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Arab American National Museum

Address: 13624 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126
Phone Number: 313-582-2266
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Ranked #2 of 22 things to do in Dearborn
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Owner description: The Arab American National Museum (AANM) is the first and only museum in the United States devoted...
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Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Horton, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

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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 

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Detroit, Michigan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

What a gorgeous museum! Informative, Interactive and aesthetically pleasing. Dearborn, an ideal city for this museum, has a large and diverse Arab, Persian and Islamic community. There is an unmistaken international flavour throughout the neighbourhood. A couple of hours very well spent!

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Ankara, Turkey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We saw this museum by chance and it was fascinating. The building is handsome. The displays not only trace how Arabs came to America, where they settled and what they did/do, but give information on where they came from. This museum should be a must visit for Americans living in or visiting the Detroit area, especially in today's world. For... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

If you have absolutely nothing to do this is a great stop...hidden and really interesting collections of Arab American artifacts and history...however the staff are extremely rude. They barely acknowledged us even though we made a small donation. With that attitude I can take my money somewhere else like the Ford Museum

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We made a point to go to this museum when we were looking for things to do in Detroit. It is off the beaten path, which is our kind of place. The building is beautifully designed, staff was welcoming, exhibits very informative and they had a lovely gift shop. Give yourself time because there is a lot to see. My... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

When I went, I had to go around to the back and be buzzed in. They have a small gift shop and a library. Three floors of exhibits. The day I was there the elevator was not working. The Arab American Museum is interesting, The indigo blue tiles on the walls are beautiful as is the sky dome They have... More 

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Detroit, MI
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143 reviews 143 reviews
30 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Just got back from the Arab American National Museum, we went with a pass provided by the Smithsonian for museum live day. We live a few miles away and we really should have gone sooner. It is a beautiful building, the tile work on the main floor is gorgeous and the soaring skylight dome oh my. The exhibits were very... More 

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Smith Mountain Lake, VA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
16 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We were anticipating visiting the Arab American National Museum as we had an entire day to spend before our flight out of Detroit. However, after checking their hours on the internet, and seeing that it would be open on Mondays through the month of August, and then battling traffic to get there, we were so disappointed that it was closed.... More 

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