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Motown Historical Museum

2648 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48208
313-875-2264
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Ranked #3 of 87 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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roswell
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is by far the best attraction I have seen in a long time. I won't spoil anything for anyone but it is well worth the money paid for this. We had a great tour guide and I am sure that helped as well. It is amazing to stand in a place that so much good music came from.

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Miamisburg, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

What a great experience! Plan on about an hour for the tour. It was evident that our tour guide was passionate about his job which added to the experience. It's a bit surreal to imagine occupying the same spaces that so many of the greatest contributors to music stood, sat, sang and played. It's tempting to park in the parking... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We missed this museum on our previous visit to Detroit so made the decision to go this time and we were not disappointed . We arrived just in time for the 12 o'clock tour with Glenn and went straight in. My mother required some assistance and was accompanied in the elevator and so did not miss anything. Glen was a... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Some museums give you lots of stuff, but you have to figure out the background. Not this one. We stopped in Detroit just for this and it was worth the time. The tour was only an hour and 15 minutes, but it was a fun-filled 75 minutes. Our tour guide was fabulous. His stories were funny, lively and entertaining and... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

At first site of Motown I thought wow this is what we came to see.....but judge not by the cover of the book. Let me start out by first saying we traveled from Lansing to Detroit with our youth group. We wanted to give them some knowledge on where some of the greats got their start and to encourage them... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
36 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

What a great place to visit and at such a reasonable cost! The museum is pretty small, but packed with history, which is brought to life. Our guide was wonderful. Very informative and engaging, with a great voice - yep, singing is part of the experience and soon us reserved Brits were also belting out Motown classics in Studio A!... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Seriously the best guided tour I have ever been on. First of all, I was taken back by the fact that I did not have to search for or pay for parking. Then, all I had to do was pay $15 and wait 10 minutes and this was on a Saturday afternoon! You start off by meeting your tour guide... More

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New York City, New York
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92 reviews 92 reviews
50 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Smallish house, tour guide, interesting! where the music was made. TIP: use your (bank of america? credit card) and get a discount (well at least when we were there)

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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I like music but wouldn't say I am a music lover. We went here because my wife loves Motown. It was far better than I expected, OK it was very good. The tour is guided; the first part being in a group to watch a short video. The "theatre" is small so the tour groups are limited in size. You... More

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Raymore, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We did not get a chance to go in. Our group of 10 arrived at 3:45pm and was told that the remaining tours were sold out for the day. They did not inform us of this when we called about 3:00pm to check on prices and closing time.

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