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The Spirit of Detroit

Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226-3473
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Beautiful for a sunny day

Walked downtown Detroit before my U2 concert, really enjoyed the preparations for the Jazz Festival... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Pavla2013
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Toronto, Canada
I missed the shirt :,(

Came to visit Hart Plaza and realized this was on the way to our vehicle. Very huge, beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JenBell1969
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Detroit, Michigan
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“photo op” (6 reviews)
“city county” (4 reviews)
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Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226-3473
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1 - 10 of 87 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

"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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed August 12, 2017

The Spirit of Detroit is one of the better statues you're going to find in Michigan. It's located in the heart of downtown a couple of blocks from Joe Louis' Fist. Great for Selfies.

Thank JimDeBerry
Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

This statue sits in the front of the municipal building. It is a true symbol of the city, and presents a nice photo opportunity. One tip: When one of the Detroit teams is in the playoffs, the statue is usually clad in that team's jersey.

Thank Mark P
Reviewed July 10, 2017

This sculpture is the NYC equivalent of getting a pic with the Statue of Liberty - very fun to strike a pose that's a twin of the statue. Rarely crowded so it is EASY to get a great pic with no unknown persons in the...More

Thank Terese B
Reviewed June 29, 2017

This is really just a stop to take a great picture....the statue is actually gold , not green and you will sure pass it on a walking tour or if you just walk down Woodward Street towards the river.

Thank peanutsNewYork
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