Detroit is the largest city in Michigan and the larger Detroit Metro region boasts an impressive population of 5.2 million people. The city was founded by the French explorer Antoine Laumet de la Mothe Cadillac on July 24, 1701. The city was founded on the Detroit River and connects the Great Lakes to the Saint Lawrence Seaway.
Detroit rose as a powerful metropolitan region in the 1950s and 1960s with the construction of an extensive freeway system. Detroit is perhaps most well known as the world's first automotive center and the heart of the American auto industry. The city also has an impressive musical background and is known as Motown or Motor City. Detroit had happening nightlife since the 1940s, but in the 1950s the city became a center for jazz. Berry Gordy, Jr. founded Motwon records and launched the careers of Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Diana Ross & The Supremes and many others.
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Getting around Detroit can be pretty easy no matter what your method of transportation. The city has a huge network of freeways and four interstate highways surround the city. You can also use the mass transit bus system to get where you need to go in the city and even go into the suburbs. Detroit also has an elevated rail system known as the People Mover that provides daily service around a 2.9 mile loop downtown. You can reach Detroit through the air by the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport located in Romulus, MI.
The 300 hundred year-old city has a rich history and you can relive it by visiting some of Detroit's prominent museums such as the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Historical Museum, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Have a thing for music? Visit the Motown Historical museum while your in town. Detroit is also home to several annual summer events including their Electronic Music Festival and an International Jazz Festival.