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“Great place worth a stop”
Review of The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Ranked #1 of 24 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: Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great place worth a stop”
Reviewed November 21, 2011

Very interesting displays and real cars etc... nice building.

Visited November 2011
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San Antonio, Texas
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“Too much to do in one day”
Reviewed November 20, 2011

If you visit Detroit and have time, a trip to the Henry Ford Museum Complex is worth the time and effort. If possible, try to take two days to visit because there is way too much to do in one day. We managed to get to the Ford Rouge Factory Tour and watch the Ford F-150's being put together on an assembly line. The factory tour also includes a movie on Henry Ford's life, a multi-sensory theatre (this was a lot fun), a view of the living roof and a walking tour of Ford vehicles through the years. It is a very educational excursion and a whole lot of fun, too. After that we only had time to get back over to the main museum (a bus takes you over to the Rouge tour) and walk through the huge building filled with items of historical importance. The bus that Rosa Parks was forced off was on display and I got to sit in her exact seat! There were so many things to see and do that the one day we had was just not enough time. And we did not even try to go to Greenwich Village or go in the IMAX Theater. It is a great place for families and it is well worth a visit.

Visited July 2011
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Howell, Michigan
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Interesting history - for all ages”
Reviewed November 18, 2011

I recently led a group of 20 visiting businessmen and women on a tour at The Henry Ford. Given the option of playing golf or visiting this world famous museum, every single guest chose The Henry Ford. We started the day with the Ford Factory tour and ended with a tour of the museum. The feedback from our guests could not have been better. Every person found something of particular interest, whether it was the flight exhibit, the Civil Rights exhibit, the collection of presidential vehicles (including JFK's and Ronald Reagan's limousines in which they were shot) or any of the hundreds of other items. It's just a very interesting place.

Prior to that visit, my husband and I took our children, aged 8 and 12. My 12 year old is usually more interested in video games and sports than anything else, but he found out that he is very interested in history. They were able to see actual historical artifacts and apply them to what they've learned in school. They had fun and didn't realize they were learning along the way.

We have attended Holiday NIghts in the past in Greenfield Village (also part of the Henry Ford campus) and it is a great family atmosphere. It truly feels like you've gone back in time to a time when Model T's shared the road with horse and buggy and carollers in big bustled dresses with petticoats strolled the streets. Just an old-fashioned Christmas experience that the whole family will enjoy. Come dressed VERY warm, ride the carousel, ride in a Model T, ride on a horse drawn carriage, do some ice skating and have fun!

Visited August 2011
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Toronto
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fun”
Reviewed November 14, 2011

The auto display was being re-worked, but still interesting. Factory tour was amazing.

Visited November 2011
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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Awesome auto collection!! Lots to see!!”
Reviewed October 31, 2011

Plan a whole day for this. lots to see. Good food. stuff for the whole family. Planes ,trains and more. 50's wiener mobile. presidential limos. the first mustang. IMAX theater.

Visited January 2011
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