll find the lost city of Detroit. The city was once a boom town accounting for one of the largest collections of architecturally inspired buildings in America – impressive structures that still stand today, albeit gutted skeletons of their former selves.

Bavarian Inn Restaurant was founded as the Union House Hotel in 1888 by Theodore Fischer and renamed "Fischer's Hotel." His family continued the business for the next two generations. It was Theodore's son, Herman and wife, Lydia, who are credited with first promoting "Frankenmuth all-you-can-eat family style chicken dinners." The couple passed their popular Fischer's Hotel to their son, Elmer, in 1941.

Bavarian Inn Restaurant was founded as the Union House Hotel in 1888 by Theodore Fischer and renamed "Fischer's Hotel." His family continued the business for the next two generations. It was Theodore's son, Herman and wife, Lydia, who are credited with first promoting "Frankenmuth all-you-can-eat family style chicken dinners." The couple passed their popular Fischer's Hotel to their son, Elmer, in 1941.

Sun, sand and sparkling water attract families to Lake Michigan’s southwest shore towns between New Buffalo and Benton Harbor. Affordable weekend getaways await.  http://www.midwestliving.com/travel/michigan/two-day-getaway-on-lake-michigans-shore/

Two-Day Itinerary for New Buffalo and Benton Harbor

Sun, sand and sparkling water attract families to Lake Michigan’s southwest shore towns between New Buffalo and Benton Harbor. Affordable weekend getaways await. http://www.midwestliving.com/travel/michigan/two-day-getaway-on-lake-michigans-shore/

Detroit is the beautiful comeback city. Click to learn more about it. Photo by Tom Hughes Photo.

Detroit is the beautiful comeback city. Click to learn more about it. Photo by Tom Hughes Photo.

Detroit Princess Riverboat - 2016 Dinner cruises with live Motown concert - sounds like a great date night!

Detroit Princess Riverboat - 2016 Dinner cruises with live Motown concert - sounds like a great date night!

Biker using the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail interactive map.

Biker using the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail interactive map.

The Polk Penguin Conservation Center (PPCC) has been in the planning and design phase for..

The Polk Penguin Conservation Center (PPCC) has been in the planning and design phase for..

Frankenmuth might be known for hosting the world’s largest Christmas store, but there’s so much more to explore! Here are five reasons to visit Michigan's Little Bavaria this summer.

Frankenmuth might be known for hosting the world’s largest Christmas store, but there’s so much more to explore! Here are five reasons to visit Michigan's Little Bavaria this summer.

OUT with the bleak images + IN with these colorful depictions. THIS is Detroit too.  #VisitDetroit #DepicttheD

OUT with the bleak images + IN with these colorful depictions. THIS is Detroit too. #VisitDetroit #DepicttheD

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Detroit People Mover

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From Blight to Blossom: Urban Gardens Take Root in Detroit

From Blight to Blossom: Urban Gardens Take Root in Detroit