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Motown Museum

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Detroit History

Walk back into time when the music industry of Motown was right here in Detroit. This is a guided... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Clarkston, Michigan
Exceeded expectations!

This was a truly awesome experience! All the staff are very friendly, they really love what they... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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“berry gordy”(121 reviews)
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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...more
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2648 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48208-1237
+1 313-875-2264
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Walk back into time when the music industry of Motown was right here in Detroit. This is a guided tour with a short film, tons of photos and you even walk through part of the house and recording studio. We are lucky to have access...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lindamdawson
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a truly awesome experience! All the staff are very friendly, they really love what they do! The tour is very well put together

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you’re a fan of music history, the Motown Museum is the place to go. The tour guides are incredible and highly engaging, and the tour itself is spectacular, taking you on an educational journey through the history of the label. I highly recommend this...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank alexmacks
Reviewed 5 days ago

I've been wanting to visit for a long time, and it did not disappoint! The musuem is due for a major expansion in 2019. I hope it will have more video clips available. Amazing bit of history in the heart of Detroit. 💖

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank saoirse5
Reviewed 6 days ago

Interesting tour, although I used to like it in the early days when you could wander around and take in the exhibits. A lot of those exhibits are gone, and the tour is tightly regimented nowadays. But it's still interesting. A trek to the studio...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alan N
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Motown Museum is where it all started for the Motown music scene. Incredible history in this tiny little house. A must see for any Motown fan or any music fan at all. I have been here more than once and still get goosebumps. Go!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Rose B
Reviewed 1 week ago

60th Anniversary of the Motown, great Place with great music and memorabilia. Parking is very challenging.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank King B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Motown Museum is one of the gems of Detroit. I have been there many times and and take all my out of town visitors to visit the museum, always to rave reviews. Not only is the history of Detroit's iconic music scene revealed very...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Anita P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are always looking for things to do over the holiday with family and this tour was just right. The tour was interesting although not fabulous. Make sure that you make a reservation before-hand. We had to reserve a spot and come back later.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 23Pesce
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Detroit for a show at Fisher theater and came early to have time to visit. It was very interesting to hear about mucus making in that time period. Lot of interesting facts. The tour was excellent.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Yes there is a ramp and an elevator
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They accept the Groupon at the Museum.