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Motown Museum

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The Motown Museum is one of the most popular attractions in Detroit, Michigan. Since 1985, visitors have been able to explore this fascinating museum dedicated to the history of the famous Motown Records Corporation which is located in Hitsville U.S.A., its former headquarters. It features a large collection of Motown memorabilia and artifacts as well as exhibits such as the original Studio A, where dozens of famous artists recorded their music. If you're interested in music, it's a must-see attraction.

Things to Do

  • Visit the famous Studio A, where dozens of famous artists such as the Supremes, the Temptations, and Stevie Wonder recorded their music.
  • View the museum's exhibits, which feature original instruments and recording equipment that were used in the studio from the 1950s through the 1970s.
  • Learn all about Berry Gordy, the founder of Motown, and how he created this historic record label.
  • Check out all of the photographs of famous artists as well as artifacts such as a fedora and white studded glove that belonged to Michael Jackson in the 1980s.

Motown Museum Insider Tips

  • The only way to visit the museum is by guided tour, so if you want to ensure that you'll be able to see it, consider booking your tour in advance.
  • If you prefer to use public transportation, you can reach the museum using the Dexter and Fenkell bus lines.
  • Don't forget to stop by the museum store on your way home, which sells clothing, CDs, sheet music, and other Motown-inspired gifts.

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