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The Henry Ford, Dearborn

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The Henry Ford is a large indoor and outdoor museum complex featuring historical Americana. It is named after its founder, the automobile industrialist Henry Ford, who, in his own words, wanted to produce a record of "American life as lived." See John F. Kennedy’s presidential limousine, a Wright flyer replica, the chair President Lincoln was sitting in when he was assassinated, the Rosa Parks bus, and more. Outside you can explore the Greenfield Village: over 100 historical buildings were moved here and arranged in a village setting to show how Americans have lived and worked since the founding of the country. Watch a craft demonstration, such as pottery or glassblowing. It is a good idea to buy tickets for the on-site IMAX theater in advance. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Dearborn holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the The Henry Ford and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • A lot of very interesting cars-some old some new. The museum even has rail cars. There are some hands on activities for kids. Some antique furniture is included so that everyone should find something ...  more »
  • Both places A+ but next time I would only go to one because there is so much to see. Bring good walking shoes and you can bring in your own water. Buy a all ride pass in Greenfield Village so you can ...  more »
  • We don't rate attractions as "Excellent" very often and what earns this museum that rating is both its scope and the excellent (nearly the best we've ever seen around the world) written explanation of...  more »
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