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Guardian Building

500 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226-3480
+1 313-963-4567
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“pure detroit” (80 reviews)
500 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226-3480
+1 313-963-4567
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I recently visited the inside of this building and I was right in time for a tour. There is a store on the inside called Pure Detroit. They have them there during the weekends. It's about an hour but it goes into the details of...More

Thank Fred M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took the free tour of the building offered through the Detroit store in the lobby area. We learned a lot about the buildings history and got to see some amazing views of Detroit from the top floor.

Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love to look at old buildings from a different era this is the one to see. The ceiling to the walls are magnificence. The colours are alive and tell the history of the city and Michigan.

Thank beverleyb229
Reviewed 1 week ago

The first floor lobby with its magnificent tiles and stained glass is something to behold. The Guard station has a page that describes the history of this outstanding building

Thank SusanTitus
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Detroit for a wedding and wanted to see a little bit about what Detroit was about, having known about its past better days and heard that it is coming back. We took both the tours offered by Pure Detroit, which are conveniently...More

Thank VtTravelerUsa
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is actually now the inside of a bank and just beautiful. Part of a walking tour I was on. It is amazing how the new was merged with the old to create something so beautiful in these buildings.

Thank Debbi B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We heard bits and pieces of a tour that was wrapping up (not sure how or where you sign up for these), so I would recommend finding that out. The tour guide seemed very knowledgeable and took folks into areas that the general public did...More

Thank Anthony H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Try to take a walking tour in Detroit and you can be sure this will be one of the stops on the tour. You need to check out the ceiling of this place and the architecture in general.

Thank peanutsNewYork
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Guardian Building is a remnant of the golden age of Detroit. The Art Deco interior make this gem one of the most beautiful buildings in the city- all the fancy gold on the ceilings and balcony is breathtaking. This is a must see for...More

Thank EricaDH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I make a point of visiting Art Deco buildings and going on Art Deco tours. This one is over the top in color, even gaudy. We preferred the Fisher Building. That said, the Guardian is worth a visit. We liked the bank...More

Thank Torte_Sue
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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
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.
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.