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Hart Plaza

One Hart Plaza, Detroit, MI 48226
313-877-8077
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Ranked #46 of 82 attractions in Detroit
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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15 helpful votes 15 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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56 helpful votes 56 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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Southfield, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Where can you stand in Detroit and see skyscrapers, giant freighters, Canada, and one of the oddest fountains ever? Hart Plaza. In summer the plaza hosts lively ethnic festivals and other events. It is also a gateway to the Riverwalk along the Detroit River and to the top of the Renaissance Center for a panoramic view of the area.

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Michigan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

I have grown up and worked in Detroit mot of my life and Hart Plaza is just one of those places that evokes a great sense of pride in the Motorcity.

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Rockwood, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

It gets crowed at time and many homless people are there trying to panhandle money, also most of the time there is not enough security

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Southfield, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

I have been going to Hart Plaza for over thirty years. From the ethnic festivals to ice skating and the Freedom Festival Fireworks the events are varied and well planned.

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Plymouth, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

The City of Detroit is bleeding red ink. There is very little money for ANY of the non-critical services in the city. Therefore something has to be ignored, unfortunately it is the Park and Recreation department that is taking a big hit and this area is falling into disrepair and neglect. A shame since it was a centerpiece of the... More

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