Need somewhere to take an out-of-towner? Looking for a free date idea? If beauty is your thing, look no further than a free tour of one of Detroit’s most breathtaking architectural masterpieces, and a National Historic Landmark — the Guardian Building. Erected in 1929 and designed by Wire Rowland, the tour offers stunning views from the 32nd floor and rarely seen areas of the building.Tours run about 60 minutes and photography is encouraged. RSVPs are not necessary, just show up on the day of and sign up in the Pure Detroit shop located inside the Guardian.
Pure Detroit Guardian Building tours run every Saturday and Sunday (Christmas Day excluded) starting at 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays and noon-2 p.m. on Sundays; 500 Griswold, Detroit; 313-873-6004; puredetroit.com; Tours are free.