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Address: One Hart Plaza, Detroit, MI 48226
Phone Number: 313-877-8077
Description: Designed by Isamu Noguchi, this huge concrete expanse features the...
Designed by Isamu Noguchi, this huge concrete expanse features the designer's unique creations of a twisted spire and fountain.
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Hart Plaza is a nice place to end up after doing a riverfront walk

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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Cedar Park, Texas
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86 reviews 86 reviews
62 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

When I went it was very cold and the fountain wasn't on, so I hesitated at first to walk over. The water in the Detroit River was beautiful, electric blue and not something I would have expected to see in a city. There's also a statue at the river in memorial to all of the enslaved and free blacks who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Have been going here for years since childhood, most recently watched the annual fireworks display in late June 2014. Great concrete city park on Detroit River for enjoying an afternoon strolling along the riverfront. Awesome sculptures and lounging areas as well. Vendor food options available during the day. Very close and easy walking access to other downtown Detroit attractions. Perfect... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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116 attraction reviews
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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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46 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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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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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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 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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26 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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41 helpful votes 41 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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