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Motown Museum, Detroit

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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. Put Motown Museum at the forefront of your travel plans using our Detroit trip planner.
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  • For Motown fans, this is a must. The museum is small and modest, but the guide was great. Fun afternoon activity 
    For Motown fans, this is a must. The museum is small and modest, but the guide was great. Fun afternoon activity  more »
  • Nice story of the great artists that flourished ion the Detroit area. Soul, rhythm and blues, and motown jazz are just the beginning in this awesome, but small, but mighty museum. Take a stroll... 
    Nice story of the great artists that flourished ion the Detroit area. Soul, rhythm and blues, and motown jazz are just the beginning in this awesome, but small, but mighty museum. Take a stroll...  more »
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  • My bf and I have been waiting to come to the Motown Museum since he moved to Detroit in Jan 2021. Finally after a year and a half later, Motown Museum undergone some remodeling and we were able to go inside. It was $15 to go on and it was a 30 minute tour. Our tour guide was amazing. She gave us a lot of information and was enthusiastic during the whole tour. She gave us enough time to take pictures at different areas of the museum. We saw Berry Gordy’s actual apartment and saw Studio A which was a lot smaller than I thought it would be. I can’t believe that small room created such amazing music. A lot of priceless history and a must see if you are in the area.
  • The tour was awesome. We saw the famous Studio A where most of the iconic recordings took place. A lot of stuff in there are actual things from the 60s and 70s when Motown was at it's peak. The tour guides are very knowledgeable. It's very easy to find a parking spot. And they have plenty of photos of the label's legendary artists recording

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