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Motown Historical Museum

2648 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48208
313-875-2264
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Ranked #3 of 86 attractions in Detroit
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Historic Sites
Fee: Yes
Traveler Description: The Motown Historical Museum at 2648 W. Grand Boulevard Detroit, Michigan 48208 was once the headquarters of Motown Records and Tamla Records during... more »
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san clemente, ca
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A perfect way to spend a rainy July morning. Great guided tour, with our guide even singing herself! Unbelievable the music and fame that came from the recording studio. Very informative.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

And, this is the real deal! All the pleasures and thrills and memories of Motown music... Don't miss it...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I was in Detroit for a few hours and decided that I could not leave without stopping into the Motown museum and I'm glad that I did! I've never had so much fun on a museum tour. Our tour guide, Cecilia, was full of energy, EXTREMELY knowledgable, and she went a step ahead to give extra detail and assistance for... More

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I had the most amazing guide. We danced, we sang, we learned a lot about the history of Motown. Definitely worth the visit.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

While in Detroit in January for a wedding, we decided to visit the Motown Museum. OMG! It was one of the most incredible museums I've every visited and I've been to many across Europe and South America. It was so good I took the tour twice. My first visit was with my 20's+ son and our guide was the best... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My family and I recently visit this historical place during our family reunion visit. Our tour guide, Aaron was amazing. It was only like his 2nd day on the job but he was very knowledgeable and energetic. Only wish you could at least be able to take at least one picture inside.

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Richmond, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

It was a frustrating experience because we never got to see the museum. Don't make the same mistake we made. We got there about 2:30pm on a Saturday afternoon and waited in line to get timed tickets. We go to the head of the line about 3:15pm and were told that the next tour was 4:20pm. We didn't think we'd... More

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Eagan, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

You get to go in the famous "Studio A" where so many hits were recorded. The story of Motown is as inspiring as the music. Tip: go knowing you won't get in right away since they wait to get enough people to tour as a group.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I wasn't sure what to expect for a visit here--the reviews were good but with the only photos being the exterior of the 'house', and several reviews saying there was a long wait for a tour, I was somewhat skeptical. However, we found parking right away up the street (this was a Saturday around noon) and literally walked into a... More

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kalamazoo
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Cars and the Motown Sound made Detroit the crown jewel of America for decades. Take time to visit this quaint museum. Very affordable and rich in music history. You won't be sorry.

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