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I'm heading up to Detroit tomorrow for the Tool concert and was wondering if there's anything cool that I should go see before the show. We'll probably get into the area around 2:00 or 3:00 and will have a few hours to kill before the show. We're thinking of going to GM's headquarters, although I'm not sure what, if anything, there is to see there. I've been to the Renaissance Center before and wasn't overly impressed.

The show is in Auburn Hills and I was hoping to stop by the Pontiac World Headquarters and maybe the GM main facility. Does anyone know if this is worthwhile, or if they even give tours? Also, I like old desserted factories to take pictures of. Are there any that I should try to find that might make good photos? Thanks for whatever info you might have.
 

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If you like gambling (My wife and I do) - Greek Town is fun and has lots of good food too. MGM Casino has a whole non-smoking floor is you don't smoke. Motor City Casino is a little rough - would not recommend.
 

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The "D" has no fun places ...
 

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Proving grounds are in Milford, Michigan..however that's off the beaten path from were you'll be. GM Technical Center in Warren is cool...ask someone like LiJit02, who still lives in D-Town how exactly to get there...I forget??

Chrissy :)
 

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Yup, those were two of the places I'd like to go to. Can you actually see anything if you go there or will the guards shuffle you away?
 

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Unfortunately, you won't be able to get into either. If you like to see rundown buildings, Detroit has plenty of those. Just head in on 75 and get off around Rosa Parks. Tiger Stadium is still standing, so that's kind of cool to see. The old train station is the huge empty building in -db-'s pictures. MGM Casino isn't too far from there.
 

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geegro05 said:
+1. Like Scooter said we have tons of run down buildings if you enjoy that kinda thing. We have basically no tourist attractions here though. Maybe that's why our economy is doing so good ;)
Hey now! Hot Rod just did a whole page on the Ren Cen being the gearhead destination of the month!

Granted they did say some things in the article that made me laugh so hard that milk came out my nose... :)
 

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I have two recommendations, one in downtown Detroit, and one near the concert. Downtown about 1-2 blocks from the Ren Cen is a bar called Jacoby's. It looks like a disaster zone from the outside, but if you like German food, and lot's of different beers, give it a try. The place has been there since 1904. If you have to take a leak, do so at your own risk. The bathroom is downstairs, and anyone taller than 5'8'' has to duck all the way down the stairs. However, the food and beer are great, and the prices reasonable, even when my wife and I went for SuperBowl weekend.

As for a place out by the concert, I would suggest the Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills. If you are a motor head, forget the main floor and go straight downstairs. They have a "revolving" collection of classic drag cars and NASCAR machines down there. Admission was under $10 bucks as I recall.
 

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I just realized that he probably won't see my post as he is already drinking in the concert parking lot! Oh, Well.

But you guys that live around here might want to check out Jacoby's some time. It is walking distance (safely) from G'Town and I usually park the car in one of the G'Town lots.

I'm not kidding that it looks bad from outside, as they have torn down practically every nearby building. The place does have good beer and good food though. They close the kitchen at about 9pm, so if you want food as well as beer, keep that in mind.
 
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