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GM Renaissance Center

Architectural buildings, Observation decks & towers, Sights & Landmarks
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Address: Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48243
Phone Number: 313 567 3126
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Description: Multi-towered skyscraper is the tallest building in Detroit that features...
Multi-towered skyscraper is the tallest building in Detroit that features an observation tower on the 72nd floor.
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I stopped here b/c I was on the people mover, and wanted to find some coffee without going outside. Sadly, everything was pretty much closed, but they did have nice restrooms. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Durham, North Carolina
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Durham, North Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I stopped here b/c I was on the people mover, and wanted to find some coffee without going outside. Sadly, everything was pretty much closed, but they did have nice restrooms. I want to go back during the week, but I'm glad that I looked around. The design can be confusing, but if you're already milling around, it's neat. It... More 

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Prosper, Tx
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99 reviews 99 reviews
51 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This Marriott connected to the Ren Cen may not be the most deluxe hotel in the area but it is a convenient place to stay. Ren Cen has it all and you don't have to leave the building when it is zero degrees. The restaurants here are good...the fast food is good...there is a convenience store.....confusing at first to get... More 

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Detroit, Michigan, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The first time I went to the Renaissance Center I was totally confused by the layout of the building. I've been visiting the building at least once a week for the last ten years, and while I'm not Totally Confused anymore, I still get lost once in a while. I think the interesting, industrial-feeling building is representative of Detroit, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

Loved the free guided tour which included spectacular views of Detroit! The guide was friendly and knowledgeable of the history of the renaissance center and Detroit. We also boarded the people mover from here.

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Chicago, Illinois
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174 reviews 174 reviews
89 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We were staying at the Marriott here so not a big deal to stop in. It was well worth it. There was a lot of the new cars to see and you can sit in to them all, its basically a show off of their cars, no sales or anything like that. The building itself is very cool, right on... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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254 reviews 254 reviews
67 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The GM Renaissance Center is really a business center, so it's not really a tourist attraction, but at the same time there are some decent shops here to have a look at. You can eat here because there are restaurants, but most of them are fast food. It's worth checking out but don't stay too long because there is much... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

The Ren Cen is a massive, cold and sterile presence on the Riverfront. The pluses are the River views and the proximity to the rest of downtown.

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Bayern, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

If you were in Detroit and have not seen the Renaissance Center you have not really been in Detroit. Shopping, a great view across the river to Canada and a walk along the river and some good restaurants.

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Kent, Ohio
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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

A building so large it has its own zip code...believe it! It's like a little city, with everything you could need. My wife and I arrived to take the noon free tour after registering at the Pure Detroit shop. There were 22 people signed up, so the group was split into two smaller groups and off we went. Our tour... More 

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South Bend
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The GM building offers tours -a must do! They building itself is interesting with plenty of history . The elevator ride to the top is scary but well worth it. The building has some shops and restaurants-one shop in particular-all Detroit stuff-shirts, books, nice tile pieces and more.

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