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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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A gem!

I have visited the Motown Museum twice now whilst visiting friends in Detroit. What a wonderful place to visit! Even if you're not especially interested in Motown music, the tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Carmarthenshire
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have visited the Motown Museum twice now whilst visiting friends in Detroit. What a wonderful place to visit! Even if you're not especially interested in Motown music, the tour is informative and very fun. The tour guides are fantastic, their enthusiasm brings the place to life. My favourite part is the recording studio. It's such a treat when you... More 

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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a fun tour. Tour guide very informative and so nice. So much of the background of motown is shown here. From day one to present. The gift shop is great everything you could ever want want is here. The tour lasts a little over an hour and is fun and informative a good time had by all.

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Thank dennis n
Ossineke, Michigan
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited with friends last year and loved it so much, I wanted to return and bring my husband and father. When we arrived, we were surprised to learn they were sold out! We had to purchase tickets for the next tour. Unfortunately, we did not realize that if you want tickets for the same day, you have to purchase... More 

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Manor, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Along with Sun Studios in Memphis, this is one of those places that must be experienced if you love music. It was the epicenter for so many great musicians and a raft of songs that have proven to be timeless. They do a terrific job with telling the history of Motown. We had an awesome experience.

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Thank Paul M
New York City, New York
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a definite, dont judge a book by it's cover... Landmark, so the outside looks like the same simple house where Motown was born... once inside, the tour brings back memories and a lot of history... Our tour guide was by far the most energetic and energizing, full of knowledge and powerful voice... I WOULD DEFINIRLY DO IT AGAIN

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Thank DeeMan44
Snyder, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful museum! The price was right as well. A guide takes you through various rooms and explains the history of the people who recorded in this building. For a sixties person, especially, this brought back song after song to mind. So much fun! Go - I'll bet you know most of the songs recorded here! Plus - for fun, your... More 

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Thank Inthemoment71
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was some of the music of my time. It was so exciting to see how and where it was produced. A very unique experience-- a must see!!

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Thank Beverly I
Westhampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Motown Museum should be on anyone's bucket list of sites associated with American history. It covers a critical period in both the history of American music and the history of the Civil Rights Movement. It will inspire you, fill you with profoundly original music, and it may even change hour life.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a wonderful tour for a nostalgic visit back to the 60s. The house where motown started is well preserved with meaningful relics. The 15 minute introductory video is informative and sets a great stage for three upcoming tour. The pictures and upstairs tour of the attic sound chamber was very interesting. The downstairs garage / studio are historic... More 

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Thank Harry P
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is such a fun place and very educational. My complaints: tour guide started the tour 5 minutes early, we missed the entire beginning. They don't allow for enough seating for the amount of people on each tour. Guide gave instructions to use the elevator if desired; however, neglected to inform where to meet back up with the group. I... More 

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