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Arab American National Museum

13624 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126-3519
+1 313-582-2266
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Informative, short visit

I think the one major thing you take away from the Arab American museum is how so many Arab... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Talal J
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New York City, New York
For Cultural Experience and Contemporary Art

It's a cultural museum, not a historical museum, so don't expect a lot of detail on the countries... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
BrooksyNJ
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South Orange, New Jersey
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The Arab American National Museum (AANM) is the first and only museum in the United States devoted to Arab American history and culture. Through its interactive hands-on exhibits, the AANM documents and presents the Arab American story. By bringing the voices and faces of Arab Americans to its audiences, the AANM affirms its commitment to dispel the many misconceptions about Arab Americans and other minorities.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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13624 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126-3519
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I think the one major thing you take away from the Arab American museum is how so many Arab Americans have left an impact on US society without most Americans even knowing about it. There's a section on the ground floor about Arab contributions in...More

Thank Talal J
Reviewed 30 July 2017

It's a cultural museum, not a historical museum, so don't expect a lot of detail on the countries of origin or the political, religious or economic reasons for emigration to the U.S. The focus is assimilation, the contributions of Arabs in America, and how individuals...More

Thank BrooksyNJ
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Went with my 8 year old son. As an Arab American I was happy to take my son to a museum that represents him and his background. We go to a lot of museums that represent other cultures and backgrounds and it was nice to...More

Thank hoori87
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We initially thought that we would spend an hour or so here. But we spent an entire afternoon. The museum is filled with interesting information on Arab Americans and their contributions to our culture. It is inexpensive and very educational. A bit less interesting for...More

Thank 899herbb
Reviewed 11 April 2017

As soon as you enter the door you are faced with the amazing architecture that celebrates the beauty of the arab world. There are art galleries, historical relics of the original arab immigrants to america as old as the 17 hundreds, who took part in...More

Thank hzma
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

The space is quite lovely with high ceilings and daylight shining down. It did give an impression of a temple or mosque (not that I've been in one before). The lower level has static window exhibits highlighting Arab contributions to music, science, medicine, mathematics, exploration...More

1  Thank Daphne G
Reviewed 17 February 2017

If you like immigration stories this is the place to go. Highlights the arab americans immigrant story. Also explains many common american misunderstandings. Can be an eye opener for some. There are plenty of Arab Americans you know that you might not realize are of...More

Thank Christopher F
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I particularly enjoyed the top floor modern history exhibits and the special exhibit in the basement featuring comic artist Leila Abdelrazaq. We found some great books in the gift shop, too.

Thank familyvisitor09
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This place is gorgeous! We loved our visit today for the free Christmas party. My kids enjoyed the scavenger hunt, and my girls loved their henna. Every single one of the staff/volunteers were friendly, personable, and helpful. For three kids who have a hard time...More

1  Thank JenBell1969
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The Museum provides good information about coming to America. However, it does not provide sufficient information as to what the people's lives were like prior to coming. There was no sequence to the information presented and it was disjointed. I understand this is an ongoing...More

Thank twidgetbeth
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gloriaw736
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Yes next to the Museum's main entrance.
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