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500 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226-3480
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you come to Detroit you have to visit the Guardian building! Even walking into the building can make you feel like you have stepped back in time. Inquire about a tour, perhaps one of the best things you can do to get the real...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JosephineFermanian
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yesterday I had the fine opportunity to be toured through the Guardian Building. It was very informative and tastefully Done. Our guide was humorous, thorough and entertaining. The specifics of the building was unimaginable. The colors are amazing and to learn of the “why’s” associated...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it's an office building filled with private companies, the lobby is magnificent and completely covered with Pewabic Pottery. The atrium is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. It's well worth the stop to check it out, and the security guard...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just the architectural beauty of this building inspires a person. Worth a quick walk through. The elaborate detail and colors are splendid

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank katyrwalls
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You must see this building if you're visiting Detroit. The outside is visually appealing, but it's the inside that took my breath away. It's free to enter. Colourful ceilings and breathtaking art deco design. Every inch of space is wonderfully presented. Even if you just...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour was wonderful, full of very interesting details that greatly increased my appreciation for the Guardian Building in particular, and the surrounding buildings in downtown Detroit in general. I think people will find this tour fun, as well as educational.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TruBlue97
Reviewed March 6, 2019

What an amazing architectural jewel! We highly recommend taking the free tour offered on the weekend. Our guide was full of interesting information and stories. They request that you sign up online, but a few people just showed up and they were accommodated. Visiting this...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank palisades76
Reviewed March 4, 2019

If you're into office buildings and the way things used to be done (right) then this building is worth a stop. We were not able to go up to any floors but the lobby is amazing.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Cliff R
Reviewed March 2, 2019

What a gem we have in the city of Detroit. It is a must to see. The free tours from Pure Detroit on Saturday and Sunday are great. Can't wait until the 90th anniversary celebration later this year.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jstuartss
Reviewed March 1, 2019

I visited this "cathedral for financiers" on a walking tour, and it was so beautiful! I definitely want to take the building tour next time.

Date of experience: February 2019
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May 6, 2018|
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Response from pogee06 | Reviewed this property |
You can get into the former banking chamber at any time during normal business hours, but the tour is run by docents from Pure Detroit which has a shop there. The tour is free but the docents are worth a top - and some of... More
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April 19, 2017|
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Response from 13TigersLady | Reviewed this property |
There is often ample street parking available pretty much all over the city, but be careful to watch for the meters. They are skinny units and not very tall and there may be only 1 in a middle of a block. Bikes are... More
February 25, 2017|
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Response from rosalie67 | Reviewed this property |
No there are 3 tours a day on the weekends. However, if there is a wedding or function the last one is usually cancelled.