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500 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226-3480
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All reviews art deco pure detroit beautiful building tile work bank of america the upper floors architectural gem financial district lobby area main hall stained glass jaw dropping pewabic tiles free tour worth a stop inside the building amazing architecture
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I've never done a formal tour, but a walk through will be pretty overwhelming. The Guardian was built just around the time of the depression (I belive just prior to it) and features exquisite bronze work (look at the elevator doors), breathtaking tile and a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Leslie S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Don't Miss this Great Time Capsule left in Detroit. When in Detroit this is a must see building for anyone who love architecture and old buildings.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JIM O
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in town and just stopped in for a visit. The interior arches, wall murals, and clock made it well worth a stop.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're every Downtown Detroit PLEASE take 15-20 minutes to drop in and look around. It's totally free and one of the visual highlights of the city.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank HKar0610
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love architecture, this building is worth a visit! We visited late in the day, so most of the shops were closed. Luckily my sister, who lives in Detroit had taken a formal tour and was able to explain the fascinating history of this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MWivell
Reviewed 9 November 2018

Wonderful Art Deco building! This has been on my bucket list for a long time and I was not disappointed. The beautiful workmanship is a must see for all Art Deco lovers!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bobhrobl
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

I just dropped by and walked inside the building. The foyer area is spectacular and worth a look. I didn’t do a tour and couldn’t see any signage suggesting one was possible. There is an eating area inside the foyer so you can sit and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jbjo13
Reviewed 1 November 2018

I came to The Guardian Building on a Sunday when lots of the shops were closed. The architecture is nice and is worth viewing if you're in the area but there is nothing overly stunning here so probably isn't a must visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

What an amazing building!!! Toured with a friend recently and our guide was the same history grad from Wayne State who guided our Fisher tour last May. He is the BEST ambassador the city of Detroit could have. He knows so much of the city’s...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

They just don’t construct buildings like this anymore. This fabulous place is a must see. The attention to detail is amazing and worth the time to walk around.

Date of experience: October 2018
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7 May 2018|
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Response from pogee06 | Reviewed this property |
You can get into the former banking chamber at any time during normal business hours, but the tour is run by docents from Pure Detroit which has a shop there. The tour is free but the docents are worth a top - and some of... More
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19 April 2017|
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Response from mark1friedrich | Reviewed this property |
On the street with meter parking. There was ton of parking
26 February 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.