We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Spirit of Detroit

Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226-3473
Review Highlights
Nice statue next to the City County building

There is really not much to see here other than the statue itself. Spend some time appreciating... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Northville, Michigan
very cool monument especially scenic at night

very cool monument especially scenic at night. the spirit of Detroit is not far from the river and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Christopher F
McMurdo Station Antarctica
Read all 90 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“hart plaza” (7 reviews)
“city county” (4 reviews)
“joe louis” (6 reviews)
Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226-3473
Write a Review
Reviews (90)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 90 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

There is really not much to see here other than the statue itself. Spend some time appreciating it, but cross Jefferson and go th Hart plaza, and down to the river walk. Very nice there.

Thank BHartMich
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very cool monument especially scenic at night. the spirit of Detroit is not far from the river and should be visited. illuminated at night makes it really nice.

Thank Christopher F
Reviewed May 18, 2017

Very inspiring monument down near the Hart Plaza area. Seems to be a testimony to the spirit of Detroit never so more evident than the last 30 years.

Thank jerdc
Reviewed May 5, 2017

Inspiring, and wonderful to view after decades...a worthy symbol of a great city. Home of many Red Wings jerseys when the team is on a Stanley Cup run!

Thank plamichigan
Reviewed May 5, 2017

If you are a tourist taking a drive South on Woodard Ave. you are going to see this to your left, just before to drive into the Detroit River, if you don't slow down. It looks just like the photo above and really is a...More

Thank James M
Reviewed April 26, 2017

The Spirit of Detroit is easily accessible for travelers and should be seen by all that come to Detroit for a visit. It is a symbol of the city and represents what Detroit is, a good old fashion hard working city built on strong values....More

Thank Jonathan D
Reviewed March 30, 2017

definitely something to see when you're in town. located right in the heart of downtown-love when they put local team jerseys on during playoffs!

Thank robertacX8520ZT
Reviewed March 30, 2017

The Spirit of Detroit is a must see if you are new to the area or visiting. You will see the giant Red Wings Jersey if you are lucky during the season. Highly recommend stopping to check it out.

Thank stephaniek269
Reviewed March 24, 2017

If you are on a quest for photos of things that just seem like "Detroit", then this is one to get. You can get here and the Joe Louis Monument by looking left and right while standing in Hart Plaza. Downtown has a wealth of...More

Thank HkyLvr
Reviewed February 26, 2017

Glad that we took the time to walk around and see this statue in person. Mike Illitch had passed away the weekend we were in Detroit, and little monuments had popped up all around Detroit, including on this statue. Really cool piece of art!

Thank JGLjen
Nearby Restaurants
Hudson Cafe
337 reviews
.07 km away
Wright & Company
249 reviews
.11 km away
Vicente's Cuban Cuisine
269 reviews
.12 km away
Small Plates
171 reviews
.22 km away
Nearby Attractions
Campus Martius Park
184 reviews
.33 km away
Detroit Opera House
176 reviews
.26 km away
The Z Lot
35 reviews
.20 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Spirit of Detroit staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines