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Motown Historical Museum / Hitsville U.S.A.

Motown Historical Museum / Hitsville U.S.A.

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North End, Detroit
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  • Damon S.
    Damon Sunde1 week ago
    Museum parking is only on the street. No cameras, cell phones or recording devices allowed in the museum.
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff S.April 4
    It's a magical place where legendary artists have recorded so many hit songs. What a thrill it was to sing a few bars of My Girl in the legendary Studio A.Our tour guide was really knowledgeable & fun
  • One Single R.
    One Single RoseNovember 7, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    The Motown Museum is a historical place for every visitor and Detroiter to walk through at least once in your lifetime. Here I am with The Floacist before performing in the Flovortex February 2016.
  • Lori J.
    Lori JacksonAugust 2, 2016
    Everything
  • Danielle L.
    Danielle LeahJuly 1, 2016
    Our tour guide was fantastic - Jordan. He sang, danced, joked with the crowd. So fun. This museum is incredible, full of history and amazing stories. Highly recommend visiting if you're in Detroit.
  • Lucy S.
    Lucy SandraJune 28, 2016
    Attention!!! DO need an urgent loan for here is a way to get your loan that you have been looking for in a good rate I am Mr Franklin Scott a private loan lender. email:Franklinloans37@gmail.com \\
  • Crystal W.
    Crystal WardNovember 29, 2015
    Great Tourist Attractions ;)
  • Adam D.
    Adam DudenhoeferNovember 14, 2015
    Be sure to be there on the hour for the start of the tour.
  • Amy L.
    Amy LebowskyJuly 22, 2015
    FINALLY MADE IT HERE and my only disappointment was that the tour isn't longer. Killer tour guides know their Motown. 💜🌟
  • Shayla J.
    Shayla JohnsonJuly 20, 2015
    Seeing mj's jacket his silver glove
  • Dionne P.
    Dionne PiperJuly 14, 2015
    So sad... I didn't get a chance to go in!
  • Ronita G.
    Ronita GriffinJune 27, 2015
    The tour guides are the best I've ever had!
  • Terri C.
    Terri CloseJune 2, 2015
    Educating, several museums in The Motor City DIA!
  • Jose M.
    Jose MedinaMay 22, 2015
    This was one of the best tours I have ever taken. Our tour guide provided such detailed information and a engaging experience. I highly recommend visiting.
  • S D.
    S DonofrioApril 17, 2015
    Very interesting tour
  • Some P.
    Some PersonFebruary 17, 2015
    So cool!!!
  • Jeremiah C.
    Jeremiah CosnerDecember 14, 2014
    So inspiring and full of good energy.
  • Mars
    MarsDecember 9, 2014
    We weren't supposed to park at the church next door but fuck them we did it anyways. Cool spot to visit. I am the David Ruffin of horrorcore. R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Sock it to me.
  • Slik S.
    Slik SixDecember 1, 2014
    If you love music history, a must see!
  • GM Renaissance Center
    Stop by another Detroit staple after your visit, the GM Renaissance Center: http://www.gmrencen.com/Home.axis
  • Nicole D.
    Nicole DJune 6, 2014
    Jordan was our tour guide & he was phenomenal!
  • Ronnie T.
    Ronnie TMarch 8, 2014
    A total MUST SEE if you're in the area and love MOTOWN music!
  • Christina C.
    Christina CollieDecember 7, 2013
    Absolutely no photography allowed inside the museum. Please don't miss the gift shop!
  • Jon S.
    Jon SteinbackNovember 16, 2013
    the tour is incredible. it runs every half hour, but make sure you get your ticket in advance as it sells out.
  • Maureen K.
    Maureen KavanaughOctober 15, 2013
    If you are traveling from out of state with a child with autism/mr, skip this place. $10 a head for a guided tour and you MUST walk through with a tour guide.
  • Nick F.
    Nick FlorekAugust 30, 2013
    Excellent tours! One of the best tourist experiences I've ever had. Antonio was an amazing guide.
  • Ming K.
    Ming KoslowskyAugust 19, 2013
    It's the best $10 we ever spent! Our tour guide, Peggy, was the best. Being (and singing "My Girl") in Studio A, where all early Motown artists recorded their music, was an awesome experience.
  • Ronald Clayton S.
    Ronald Clayton SmallAugust 4, 2013
    Nice piece of history. However, should you want a tour, show up very early or you may not get in. A small venue and limited staff. You can't make reservations or get tickets on-line.
  • DjDetroit D.
    DjDetroit DiezelAugust 1, 2013
    Call ahead of time they're not smart enough to staff enough people for enough tours so even though the hours are posted there already sold out on their yours @4pm they close @ 6pm 😡
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithJuly 27, 2013
    After checking out the museum, hit up the gift shop and check out the multiple Motown compilation albums they are selling. Get a few for the drive to your next destination.
  • Courtney C.
    Courtney CoxJune 18, 2013
    Glen is THE BEST tour guide! He's a young man who knows Motown like the back of his hand! He is also related to Stevie Wonder! Very great and fun museum to visit!! I loved it!
  • Andy L.
    Andy LeighJune 15, 2013
    Glen was a fantastic guide.
  • Summer 💞
    Summer 💞May 4, 2013
    If you are a Bank of America cardholder, you are able to tour the Museum for free! Nice!
  • Djuana S.
    Djuana StoakleyApril 7, 2013
    Fantastic tour!
  • Annie L.
    Annie LoosMarch 30, 2013
    Bobby is an awesome tour guide! Wonderful experience!
  • Shaun 'Pink' P.
    Shaun 'Pink' PinkstonMarch 27, 2013
    My uncle, Bobby Rogers, who recently passed, was part of the pioneering group The Miracles, as the 1st to be signed to Motown. RIP Uncle Bobby!
  • Jessica S.
    Jessica SMarch 6, 2013
    Ask for Eric! The passion this man has for his job is mind blowing! He makes it a point to get to know his groups and ensures you get the most from your visit. He is what 212* service is all about!
  • Gregory G.
    Gregory GrierFebruary 22, 2013
    Were it started
  • Ramel W.
    Ramel WernerNovember 21, 2012
    Ask for Eric as your tour guide and thank me later..
  • N P.
    N POctober 27, 2012
    Try to get a tour with Glenn, he's Stevie Wonders godson and he does a great job!!
  • Culture C.
    Culture ClimaxSeptember 22, 2012
    A cool stop ESP for music lovers. Tour is short n sweet and very informative!
  • Shannon
    ShannonAugust 18, 2012
    can't just walk through yourself, have to wait for tours which start whenever they feel like starting them. You wait in cramped hallway w/ no air w/ a billion other people. BUT absolutely worth it.
  • MzChristyle I.
    This is really a wonderful place...you should experience it & It would be gd for a family outing
  • Brandon H.
    Brandon HigdonJuly 9, 2012
    Ask for Bobby as your guide. She was awesome, she did a great job of bringing the Motown sound to life.
  • Darian R.
    Darian RawsonJune 12, 2012
    $10 for the tour. Worth it!
  • VisitDetroit
    VisitDetroitMarch 14, 2012
    Home of Studio A where all of Motown's greats recorded.
  • Sandra S.
    Sandra SmithMarch 9, 2012
    awesome place.....just no parking
  • Chris S.
    Chris StergalasFebruary 8, 2012
    A perfect day to see a Detroit legend.
  • James W.
    James WitmanFebruary 3, 2012
    This museum displays a fantastic collection of artifacts from Motown musicians. A guide will lead you through the museum, with the tour ending in Studio A where the early Motown hits were recorded.
  • Robert F.
    Robert FordSeptember 30, 2011
    This is just a magical place, with the guides doing an amazing job of bringing the Motown musical legacy to life.
  • Bill D.
    Bill DurdachSeptember 19, 2011
    If you've ever liked Motown, this place is a shrine. The music will mean so much more to you after the tour... Needless to say, history has never been this fun!
  • Barb D.
    Barb DybwadAugust 27, 2011
    Come here and "perform" in legendary Studio A in the same spot where The Supremes, Temptations et al made all those hits
  • TheUrbanDaily
    TheUrbanDailyMay 23, 2011
    Originally founded by Berry Gordy, Jr., "Hitsville" became one of the first black-owned record labels. Its pop/R&B "Motown Sound" helped to integrate the American music scene.
  • TheUrbanDaily
    TheUrbanDailyMay 23, 2011
    Originally founded by Berry Gordy, Jr., "Hitsville" became one of the first black-owned record labels. Its pop/R&B "Motown Sound" helped to integrate the American music scene.
  • Maureen S.
    Maureen SullivanApril 18, 2011
    Not to be missed!
  • Kathryn H.
    Kathryn HMarch 26, 2011
    Eric was amazing as our tour guide! See Michael Jacksons glove too!
  • Harry G.
    Harry GatewoodMarch 25, 2011
    LaDarron was the best!!! Young, knowledgable, and funny.
  • Soul Train
    Soul TrainMarch 14, 2011
    If you're a dance-dance-dancing machine, then you don't want to miss the place that pays homage to the musical home of the Jackson 5 and other musical legends.
  • Mimi S.
    Mimi SmithFebruary 25, 2011
    Definitely get a tour guide. Well worth it. Too bad they don't allow photos to be taken. You just have to see it for yourself.
  • KendraMarieW
    KendraMarieWDecember 4, 2010
    Eric was such an excellent tour guide!
  • Ferdy K.
    Ferdy KurniawanNovember 28, 2010
    Ask for tour guide Eric... He was excellent!
  • Brisk
    BriskNovember 11, 2010
    "The rims still moving so I'm bumping a little Spinners" - Twista "Slow Jamz" Sourced from rapgenius.com.
  • Clifford H.
    Clifford HensonJuly 7, 2010
    Request Eric as your tour guide. He has extensive knowledge of the golden Motown Era and the company. He's well spoken and he's full of humor. Best tour guide in the house!!
  • Nina C.
    Nina CrequeJuly 6, 2010
    Ask for tour guide Eric... He was excellent!
  • BareBones Detroit
    BareBones DetroitJune 9, 2010
    Go here at least once. Especially if you call yourself a Detroit native. Even if you don't pay the tour admission, it's worth seeing and at least posing for a picture out front. Trust us. Read more
  • Russell G.
    Russell GuessMay 26, 2010
    Maaaaaan only come here when Eric is working. Best guide ever!
  • L. A. J.
    L. A. JonesApril 30, 2010
    Make sure you take your tour with Eric. He was an excellent tour guide. But be advised, they don't let you take pictures inside the bldg. Read more
  • HISTORY
    HISTORYApril 22, 2010
    Founded in 1985, the museum preserves the legacy of the Motown Record Corp. The exhibits include collections of historical photographs, artwork, music, costumes & other memorabilia from the era.
  • jose f.
    jose franchisenaApril 25, 2011
    como es el tema de las hamburguesa..
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