“It takes heart to fight something that so many consider a lost cause.
A strong mind to breathe life into that cause and prove so many wrong.
Keep your heart true and your mind strong, Detroit.” – FEL300FT
(USA Today) – At first glance during a visit to downtown Detroit, signs of rebuilding and regrowth are evident and all around: Sleek, new condo buildings are sprouting up, a railway is being built through the center of the city, historic theaters are undergoing major renovations, and there’s an exciting vibe that you can feel when visiting.
A terrific way to get a real sense of that vibe and excitement is with Detroit Experience Factory, which offers free weekly public tours, as well as customized tours. Co-founder Jeanette Pierce’s enthusiasm about her hometown was infectious on a recent tour. As we rode through D-Town, Jeanette shared the city’s history – the good and the recent not-so-good. We saw burned out, boarded up and abandoned houses, and on the next block, shiny new condo high-rises.