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Motown Museum

2648 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48208-1237
+1 313-875-2264
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Makes good use of the limited space

Upon arrival this was totally not what I expected from a Motown museum. I didn’t know it was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
8338y
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Northampton, United Kingdom
via mobile
So much fun!!

Worth a trip to Detroit just for this. Excellent tour through the history of Motown and Barry... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
M0V1
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Schenectady, New York
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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2648 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48208-1237
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+1 313-875-2264
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Upon arrival this was totally not what I expected from a Motown museum. I didn’t know it was literally set in the house the music genre started. We enjoyed an interesting tour with an enthusiastic tour guide and learnt some excellent facts about the birthplace...More

Thank 8338y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a trip to Detroit just for this. Excellent tour through the history of Motown and Barry Gordy. You can actually stand in the studio where it all happened. The tour guide was excellent but there are really good museum exhibits that we didn’t get...More

Thank M0V1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently visited Detroit and toured The Motown Museum! Great staff and well trained tour guides. If you love The Motown sound the way I do this is a bucket list kind of visit. Totally enjoyed taking in the sites and soaking in the history of...More

Thank Chris A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took this excursion during a business trip when I had a few extra hours to spare. It has great history and memorabilia. The guides are upbeat and knowledgeable but can make you feel uncomfortable at times if you aren’t into dancing and singing in...More

Thank eclecticallyClaire
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love music, and you love Motown, then you don't want to miss this Detroit attraction. I was thoroughly amazed at what history was held inside this hoohum building. They give you a tour starting w/the beginning of Motown history, you learn how accoustics...More

Thank Y7851WVreneem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The music that defined a generation from our hometown, Detroit. Do not miss. Check out the book or dvd for the funk brothers called standing in the shadows of Motown.

Thank limemeat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating visit to see how Motown started. Well worth the visit. I’ve been a couple of times. Will definitely go again when possible

Thank Tino S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is where Motown began. Barry Gordy bought this house and most of the block to begin his music and media empire. Tons of memorabilia taking you throughout his workplace and home document the story of Motown and Mr. Gordy's background. All visitors take guided...More

Thank Colby B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with friends on a 2 day trip to Detroit from Toronto. Though I had heard of "Motown" as pop music originating in this Motor City, I had little knowledge about it. The visit is a guided tour, and our guide (Peggy) was absolutely brilliant,...More

1  Thank Geoffrey T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A rare treat to take a tour where it actually all happened. So much history in those walls. Our guide was fantastic! If you enjoy Motown or just 60s music this is a must!

Thank Dean92802
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flutterbyelady
9 October 2017|
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Response from George S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, a half hour is about right. Once you get there, you're only five minutes from the Detroit Art Institute, or the Fisher Theater, or the Entertainment District, which includes Comerica Park (Detroit Tigers baseball), Ford... More
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Karen P
8 August 2017|
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Response from Ronald R | Reviewed this property |
On the street and very safe
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Karen P
8 August 2017|
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Response from Sallyloves2travel | Reviewed this property |
We parked on the street.
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