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Address: 13624 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126
Phone Number: 313-582-2266
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Arab American National Museum (AANM) is the first and only museum...

The Arab American National Museum (AANM) is the first and only museum in the United States devoted to Arab American history and culture. Through its interactive hands-on exhibits, the AANM documents and presents the Arab American story. By bringing the voices and faces of Arab Americans to its audiences, the AANM affirms its commitment to dispel the many misconceptions about Arab Americans and other minorities.

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Fun and mind-opening!

If you were to go and explore the museum alone, you'd be taken aback by the beauty of the displays and architecture. The displays are very informative, and sometimes they have a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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English first
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you were to go and explore the museum alone, you'd be taken aback by the beauty of the displays and architecture. The displays are very informative, and sometimes they have a section dedicated to art created by Arabs or Arab-Americans. The museum presents many aspects of the Arab identity, such as religion, stereotypes, definition of what an Arab is,... More 

Thank wojiaoholly
Trenton, Michigan
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

I hope more people take the time to discover this wonderful museum. The displays were entertaining and very informative. I loved the interactive technology. Staff was friendly and took the time to answer all of our questions. I plan to come back and would highly recommend this museum

Thank ChezEagle
Jacksonville, Florida
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63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Went with a school group and it was a nice museum, just on the smaller side, so it won't take you more than an hour or two to complete. Location is near plenty of good restaurants, so make a nice afternoon of it.

Thank serenity124
Columbus, Indiana
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

We were impressed with how spacious and beautiful the building is. I enjoyed how inactive it was and the art displays. The receptionist was very helpful and pleasant. The first floor has a magnificent view of the dome. You can use your cell phone to call the museum and then type in the number located on the display you are... More 

Thank Michelle O
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My last day in the Detroit area and on my way to Detroit Metro Airport from Downtown. This museum I almost passed and didn't see but I was glad I did. Please take the time as its $8.00 well spent as this museums size is misleading as there are 3 floors of art, history and sites.

Thank Keith H
Los Angeles, California
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1,381 reviews
753 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 720 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Visited the museum during the recent Bank of America Museums on Us weekend. Why have I never visited this museum until now? Begins on ground floor with exhibits about Arab culture, art, food, music, and contributions to world history and progress, as well as Islam. Special exhibition gallery also on first floor. Downstairs is another gallery of changing exhibits. Upstairs... More 

1 Thank Saranger
Riverview, Michigan
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I went for a special event and am do impressions, I will definitely be back to spend more time. The inside is surprisingly open and large as well as beautifully adorned. Well worth visiting.

Thank Diane G
Horton, United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We visited the museum today and learned a lot. The museum is easy to find, right on Michigan Ave in Dearborn. We discovered that there are many outstanding and accomplished Arab Americans, and a pleasant surprise is that a lot of them are women. It was very moving to read the stories of immigrants, coming to America with basically nothing... More 

3 Thank Joyce P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This was one of the many amazing places to visit in the area. People and staff are very helpful,kind,knowledgeable and very welcoming. Me and children had a beautiful afternoon. We learned alot about the arabic culture and we were amazed at how much the arabic community has contributed to the region. Great day. Thank you to all the welcoming staff... More 

2 Thank Aida T
Detroit, Michigan
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37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Yalla means 'let's go' and this is a review of a walking food/cultural tour offered by the Arab American Museum. It cost $20 and was well worth every penny. We also received tickets to the museum as part of the tour, but I have not yet had a chance to visit it. There were about 20 in the group and... More 

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