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Review of Motown Museum

Motown Museum
Ranked #3 of 150 things to do in Detroit
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This old Detroit home belies the greatness that was born here: the Motown Sound. But one step inside Hitsville, USA, the original house where Berry Gordy lived and recorded the Motown hits, and you'll catch the beat and spirit of this booming music era. Photos, costumes, artwork, music and other memorabilia take you back to simpler times.
Reviewed October 27, 2013

Hitsville USA is an amazing experience. I am so thankful that Motown Records opened up their studios to the public and letting us share in the memories - the music we listened to, sang along with, danced to, laughed to and cried to - in effect a musical snapshot of our teen years. To stand in the very spot that so many musical legends recorded was very very emotional.

Thank justhelpingottawa
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

Grabbed a tour here on the way back to the airport, wish we had more time to explore. The guide was excellent the exhibits fascinating. And to be where so much music began, what an experience. And be prepared to sing along!!

Thank Fran M
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

We had some time on our hands and thought a trip the museum was in order. Living in the Detroit area and growing up with the motown sound thought it would be a great idea to see where it all started. We were not disappointed!!! The tour guide was very informative and he himself was a singer and enternainer as he not only gave us all the information on the museum, but added a bit of motown himself, singing parts of various songs. Barry Gordy was a genius bringing kids off the street to make them stars. The recording studio was the hit of the tour as it is just hard to emagine all that great sound and artists recording in basically the garage of the house that Barry's apartment was the 2nd floor. We will be back as I understand that by going through it a second time with a different tour guide gives you even more prospective on how all the great artists and music was born.

Thank Jiml48
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

If you love music, you go to go. This is wear so much great music was made. You will take a guided tour through the original Motown home and studio A. Our tour guide was very informative and entertaining. We saw some great artifacts and hear a great story. Don't let the neighborhood and Detroit scare you out of a great experience.

Thank carlinda6665
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

Hitsville is a must if you are a Motown lover. Our tour guide, Glen, was knowledgeable and delightful in his review of the origins of Motown and the hundreds of stars that were produced. Not to be missed!

Thank Doymo
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