Yesterday I went down to Detroit’s recently renovated riverfront to ask residents and visitors what they think the most interesting sites in the city are. Here’s what they had to say…
[I spoke to several people and their voices are mixed together in this quick audio montage.]
It’s true. The places people mentioned are all very nice to visit. Many of these sites are often referred to as ‘gems’ of Detroit. But I’ll be honest, I’m a little surprised how few people had any other places to suggest. It’s as if, to the people I spoke to, Belle Isle, the riverfront, our world class museums and the casinos are the only things this city has to offer to tourists. Now, I know that’s just not true.
Right now the Detroit Mobile Audio Tour is trying to determine what should be the first five places featured on our tour. We talked to area aficionados and easily came up with a list of 25 spots. In fact our list was too long originally and we had to debate what to cross off.
So now, for those of you familiar with the city, we need you to look at the list and vote on the five places that you think have the best back-story that isn’t currently being told in its space.
We extended the voting until Wednesday, August 29th, but that’s coming up fast. So if you want to have a say, please get your vote in now. Then share this link so that others can weigh in as well. We’re hoping this will spread so that the sites chosen will be ones that most Detroiters can get behind.
Thanks! I can’t wait to hear what you have to say.
PLEASE NOTE: You may notice that there are no museums and very few businesses on the list. That’s because we think these places speak for themselves. Museums and businesses are already highly interactive and they don’t really need the Detroit Mobile Audio Tour to be added to that cacophony. But by all means, please visit them!