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Address: 2648 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48208
Phone Number: +1 313-875-2264
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10:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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This old Detroit home belies the greatness that was born here: the Motown...

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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Definitely a "must stop in" when in the "D"

Born and raised Detroiter and I finally made it to the Motown Museum with some out of town guests. Glad I did! Be aware that your tickets will be a for a specific time and you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Northville, Michigan
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Northville, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Born and raised Detroiter and I finally made it to the Motown Museum with some out of town guests. Glad I did! Be aware that your tickets will be a for a specific time and you don't want to be late. Allow time for photos outside before you go in. Our tour guide a was very energetic (maybe slightly over... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Any fan of popular music should go here to see where all of the greatest hits of a genre and an era were recorded. Gives great perspective on the creation of this incredible music.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really wanted to check out the museum during a trip to Detroit -- but found out that they were closed on Sundays during the non-summer months. Nonetheless, the plaque outside and the display show how iconic this area was in shaping modern music. I would definitely come back when the museum is open!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great and fun place, a definite must see. You must buy tickets ahead of time, things sell out usually a day in advance. Bring comfy shoes because there is a bit of walking. There are no pictures allowed because of copyright issues. Bring money because the gift shop is nice. It's about a 1 1/2 or 2... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In addition to having so much wonderful history, this place is super fun. It's a must for music lovers.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our whole family really enjoyed the guided tour of the museum. Jordan was full of energy, funny, and had a great voice. We learned about Berry Gordy and the history of the original Motown stars. Highlgihts were Michael Jackson's hat and glove, Berry Gordy's apartment, and Studio A. So cool to see where the music was made.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a native Detroiter, this was my first visit to the Motown Museum. Who knew that some of the greatest artists of all time (The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and Diana Ross, to name a few) made their greatest hits in this building?! When we arrived at the museum at our scheduled tour time, we were guided through... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To stand in the studio where such great music was recorded is simple unbelievable. A must see for all music lovers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our time visiting Motown was awesome! We had a lot of interaction within our group actually singing from time to time. Highly recommended, a blast from the past!

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Newport, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Growing up in the Detroit area you knew Motown. This is a wonderful museum telling the Motown experience, Our tour guide was out of this world great. This 28 year old young lady was so full of excitement and knowledge of this museum, She had us all finger snappin, clapping, singing and dancing. Lots of interesting information and history of... More 

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