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2211 Woodward Avenue

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If you're in town for any amount of time, catching a performance at this National Historic Landmark is almost required. Events range from Broadway musicals to performances by big name recording artists like Tony Bennett and Ringo Starr, but what truly makes this venue special is its jaw-dropping interior. The walls are plastered in gold leaf and colorful paintings of animals, people, flowers and more; the seats are upholstered in plush red velvet and there's even a giant elephant head sculpture. If the description seems gaudy, rest assured that it's not: spectators agree that the Fox Theatre drips with a classic decadence.

Aside from its stunning architecture and impressively preserved fixtures, the theater also received praise from recent visitors for its quality acoustics and sightlines seen from around the theater.

Tickets vary depending on the performance and can be purchased on Ticketmaster. If you're not in town for a show, consider calling the theater to see if you can take a tour of its ornate interior. Parking ranges depending on which you lot you park in, but expect to pay between $10 and $15 (there are also several bus stops nearby, as well as a People Mover station). For more information on performances and tickets at the downtown Fox Theatre, check the website

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