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Motown Historical Museum

2648 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48208
313-875-2264
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Ranked #2 of 82 attractions in Detroit
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Kingwood, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

What fun! We went to the tour on a whim. We exited off the freeway into a shadow of a neighborhood with shells instead of buildings and thought, what are we doing? Having a good time, that's what! The tour is professionally done, complete with an interesting video, history lesson and memorabilia. Our host (he was really more than a... More

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Detroit
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I actually learned a lot here - it was way cool to imagine all that talent coming and going....if only the walls could talk. A must-see for visiting Detroit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I went here about two years ago and have been meaning to go back since. What a great tour/museum. The tour and the guide were fun and helpful and it was a great walk through history!

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Just to be in the space where true musical geniuses like Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and so many others laid down timeless tracks, (not to mention the Funk Brothers), is a awesome experience. Buy a Motown T-shirt and show your pride in another cultural jewel of the region.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This is a do not miss if you love Motown music! We were grouped into about 12 people and had a great young male guide who sang and entertained us through the hour long tour. It is a small museum in two attached original homes that almost 50 years ago had artists like Supremes and Temptations recording their original hits... More

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barcelona
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I am a big fan of the Motown sound, and going to the museum was a highlight of my trip to Detroit. So much history in that house. You get to go into the studio where so many hits were recorded, it's such an amazing experience. The tour guide was incredible as well. I will definitely go back next time... More

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Sinclairville, New York
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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

I did not realize it was not open on Sundays and as a result almost missed it. Happened to see in the AAA book it was closed, thank goodness. I would suggest making reservations as they turned many people away due to the tours being booked. Peggy was an AMAZING guide and I would strongly checking to see if you... More

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Brighton, Michigan
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

What a great gem in the city of Detroit! This is where it all took place in the peak period of Motown, where much of the music that we all sing and dance to today was produced and recorded! Our tour guide was very knowledgable and had us all singing together and tapping our feet often. The tour consists of... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Well designed. Especially liked the Kid Rock music room showing and playing the wonderful music of Detroit from over the years.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

It was pretty overwhelming to be in the very rooms where so much of what out lives in built on was developed. Before you think that hyperbolic - take a minute to think of the impact Motown has had on our lives and out popular culture and our music. Now think about walking into the very rooms where Stevie Wonder... More

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