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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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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fee: Yes
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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So glad I went. I love Motown music and I really enjoyed learning more about Motown. My tour guide was a joy. He shared a lot of interesting stories.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Silver Spring, MD
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Silver Spring, MD
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

So glad I went. I love Motown music and I really enjoyed learning more about Motown. My tour guide was a joy. He shared a lot of interesting stories.

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Columbus, Ohio
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149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Fun, fun, fun. A great place to visit.. So much musical history and a lot to learn. It is well worth the $12 to get in. I wish I could say more but you will have to check it out for yourself.

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Wales
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8 reviews 8 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Unfair review for me to do really. If you are a motown fan GO!!! Just GO, you have to. I'll say it again just so your sure GO!! We went around twice with two different guides who both knew their stuff (although neither would have been there in the day as they were too young) an observation not a criticism... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The Motown Historical Museum is a must-visit for fans of the Motown sound, or just music history in general. The museum consists of two connected houses on West Grand Boulevard; the first holds the ticket office, the gift shop, the room where an introductory video is shown, and two galleries. The second holds Berry Gordy's apartment, and what was the... More 

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Toronto
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87 reviews 87 reviews
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The very spot where all the greats recorded during the 1960s. A bit off the beaten path -- need to take a taxi and arrange for return trip in advance.

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Cloverdale BC
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This was a real treat. I didn't know what to expect when we pulled up, but was blown away by the tour. Our guide was phenomenal and this tour was really all about the experience. I don't want to give anything away, but if you are considering going... just go!!

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The staff were very educated on the Motown period. The kelp the audience entertain and the host probably wasn't born during the time some of these artist were performing. The only thing I wish I could have done was take pictures inside, but I understand the reason behind it.

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Shawano, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Excellent tour guide. Had everyone singing,and dancing, and laughing. A must see! I wish that other celebs would donate... would of liked to see maybe a Diana Ross dress.. for example. But it was fabulous!

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Richmond, Virginia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is a must see. Very busy when we went on a Saturday. Tour is about 45 minutes to an hr. We only waited half hr. Cost is 15-16 bucks a person. Great tour guide! Not a very big museum but learned few things I did not know. We took a taxi here from the art museum and it was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Glen is truly gifted. This tour was the highlight of our trip to Detroit. Thank you, Glen, for a FABULOUS tour!

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