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GM Renaissance Center

Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48243
313 567 3126
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Ranked #30 of 87 attractions in Detroit
Type: Architectural Buildings, Observation Decks/ Towers
Description: Multi-towered skyscraper is the tallest building in Detroit that features an observation tower on the 72nd floor.
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We only visited, didn't stay in the GM Renaissance Center. They give free tours, and we took one on monday at noon. The building is very remarkable. It is definitely worth a visit. The highlight of the tour is that they take you out to a 360deg. lookout on the 72nd floor. That alone was worth it. Our tour guide... More

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Melbourne, Vic
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Went on the tour of this centre and the tour guide was absolutely amazing, what a memory. The views were to die for, and it was great to have the guide point out the various landmarks and their background. We also enjoyed seeing the cars of the year and various other motor exhibits. An amazing centre.

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266 reviews 266 reviews
93 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

We rode the elevator up to the 72nd floor, what an incredible view, everyone very friendly. There's a restaurant up there, not quite sure the name, we just did some cocktails while we were there and enjoyed the view!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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77 reviews 77 reviews
36 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

the place is very good. There are some cars that we can take pictures, a lot of restaurants and the Marriot hotel. There are cafeterias and most of the tours starts there. There are a DPM (detroit people move) station there and we can go to other places from there I strongly recomend the visit.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I think this is one of the tallest hotels in the country. It was huge, which made it somewhat confusing to get around in, but overall I was fine. Very clean & modern & the staff was friendly but I was highly impressed with my room. It was nice, simple & clean, but nothing special. A plus was it is... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Looking for free things to do? Well this tour is it. It was supposed to be a 45 minutes tour, but 1 hour and 10 minutes later it was still going strong. I have no complaints because I got my money's worth...oh, I forgot it was free. My guide was very knowledgeable is the reason why our tour lasted so... More

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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119 reviews 119 reviews
44 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

If you have spent or are planning on spending any time in downtown Detroit you must visit the Ren Cen. The food and shops are great, the view of the river and Canada is truly amazing.

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Toronto, Canada
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321 reviews 321 reviews
89 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

As university students we visited friends at Wayne State regularly in the late 70s and early 80s...and walks along the river and up the Renaissance Center were frequent. This was my first visit since then and it was quite sad to see what I once thought was fabulous is really depressing now. Organization is poor, and getting from place to... More

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Charlotte, NC
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94 reviews 94 reviews
63 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I had such high hopes for the RenCen due to information at the hotel and suggestions from the concierge. Finding anything in the building is very hard to do as you have to go from "tube" to "tube" and signage is lacking. We had hoped to go up on the observation deck, but discovered that you can only do that... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Stayed with children on a weekend when there was a HUGE dance convention/competition. Both hotels booked solid with families. Lots of families = lots of people = lots of money to be made. With the city in bankruptcy, wouldn't you think these businesses would check the schedules and realize there's money to be made by staying open longer or actually... More

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