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Guardian Building

500 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226-3480
+1 313-963-4567
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  • Average3%
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“art deco” (56 reviews)
“pure detroit” (81 reviews)
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500 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226-3480
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+1 313-963-4567
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is an amazing art deco building with intricate mozaics and stunning interior. The shop inside offers unique Detroit souvenirs.

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a "must see" and dramatic example of wonderful art deco style and attention to detail, The original Tiffany glass and clock is spectacular.

Thank GSSATLANTA
Reviewed 1 week ago

This building is spectacular. One could have envisioned it as a church with its' artwork. The exterior is a magnet for the eyes and the interior is even more spell-bounding. Sit in the great hall for coffee and be astounded by the acoustics.

Thank M C N
Reviewed 1 week ago

inside and out, it is amazing to see the Architecture. The Guardian building is a True Treasure. Its worth stopping in.

Thank JimDeBerry
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a Detroit Tigers game, a friend and I dropped into the building for a quick view. First of all the guard was welcoming and offered us a flyer which highlighted the obvious and not so attractions in this building. T This building shows the...More

1  Thank tommyboy48331
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building is absolutely stunning!! It is an architecturally gorgeous property, inside and out. You really need a tour guide to explain all of the architectural features. I cannot begin to describe how amazing it is. If you love architecture, design, and history, you will...More

Thank Christine G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived just before closing on our only day in Detroit, but were so happy we didn't miss this. Architecture and attention to detail of construction of this time is not to be missed.

Thank tworoadsconverged
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My 10 year old daughter and I drove right in front of the building and parked on a Friday evening about 6. Lady at the desk was very kind and helpful about things to do in Detroit. To get the best look and pics of...More

Thank Bellecoop
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well preserved. A must see while in Detroit Within walking distance, not off the beaten path. Take the time to visit, 30 minutes max.

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the enormous pleasure of taking part in all three of the FREE tours offered by puredetroit.com (check page for current dates/times) of and departing from The Guardian Building directed by Michael Boettcher (of the Guardian, skyscrapers in the area, and the architectural art...More

1  Thank klineposada1944
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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
26 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
16 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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