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The Guardian Building

500 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226-3480
+1 313-963-4567
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“art deco” (62 reviews)
“pure detroit” (88 reviews)
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500 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226-3480
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+1 313-963-4567
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"art deco"
in 62 reviews
"pure detroit"
in 88 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 60 reviews
"the upper floors"
in 9 reviews
"financial district"
in 6 reviews
"architectural gem"
in 10 reviews
"lobby area"
in 8 reviews
"stained glass"
in 10 reviews
"free tour"
in 13 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 10 reviews
"pewabic tiles"
in 6 reviews
"wayne county"
in 6 reviews
"main floor"
in 10 reviews
"old building"
in 7 reviews
"detroit tour"
in 6 reviews
"tour guide"
in 14 reviews
"gift shop"
in 11 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

This building is amazing beautiful Art Deco Aztec. A must visit when you are in Detroit. There is a small coffee place inside the building. We took a tour on Saturday at 3 pm. It was great. Out tour guide was knowledgeable and he took...More

Thank ZxTravel
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very architecturally stunning building. Look up Pure Detroit website for times of free tours to really enhance your experience. We came here at 1 PM on Saturday for a tour. Tours last one hour and you see the main entrance, the second...More

Thank SharonB231
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love buildings and/or history... don't miss... I suggest giving the guy a nice tip at the end... well worth it.

Thank Julie R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This historical building is unlike any. It has beautiful and colorful tiles in Art Deco design ceiling to floor. There is an area where you can enjoy a coffee and then stop into the Pure Detroit shop. There are tours of the building offered by...More

Thank Linda D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wasn't sure what to expect when I went here, but wow - this place is amazing. The architectural decoration is like nothing I've ever seen anywhere. They were running free, hour long tours when I was there and I listened in for a few...More

Thank Valerie S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just walking by the outside of the building, you get a sense of the grandeur of the architecture with the design of the arched windows, colors, and tilework. Inside is where the magic is. An great display of Native American influence with color and design...More

2  Thank IA_Hawks
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Guardian Building simply must been seen with your own two eyes to be believed ... such incredible beauty, grandeur and attention to detail. An Art Deco masterpiece heavily influenced by Aztec styling, built during Detroit's more prosperous times when clearly no expense was spared....More

2  Thank AmyLynn1980
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

This amazing building boosts of an Art Deco feel with an Aztec influence. It is colorful and beautiful. Use of locally made Pewabic tiles add to the local gel. It is the home of a bank but small business also are off the lobby including...More

1  Thank Mollie O
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful Art Deco building in the heart of Detroit. The grandeur is amazing, but we actually liked it best when we could spot the tiny details of excellence, like he lamps and stained glass at the elevators.

1  Thank Jeff K
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

This is a must see building if you are in Downtown. Very impressive and provides a pleasant mood when you are In there. You can't miss this place if in Detroit.

1  Thank YogeshLad
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Dorothy P
19 April 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
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dianewdrane
25 February 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.
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johngoold1
15 July 2016|
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Response from StockholmKindaGuy | Reviewed this property |
You can also visit the building on your own, when it's open.
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