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Guardian Building

500 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226-3480
+1 313-963-4567
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“pure detroit” (82 reviews)
500 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226-3480
+1 313-963-4567
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Reviewed yesterday

In just one hour we learned quite a bit about the 1920s architecture and history of Detroit. We spent time inside and outside of the Guardian building and also learned about a few buildings nearby. The Guardian is well preserved (thank you Wayne County), the...More

Thank Travelme25
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is just a beautiful building, if you are interested in history, architecture and building art then you are not going to be disappointed. I enjoy photography and I was captivated during the tour. I also took a ton on photos. The tour guide was...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Guardian Building is a timeless depiction Art Deco design. The creative use of space and materials represents a past era of the Motor Cities greatness. The guardian building is a designated National Historic Landmark.

Thank Justin W
Reviewed 3 days ago

My words fail me to describe this gorgeous building! How lucky the Wayne County staffers are to work here. The colors, the tiles, the floor, the marble, the windows. Truly a glorious cathedral for the financial sector. Buildings like this will never be built again....More

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The most beautiful building in Detroit. On our must see list for visitors. A challenge to park nearby because many do the same. Mosaics are unparalleled--like a cathedral.

Thank DickandRobin
Reviewed 1 week ago

I always suggest my Airbnb guests visit this building and stop inside. I recently was driving around some Chinese investors and we stopped outside and had them run in really quick to get a look. You don't need to stay there long, but you will...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an amazing building to tour and our guide was very knowledgeable. He was ready to answer questions and shared a lot about the history of the financial district in Detroit.

Thank Pat L
Reviewed August 17, 2017

This is an amazing art deco building with intricate mozaics and stunning interior. The shop inside offers unique Detroit souvenirs.

Thank Laura M
Reviewed August 17, 2017

This is a "must see" and dramatic example of wonderful art deco style and attention to detail, The original Tiffany glass and clock is spectacular.

Reviewed August 13, 2017

This building is spectacular. One could have envisioned it as a church with its' artwork. The exterior is a magnet for the eyes and the interior is even more spell-bounding. Sit in the great hall for coffee and be astounded by the acoustics.

Thank M C N
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Dorothy P
April 19, 2017|
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Response from 13TigersLady | Reviewed this property |
There is often ample street parking available pretty much all over the city, but be careful to watch for the meters. They are skinny units and not very tall and there may be only 1 in a middle of a block. Bikes are... More
February 26, 2017|
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Response from rosalie67 | Reviewed this property |
No there are 3 tours a day on the weekends. However, if there is a wedding or function the last one is usually cancelled.
July 16, 2016|
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Response from StockholmKindaGuy | Reviewed this property |
You can also visit the building on your own, when it's open.