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The Spirit of Detroit

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Address: Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226-3473

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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 noteworthy treasures like this

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2017

I have seen this statue most of my life. Great place for out of town guest to visit. Sometimes they will make a big sports jersey for it if one of the Detroit teams gets into the playoffs.

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2017

So beautifully doe, surrounded by a beautiful building. Great to walk by in our travels. I loved the Greek feel to this statue and it's representation of Industry in Detroit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

Worth the walk by for sure! Taking a picture in hockey town while he's wearing the giant jersey is pretty awesome

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

This statue stands as a symbol of Detroit! Detroiters love it! It is often decorated with sports jerseys, etc...., to celebrate the city's events. The statue stands in front of the Municipal complex and is free to view.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

The Spirit of Detroit is very attractive and takes on the spirit of what's happening in the city of Detroit. Great place to stop and get photos.

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Roseville, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

Everytime i walk by this someone take a picture front . It's great art work they do there some time you see different detroit sport team shirt on it . i say keep up

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Grandville, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

I have always wanted to check this monument out. I love when they dress it up in a team jersey for a sporting team. We visited on a sunny Sunday morning, it was a bit chilly but no one was around so plenty of time to check it out. Worth a visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

As we walked past, both thought, what a cool statue ? In front of a Govt.Building and does catch your attention but hopefully means more to the good people of Detroit ! A story/history board explaining would of been helpful ? We might of been a bit distracted at the time as the Anti-Trump protest was setting up in front... More 

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