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Motown Museum

Motown Museum

9.58 reviews
Sights and Museums, Art Museum, Historic Site
Ranked #15 in Detroit things to do
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  • 7.9
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2648 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48208
313-875-2264
https://www.motownmuseum.org/
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Even for people who don't know Motown, this is an excellent museum. You're taken through by a knowledgeable tour guide who even sings on the tour! Seeing the artifacts and the ... Read more
preserved rooms from the original studio is pretty awesome. The guided tour takes about an hour.

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New York City, New York State, USA

It's a must-see for any music lover, even super young ones. There are a ton of artifacts and cool exhibits. The museum is in a former home so relatively small. Definitely worth doing a tour as it really brings history to life and gives you some real context.

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Adams, New York State

Awesome place. It blows my mind that I could stand in the same spot and sing where Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson started their careers!

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Taylor

This is the original site of the birth of Motown music. The Motown Historical Museum has been preserved just as founder Berry Gordy left it in 1972, right down to his living area above the studio which is basically a walk-in time capsule. The studio area itself is so surreal because you’re standing in the very place big names such as The Temptations, the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, and the Jackson 5 once stood and recorded their biggest hits, jump starting their careers and contributing to the birth of a truly immortal genre of music.

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Ann Arbor

Even for people who don't know Motown, this is an excellent museum. You're taken through by a knowledgeable tour guide who even sings on the tour! Seeing the artifacts and the preserved rooms from the original studio is pretty awesome. The guided tour takes about an hour.

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London, UK

As a fan of Motown music I wouldn't have missed this - it's as inspiring and magical as I would've hoped. When you enter the 'snake pit', and see the worn floorboards where the Supremes stamped their way through 'Baby Love', I'd defy a music fan not to be impressed.

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San Francisco, California, USA
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If you are a music fan you should check out this place. You will see where singers like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Jacksons, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson as well as many others got there start. Check it out!

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Local from Detroit, Michigan

This is a "must see" when you're in town! Only one hour from our condo.

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