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“Excellent staff, great exhibition”

Detroit Historical Museum
Ranked #7 of 153 things to do in Detroit
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Motor City Exhibition, where visitors see how a Cadillac is assembled, is just one of the many interesting displays at this museum dedicated to telling the story of Detroit.
Reviewed November 22, 2013

We went to Detroit for a weekend trip and had sometime beyond the Henry Ford. So we went to the DHS in the rain. All the people working there were super nice, offering information and assistance all the time. They even helped us loading the car, because it was raining hard and we had a small baby to deal with. It's a place where you can learn a lot about the history of Detroit and America as a whole. The model train set there was wonderful. Don't miss that.
There's an elevator to get to all floors, so we didn't have any problem with our stroller.
In the gift shop, there's Faygo soda pop for sale, a tradition for Detroit. We bought the Orange flavor one, because it was the only one that's solely Naturally flavored.
Make sure you give donation to the museum so it can keep open. There's no admission here.

Thank Michael Z
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

Everyone loves the recreation of the streets of Detroit, the railroads and the automobile. You will too. Family friendly.

Thank Heelntoe
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Reviewed November 8, 2013

If you would like to see Detroit's yesteryears, walk down the streets of Detroit or see how an automobile was lifted in a plant, do not miss the Detroit Historical Museum. From baseball to museum, this musuem offers it to you. Parking is only $5 and entry is free. They offer private rooms for events to planning your wedding, reunion or reception on the streets inside the museum. This museum will surprise you of how much it has to offer you.

Thank WindOne
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

We enjoyed our visit to this museum. The museum focus is Detroit history and it is very comprehensive. A lot of thought was given to the exhibits and it was well worth the trip. We were in Detroit on a Sunday so we decided to visit the museum. It is great place if you are in town. I don't think I would go out of my way for this museum. However, with must-sees like the Detroit Art Institue across the street and Motown just a few minutes away, there is plenty of reason to put this on your list of things to do. Allow just 1-2 hours for this museum.

Thank carlinda6665
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

A fine museum which is itself part of Detroit's storied history. It hits all the right things, from cars, Motown to Techno and Rap. If its Detroit and important, you'll find it here.

Thank chamerstein
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