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Arab American National Museum

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Address: 13624 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126
Phone Number: 313-582-2266
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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The Arab American National Museum (AANM) is the first and only museum in...

The Arab American National Museum (AANM) is the first and only museum in the United States devoted to Arab American history and culture. Through its interactive hands-on exhibits, the AANM documents and presents the Arab American story. By bringing the voices and faces of Arab Americans to its audiences, the AANM affirms its commitment to dispel the many misconceptions about Arab Americans and other minorities.

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Beautiful History

Great museum with lots of history. As an Arab-Canadian it was neat to learn about the contributions of Arabs in America, I hope to see future displays about Arab-Canadians... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2016
zainalg89
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Sarnia, Canada
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Sheffield Village, ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Not a good experience at all, not very user friendly at all, Poor treatment towards us, n o t welcoming at all.

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Sarnia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Great museum with lots of history. As an Arab-Canadian it was neat to learn about the contributions of Arabs in America, I hope to see future displays about Arab-Canadians. Friendly staff and beautiful gift shop.

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Taylor, Michigan
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

It shows how a Culture arrived in America and Progressed. Very informative. Well done . Smaller Museum but self guided.

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Dearborn, mi USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

A wonderful place for those outside of our area to come and see the history and experience a touch of the Arab culture that makes our city so grand

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Troy, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Did you know there were over 150 Arabs on the Titanic? (Plus Armenians, Turks and others? Unmentioned, but also true.) As a amateur Arabic history buff, I wanted to like this place more, and an Arab, Arab-American or possibly Muslim generally might rate this attraction higher, but I think the average person would rate it similarly to what I have.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

As an Arab American I was excited to visit this museum from Chicago. Unfortunately it's pretty basic and pretty boring. Didn't learn anything I didn't know already, except maybe some local history as to the first Arabs that settled in Dearborn. This may be a cooler experience if you don't know much about the Arab culture.

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1 Thank Hkanan
Detroit
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

If you are Muslim it probably is worth seeing. If not, I doubt it would be interesting to you. Good propaganda. Reasonably good dialogue.

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Thank akdave
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

Learned a lot here about the contributions of Arab-Americans and about historical contributions in the fields of engineering, medicine and architecture. The museum is very visually pleasing, nice music playing throughout our visit.

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Thank JenniferFray
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

What an absolute delight to visit here! From the roots of the Arab ethnicity, to the modern day contributions of Arab Americans to this country, this museum houses so much rich education for ANY person. It's one thing to learn about the journey your parents took to get to America, and it's another to read through the tales of other... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

If you were to go and explore the museum alone, you'd be taken aback by the beauty of the displays and architecture. The displays are very informative, and sometimes they have a section dedicated to art created by Arabs or Arab-Americans. The museum presents many aspects of the Arab identity, such as religion, stereotypes, definition of what an Arab is,... More 

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