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Michigan Central Station, USA

From series “Deserted Places Causing the Feeling of Chill”
Year: 1913.

In the United States there are too many abandoned buildings that can scare even the most experienced travelers. One of these buildings is the Michigan Central Station, which was built in 1913. At the time of completion, this railway station was one of the largest in the country. Even today, the historical building is striking in its majesty. The last train from this station departed in January 1988. After that, it has lost its original meaning and had almost 30 years by slowly being destroyed.

Michigan Central Station, USA An abandoned building is situated in the heart of Detroit city center. The sight is surrounded by green parkland with a beautiful lawn, so it looks very dark and at the same time attractive. The historic building has preserved a part of the interior decoration. Visitors can walk along the spacious halls with high ceilings and look into huge windows to admire the preserved elements of artistic murals and mosaics on the walls and ceiling.

In recent years, the abandoned railway station has become a place of shooting many popular blockbusters. Its gloomy atmosphere attracts not only curious tourists, but also filmmakers. In recent years, Detroit's authorities have repeatedly advocated an initiative to conduct a complete reconstruction of the building, but due to lack of funds a huge building continues to stand in complete desolation. Next - Jazzland Theme Park


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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'ATM' located in 0.52 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Total Armored Car' is located in 1.05 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'MOBIL Kavalos & Sons Inc II' in 0.74 km
Supermarket: 'Algo Especial Super Market' in 0.37 km
Parking: 'Assisted Parking Systems, LLC' in 0.91 km
Apotheek: 'CDS Properites' in 0.7 km
Police station: 'Detroit Police Department' in 1.15 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Tamaleria Nuevo Leon' in 0.27 km
Railway station: 'Detroit Station' in 4.4 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Windsor Airport YQG - in 12 km
 »  Kitchener Waterloo Regional Airport YKF - in 252 km
 »  Port Columbus Airport CMH - in 259 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Michigan Central Station

Viking Motel

Located in 1 km from Michigan Central Station
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Rooms: 30
A microwave and a small refrigerator are found in each room at the Viking Motel. The simply decorated rooms are equipped with cable TV and an en … More: photo, rates and booking
Crowne Plaza Detroit Convention Center

Located in 2 km from Michigan Central Station
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Rooms: 367
A flat-screen cable TV is provided in every room at Crowne Plaza Detroit Convention Center. Guests can enjoy the in-room tea and coffee-making … More: photo, rates and booking
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center

Located in 3 km from Michigan Central Station
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Rooms: 1298
Rooms at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center have a 37-inch flat-screen TV with plug-in technology, a tea/coffee maker and a seating area. … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel St. Regis

Located in 4 km from Michigan Central Station
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Rooms: 124
The Hotel St. Regis features a on site banquet facility. All rooms are equipped with a TV, DVD player and radio. The COBO Convention Center is less … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

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Detroit Mariott
3 km - Detroit Mariott
Tourists who have decided to visit Detroit can live in one of the highest hotels in the world. It all about the high-quality hotel called Detroit Mariott. The hotel received its first guests in 1997. At the time of the opening, it was the highest hotel on the planet. …
Top Thrill Dragster
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Nationwide Banner
262 km - Nationwide Banner
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Top destination around Michigan Central Station - Detroit

Among the specialized stores, London Luggage Shop is worth highlighting. Here you can purchase bags and suitcases for every taste. There is a large number of high-quality suitcases, which are sure to please active tourists. Yet, they sell high-quality men's and women's bags. The price level is quite high, which is, however, fully compensated by the high quality of the goods.
In the variety of shopping centers, it is necessary to allocate Twelve Oaks Mall. 170 of its shops and numerous restaurants are available to visitors. Here, are pavilions of Pottery Barn, Bebe, and Gap brands. There is also a large sports shop Champs Sports. Stores of various price categories are found here.

For original designer things go to Fairlane Town Center. It has about 160 stores. You'll find trading pavilions of Macy's, JCPenney and Sears brands. Customers can visit Victoria's Secret and Forever 21 stores. The complex houses one of the largest and modern cinemas in Detroit, that has more than 20 rooms.

Somerset Collection shopping center is very interesting and attractive, as well. It employs about 150 specialized shops. The gallery will be appreciated by those who prefer famous brands with a long history. The shops are focused on the most affluent customers. There are also several excellent restaurants.
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