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Multi-towered skyscraper is the tallest building in Detroit that features an observation tower on the 72nd floor.
Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48243
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Reviewed 3 days ago

When it was built, the Renaissance Center was supposed to symbolize the re-emergence of Detroit from its hard times. However, in many respects the effect is now reversed; the city is pulling down the RenCen instead of the RenCen pulling up the city. Just as...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful structure right on the river! GM outdid themselves! There are some nice cars in here, but it is not a museum. You can see Canada from here. You do not need much time here, but everything else was closed on a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 413brandit
Reviewed 1 week ago

The entrance is very impressive from the waterfront, with the Palm trees, looks like Miami.Has a hotel inside, stores, foodcourt and GM cars.Something worth to visit in Detroit.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Steve P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoy the summer concerts and the river walk. Inside is so big and beautiful! There is much to do and see. Explore and have fun!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 99KimsWhims
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful walk to the place. The top of the building is no longer open to the public. The place has places to eat and just a couple of cars inside to see. Not much to-do but cool to see. When the top opens back up...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Ginamidd24
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Ren Cen is a fun place to walk around. The car displays are great to look at and free. There are a variety of restaurants and some shops.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank sisterida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have extra time while visiting Detroit I would surely recommend a visit to the GM Center. Tons of restaurants in the area and easy access to the water front.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Brian D
Reviewed June 5, 2019

We were very delighted with our stay at GM Renassance Center for FIRST World Finals. Our room and everything about the hotel were top notch. The location allowed us to easily use the people mover, the trolley and to walk to many outstanding sights in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank corawalter5865
Reviewed May 27, 2019

It was fun visiting this center and learning the history of how the interior had been redone from mostly concrete to what it is now. It is immaculate on the inside. There are GM cars rotating on a carousel in the lobby with a full-size...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank CDR1857
Reviewed May 25, 2019

We made an unplanned stop here since Hart Plaza was closed. They have a display of current GM cars and a nice rotating display with an audio/video presentation of vehicles themed after their partners (ex. Disney, NCAA, etc). It looks like they have a fairly...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Scott B
March 1, 2019|
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Response from 530kellib | Reviewed this property |
yes plenty of places to eat there in the building
Tim B
November 19, 2017|
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Response from neeky739 | Reviewed this property |
No, there was no access to that restaurant when we stayed
Tabatha H
August 7, 2017|
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Response from jiml3222 | Reviewed this property |
I worked in the RenCen for a couple years. The top two floors, one a restaurant, one a lounge, revolved when I visited and dined there in the 1980s. It took exactly one hour for it to make a 360-degree revolution. Those two... More