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Motown Museum, Detroit
(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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TripAdvisor
  • Everybody knows music from Motown. Every hour you can walk (guided) around this little complex. And at the end of the tour you can stand in one of the most famous music studios in the world. Not in us...  more »
  • Take the tour! The tour guides are excellent and very informed about the history of Motown! It is well worth the time to wait. It can get very busy in the summer but it's a great tour! 
  • Turned away due to group tours. They consumed the day and turned away several independent tourist. Knowing about the history behind the doors... but unable to take it in was a disappointment. Book you...  more »
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  • "Hitsville U.S.A.", aka the Motown Museum, is where the heart and soul of Detroit musical tradition resides. Currently housed in it's original house on W. Grand Blvd, the museum offers chill inducing tours of the humble space where Motown legends were born. As you walk through the halls, and especially into the studio, you are overcome by greatness. This is unlike any other tour, and can be a very emotional experience! If you would like to partake in this intimate experience make sure you visit soon!! The museum just announced an exciting huge expansion that will get under way soon.
  • I thought the pricing was fair. It was worth it for the history. The Tour Guide was amazing. She was funny and full of knowledge. We enjoyed it.
  • Well worth the time to experience a part of music history. I love that so many original things from the past Motown glory days are still present and on display during the tour. The tour guide extremely knowledgeable. Add to your bucket list people. So worth it!
  • 100% must-see attraction in Detroit. Even if you're not crazy about Motown music, there's still so much history to learn about here. The tour guides are super fun and energetic, you're guaranteed to have a great time!
  • put this on your bucket list it's a must, great tour and studio B will blow you away, where the music and greats hung out, great antedocs along the way .....definitely a revisit next year, ... the store should sell a souvenirs booklet called the Storey of Motown.. it would sell like hot cakes, keep the sprit going and rock on