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The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
Historic Sites, Specialty Museums
Motown Museum
Historic Sites, Specialty Museums
Detroit Historical Museum
History Museums, Specialty Museums
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Detroit Institute of Arts
#1 of 26 Museums in Detroit
Thank god they were able to hold onto a most amazing and thorough collection that makes it on par with any of the best museums in the United States and I would venture the world- a truly amazing collection.
Plus, it's in a good part of town, surrounded by other great museums like the Charles H. Wright African American Museum, Detroit Historical Museum, and Michigan Science Center.
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
#2 of 26 Museums in Detroit
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant in Detroit is one of the coolest automotive museums you will find, taking you back to the early twentieth century, and learning about the manufacturing of the Model T Ford.
My husband and I aren't auto fans but have visited our fair share of car museums (including Mercedes Benz in Stuttgart, BMW in Munich, and Ferrari in Modena).
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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
#3 of 26 Museums in Detroit
The museum seems to make history come alive in a way that was quite different from other museums that I’ve visited that are dedicated to chronicling African American history.
After we left, we commented on how outstanding our interactions were with people at this museum compared to some other world class museums we have visited!
Detroit Historical Museum
#4 of 26 Museums in Detroit
I have been in more museums than I can count (I'm a history teacher) and this is probably the best museum dedicated to local history I think I've been to.
We visited three local museums during our stay in Detroit.
Motown Museum
#5 of 26 Museums in Detroit
Yes, we have some great art and historical museums in Detroit, but you can get similar experiences in other cities.
This is one of those museums where history happened in place...
DNR Outdoor Adventure Center
#6 of 26 Museums in Detroit
The DNR has put together a wonderful museum showcasing the natural resources of Michigan.
I love this museum because it is an interactive learning experience.
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
#7 of 26 Museums in Detroit
I've paid for museums that aren't as kid friendly and engaging as the Dossin Great Lakes Museum is.
It was one of the best maritime museums we've visited and we travel a lot.
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The Heidelberg Project
#8 of 26 Museums in Detroit
Hope the city will conserve some of this work, perhaps at a different site (if it is indeed relocated) or in its contemporary art museum.
After reading about this spot at the Detroit Historical Museum, we decided to check it out.
Michigan Science Center
#9 of 26 Museums in Detroit
One of the best science museums we've ever visited
We thought this was one of the better childrens museums we've visited.
African Bead Museum
#10 of 26 Museums in Detroit
This museum is an amazing display of reclaimed items used to make murals all over crumbling buildings and sculpture outside.
Make sure you sign the guest book and check out the visitors who come from all over the world to experience the African Bead Museum.
College for Creative Studies
#11 of 26 Museums in Detroit
Detroit Cultural Center Historic District
#12 of 26 Museums in Detroit
Detroit's Cultural Center contains the cities best museums, several impressive buildings, The Detroit Symphony and their home, Orchestra Hall.
One of America's Great Museums:
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Museum of Contemporary Art
#13 of 26 Museums in Detroit
Make sure to visit the Mike Kelly House, which is on the grounds of the museum.
This place is such a raw, contemporary art museum that showcases all mediums and designs.
GM World
#14 of 26 Museums in Detroit
Scarab Club
#15 of 26 Museums in Detroit
I try to always stop in when in the area, like going to the Detroit Institute of Arts or the other museums close by, Most times they have an exhibit of note to check out.
Tuskegee Airmen National Museum
#16 of 26 Museums in Detroit
If you are anywhere near the Tuskegee Airman Museum, go!
Detroit Gallery of Metals
#17 of 26 Museums in Detroit
Dabl's Gallery
#18 of 26 Museums in Detroit
Swords into Plowshares Peace Center and Art Gallery
#19 of 26 Museums in Detroit
Detroit Children's Museum
#20 of 26 Museums in Detroit
International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit
#21 of 26 Museums in Detroit
Detroit Industrial Gallery
#22 of 26 Museums in Detroit
Inner State Gallery
#23 of 26 Museums in Detroit
Russell Industrial Center
#24 of 26 Museums in Detroit
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N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art
#25 of 26 Museums in Detroit
Gospel Music Hall of Fame & Museum
#26 of 26 Museums in Detroit