Growing up around the Detroit area, I saw these Queens Of The Sky all the time. The DC-10 was a staple at KDTW.
Northwest Airlines was a major player in Detroit, and operated the -30 and -40 variants You were guaranteed to see a couple every time you went to KDTW. This was all Pre-9/11, when you could walk through security and plane watch up-close from the boarding areas.
Occasionally, you could catch an American Airlines DC-10 on a stop-over flight.
Charter carrier Sun Country made appearances on a regular basis. Once in a while, United would bring one to town.
Somewhere, I have pictures of DC-10's at KDTW in old school NWA, UAL, and AAL colors. I will see if I can find them, if I do, I will post them here. Of course, FedEx runs them in and out of Detroit, but a freighter just ins't as glamorous as a passenger bird.
On a side note, I remember when Delta retired the L-1011...still got the tee-shirt...