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GM Renaissance Center

Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48243
313 567 3126
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Ranked #28 of 82 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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Owosso
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Beautiful building on the river walk. large open foyer. GM displays cars in the center lower lobby. Shops, Starbucks, food court. The architecture is beautiful

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White Lake, Michigan, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Register for the free building tour at the Pure Detroit store, and enjoy a history of the building, the company and the area. Tour guide was very knowledgable and did a great job. The view from the glass elevator is spectacular. Lunch at Presto was a mere $13 for two...

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New Jersey
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105 reviews 105 reviews
39 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

After my Show Me Detroit Tour, I was dropped off here. (Kim told me about the food court). Since it was about lunch time I decided to try it. The tour times did not work with my schedule for exploring Detroit. I was overwhelmed by the number of choices for lunch here. It was crowded with GM employees on their... More

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Liverpool
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

My husband and I went on a free tour of the Renaissance Center the end of Sept 2013, after walking down the exceptional River Walk in downtown Detroit. The best part of the tour is going up the elevator to the restaurant level where there are absolutely gorgeous views of the city, river and Canada. It made me want to... More

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Sterling Heights, Michigan, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

The GM car display was a good time, stayed at Marriott, very nice, but over priced for Detroit. Had drinks at Volt... great vibe, service was only o.k. Dinner at Andiamo Riverfront, incredible.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
19 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

The GM Renaissance Center offers FREE tours twice daily, 12pm and 2pm. We participated in the 12pm tour last Friday. I had read that the tour visited the top of the Ren Center, the tallest building in Michigan, and figured the views would be outstanding. Our tour got of to a rocky start due to our tour guide. We immediately... More

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Sandy Springs, Georgia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

My husband works here and it has beautiful views of the riverfront. There is a lot of shops/restaurants within with great views as well. It is Detroit so you must always be aware of your surroundings regardless if it is riverfront or not.

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Detroit, Michigan
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

It is a nice building. Most everything is very expensive, as it caters to white collar business. There is not much to see if not visiting during business hours. However it is accessible from the riverfront during non business hours

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Detroit, Michigan, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

The Ren Cen is a nice place to relax with plenty of choices when it comes to shopping. I stayed at the Marriott for a while, and I've found it too be too much of a hangout for unruly people. My kids wanted to walk around, so we went to the food court. There were half dressed young girls dancing... More

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