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Hey guys,

As part of my quest to building my own amp kit I'm heading to Bruce Egnater 's amp building class in Detroit in May. Any recommendations on what to do or see there(or within an hour or two's drive)? I'm coming up with nothing. Maybe a Ford museum. Help a brother out. Guitar stores, Restaurants, Live music, Bars, etc. If it's cool and you like it let me know.

 

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Greektown for the food. Lots of excellent restaurants. St. Andrews Hall is a small venue and always has a lot of great concerts. If you like baseball go to Comercia Park and catch a Tigers game.. Downtown Detroit is on the upswing but stay out of the "hoods".
 

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The opportunity for food, entertainment, art, shopping, museums, unique and historic buildings is quite diverse. Street racing, car museums, concerts, sports, you name it.

Bruce can give you lots of insight.

Dig into the internet and see if you can find a PBS program called “Michigan Under the Radar”. Seek out episodes, just a great show that makes you want to travel and experience Michigan.

Cars, guitars, food, history, sports, culture, shopping, etc., can be easily found.

Don’t forget, the opera and various theatre productions. Yes, even I have been to the opera several times in Detroit.

My wife seems to find interesting tours on the weekends that take you to historic buildings, restaurants, the Eastern Market, etc. There are areas where graffiti style art is promoted in shopping areas, parking garages, etc. It is almost unbelievable what you may be walking into, in a good way. There are crowds of young, well dressed people in these areas, and I have felt safe, even late at night after a show.
 

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The opportunity for food, entertainment, art, shopping, museums, unique and historic buildings is quite diverse. Street racing, car museums, concerts, sports, you name it.

Bruce can give you lots of insight.

Dig into the internet and see if you can find a PBS program called “Michigan Under the Radar”. Seek out episodes, just a great show that makes you want to travel and experience Michigan.

Cars, guitars, food, history, sports, culture, shopping, etc., can be easily found.
Awesome, thank you.
 

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Just a short jump across the River to downtown Windsor has some great resteraunts on Eire street (Little Italy) and Ottawa street and Downtown. Casino Windsor, The Collisium is a great concert venue and I've been to many good shows there, Motor city Casino also has the "Sound Board". Fox Theatre, Comerica Park, Ford Field, Mexican town and Greek town (Pegasus) are great places to eat. The towns of Ann Arbor, Royal Oak, Ferndale, Birmingham, Rochester are the trendy towns to visit with great nightlife and resteraunts. Great shopping at the Somerset Collection, Utica Shopping Corridor, Partridge Creek. Going north to Birch Run, Frankenmuth is a great day trip. Other Concert venues outdoor like DTE Music Treatre, Freedom Hill, Festval Plaza in front of Casino Windsor. And there is much much more to do

Motor City Guitars, Guitar Center and L & M Windsor for music stores

I've lived here my entire life, and there's plenty to keep busy with, entertained and Fed..Lol ...only scraping the surface really.
 

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Just a short jump across the River to downtown Windsor has some great resteraunts on Eire street (Little Italy) and Ottawa street and Downtown. Casino Windsor, The Collisium is a great concert venue and I've been to many good shows there, Motor city Casino also has the "Sound Board". Fox Theatre, Comerica Park, Ford Field, Mexican town and Greek town (Pegasus) are great places to eat. The towns of Ann Arbor, Royal Oak, Ferndale, Birmingham, Rochester are the trendy towns to visit with great nightlife and resteraunts. Great shopping at the Somerset Collection, Utica Shopping Corridor, Partridge Creek. Going north to Birch Run, Frankenmuth is a great day trip. Other Concert venues outdoor like DTE Music Treatre, Freedom Hill, Festval Plaza in front of Casino Windsor. And there is much much more to do

Motor City Guitars, Guitar Center and L & M Windsor for music stores

I've lived here my entire life, and there's plenty to keep busy with, entertained and Fed..Lol ...only scraping the surface really.

If you are up for dining in Windsor I HIGHLY recommend Rino's Kitchen 5 minutes from the tunnel. Excellent food and lots of local beer on tap.

Rino's Kitchen
 

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Check out who's playing at "The Fox Theatre" in Detroit. Some pretty big names come through there.
 

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Don't get shot ;)
I was gonna say, don't get dead...but that works too

Ive heard lots of stories where people have been told by cops theyve run into to, not stop not even for red lights in certain areas
Also news articles on the fact that there are a ton of street lights out..people stealing the wires

Post though on how the class goes..ive been interested too...but, you know...breathing is nice ;)
 

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I used to travel to Detroit occasionally, though it's been a long time.

One of my favourite places I have ever been was the Henry Ford Museum. It's huge, indoor and outdoor, and though broader in scope than this, at its root tells the story of the industrialization of American. Of course, there are a lot of cars there, but so much more.
 
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