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An amazing mix of refuse and magic

Dabls has been working on his installation complex for 17 years - ever since he moved onto the... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
xris2018
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Uppsala, Sweden
Hidden Gem in Detroit

I just found out about this place and decided to visit with some family members who appreciate... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
sjw11
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Michigan
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Dabls has been working on his installation complex for 17 years - ever since he moved onto the plot. It's pretty big and there are two houses one of which you can enter and there see the wonderful bead room. Dabls himself was happy to...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

I just found out about this place and decided to visit with some family members who appreciate Detroit and its quirks. After reading up a bit, I was hoping to find the artist / owner to chat with him a bit. Lots of interesting beads...More

1  Thank sjw11
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

This museum is an amazing display of reclaimed items used to make murals all over crumbling buildings and sculpture outside. The bead store has an extensive collection of unusual beads from around the world. The young woman working was friendly and very knowledgeable. The curator...More

1  Thank Kimberly K
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Very neat, mostly outdoor place to view different recycled art, than what you'll find at other similar local spots. It's a bit of walking on uneven terrain (for those with walking disabilities or balance issues but not a huge amount. The little store has the...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2016

One of the more unique places you'll find in Detroit, and one that tells a lot about Detroit's past, present and future. The bead collection itself is fascinating, and it's worth spending time with Dabls just to talk about his collection; some really extraordinary items...More

1  Thank jakester88
Reviewed 27 October 2016

What an unusual place. As you approach you know you are in for a very extraordinary experience. People come from all over the world to see the outdoor installations and to see the beads. And boy are there beads. Floor to ceiling beads. Beads in...More

1  Thank jsltrav
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I love this place. Seriously, I've driven from CLE to Detroit just to go here several times. Love conversing with the owner- very knowledgeable griot.

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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed exploring the area & seeing Dabl's art installations. The bead shop had some pretty amazing beads too

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Reviewed 1 August 2016

We didn't actually get to go inside because we arrived after it closed but this building has one of the coolest exteriors I've ever seen. Even if you don't go inside the trip is worth it just to see the outside. Everything on the walls...More

Thank ateenagetraveler
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We visited to see Olayami Dabls' creative and original art installations of glass, rusting metal and mirrors over a large site and found him working on a new one. He opened the Bead Museum for us to see his collection and talk to us about...More

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