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Review of The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Dearborn
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Trace the history of the auto and our fascination with it along with other American inventions through the staggering collection of Henry Fords estate, which includes such memorabilia as the chair Abraham Lincoln sat in when he was assassinated and the limo in which John F. Kennedy was shot.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed August 9, 2011

Not Worth it! 1/3 of museum under construction but still paid full admission price. Save your money and go to Smithsonian --It's FREE! Very disappointed. Brought in-laws from Australia to see cars. Very few. Mostly American History. Young girl at desk wasn't helpful. Steer Clear of this tourist trap!

2  Thank Mel M
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Reviewed August 7, 2011

We visited and did the factory tour- great experience for my 12 year old son who LOVES F-150s. The production line was running when we were on the tour and I was very impressed with the "stations" and how the information is presented. It is self guided but there are many people stationed to answer any question you have. I personally would not have picked this stop on our trip however having done it I would highly recommend it to everyone who is interested in our country's manufacturing history, the production of vehicles, or any kids (or us grown ups) who are interested in how things are made!

1  Thank LizK716
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Reviewed August 4, 2011

I have been going to The Henry Ford museum and Greenfield Village since I was in grade school. I never tire of it. All during the year they have special events both educational and just plain fun. I take the little ones the second Monday of the month sponsored by Macy's. Fall brings the harvest season and special pumpkin picking and cooking events. Winter brings Holiday Nights. The museum brings you back in time and not to forget the IMAX theatre. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy is all I can say as a sign off.

4  Thank Elaine Y
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Reviewed August 3, 2011

Awsome place to see. There are many places in the country that have a few historic homes and/or buildings that you can tour, but none like this collection. What a historic gem! I grew up in the area and have been many times to "Greenfield Village" (I will forever call it that) but always learn something new when ever I go. Plus, don't miss the tavern. This is a great dining experience takes you back to the 1800's. I was very pleased with the great food and even more suprised that the prices were very affordable.

1  Thank Earthlyone
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Reviewed August 2, 2011

As part of the Concours d'Elegance experience for exhibitors (we had 2 cars featured at the Concours), we also had a bit of a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum guided by the museum's curator. More than just a car museum, The Henry Ford and Greenfield Village tell the story of America. Henry Ford was a man with a plan. He knew that history is a very important thing to learn from, and he had great respect for education. Would you expect anything else from a person who was close friends with Thomas Edison? You've got Edison's Menlo Park laboratory where he perfected the incandescent light bulb. You've got the house in which Noah Webster wrote the very first dictionary in (which is on display there), the bus on which Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat, the Dymaxion "House of the future", one of the largest neon sign collections outside of Vegas, an exact replica of the iconic 1960s/70s-era Holiday Inn rooms, along with a miniature version of the even more iconic Holiday Inn neon signs! Lots of really awesome cars! Who would've ever thought at the time that stuff like this would have any educational value??? And it's all presented in a fun, thoughtful, and intriguing way. Besides the attraction itself, many cool events happen at the museum complex, like Detroit Symphony Orchestra concerts, old-time baseball, a grande salute to America around July 4th, two different car shows, and lots more. There's a reason why its' been recognized as a National Landmark. It is one of Detroit's last true gems.
Don't forget to try the Chicken Pie at the Eagle Tavern!

1  Thank bigredspx
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