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Guardian Building

500 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226-3480
+1 313-963-4567
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“art deco” (54 reviews)
“pure detroit” (79 reviews)
500 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226-3480
+1 313-963-4567
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Truly awe-inspiring architecture that transports you to another time. We did a self-guided walk through in less than 15min.

Thank LoraxGirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful building. The art deco ceiling is spectacular. The colors and shapes are beautiful. We did not go on the tour. They are only available on weekends. We walked around the building to look at the architectural features. It is a beautiful...More

Thank Beach1001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a tour with Pure Detroit. What a Gem. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. The view of the city from the 32nd floor was great.

Thank RoseloverTroy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very oppulent and beautiful temple to money! this is an achitectural beaty full of lovely design features and

Thank miec h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the free puredetroit 313 tour and Jacob was our tour guild. The tour was about an hour and was worth every minute. Jacob was very fun and extremely knowledgeable on the history of the Guardian building. It is definitely a must see building....More

Thank Linda F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fundraiser we attended provided us with the opportunity to tour the building. What a gem! Particularly the art deco interior design and the vaults on the lower level. The opportunity to view the city from the higher floors was rewarding. Detroit is coming back!

Thank Madhatr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pure Detroit Tours provides a free guide through this magnificent building. A true tribute to the architectural craftsmanship that cannot be seen today. It is truly the Detroit financial birthplace. When you enter, you a struck immediately by its majesty..Our docent was knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank drasch4100
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was staying at the Foundation Hotel down the street from the Guardian Building. I was born and raised in Detroit and lived there for over 60 years and today I discovered I had never visited the Guardian Building. So I took a short tour,...More

Thank Cowboy1953
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You might not have thought to come to see this incredible structure, but if you don't include it in your visit to Downtown Detroit, it'll be your loss.

Thank LulusOtherMom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very cool architecture, did a quick walk thru the lobby as it is a functional office building A few retail shops in the 2nd floor lobby area.

Thank MinnTraveler89
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Dorothy P
Where to park for pure Detroit tours
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
Is 11:00 am the only time tours are available?
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.
So they're still doing the pure Detroit tours of the Gaurdian? Do you happen to know what time?
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.