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The Henry Ford, Dearborn

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The Henry Ford is a large indoor and outdoor museum complex featuring historical Americana. It is named after its founder, the automobile industrialist Henry Ford, who, in his own words, wanted to produce a record of "American life as lived." See John F. Kennedy’s presidential limousine, a Wright flyer replica, the chair President Lincoln was sitting in when he was assassinated, the Rosa Parks bus, and more. Outside you can explore the Greenfield Village: over 100 historical buildings were moved here and arranged in a village setting to show how Americans have lived and worked since the founding of the country. Watch a craft demonstration, such as pottery or glassblowing. It is a good idea to buy tickets for the on-site IMAX theater in advance. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Dearborn holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the The Henry Ford and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • An incredible experience for anyone interested in cars, engineering and history. Huge exhibit. When visiting The Henry Ford Museum and be sure to visit Greenfield Village next to it. Before you... 
    An incredible experience for anyone interested in cars, engineering and history. Huge exhibit. When visiting The Henry Ford Museum and be sure to visit Greenfield Village next to it. Before you...  more »
  • Come here. The closest thing to the Henry Ford museum might be the Smithsonian's excellent American History Museum on the Washington mall, but even that cannot match the Henry Ford's size and... 
    Come here. The closest thing to the Henry Ford museum might be the Smithsonian's excellent American History Museum on the Washington mall, but even that cannot match the Henry Ford's size and...  more »
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  • Absolutely incredible and exquisite exhibits. Everything is laid out so well you can easily travel from one section to the next, with a smooth transition in-between. The cases are spaciously laid out as to not be overwhelming. This creates a good flowing atmosphere that keeps you moving and staring at the next item. There's a nice cafeteria that you can eat at, but hold on to your tickets. You'll need them to get back into the museum. The attendants are wonderful. The place is neat, tidy, and just fun. Definitely take your kids here, your wife, everyone will have something to look at here!
  • Incredible the history of Ford! It's a huge museum with lots to see. We didn't see everything as I think it would take a few days. The old locomotives were a highlight for me, as well as the cars. The presidential cars was very cool to see. I'm not a huge fan of racing but I have to admit it was very interesting yo learn about racers as athletes and seeing some powerful racing cars over the years. Another highlight was the mathematics, airplanes, and furnishings. The doll houses were incredibly beautiful and detailed. The Walt Disney costumes were also very cool to see up close. If you love fabric and costumes, I highly recommend to see the exhibit. It is only for a short while though. The food was good, some variety of sandwiches, snack food and entree meal. The ladies who work there were wonderful, very funny, and very helpful. I really enjoyed the experience and hope to go back to see what I missed!

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