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The Henry Ford

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Address: 20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI 48124-5029
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Trace the history of the auto and our fascination with it along with other...

Trace the history of the auto and our fascination with it along with other American inventions through the staggering collection of Henry Fords estate, which includes such memorabilia as the chair Abraham Lincoln sat in when he was assassinated and the limo in which John F. Kennedy was shot.

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This is one of the best museums ever! I have visited it many times and love it every time. A must see if you enjoy history.

Reviewed 9 September 2015
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

This is one of the best museums ever! I have visited it many times and love it every time. A must see if you enjoy history.

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Newcastle, NSW
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

The museum certainly has a lot of landmark cars, including presidential limousines. One of these is the actual car in which JFK was assassinated, but it looks different as the year after that sad event they added a bullet-proof roof. They also have the Rosa Parkes bus, which you can enter and sit in. This is in an area devoted... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

This is a wonderful museum focusing on innovation. Planes, trains and automobiles abound, but it doesn't stop there! There is a section devoted to social innovation... Where the famous bus upon which Rosa Parks took her stand is on display. There is also interesting American furniture, a home which was designed to be mass produced, and machinery on display. Inside... More 

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Chesterfield, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Excellent and interesting historical museum with many interesting and exciting surprises and exhibits. Staff is particularly engaged with visitors and one of the most outstanding historical museums in the United States.

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Dartmouth, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Visited on Labour Day when admission was free. The place was packed! We loved all of what we saw, and we saw about 75%. Unfortunately we didn't have time to see the rest but we had seen what we wanted to. Friendly staff, free WiFi.

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Youngstown, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

You need to spend at least two days here to get the full experience of the village, museum and factory tours. This was our second visit and will have to come at least one more time to finish the village and do the factory tour. Since you have to pay for parking when you purchase your ticket, there needs to... More 

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Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

Visited Sept 7...Labor Day...parking lot packed..figured wall to wall people...wrong! It was a free day paid by Target but the building is so huge and full of different areas it was a wonderfully enjoyed day..child involvement areas were strategically placed..The food places did have lines around noon...but hey, people want to eat..the trains..planes..autos..and huge energy machines were our favorites..we were... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015

We went on Labor Day, and it was a free day. This made it very crowded. However, it is a huge museum and allowed for crowds to disperse. The movie in Driving Through America put the automobile industry into perspective and provided a framework for much of the rest of the museum. My boys (7 and 9) liked the Heroes... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

First time visitor and I would return again. It was exciting seeing so much history under one roof. They have a nice display of presidential limo's. The trip down memory lane was nostalgic viewing the mock up of the 1960's Holiday Inn motel room.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 7 September 2015

You get a great deal if you purchase all your tickets at once. Ford Museum, Rouge Plant tour and Greenfield Village. The museum was great! Several little hands on things for the kids and a lot more than cars! What an interesting man Henry Ford was! I actually loved the HUGE steam machinery - amazing what he saved historically! There... More 

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