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Detroit Historical Museum, Detroit

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  • I am so glad we decided to come here at the last minute. I have been in more museums than I can count (I'm a history teacher) and this is probably the best museum dedicated to local history I think I'...  more »
  • Papa and I visited with our 10 year old granddaughter and each found it interesting. We spent 2 hours there with her, and would have stayed longer had it just been the two of us.  more »
  • Very nice little museum. Best part is it is free to visit. A ton of Detroit history here. The whole family enjoyed the visit.  more »
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  • What a wonderful place, and for free! It shows the history of Detroit from the the beginning to today, covering all aspects of life: stores, homes, culture, industry, sports, political. It takes about two two four hours, depending on your pace. For comparison, the Field Museum in Chicago takes easily a day, the Ford Museum one afternoon.
  • From out of town, amazed by this FREE museum. Great place to spend a few hours. Institute of Art is across the street and many good places to eat and drink nearby.
  • Can't beat free admission. Very cool exhibits both permanent and rotating. Love coming here once in a while: always find something new.
  • I can't believe this wonderful museum is for FREE visit! I had a 4-hours stay while originally 2 hours were planned. The best place for your to start your visit in Detroit, there are so many breathtaking displays to show you the once prosperous Detroit--- a motor and musical city.
  • 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!

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