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A Great Big Welcome From The D
To The National Veteran Small Business Conference and Expo!

Metro Detroit and the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau are excited to welcome attendees of the National Veteran Small Business Conference to The D. We want to share a few things that make this region unique. You'll find a ton of helpful information in this website to complete your Detroit experience. This is your exclusive connection to deals, dining and other tools for planning your trip.

The automobile may be Detroit's biggest claim to fame – Detroit is so much more! The D is a dynamic, vibrant city that is undergoing a complete transformation with new retail, restaurants and other amenities. From distinctive cultural institutions, casino hotels and a transformed riverfront, to championship sports, exciting nightlife, fun festivals and events and delicious dining options, there’s so much to see and do that we encourage National Veteran Small Business Conference and Expo attendees to take the opportunity to discover the city before and after their conference.

Detroit In A Day

Take a short ride along Woodward Avenue and explore Detroit’s cultural center, which includes museums for all ages and interests, such as the Detroit Institute of Arts and Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Make your way to West Grand Boulevard, where the Motown Sound was born in Studio A, and tour the Motown Historical Museum. In nearby Dearborn, you can go back in in time and experience the history that has shaped The Henry Ford museum and Greenfield Village, and watch as a Ford F-150 is built at the Ford Rouge Factory Tour.  But, this is definitely just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to defining the complete Detroit experience

June in Detroit is a warm, sunny time, so be sure to rent a bike or take a stroll along the Detroit International RiverWalk, where you can take in the breathtaking views of the Detroit and Windsor skylines. You can even go on a narrated boat ride along the Detroit River aboard the Diamond Jack or go on an early afternoon Motown dinner cruise on the Detroit Princess.

Even though the Detroit Tigers will be away while you are in town, you can still check out all the baseball action at one of the many local sports bars. If you’re feeling lucky, try your luck at one of Detroit’s three casinos, which also have a variety of dining and entertainment options as well.

For more information about where to eat and other things to do in metro Detroit go to visitdetroit.com and check out our videos on You Tube



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“Love the dive bars... Nemo's, the Well, Foran's, the Bronx, Park Bar, Jumbo's, LJ's, PJ's Lager House. Can't think of them all!” – Jake M.

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Hosted by
Dept. of Veterans Affairs
June 26-29, 2012
in Detroit, MI

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