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Address: 2648 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48208-1237
Phone Number: 13138752264
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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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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motown- my home sound

if its not the best place in the world were memories are made so we are lost for sure. I always dreamed to be part of the music family as I ever just to make my own business. I'm... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

if its not the best place in the world were memories are made so we are lost for sure. I always dreamed to be part of the music family as I ever just to make my own business. I'm fully just to be at hand just to make sure that I can get there on November 14th on time ,... More 

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Warren, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visiting a place where some of the greatest musicians and music that was ever created. Seeing the memories and pictures of the Motown Sound. Everyone should visit the museum when they are in Detroit Mich

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A pretty small building packed with music history that will blow you away! The ghosts of music past are almost palatable as you walk the corridors and stand in the rooms where some of the best music genres were created and songs recorded by the greatest artists of our time. Kudos to the Gordie family for preserving this jewel of... More 

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Warren Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So much history in the house, that put Detroit on the map, for music. MOTOWN was born. IF in Detroit a must see. It takes about hour & half to hear the history & see it. Nice gift shop also.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

it was nice, seeing the suits and dresses encases in glass, and being in the same room as many of the motown greats. It was an honor and I,m so glad ILive in detroit so i can go see it whenever i want. Its a wonderful expierence .

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Thank Jene'e B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and very engaging, encouraging even the shyest in the group to participate in a singalong. If you have ever heard, sang or danced to a Motown song, you must visit this museum.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great stuff but just small and you can find the same stuff on eBay. The bang is not there it's like California dreaming the dream of getting there is better then being there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you grew up in the Sixties or Seventies, you'll love the Motown Museum -- the place where it all started! It's small, and you get a nice guided tour for $7. You'll see the rooms where all the greats made their best records -- the Supremes, the Temptations, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Marvin Gaye. It's a must-see if... More 

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

We were able to view and stand in the recording studios where the Temptations, the Supremes, the Miracles, Diana Ross, and Smokey Robinson created the great MOTOWN SOUND.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must see when in Detroit. It is a one hour guided tour so it is easy to schedule but make sure to buy tickets ahead of time so you can pick your time. If you show up you might end up waiting for a while. It basically is the founder's house and the recording studio next door... More 

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