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Motown Museum, Detroit

4.6
#1 of 16 in Historic Sites in Detroit
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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  • Must see if you like fun music! Cecilia was a fabulous and very enthusiastic tour guide. It was very cool to tour the house, view many of the behind the scenes photos, sing in the attic, and see the g...  more »
  • Did not know what to expect when we visited the Motown museum but what an entertaining hour we had. Our guide was Jordan and he really made everything very entertaining and informative. The video was ...  more »
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  • Such a memorable experience. Was amazing to see what a bunch of talent, heart and a dream can become with hard work. A great trip down memory lane seeing the humble beginnings of Berry Gordy evolve into the music and the stars that we know and love. Our tour guide, Tanisha, made the experience even more memorable. I'll definitely be back!
  • Exceptional experience! First of all, I appreciate working for a company with people who realize that affording us the opportunity to visit some real history while visiting a city is priceless. Add for the museum itself, the visual history is incredible down to the original candies in the vending machines and the very instruments Berry Gordy used to make the hits. The staff was knowledgeable, courteous and made the whole experience that much better. One if the highlights of the trip!

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