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Guardian Building

500 Griswold Street, Detroit, MI 48224
+1 (313) 963-4567
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Ranked #2 of 87 Attractions in Detroit
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Detroit, Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

If you are visiting downtown Detroit and have extra time, this is a nice building to go and take a peak in. The building is beautiful inside.

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Watsonville, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The Guardian Building is one of the most beautiful architectural Jewels of the country with gorgeous arches and beautiful mosaics.

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Rochester, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The lobby is one of the largest, most expansive installations of Art Deco in the world. A former bank, its not to be missed.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The architecture was amazing. As our tour guide said " it's an oh my God building. The tile work and stained glass for a bank was unbelievable.

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Detroit
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Not to be missed this magnificent building will take your breath away once you step inside. Take time to have coffee in the cafe and peek at the shop.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Beautiful architecture inside and out. Would have liked to see more of the building than just one floor.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is a spectacular building that you must take a moment to witness. The only reason why I knocked a star off is because the hours are inconvenient for tourists and the tours offered by Pure Detroit are offered sporadically.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Awesome artwork. Excellent exhibit of architecture and art. Hidden gem in downtown Detroit. A must see.

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Boston
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117 reviews 117 reviews
11 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Such a beautiful building. It makes you feel bad for all the buildings in Detroit that have fallen apart. So unique and amazing. Let's hope they save and restore other old downtown buildings.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This building is truly beautiful. The interior is awe-inspiring. The art work is breath taking to look at. Buildings are not built like this anymore. It is well worth the walk here to look at the building and have a coffee and study the magnificent clock that is still there.

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