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Arab American National Museum

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Address: 13624 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126
Phone Number:
+1 313-582-2266
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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The Arab American National Museum (AANM) is the first and only museum in...

The Arab American National Museum (AANM) is the first and only museum in the United States devoted to Arab American history and culture. Through its interactive hands-on exhibits, the AANM documents and presents the Arab American story. By bringing the voices and faces of Arab Americans to its audiences, the AANM affirms its commitment to dispel the many misconceptions about Arab Americans and other minorities.

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Powerful museum in a small space

I particularly enjoyed the top floor modern history exhibits and the special exhibit in the basement featuring comic artist Leila Abdelrazaq. We found some great books in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you like immigration stories this is the place to go. Highlights the arab americans immigrant story. Also explains many common american misunderstandings. Can be an eye opener for some. There are plenty of Arab Americans you know that you might not realize are of arab ancestry.

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Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I particularly enjoyed the top floor modern history exhibits and the special exhibit in the basement featuring comic artist Leila Abdelrazaq. We found some great books in the gift shop, too.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This place is gorgeous! We loved our visit today for the free Christmas party. My kids enjoyed the scavenger hunt, and my girls loved their henna. Every single one of the staff/volunteers were friendly, personable, and helpful. For three kids who have a hard time focusing and get distracted easily, they were really getting into it all. I wish we... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The Museum provides good information about coming to America. However, it does not provide sufficient information as to what the people's lives were like prior to coming. There was no sequence to the information presented and it was disjointed. I understand this is an ongoing story but I think it fails in many ways. I sincerely hope they expand the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Really enjoyed the displays and quiet in this small museum highlighting Arab history, religion, culture, food, etc. Lots of good information in a beautiful setting. I wish they had had some information on 9/11 and events thereafter which showed Arab support for the US. The exhibit of "What we carried" (might not be correct title) was very poignant and showed... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

I am so glad I finally made time to visit! As a non-Arab, I have always been curious about Islam and the Middle East, and this museum is perfect place to gain an understanding of those questions. I recommend following the phone-guided tour at your own pace. The staff was very friendly and helpful with my questions after my visit... More 

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Dearborn, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

The museum is well done to reflect the heritage of Arab Americans in America from the 19th century and beyond. Great interactive exhibit. Stop by the store for beautiful artifacts. It is a must for every visitor to Dearborn. It is the only and the first Arab American History museum in the country.

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Dearborn, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Guide was not the best. Still, take a guided tour, then just walk around as you wish to fill in some the blanks. Very informative and enlightening. Most displays have succinct, written explanations designed as a quick read for a group with mixed interests. Found out some things I did not know. Someone interested in history or the Arab world... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This place is a great place to visit and very well done. Gives you an insight to the contributions that American Arabs have made that have benefited the USA. In this day and age where very little is known about our sister, brothers and friends from the Arab region. A place like this provides a lot of information for people... More 

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Sheffield Village, ohio
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Not a good experience at all, not very user friendly at all, Poor treatment towards us, n o t welcoming at all.

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