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A must see if you are looking for great Instagrammable photos. A new icon in downtown Detroit... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Brian D
Asheville, North Carolina
Great photo opportunity

Unmissable monument to the boxer Joe Louis. It provides a great photo opportunity, either solo... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A must see if you are looking for great Instagrammable photos. A new icon in downtown Detroit. Highly recommend.

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can’t come to Detroit and not stop by the Joe Louis Monument. It’s an incredible landmark. Don’t miss it!

Thank Lorijoxoxo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unmissable monument to the boxer Joe Louis. It provides a great photo opportunity, either solo, with a group or face on with the great downtown in the background. It’s a quick visit but worth seeing if you are in the area.

Thank BigMerk
Reviewed 21 August 2018

My work takes me to Detroit a few times a year. I stay a few hundred feet from the Joe Louis monument, and like to wander over here at night. It's night in Detroit which make seem like an unsafe idea, but it's the financial...More

Thank Brad W
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Cast of the 'Brown Bombers' fist along Jefferson Avenue adjacent to Hart Plaza. It's artistic interpretation is debateable. A question of 'Strength vs Violence.' A definite landmark.

Thank Storyteller-N03
Reviewed 8 August 2018

The Joe Louis monument is one of many musts while in Detroit. Iconic and an a powerful symbol not only of one the greatest boxers, but also of the strength and tenacity of a City that has endured hard and lean times. From our recent...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Detroit tough. meaningful piece of art that speaks to the heart and soul of this city. easy to drive by. i have always found this to be a meaningful monument

Thank jon s
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Understanding the symbolism of the Joe Louis, Arm and Close Fist is a learning meaningful personable struggle of equalism in America. Just another story of (I AM SOMEBODY) named (WE THE PEOPLE)!!!!!!!!!

Reviewed 29 June 2018

This is an amazing monument with very good access to the statue. It is bang in the middle of a wide road (Jefferson) but has a crossing near it, so there was absolutely no problem with getting right close up to it.

Thank Mickigirl1310
Reviewed 28 May 2018

This is a two minute thing to do, but the big fist is an iconic part of Detroit. Not much immediately around it so drive by or walk by on your way to another attraction in the City

Thank Barry J
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