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Arab American National Museum

13624 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126
313-582-2266
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Ranked #4 of 16 attractions in Dearborn
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
25 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

What a well rounded informational experiance. I learned more about Arab Countries and the region in a few hours. I thought I knew a lot about the culture from living in the Dearborn area but this was a real eye opener.

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Saint Charles, Michigan, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

My husband went here with middle school students. He said it was worthwhile and he learned a lot. He would like our family to visit the museum.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Great Museum, staff really really good and knowlagable. I know there was big Arab population around Dearborn & Detroit but i didnt know how Big. The Museum really opens your eyes and after the visit there, i started thinking of visiting the Middle East. Would go back when next trip Takes me to Dearborn/Detroit.

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Haslett, Michigan
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28 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

See this, go to a mosque ( you will be welcomed) and eat some great middle Eastern food, and you'll get a feel for Arab American culture. This is a great place to start to learn the story of Arab American migration and contribution Michigan.

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Nashville, TN
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56 reviews 56 reviews
8 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

A second visit to the Museum reminds me what an intimate place this is, and how much I've learned each time I've been here. You'll learn about the arrival of Arab-Americans in the US, the lives of individual Arab-Americans, and a broad overview of Arab culture, art, science, history, and literature. Special exhibits focus on specific aspects of Arab-American life.... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Southeastern Michigan has the largest Arab community in the the US (in fact, it is only surpassed by the Middle East itself!) so it is fitting that there would be a great museum to honor them and celebrate their history and culture. This is it.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Great display, awesome library. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Well located in downtown Dearborn.

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