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Motown Historical Museum

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Address: 2648 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48208
Phone Number: 313-875-2264
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Description: This old Detroit home belies the greatness that was born here: the Motown...
This old Detroit home belies the greatness that was born here: the Motown Sound. But one step inside Hitsville, USA, the original house where Berry Gordy lived and recorded the Motown hits, and you'll catch the beat and spirit of this booming music era. Photos, costumes, artwork, music and other memorabilia take you back to simpler times.
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Who doesn't LOVE Motown??? Go to Hittsville USA!!!

This place is tiny and when you get there you will be thinking "this is it?" but it's so worth a visit! The tour and history are great! Very interactive in a super fun way. Be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We visited the Motown Museum on a recent overnighter to Detroit. The story of how Motown Records came about was interesting. If you are looking for Motown memorabilia, forget it. Just about everything displayed were photographs, photos of letters or photos of documents. I was bit confused as to why no cameras are permitted when just about all you could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This place is tiny and when you get there you will be thinking "this is it?" but it's so worth a visit! The tour and history are great! Very interactive in a super fun way. Be ready to belt out some Motown lyrics while there. The Funk Brothers - you will learn about how significant they are too. If in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Went there after concluding my business trip and decided to see why it was ranked #2 must see. Well worth the rank. The tour guide Jordan was enthusiastic, added his flavor with song and dance and was a delight. I learned a lot and have an even greater respect for Berry Gordy journey & the Motown music. The only thing... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Brilliant place to visit if you like music, the tour guides do a great job. You'll enjoy your time, about one hour is needed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is one tour you don't want to miss, there is nothing like it to see the home of where it all began. It gave me chills just to know I was standing where the greatest entertainers of the world became famous. The sound room, the actual instruments still in place. Nothing like it and to see the guest books... More 

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Lorain, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend has wanted to go to Motown for many, many years. We decided to take a trip to Detroit and visit a few sites. Motown was everything he expected and more. Being a longtime fan of the music, he really enjoyed seeing where it all began. If you are a music fan of any kind, this is a must... More 

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naperville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Had heard less than stellar reviews of the museum but came away very impressed. The guided tour was well done.

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Ripley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We saw this museum advertised at our hotel and thought we'd visit to pass an hour or so one afternoon. It would have been a crime not to visit - so make the time if you are in Detroit! Brilliantly put together. It's only small but shows the beginning of Motown culminating in a visit to the actual studio where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit to Detroit, and we'd been looking forward to this tour for so long that it was hard to believe we were actually in the little house where it all happened. Tour guides are super enthusiastic and entertaining while sharing their in-depth knowledge of Motown history. So amazing to be in Studio A where such musical... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Everything you ever wanted to know about Motown. The place has so much history. A MUST SEE if you're in Detroit for at least 24 hours.

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