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Motown Museum

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Address: 2648 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48208
Phone Number: 13138752264
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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At age 71 I have boxes of Motown vinyl. I agree with all of the positive reviews. A truly terrific place to visit. I would only point out that the museum is located in an older... read more

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Rotonda West, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

At age 71 I have boxes of Motown vinyl. I agree with all of the positive reviews. A truly terrific place to visit. I would only point out that the museum is located in an older section of Detroit and a person shouldn't just cruise up late at night and jump out of their car to take a selfie on... More 

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Ypsilanti, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is a must visit for music lovers. Motown music of the 60's is my favorite, so to stand in this place was so freaking amazing. On our tour there was a couple from England. I didn't realize that people come from all over the world to visit this museum. A crowned jewel right here in our own backyard.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Was so pleasantly surprised at how cool this visit was. Our tour guide was super. She was very lively, knowledgeable, and upbeat, which made it that much better. They're guided tours. Learned a lot here, so much history. Very cool place to visit for sure. If you have a Bank of America card, you get free entrance, which was such... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Touring the Motown Museum was very enlighten and informative. Tour guides discussed the making of Motown, it's founder Barry Gordy and the music . Motown is one of the conerstones that connects to the "Black Experience ". If in the Detroit area, capitalize on this tour, it is worth it!

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fun tour with well-informed and entertaining guides. Amazing to realize how much great music was made in such a small space. Learn the "Temptation walk" as you soak in Studio A. Nice gift shop - found a great book by one of the back-up musicians; Detroit truly was a magical music scene in the 60s. This real is an homage... More 

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Detroit, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you like music, the Motown Museum is definitely the place to go. It was amazing to stand where so many great artists recorded memorable music and to realize how small the studio was. It is a great tour through a unique time in our countries history and the music that made it great.

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Playa Del Carmen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you every want to know where the Motown sound came from, this is the place to visit. I have flash backs every time I visit. Having grown up listening to the music I can relate to the things you will see inside the museum. you will enjoy the tour as well as the actual studio where the stars recorded... More 

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Flint, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The four tops. The temptations. Smokey Robinson. The Jackson 5. Steve Wonder. And so many more. They all got their start right here on this hidden gem north of midtown Detroit. Touch and interact with the past and learn how Berry Gordy changed the face of generations by introducing them to the echoe chamber, and the sounds of the black... More 

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Ewloe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're in Detroit, then you MUST go to the Motown Museum. I never realised that so many great recording artists started their careers in the house which is now this Motown Museum. Margin Gaye, The Supremes, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder....and more. On the tour you get to see the history of how it all began, how Berry Gordy made... More 

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Hawick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum is in in the original Hitsville building where Berry Gordy Jr encouraged local young people to write music and sing. The building was where all the Motown records were recorded, where the Gordy family lived and was open 24/7 as he believed they should be able to sing or make music whenever they felt like it. It is... More 

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