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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The place is fascinating and the tour guides are brilliant. And to be in the studio where all those records were made choked me up completely.

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Michigan
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I'm so glad we visited this important piece of Detroit's history. The tour guides clearly love what they do. It was amazing to learn of how many times Berry Gordy failed before finally meeting with the incredible success that was Motown. What determination!

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Houston, Texas
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51 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I'm not much of a music history fanatic, but was traveling with a friend who was. He was set on visiting the Motown Historical Museum, and it was everything he dreamed of. The tour is $15 and definitely worth it. The guided tour is filled with history and you get to tour the house where much of the original music... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The only thing I wanted to see in Detroit.. I mean how can u go to Detroit and not visit the Motown museum. Didn't disappoint. Enjoyed it thoroughly and well worth the time. Tour lasts an hour and being in the same space where once upon a time legends like Stevie wonder, the temptations, marvin Gaye and the rest recorded... More

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

You have to go to the admissions window, get a number, and wait for your tour -- but don't let that stop you! It's worth the wait. Most of the people on my tour were roughly my age (Big Chill Generation). I imagine that's true for a lot of the people who visit Hitsville. So we remember where we were,... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We travelled from Chicago to see the studio. I have long wanted to visit the studio. Generally the tour was okay, but too much time was spent in the museum section. No time was spent in the upstairs part of the house. It was a little cheesy at times with singing and audience participation, but all is made up for... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I love standing in the place where Stevie Wonder and the Temptations developed and mastered their craft. The unique memory of the music of Detroit. This place could be better if it was expanded and additional programming was added. Yet, for a fan of the music and historic impact Motown had on the world!!!

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Charles Town, WV
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Had a memorable experience at Motown. It was definitely worth the wait. At first it didn't look promising that we were would be able to take the tour but Theresa worked her magic and accommodated us. It was great going back in time seeing the old videos and how the music was created. Our guide Aaron did a great job... More

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roswell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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