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“The history of Flint brought to life!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sloan Museum

Sloan Museum
1221 E. Kearsley Street, Flint, MI 48503-1988
810.237.3450
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Ranked #3 of 80 things to do in Flint
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Tucson, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“The history of Flint brought to life!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

This is a really interesting museum with a variety of permanent and temporary exhibits. The Carol Pierson historical doll collection has a variety of displays and dioramas illustrating historical events (such as Paul Revere's ride or the Westward Expansion), notable historical figures, and reproductions of dresses worn by the first ladies of the United States from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama. There are exhibits of historical and contemporary automobiles, and galleries for temporary exhibits. The main permanent exhibition is a history of the Flint area beginning with the Native American tribes who lived here, followed by European explorers, trappers and loggers. It traces the development of industry here from the logging camps to the first wagon and carriage companies, and shows how these companies grew and developed into Buick and General Motors. There is a very interesting interactive gallery that explores the U.A.W. Sit Down Strike, and galleries that how the auto industry influenced domestic life and immigration in Flint. A very fascinating and well exhibited and researched museum that will be interesting to all ages.

Visited August 2012
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English first
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“I'll have to get back to the museum soon!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

The Sloan Museum does a great job of providing hands-on learning to kids of all ages. I highly recommend anyone with children over 8 years old watch the schedule of events and visit the museum.

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Michigan
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14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great place to take kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

This is a great place to take kids. The main attractions change periodically. They have an ongoing display of cars and some old things but the main thing is whatever main exhibit and the kids play area. It has a lot of different toys for kids of different ages. A lot of things to keep them entertained.

Visited August 2011
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Flint, MI
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“One of Flint's Gems!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

History of Flint and the auto industry. I live in the area and still visit at least once a year. They have many exhibits that change throughout the year. I never get tired of going there!!!

Visited April 2012
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Flushing, Michigan, United States
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12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“my husband likes cars”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

we live and work in the Flint area and found this very interesting to view the changes to cars

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