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Motown Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Exceeded expectations!

This was a truly awesome experience! All the staff are very friendly, they really love what they... read more

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Best museum for music history lovers

If you’re a fan of music history, the Motown Museum is the place to go. The tour guides are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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...more
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2648 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48208-1237
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a truly awesome experience! All the staff are very friendly, they really love what they do! The tour is very well put together

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you’re a fan of music history, the Motown Museum is the place to go. The tour guides are incredible and highly engaging, and the tour itself is spectacular, taking you on an educational journey through the history of the label. I highly recommend this...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I've been wanting to visit for a long time, and it did not disappoint! The musuem is due for a major expansion in 2019. I hope it will have more video clips available. Amazing bit of history in the heart of Detroit. 💖

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank saoirse5
Reviewed 3 days ago

Interesting tour, although I used to like it in the early days when you could wander around and take in the exhibits. A lot of those exhibits are gone, and the tour is tightly regimented nowadays. But it's still interesting. A trek to the studio...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alan N
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Motown Museum is where it all started for the Motown music scene. Incredible history in this tiny little house. A must see for any Motown fan or any music fan at all. I have been here more than once and still get goosebumps. Go!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Rose B
Reviewed 4 days ago

60th Anniversary of the Motown, great Place with great music and memorabilia. Parking is very challenging.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank King B
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Motown Museum is one of the gems of Detroit. I have been there many times and and take all my out of town visitors to visit the museum, always to rave reviews. Not only is the history of Detroit's iconic music scene revealed very...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We are always looking for things to do over the holiday with family and this tour was just right. The tour was interesting although not fabulous. Make sure that you make a reservation before-hand. We had to reserve a spot and come back later.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 23Pesce
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Detroit for a show at Fisher theater and came early to have time to visit. It was very interesting to hear about mucus making in that time period. Lot of interesting facts. The tour was excellent.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very entertaining and educational visit today, evoking this incredible period of American culture. Telling the story of it's Motown Museum is dedicated to the creation and contribution to music of some of the greatest artists in America. And the tour shows and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Motown Museum - neighborhood (4 Replies)
Hello, I heard the neighborhood around Motown Museum is dangerous. I am planning to visit the museum in August and I would like to know if someone has been there lately and how does it fells. Can we go with our car or would be better to take a taxi? Thanks,
July 08, 2009|
Response fromtylerarb|
The area isn't the best, though I don't think that I would call it dangerous. You can take your car.
JRP25
Manchester
Regina - Toronto via North Dakota - poss itinerary (2 Replies)
Hello, Some helpful ideas and suggestions would be appreciated. I'm from the UK and am planning on visiting a friend in Regina, Saskatchewan in April. After visiting him I need travel onto Toronto. However, I have 6 days spare to do this. I've done the research and my friend has confirmed that internal flights within Canada are very expensive and since I'm not pushed for time I'm considering travelling by coach and stopping at a few places along the way. A simple look at Google...More
December 27, 2016|
Response frombeachlady3|
What about renting (hiring) a car for this trip? Greyhound has gone downhill quite a bit, plus you will be limited with where it stops.
JRP25
Manchester
Travel from Regina - Toronto by bus - Possible? Itinerary? (4 Replies)
Hello, Some helpful ideas and suggestions would be appreciated. I'm from the UK and am planning on visiting a friend in Regina, Saskatchewan in April. After visiting him I need travel onto Toronto. However, I have 6 days spare to do this. I've done the research and my friend has confirmed that internal flights within Canada are very expensive and since I'm not pushed for time I'm considering travelling by coach and stopping at a few places along the way. A simple look at...More
December 27, 2016|
Response fromphpr|
If you plan to do the US route, you should be asking your questions about those locations on those forums. You'll have to investigate whether a pass for Greyhound Canada works for travel in the US on Greyhound US and vice versa. There is a Road trips forum - that might be a place to start. https:/…ShowForum-g1-i12567-Road_Trips.html