Listed in the National Archives of the Smithsonian as one of the most outstanding buildings in the U.S. known for its historic restoration, City Hall in Bay City was built between 1894 and 1897. In 1980, the building was completely restored at a cost of $3.3 million and following a fire in 2010 underwent a $5 million upgrade and rehabilitation. It is one of the finest examples of municipal architecture in the modern Romanesque style to be found in this country and exemplifies one of many outstanding preservation efforts in Bay City. Tourists are welcome to enjoy a fantastic 360° panoramic view of the city from the 180-foot clock tower. Open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Guided tours available from the Bay County Historical Museum, (989) 893-5733.