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GM Renaissance Center

Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48243
313 567 3126
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Ranked #28 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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Huntington Beach, California
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222 reviews 222 reviews
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I didn't expect much after all it is a building with offices, shops and restaurants. It is very industrial looking inside with concrete walk ways. I think there are 4 round towers and a central taller tower. They are covered outside with glass windows. You can take a tour starting from the Pure Detroit store at noon or 2 PM.... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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218 reviews 218 reviews
115 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I'd seen the GM Renaissance Center when I'd been here this past weekend to see Detroit for the NYG-Lions MNF Season opener. It is a very impressive looking building that symbolizes GM's empire on American Cars but also from the distance makes Detroit look grander than it actually is. It is worth touring if seeing Landmarks in Detroit, it is... More

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Peoria, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Beautiful building with a stellar view of the Detroit River and the Canadian side. Nice showcase for GM on ground level with a huge selection of their automobiles on display - well done! A very worthwhile visit and best of all free! We did go up to the Coach Insignia restaurant for a drink in the bar hoping the get... More

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It's very easy to spot the building since it's massive and tallest in town you can see GM cars display in the first floor and some shops to go around it's easy to access so why not stop by the building when you are here it's around ten minutes from the greektown

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Toledo, Ohio
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206 reviews 206 reviews
110 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

90 out of 100 out of towner have no idea what's inside this magnificent building..intimidating to just walk in.. No signage, no idea what's inside.. Could be so much better.. But once inside you love it.. This should be Detroits navy pier if done right.. DO IT ! Start with a feris wheel

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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It's my favorite place to stay when I'm in town for a Red Wings game, short walk to the Joe, always clean, friendly staff and the breakfast is fantastic!

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58 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We took the tour of the Renaissance Center (which are free) and got to take a glass elevator ride to the 72nd floor and got a 360deg view of the city. The tour is the only way to go to the top unless you want to pay $45 per person to eat at Coach Insignia. The building itself has many... More

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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We visited the GM Renaissance Center for about 2 hours and it still wasn't enough! There were so many hightlights in the tour. I liked the miniature Detroit display and going up the Central Tower. We saw an excellent view of Detroit and tour the rooftop restaurant, Coach Insignia. During the tour the tour guide was very informative and patient.... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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