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Detroit Historical Museum, Detroit
(4.7/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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  • Not sure if it's always going to be free, but I'd gladly pay to see it, although I've been through it probably 5 times and I've lived in Detroit all my life. Just fun to see Detroit-centric history an...  more »
  • An enjoyable museum for spending a few hours. This isn't a "warts and all" portrait of Detroit, and there's little emphasis on the city's dramatic decline of the 1960s-1990s (nor its recent upswing). ...  more »
  • This is a fine museum chronicling the history of Detroit. We were very impressed. As an added bonus, there was no admission charge. This should be in the plans of most visitors-it is that good. 
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  • Admission is free, but parking has a modest fee. Wanna know about D-Town's history? Come here for a juicy lesson. This museum is great for the hungry mind, harboring artifacts and exhibits for and from Detroit's past. Like chunks from old tiger stadium, a full-scale functioning replica of a car assembly line, old vehicle models, and much more. My favorite section by far are the streets of Detroit located in the lower level. Check out it!
  • Want to visit today, was visited before, last time was a year or so, it was a best free historical museum in US. Hope it still deserve a 4 or even 5 stars review. Overall in Detroit, best places to visit beyond this museum, GM Building and Riverwalk, in GM Building it's a free car showing gallery and nice restroom with a really cold top drinking water, from Riverwalk you see a Windsor, Canada skyline, second place it's a Fisher Brothers building complex, one of Best Art Deco decorated tower in US, 27 stories, and 16 story old GM headquarters across the street, nearby Woodward Ave and Amtrak Detroit Station, third one is a Grand Circus Park, with nearby Fox Theater and Comerica Park Complex, don't forget a Very Modern 14-16 Story Hi-tech Computer Complex for various Internet companies headquarters in a very Downtown of Detroit on Woodward and Michigan, want to a quiet Times Square, don't forget to visit it in Detroit, all within walking distance, ride 75cent Detroit Metro Mover loop, a free excursion around Downtown area, runs every 3 minutes, 2 cars like a 2 bus capacity total, runs 7 days a week, morning to late night, at the weekend it's start late, around 11 am to midnight, free map available in the train car. Very soon will be M1 Light Rail/Streetcar from Downtown to Amtrak Detroit area. Greyhound Bus Terminal located just a half of mile from Downtown/Woodward, and Amtrak about 3.5 miles from Downtown. THE Area around Woodward is safe, but don't be fool to go a few blocks further from it, except a Downtown and Fisher Building and Theatre complex.
  • Pleasantly surprised! It doesn't look like much from the outside, but the content is very nice! They recreated some neighborhoods from the 1800s early 1900s and you can actually go inside of the buildings they created! Also a good history lesson; I didn't know so much came from Detroit!
  • The Historical Museum doesn't have a huge collection, but it has some unique pieces you won't see anywhere else.
  • Very informative visit. Very up to date and engaging presentation. Staff was helpful and friendly.