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“A great family tradition”
4 of 5 bubbles 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: Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Schaumburg, Illinois
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“A great family tradition”
Reviewed January 17, 2014

We've been to the Henry Ford many times. It takes hours to see everything. Something for everyone, and the specialty display's are always changing. You can even sit in the bus and the very seat that Rosa Parks used to defy discrimination so many years ago. The same place the Barack Hussein Obama sat and took his now famous Selfy. Bizarre but true. The man who never struggled a day in his life. What a joke.

Visited December 2013
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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“you could spend the whole day!”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

Barely enough time to see parts of this after meetings in Detroit. But I am a car nut, and HF has enough significant vehicles to keep you happy and remember that you have been. Displays intelligently laid out, useful interactive options, and put in proper context. But there is much more than vehicles: one of our party was very impressed with the civil rights exhibit, another downplayed things commenting 'it's your grandmother's attic.' Wrong - much more than that. You can trace particular topics through time, with side information that puts the main article into perspective, etc. Amazingly uncrowded allowed careful inspection & appreciation (weekday afternoon, 1-5 or so). I will be back - and you will too.

Visited January 2014
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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Tons to see!”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

We visited the Henry Ford immediately upon our arrival from Florida. On our visit (Jan 2012) the museum was undergoing renovations so some areas were roped off, yet even then we were pressed for time. Plan for a whole day to take everything in and really experience it. There is SO MUCH to see here. The trains are amazing, the tractor exhibit was great, my toddler was thrilled that we could actually climb up into a combine and sit in the seat. I was mentally exhausted from taking it all in. I could literally visit the Henry Ford each year on our trips to Detroit and not feel like it is redundant. Very family friendly, very open and easy to navigate.

Visited February 2013
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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“this was excellent”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

This is an awesome museum. There is so much to see. It is very surreal seeing the car JFK was shot in, Lincoln's chair and the Rosa Parks bus. I liked the American History display and the automobiles, plus the Wienermobile. We didn't get time to visit the Greenfield village. I wish we had longer than 4 hours but we had to leave to pick up children from school. I would go back again if I could.

Visited April 2013
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Ontario, Canada
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“How did we miss this gem?”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

We live in Canada, but close enough for this to be an easy day trip. Somehow we never realized the wonder of this place...or we would have certainly brought our kids here. Now we will wait for grandkids to arrive and we'll be sure to take them :)

We were so impressed that we bought a membership in order to return again (which we did the very next day.) If you want to really look at all the displays, you will need a full day...and perhaps more.

We enjoyed the temporary display of the Avatar movie and the opportunity to experiment with creating the effects.

Don't miss the display of the Model T that is built every day, starting at 9 am. By 1:30 it is completed and there are photo ops in the car.

We appreciated the staff who were so informative, especially the gentleman near the "Electric Theatre" He was passionate about the car displayed there and willingly took photos on our camera.

The huge (seasonal) lego display was amazing and of course we enjoyed the model trains too.

We watched The Hobbitt which was playing in the Imax theatre and look forward to "Jerusalem" . a National Geographic special which will be opening in late February at the Imax there. See jerusalemthemovie.com for more details.

This is SO much more than simply a transportation museum and is NOT to be missed. Every staff member we encountered was friendly and helpful. We look forward to returning and also seeing Greenfield Village for the first time when it opens in the spring.

Visited January 2014
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