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Arab American National Museum

13624 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126-3519
+1 313-582-2266
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Eye-opening introduction to a key cultural group in the US

The Arab-American museum is of interest to anyone who is fascinated by the history of U.S... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Nice place

The people are nice and friendly and they offer an educational discount. It is a 2-story building... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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13624 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126-3519
+1 313-582-2266
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Arab-American museum is of interest to anyone who is fascinated by the history of U.S. immigration. The museum provides a great overview of Arab history and contributions to world culture, and then focuses on the impact of Arab-Americans in the U.S.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The people are nice and friendly and they offer an educational discount. It is a 2-story building. The history spans several centuries and it is interesting. The second-floor exhibits were about specific people’s lives - interesting also.

Thank 231Liz
Reviewed 23 September 2017

The emphasis here is more on the process and experiences of Arab Americans coming to this country and their contributions once they settled than what they left behind in their homelands. It had a number of informative and educational exhibits which help you understand the...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 16 September 2017

I think the one major thing you take away from the Arab American museum is how so many Arab Americans have left an impact on US society without most Americans even knowing about it. There's a section on the ground floor about Arab contributions in...More

Thank Talal J
Reviewed 30 July 2017

It's a cultural museum, not a historical museum, so don't expect a lot of detail on the countries of origin or the political, religious or economic reasons for emigration to the U.S. The focus is assimilation, the contributions of Arabs in America, and how individuals...More

Thank BrooksyNJ
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Went with my 8 year old son. As an Arab American I was happy to take my son to a museum that represents him and his background. We go to a lot of museums that represent other cultures and backgrounds and it was nice to...More

Thank hoori87
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We initially thought that we would spend an hour or so here. But we spent an entire afternoon. The museum is filled with interesting information on Arab Americans and their contributions to our culture. It is inexpensive and very educational. A bit less interesting for...More

Thank 899herbb
Reviewed 11 April 2017

As soon as you enter the door you are faced with the amazing architecture that celebrates the beauty of the arab world. There are art galleries, historical relics of the original arab immigrants to america as old as the 17 hundreds, who took part in...More

Thank hzma
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

The space is quite lovely with high ceilings and daylight shining down. It did give an impression of a temple or mosque (not that I've been in one before). The lower level has static window exhibits highlighting Arab contributions to music, science, medicine, mathematics, exploration...More

1  Thank Daphne G
Reviewed 17 February 2017

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...More

Thank Christopher F
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18 January 2017|
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Response from JenBell1969 | Reviewed this property |
Yes next to the Museum's main entrance.