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Motown Museum

2648 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48208-1237
+1 313-875-2264
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Tour groups large and little time to appreciate the displays

Overall, I did enjoy the tour but there were some annoyances ... the entire "museum" is seen on... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
AnnArborMHT
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Genoa, Italy
Great History

Visited this historic location. Very interesting but only a limited amount of displays. This is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Anne T
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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.
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2648 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48208-1237
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Overall, I did enjoy the tour but there were some annoyances ... the entire "museum" is seen on tour; you can't visit at your own pace or take your time to appreciate the collection of memorabilia; the tour guides keep you moving. The tour groups...More

Thank AnnArborMHT
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited this historic location. Very interesting but only a limited amount of displays. This is the original house with the Motown studio and apartment of Berry Gordy. Definitely worth the $15 to get in but schedule ahead because it books up fast.

Thank Anne T
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It only takes about an hour but get there earlier to buy tickets as it is a guided tour. Tour guides are wondering and entertaining. We mostly know the history but walking the halls and see some memorabilia is fun. Park in the neighborhood. No...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Could not wait to see this museum. Although it is small, the hour tour is not enough time to soak up the history and music of Motown. Our tour guide spoke so quickly as to get in all of the information in a short time....More

Thank Joanne F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hitzville!! Where it all started for many of our 60’s artist.. (Temptations, Supremes, Jackson 5 and etc..) You must visit! It is a small museum but plenty of history!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting insight into the beginnings of Motown. Tours give an inside look into original recording studio. Tour guide was very upbeat and interesting.

Thank ann s
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very informative tour, lots of great pictures, neat to see the studio. Very informative video at beginning of tour. Take your time looking at the apartment, and the studio.

Thank Debi K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took Music enthusiast friends from Ireland there . It was a complete hit. Great tour Lucille our guide was so bubbly and cheerful which made the tour even better. Well worth the effort to visit You can stand in the studio and just feel all...More

Thank Marek L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Being ardent Motown fans this was our excuse for visiting Detroit. To reminisce in the actual studio where so many great Motown Stars cut their discs was exceptional for us. To listen to the history from our tour guide was just awesome, (if only I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Buy your timed tickets in advance and don’t miss the opportunity to tour this museum packed with Motown history and artifacts. The tour ends when you actually stand in Studio A where Smokie, Stevie, Diana, Four Tops, and so many others created the Motown sound.

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Oldtraveler_70
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Response from Michelle G | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a ramp and an elevator
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They accept the Groupon at the Museum.
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9 February 2018|
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Response from mieuxvivre | Reviewed this property |
i think it is closed Sunday and Monday
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