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Motown Museum, Detroit

Categories: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
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. Using our international travel planner, Detroit attractions like Motown Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I loved it! The tour guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She had the group singing and dancing "The Temptations Walk." This was a lot of fun! 
  • Always wanted to go to Hitsville!! So glad we went. The tour is so cool and informative!! Cecile was a wonderful guide!!! If in Detroit, Motown Museum is a must. PS- Michael Jacksons famous glove and ...  read more »
  • The history of Motown is so rich and vast, it's difficult to share in a one-hour tour. The tour guides are knowledgeable and entertaining and the museum is well-preserved. It would be nice to be able ...  read more »
  • Its a classic museum, im glad to have seen it and i discovered a lot of informations and artists i didnt know but the guide was horrible. I spoke too fast we coulnt understand anything about what i said. Howfull experience with this guy.
  • I had a good time today at Motown with my baby brother we enjoyed ourselves we have fun I hope Barry Gordy, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, and all the legend come back and make some more new music we need some love in this world an arrest of the people who lived here made Motown great it's time to come home you have work to do only professionals like you can do it. I hope they come back building a new Motown recording studio in Detroit and produce new music here find new stars here and Detroit people are very talented and pass the torch play music and sing and make Motown great again thank you it was very wonderful to spend the day with my brother at Motown
  • The best experience!!! You can feel the creative buzz in the air!!! So much wonderful history. I will visit again for sure!
  • I really love this Motown Museum place in detroit michigan musician and artists thanks Berry Gordy for music like I really enjoyed listening to Temptations and Supremes the Marvelettes Martha Vandellas Mary Wells The Four Tops Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
  • A lot of great history at this museum. The staff is courteous, unless your taking pictures. The hour long tour is very informative, but over priced.
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