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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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Soundtrack of my life

After being brought up to listen to The Supremes,Temptations,Marvin Gaye this was top of my bucket list. After a 40 yr wait it didn't disappoint. The guide was knowledgable, funny... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Selby, United Kingdom
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Selby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

After being brought up to listen to The Supremes,Temptations,Marvin Gaye this was top of my bucket list. After a 40 yr wait it didn't disappoint. The guide was knowledgable, funny with a good voice. Memorabilia was outstanding from records to studio layouts. Made my trip.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

A great way to experience one of the most important places in American cultural history. Our tour guide was fantastic (and a good singer!). Very informative and a good time.

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Apache Junction, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I grew up in the Detroit area and hadn't been there for several years. I wanted to see what was going on downtown and am so glad we decided to visit the Motown Museum. Our guide, Cecilia, was delightful and really conveyed the incredible talent and energy of Berry Gordy and all the Motown artists. It was a very special... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

I had the pleasure of visting the museum on a Thursday afternoon and all I can say is wow. The motown era is before my time, but I was amazed at the history of music and the way things were at that time. We were able to get a guided tour. The guide was great, he was a wealth of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Where the music all began. When the tour finishes in Studio A and the guide leads a chorus of My Girl, you can't help but feel you've touched Motown history and the songs we all know by heart. Cars and music - Motown is Detroit's other half. You have to visit this unlikely location - a house with its studio... More 

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Brighton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I have lived in Detroit for over 50 years and decided to stop by and visit the Motown Museum. What a quaint place. It does a great job in taking you back to a great time in Detroit's history. I learned a lot about how the music evolved. Saw a lot of great historical artifacts and left feeling good about... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I have toured MANY historical sites and museums and enjoyed this one the most. It's a visit to a time and place where American music history was made. The exhibits are not just informative and educational, but touch a part of me that has lived with the music for the last 40 plus years. I'm not sure it would be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Loved this experience . . . energetic and knowledgeable guides took us on a journey through the magic of Motown and we came away ready for "Dancing in the Streets!" An absolute HIT!!

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

While on a trip to Michigan, I visited the Motown Museum. My sister suggested it. Although I grew up in the area, I never went there and I was always curious. Me, my sister and a friend decided to head to W. Grand Blvd to check it out. It was easy to find and we parked a few doors down... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Our group of 6 visited the Motown Museum and had an excellent tour. There is lots of memorabilia and a great 16 minute film on the many stars that Motown developed. I grew up in Detroit in the 60's, so this was especially interesting for me. However, my grandchildren did not know what Motown was, so I hope this trip... More 

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