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5 hour layover in Detroit, suggestions?

So I have a five hour layover in Detroit on May 31. I usually stick around the airport when I have a layover, but five hours seems like an eternity. I was thinking of venturing out for lunch. Any suggestions?
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which airport are you flying into?
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just stay in that crazy trippy tunnell they have at the detroit airport, never seen anything like it. plus, its safer.
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Originally Posted by madcougar
So I have a five hour layover in Detroit on May 31. I usually stick around the airport when I have a layover, but five hours seems like an eternity. I was thinking of venturing out for lunch. Any suggestions?
The airport is in Romulus. There is not much close except airport hotels and fast food joints.

A lot of good restaurants in Dearborn, maybe 20 minutes away via I-94, and safer than Detroit proper. Or, head up I-275 to the Plymouth-Canton area.

If your flight is on time, you'll have enough time. If late, you may be rushed to get there, eat, returm. Northwest and its friends (code-share partners) land at the McNamara terminal, which is newer and fairly nice. Probably some decent places to eat, but I live here and always head home. The older Smith terminal used by other airlines is a complete POS. They are building a replacement after which it will be torn down. It looks half torn down already.
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The older Smith terminal used by other airlines is a complete POS. They are building a replacement after which it will be torn down. It looks half torn down already.
I believe the Smith terminal was built in 1957 and last cleaned in 1958.
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The airport is in Romulus. There is not much close except airport hotels and fast food joints.
I grew up in Romulus. There is really nothing there except the airport. Unless you want to go to the Landing Strip Lounge Many of my former classmates apparently work there.

I would just stay at the airport. If you are in the new McNamara terminal there are tons of nice restauarants and shops.
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Originally Posted by Jadzia
I grew up in Romulus.
Does that make you a Romulan?
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This is the correct answer to the question "I am someplace in Michigan for any period of time, what should I do?"
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Are you talking about a tug Nightwing? Seriously you guys are a bunch of comedians! I guess I'll just bring a good book with me instead of risking it all.
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Originally Posted by madcougar
Are you talking about a tug Nightwing? Seriously you guys are a bunch of comedians! I guess I'll just bring a good book with me instead of risking it all.
Yeah 5 hours is not very much time when you are talking about leaving an airport and then coming back in though security etc. Like you said bring a good book, an MP-3 player and maybe a movie or two on your laptop if you have one.
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I grew up in Romulus. There is really nothing there except the airport. Unless you want to go to the Landing Strip Lounge Many of my former classmates apparently work there.
We have a strip club in Austin by the airport with the same name.. Is it an FAA law that every airport must have a strip club named the Landing Strip nearby?
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The airport is in Romulus.
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Im sure the strip clubs in Detroit are top notch.
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As much as I hate to admit it, the Detroit airport is one of the nicest in the country. Its basically a mile long mall. Seriously, its like on of the straight Tetris blocks. I'd just goto the movie theater they have near the Westin, which is attached to the airport to waste time.
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I would stay in the airport. It's fucking cold out.
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
I would stay in the airport. It's fucking cold out.

Uh, it is on May 31, so there will only be a 25% chance of snow, a 30% chance of rain, and possible temperatures ranging between 40 and 90!
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