Detroit is the largest city in the state of Michigan and is recognized as the world's center for automobile production. It is referred to as 'Motor City' for housing three of the top auto manufacturers, known as the 'Big Three' (GM, Ford and Daimler Chrysler).
Another popular nickname is 'Motown', as this was the birthplace for the Motown style of music. The history of the music is showcased at the Hitsville building, which was converted into the Motown Historical Museum.
Most museums are located in the historic cultural center. Among these is the Detroit Historical Museum, which preserves the city's heritage. Eastern Market is also in this cultural center. The market covers more than 40 acres and includes the farmer's distribution market, the largest open-air flower market in the U.S.
Detroit is also home to a 982 acre island called Belle Isle. The island features yacht and boat clubs, a golf course and museums. It is also the site for the Coast Guard post and Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory. The most visited attraction on the island was America's oldest public aquarium, which was closed in 2005.
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