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GM Renaissance Center

Address: Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48243
Phone Number: 313 567 3126
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Ranked #23 of 69 Attractions in Detroit
Type: Architectural Buildings, Observation Decks/ Towers, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Multi-towered skyscraper is the tallest building in Detroit that features an observation tower on...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Observation Decks/ Towers, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Multi-towered skyscraper is the tallest building in Detroit that features an observation tower on the 72nd floor.

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Chicago, Illinois
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165 reviews 165 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 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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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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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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11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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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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Huntington Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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Augusta, Georgia
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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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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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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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