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Address: 2648 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48208
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+1 313-875-2264
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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This old Detroit home belies the greatness that was born here: the Motown...

This old Detroit home belies the greatness that was born here: the Motown Sound. But one step inside Hitsville, USA, the original house where Berry Gordy lived and recorded the Motown hits, and you'll catch the beat and spirit of this booming music era. Photos, costumes, artwork, music and other memorabilia take you back to simpler times.

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Fun walk down memory lane.

Having grown up in the 60s and 70s, this was a fun review of a cultural icon of my youth. We learned a lot about Berry Gordy and are even more impressed with his accomplishments... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Dayton, Ohio
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Dayton, Ohio
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Having grown up in the 60s and 70s, this was a fun review of a cultural icon of my youth. We learned a lot about Berry Gordy and are even more impressed with his accomplishments after the tour. The tour guide clearly knew her stuff, and at the end even led us through a few Temptations notes and moves. The... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a place! Walking through this two story house, feeling the past come alive, walking in the footsteps of those greats, it was amazing. I love how this house is preserved the way it was left . . . docents are knowledgable and the tour full of information.

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Fridley, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the coolest places I've ever visited. All the artists and musicians to step foot in the joint is unbelievable!! The amount of music to come out of this tiny studio is amazing!! You get the opportunity to see where they recorded and where Berry Gordy and family lived during and after the hits rolled out. Must see piece... More 

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Aspen Hill, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum was so great to be at filled with stories and history beyond our memories. The best part was our guide Brittany and her enthusiasm which became contagious to our group of about 40 visitors. Street parking was available. We had arrived at 12 noon in time to get on a 1pm tour but had another appointment on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The tour is awesome. The "Tour Guide" is well informed and you'll leave there with knowledge never shared publicly. When you think you know it all. The souvenir shop is grand. Be ready to shop!

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Thank ru4boo2
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour was very informative, fun and friendly. You get a lot of history and background info of all things Motown and Motown records. The tour even finished in one of the recording studios and singing was on the top of the order, so be prepared ;).

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Madison Heights, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Motown Museum is a great way to get back to the roots of Detroit's music. Love the layout and enjoy seeing the groups and pictures of all my favorite Motown Groups.

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Thank reginas529
Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an interesting museum because it is in the actual house many Motown records were recorded. It is also nice because a tour guide takes you through, and explains things. At the same time, I wish I had more time to look at some of the artifacts, and I would recommend buying tickets in advance.

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Detroit
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whatever one might have heard about Berry Gordy this museum is a tribute to a poor man's dream. As it stands it is small and can only be accessed by guided tour limiting the time one can spend at any one exhibit. It is, however, well done and one leaves feeling that when one believes in something there are no... More 

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Nuremberg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This house is history in Detroit. Since it's the home of Motown Records and a special type of music with artists like Steve Wonder, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye etc. Don't visit the museum without a tour guide (I even don't know if that is possible) The tour guide is not just explaining the history about Motown music, he is also... More 

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