DETROIT, MI (February 1, 2023) – Five Detroit institutions have been nominated for the USA Today’s annual ’10Best’ awards. Travel experts select the top 20 nominees in 13 categories covering food, lodging, destinations, museums, public square, riverwalks, and many more. Then voters get to decide the top 10.
Now is the time to show our civic pride and vote for the following Detroit-based landmarks.
- The Detroit International RiverWalk has been voted the best riverwalk in the country two years in a row.
- Campus Martius has been voted the best public square in the country two years in a row and is in the running for a trifecta. Voting ends on February 6.
- The Detroit Institute of Arts has a collection of over 65,000 pieces and is nominated for the best art museum. Voting ends on February 13.
- The Michigan Science Center, which features an IMAX Dome, a planetarium, and more than 220 hands-on activities, finished second in 2022. It is nominated again for the best science museum. Voting ends on February 13.
- The Motown Museum is nominated for the best music museum. Voting ends February 13.
“Detroit is the place to be in 2023, and USA Today’s recognition of five of our great attractions demonstrates that the city is must visit global destination,” said Claude Molinari, president and CEO of Visit Detroit. “Our region boasts so many incredible treasures, and Visit Detroit calls on all Michiganders to show their civic pride and vote for our great cultural attractions.”
“Detroit has shown its love for the riverfront by voting in this competition for the past two years,” said Mark Wallace, president and CEO of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy. “We know that this love has continued to grow through the pandemic, and we’re hoping that the community can come together to win us this recognition for the third year in a row.”
“We are incredibly honored to be selected to participate in USA TODAY’S 10Best competition alongside several of our fellow local nonprofits,” said Dr. Christian Greer, president and CEO of the Michigan Science Center. “Detroit is a vital and vibrant destination with multiple memory-making spaces to explore. This contest is not just about our amazing organizations, but it’s also about civic pride! Vote for the Michigan Science Center to be listed as the best Science Museum in the country!”
“To be voted the best public square in the country not only sends a message that Detroit is a celebrated and important destination, but also reinforces what we’ve known all along – that the history, culture, talent, and leadership in Detroit has made spaces like Campus Martius Park truly exceptional.” David Cowan, Chief Public Spaces Officer at the Downtown Detroit Partnership.
Visit Detroit has made voting for all five destinations easy by creating a direct link on our website. Vote for Detroit | VisitDetroit.com
There are additional links to vote for other fantastic Michigan destinations on the page like, Marquette, Traverse City, and Mackinac Island.
Visit Detroit is a private, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to market and sell the metropolitan Detroit area on a worldwide basis as a destination for leisure and business travel including conventions, trade shows, corporate meetings, tours and incentive travel to maximize additional visitors, visitor expenditures, state and local tax revenues and job opportunities.
More than 700 businesses are represented in Visit Detroit’s membership. Visit Detroit was founded in 1896 as the world’s first convention and visitors bureau. visitdetroit.com