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Motown Museum, Detroit

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To remember the period when Berry Gordy and an array of talented artists created the timeless Motown sound, visit Motown Museum. Known as Hitsville, USA, this humble building was once the headquarters and recording studio of the Motown record company and the birthplace of innumerable hits. Artists such as Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, and Marvin Gaye recorded songs here. You can visit the famous Studio A, see a collection of photos and artifacts, and stop by the upper-floor apartment where Berry Gordy and his family used to live. Berry's own stereo system and Michael Jackson's fedora hat and sequined glove are just a few of the treasures here. All tours are guided, and the building is fully accessible to people with special needs. Put Motown Museum at the forefront of your travel plans using our Detroit trip planner.
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  • Sadly it was closed due to flood damage and I was in Detroit for only one day. Had booked a reservation online and they refunded it so that was good. Still went down there to see the building... 
    Sadly it was closed due to flood damage and I was in Detroit for only one day. Had booked a reservation online and they refunded it so that was good. Still went down there to see the building...  more »
  • First get a reservation. We did not have one so had to get there an hour before opening to see if we could get in that day (line for people with no tickets very long). Thrilled we were first in line.....  more
    First get a reservation. We did not have one so had to get there an hour before opening to see if we could get in that day (line for people with no tickets very long). Thrilled we were first in line.....  more »
  • Truly a gem. If you are a music lover or have interest to know more, this is worth a visit if you're in the area. Very cool place to visit. 
    Truly a gem. If you are a music lover or have interest to know more, this is worth a visit if you're in the area. Very cool place to visit.  more »
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  • My boyfriend and I drove from Cincinnati, Ohio to visit here and it wasn't worth the drive nor $15 pp. They sit you in a room to watch a 15 min video and although the tour guide was pretty good, all the job require is for you to remember the movie and a little history. The tour was short. 2 stars because the tour guide was nice.
  • Have visited this museum more than a dozen times. The tours are top notch. An incredible part of history. So much to learn!! Standing in the spaces occupied by countless artists is a great experience.
  • I was SO disappointed that the Motown Museum was closed AGAIN! I have visited Detroit 3 times, and every time it has not been open! I grew up on Motown Music in East L.A., my All-Time favorite singer is Smokey Robinson, and I LOVE dancing to all my Motown singers! I hope there will be a virtual tour of the museum once it is remodeled so I can finally enjoy and relive the 60's and 70's, when Motown ruled!
  • I was on a Road Trip in 2006 and by complete chance we connected with Martha Reeves and she took us to Hitsville, USA for a tour of the legendary Motown Studio aka "The Snake Pit". Then we were invited to a Motown alumni event at Bert's on Broadway where I met members of Smokey Robinson's Miracles, the Contours and many more cool people. I was reminiscing about the trip recently and decided to share some photos here.
  • Simply awesome experience! The tour guide was the best. She was informative, engaging, and certainly entertaining. As someone who grew up during this time, I really appreciated the experience.....5-stars indeed!

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