9 Things People From Detroit Always Have To Explain To Out Of Towners

Detroit is the subject of plenty of stereotypes — many of which are less than positive. When out-out-town friends visit us here in the Motor City, many of them are surprised by what they find. Here are nine things Detroiters regularly find themselves explaining to first-time Motor City visitors.

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How many times have you explain these things to first-time visitors to Detroit? Are there any questions you find yourself answering constantly? What little tidbits do you wish all out-of-towers knew about the Motor City? Let us know in the comments below!

If your buddies still don’t believe that Detroit is way cooler than it gets credit for, they may not know that our city was recently voted one of the best vacation destinations in the world! These incredibly beautiful photos of Detroit can certainly help you convince them that Motor City is one of the prettiest, and don’t forget to show off these awesome attractions in downtown Detroit when they get here!