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Hart Plaza

Address: One Hart Plaza, Detroit, MI 48226
Phone Number: 313-877-8077
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Ranked #49 of 71 Attractions in Detroit
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Owner description: Designed by Isamu Noguchi, this huge concrete expanse features the designer's unique creations of a...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Owner description: Designed by Isamu Noguchi, this huge concrete expanse features the designer's unique creations of a twisted spire and fountain.

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Toronto, Canada
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165 reviews 165 reviews
45 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

After leaving the GM Ren Cen, you come out to the either start or end portion of the Detroit Riverfront path that runs about 3 miles from here to Belle Island. There are a few monuments here with a look and for some photo stops and I guess if it was nicer weather maybe a fun family hangout spot, but... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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73 reviews 73 reviews
37 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is NOT a plaza, in the traditional sense of the word. What We do have, is a venue that holds large numbers of people together, for special events. A small Amphitheater, a water fountain, and an excellent view of the Detroit River, are thrown in ,for good measure. The powers that Be, weren't too anxious to yield this prime... More 

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DOVER
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291 reviews 291 reviews
94 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

If you are going to do the whole river walk, u will go right past hart plaza, it pretty, good picture opportunities!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Was on a tour of downtown Detroit and walked through the park. I guess with the city's bankruptcy... maintenance has not been a priority here. The fountain was not on, and looked as if had not been on in some time with all the grass growing through the pavers. I would skip this and head down to the ricer front... More 

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Michigan
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

I've been to Hart Plaza many times and have always struggled to get the gist of what it's supposed to be. It became clear to me on my most recent visit when I spent the day there with some European friends, showing them around Detroit. One woman who was with us thought the monuments looked like tributes to communism. I... More 

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

Memorial to the Underground Railroad is impressive, right on the river. Nice view across the river to Windsor, Canada

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Hernando, Mississippi
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216 reviews 216 reviews
26 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Couldn't see much due to snow blocking to side walks. Did see Canada and was a great sight and the big fist statue. Could use better cross walks and parking.

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Detroit, Michigan
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17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

The only reason we go here is because it is close to the riverfront/riverwalk. Otherwise it is a giant park of concrete and metal that lacks beauty. Festivals happen here but otherwise not a great park. A little scary at night and could use a guard/ patrol or too when it's dark.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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43 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

It's the middle of the summer vacation, and not a tourist in sight. Maybe this is a typical day for the city, or it's just the wrong time of year. But during my visit, the Plaza felt abandoned. It looks incomplete... feels like a bunch of statues and structures scattered around the plaza. I felt safe walking around the plaza... More 

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Sterling Heights, MI
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194 reviews 194 reviews
12 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

My husband and I have been regular visitors to Hart Plaza since 1980. There's a skating rink for winter activity and it is home to many summer and fall festivals for music and other events.

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