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Preservation Detroit Tours

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Address: 4735 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201-1201
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Learn about the history of Detroit on a set of five guided walking tours...

Learn about the history of Detroit on a set of five guided walking tours led by volunteers from Preservation Wayne.

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My college friends and I recently arranged a walking tour of downtown Detroit through Preservation Detroit and had a fantastic experience. Our volunteer guides, a married couple... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 1, 2016
Northbrook, Illinois, United States

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Northbrook, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

My college friends and I recently arranged a walking tour of downtown Detroit through Preservation Detroit and had a fantastic experience. Our volunteer guides, a married couple, shared their extensive knowledge of their city along with its history, architectural development and other anecdotes. But it was their obvious love of Detroit and their desire to see its continued, successful turnaround... More 

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

I took the Downtown Tour and it was fantastic! Having been on several other tours by other companies that just show you what their interests are I was pleasantly surprised to be on a true tour of Detroit. Typically these tours show where the new bars and restaurants are but this tour gave me a lot of history of Detroit... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

A very informative tour, it helped us see and understand the ongoing rebirth of downtown Detroit. The walk lasted just over 2 hours, cost 15$ per person via a website reservation. Worthwhile!

1 Thank Thomas S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

Preservation Detroit has put together a wonderful downtown walking tour. Our guides, Ken and Scott, filled the 3 hours with great details and information. I would wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a bottle of water. I am eager to try another Preservation Detroit tour. Thank you!

Thank Kelly M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

The tour was awesome guide was knokefgeable an I would highly recommend to anyone. I have participated in several tours by this organization and would highly recommend it

1 Thank Gracie L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

I found this tour to be a great introduction to the varied architecture and history of downtown Detroit. The guides were friendly, knowledgeable, and willing to answer all questions.There are some great stops along the way including grand interiors, adaptive uses of urban spaces, and explanations of city landmarks.In addition, this tour is led by volunteers that support the preservation... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

Preservation Detroit seeks to preserve the architecture and heritage of the city and the tours shows that off. We did the downtown tour but others are available (Midtown, Eastern Market and others). The tour was a great way to see the city. Tour guides were knowledgeable about city history and architecture. Plan to cover a good amount of area, from... More 

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Novi, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016

A very nice walking tour. We loved the buildings we saw. It was very informative. It was very nice to have several staff members on our tour. They each added a lot of information throughout the tour. It was a great way to spend the afternoon.

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Howell, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

What a fantastic tour of our great city of Detroit for fellow Cooley classmates that came into town for their high school 50th reunion. Many classmates have not been back to where they were born and raised in many, many years and live out of state. One classmate who took the tour lives in Amnan, Jordan and loved visiting Detroit.... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2015

The skyscraper tour was tremendous,from its start in the Pontchartrain Hotel all the wat through theGORGEOUS lobbys of the Guardian and Dime Buildings,to the awe-spiring CLIMAX 565 feet above Detroit on the ROOF of the Penobscot Building!!! There is a taller vantage point in the nearby Marriot Hotel,but there is NOTHING that quite beats being nearly SIX-HUNDRED feet from the... More 

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