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The Henry Ford

20900 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn, MI 48124-4088
313 271 1620
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Ranked #1 of 17 attractions in Dearborn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Factory Tours
Activities: Leisure education, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Trace the history of the auto and our fascination with it along with other American inventions through the staggering collection of Henry Fords... more » Owner description: Trace the history of the auto and our fascination with it along with other American inventions through the staggering collection of Henry Fords estate, which includes such memorabilia as the chair Abraham Lincoln sat in when he was assassinated and the limo in which John F. Kennedy was shot. « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
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Butler, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

No matter who you are, there is something for everyone. Everything was very historical, too! My favorite was the Bugatti, my husbands was the train, my mom loved the presidential cars and the kids loved everything...

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Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

There is so much to like. You can spend hours there and still not see everything. Just wish they had a better lunch area,

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Warren, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

So many amazing exhibits in one building kept us fascinated at every turn. The size and complexity of the machinery on display was so impressive. Huge power generating equipment for various industries, the Dymaxium House, the Pennsylvania Engine to mention just a few really caught our attention. The explanatory plaques were very easy to understand and answered many of our... More

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Connecticut
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133 reviews 133 reviews
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This earns a top rating because of the tremendous effort that went into creating an extremely interesting collection of Americana. However, there are a few areas that could use some improvement, and they wouldn't require a great deal of effort. The railway exhibit could offer better interior views of the cars that are displayed there, especially Henry Ford's personal rail... More

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Ontario, Canada
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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I can't believe I'd never been here before. The Museum was easily an entire day to visit and explore, and it is a series of "I can't believe they have this! And this! and This!!!" Most people seem fascinated by the Kennedy Limo as was I. It is an iconic exhibit but this place is full of iconic exhibits!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The Henry Ford museum is simply one of the coolest places in Detroit metro area. If you are on the area this should be on your things do list in Detroit. Be prepared to be amazed with the collection of items on display throughout the museum. Amazing!!!

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Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This museum is incredible! There is something for everybody, and you don't need to be a car lover to appreciate all that is on display. The museum has an impressive automotive, railroad, and aircraft display in one half of the building, and the other half is broken into manufacturing, power generation (think steam power), American history (with a great civil... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Henry Ford was quite a collector and apparently also is his family or foundation. This museum is a time capsule of everything in the 20th century. Huge indoor space that takes hours to see it all. One of the curators said it was only a fraction of the collection. Wow. Well worth the time to visit with family and friends.... More

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Brandenburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This may be the most interesting place to see in Detroit. Our sunday funday was entirely spent at The Henry Ford museum and we both loved it. Great cars and other neat stuff to see. Great experience for young and old, car lovers and not car lovers. We also had luck that there has been an invention fair outside which... More

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