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The Spirit of Detroit

2 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226-3473
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Play a game of chess in the heart of Detroit

Nice landmark worth snapping a picture at while in town. The city has blocked off traffic at this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Durham, North Carolina
Cool Statue

This is a very cool Statue in a park downtown. There are tables & chairs and a large chess set... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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“photo op” (6 reviews)
“city county” (4 reviews)
2 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226-3473
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice landmark worth snapping a picture at while in town. The city has blocked off traffic at this landmark and even setup a large game of chess right in front of the statue.

Thank IT_road_warrior
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very cool Statue in a park downtown. There are tables & chairs and a large chess set nearby. This place provides for great photo opportunities.

Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The trip through Detroit to find parking was worth it to see this monument. I read up on the artist beforehand and seeing it in person was awesome. It’s bigger than I expected and wasn’t crowded like most landmarks you go to see.

Thank artgurl33
Reviewed October 10, 2017

Was a nice thing to see, the area around it has been blocked off and is now a pedestrian mall . You are close to the water front and have wonderful views of Canada.

Thank Christopher A
Reviewed September 25, 2017

Walked downtown Detroit before my U2 concert, really enjoyed the preparations for the Jazz Festival and the Chess and little table with chairs in front of this statue. It was nice just to sit and enjoy the atmosphere of a Sunday mid day.

Thank Pavla2013
Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

Came to visit Hart Plaza and realized this was on the way to our vehicle. Very huge, beautiful statue. There is a huge chess board painted in the walking are directly in front of the statue too. I wish I had caught it with its...More

Thank JenBell1969
Reviewed September 15, 2017

"Every big city needs at least one big, mythical statue. In Detroit it's The Spirit of Detroit, 16 feet tall. He's green and holds God in one hand." The Spirit of Detroit monument is located in downtown Detroit at the Coleman A. Young Center on...More

Thank Charmain D
Reviewed September 8, 2017

The Spirit of Detroit is just about the most iconic symbol of Detroit. Way cooler than the Joe Lewis fist. If you're a first time visitor to Detroit...seek it out, snap a selfie.

1  Thank DogDoggie
Reviewed September 3, 2017

This is a powerful landmark in Detroit. If you're visiting, you must swing through and get the photo. It's empowering and really expresses the beauty in Detroit. The city is coming back and although it has seen hard times, this statue remains strong and exemplifies...More

1  Thank TrvlnEagle
Reviewed August 23, 2017

I remember watching a PBS special on the making of this statue and shipping it to the states. That was very interesting, and this statue truly represents the Spirit of Detroit.

Thank Justin W
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