Best Buildings to See in Detroit Michigan (MAP)
It’s easy to find amazing Detroit buildings just about anywhere in the city.
Detroit’s architectural landscape includes iconic buildings in a wide range of styles designed by a wide range of architects. Once known as the “Paris of the West,” Detroit’s rich history has brought us buildings by famed architects from Albert Kahn to Minoru Yamasaki (who also designed the original World Trade Center Towers).
With must-see, iconic buildings in Detroit ranging from an automotive plant to an athletic club; from a Roman Catholic church to a Presbyterian church, Detroit’s historic buildings are both unique and compelling.
Discover Iconic Buildings in Detroit
We’ve rounded up the must-see buildings that tell the city of Detroit’s story.
You can use this interactive map to help you plan your driving or walking tour of these spots. Also, please be sure to reference our guide to Detroit Architectural Gems for more detailed information on these iconic Detroit buildings. You can also use the guide to familiarize yourself with Detroit’s skyline.
Whether you’re looking for a historic landmark or the tallest buildings in Detroit; unique office buildings or simply want to check out the beautiful Detroit Public Library, we’ve curbed Detroit for you and put together a map to help you find a Detroit institution or two. Many are listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
Please read on for the interactive map of Detroit buildings.
How to Use the Interactive Map of the Most Iconic Detroit Buildings
All you need to do to start planning your tour of Detroit Michigan is click on the map above.
Below is a list of buildings listed on the map.
- Westin Book Cadillac Hotel – designed by Louis Kamper
1114 Washington Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48226
- Fox Theatre
2211 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
- Fisher Building
3011 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202
- Detroit’s Masonic Temple
500 Temple St, Detroit, MI 48201
- Guardian Building
500 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226
- Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 E Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
- One Campus Martius
1 Campus Martius, Detroit, MI 48226
- One Detroit Center
500 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
- One Woodward Avenue
1 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
- Helen DeRoy Auditorium
Deroy Auditorium, 5203 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48202
- McGregor Memorial Conference Center
495 Gilmour Mall, Detroit, MI 48202
- Prentis Building
5201 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48202
- Wayne State University’s Education Building
WSU Campus, Detroit, MI
- Penobscot Building
645 Griswold St #1300, Detroit, MI 48226
- David Stott Building
1150 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226
- Woodward Avenue Presbyterian Church
44 W Philadelphia St, Detroit, MI 48202
- David Whitney Mansion
4421 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
- Detroit Public Library
5201 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202
- Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202
- Detroit Opera House
1526 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226
- Detroit Athletic Club
241 Madison St, Detroit, MI 48226
- Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory on Belle Isle
4 Inselruhe Ave, Detroit, MI 48207
- Belle Isle Aquarium
3 Inselruhe Ave, Detroit, MI 48207
- Packard Automotive Plant
1580 E Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48211
- Lafayette Park Apartments
1387 E, 1387 Larned St, Detroit, MI 48207
- Grand Army of the Republic Building
1942 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
- Cadillac Tower
65 Cadillac Square, Detroit, MI 48226
- East Ferry Avenue Historic District
- Michigan Central Station
- GM Renaissance Center – Designed by John Portman and also home to the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance