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Arab American National Museum

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Address: 13624 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126-3519
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+1 313-582-2266
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12:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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The Arab American National Museum (AANM) is the first and only museum in...

The Arab American National Museum (AANM) is the first and only museum in the United States devoted to Arab American history and culture. Through its interactive hands-on exhibits, the AANM documents and presents the Arab American story. By bringing the voices and faces of Arab Americans to its audiences, the AANM affirms its commitment to dispel the many misconceptions about Arab Americans and other minorities.

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Amazing architecture and history

As soon as you enter the door you are faced with the amazing architecture that celebrates the beauty of the arab world. There are art galleries, historical relics of the original... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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West Orange, NJ
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West Orange, NJ
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As soon as you enter the door you are faced with the amazing architecture that celebrates the beauty of the arab world. There are art galleries, historical relics of the original arab immigrants to america as old as the 17 hundreds, who took part in the civil war. There is also the modern history of actors, politicians of arab descent.... More 

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Adelphi, Maryland, United States
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106 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The space is quite lovely with high ceilings and daylight shining down. It did give an impression of a temple or mosque (not that I've been in one before). The lower level has static window exhibits highlighting Arab contributions to music, science, medicine, mathematics, exploration and literature. I learnt a lot and was reminded of the richness and advanced learning... More 

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McMurdo Station Antarctica
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309 reviews
182 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

If you like immigration stories this is the place to go. Highlights the arab americans immigrant story. Also explains many common american misunderstandings. Can be an eye opener for some. There are plenty of Arab Americans you know that you might not realize are of arab ancestry.

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Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I particularly enjoyed the top floor modern history exhibits and the special exhibit in the basement featuring comic artist Leila Abdelrazaq. We found some great books in the gift shop, too.

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Detroit, Michigan
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238 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This place is gorgeous! We loved our visit today for the free Christmas party. My kids enjoyed the scavenger hunt, and my girls loved their henna. Every single one of the staff/volunteers were friendly, personable, and helpful. For three kids who have a hard time focusing and get distracted easily, they were really getting into it all. I wish we... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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84 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The Museum provides good information about coming to America. However, it does not provide sufficient information as to what the people's lives were like prior to coming. There was no sequence to the information presented and it was disjointed. I understand this is an ongoing story but I think it fails in many ways. I sincerely hope they expand the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Really enjoyed the displays and quiet in this small museum highlighting Arab history, religion, culture, food, etc. Lots of good information in a beautiful setting. I wish they had had some information on 9/11 and events thereafter which showed Arab support for the US. The exhibit of "What we carried" (might not be correct title) was very poignant and showed... More 

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1 Thank judi m
Valparaiso, Indiana
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46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

I am so glad I finally made time to visit! As a non-Arab, I have always been curious about Islam and the Middle East, and this museum is perfect place to gain an understanding of those questions. I recommend following the phone-guided tour at your own pace. The staff was very friendly and helpful with my questions after my visit... More 

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Dearborn, Michigan, United States
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

The museum is well done to reflect the heritage of Arab Americans in America from the 19th century and beyond. Great interactive exhibit. Stop by the store for beautiful artifacts. It is a must for every visitor to Dearborn. It is the only and the first Arab American History museum in the country.

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Dearborn, Michigan
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Guide was not the best. Still, take a guided tour, then just walk around as you wish to fill in some the blanks. Very informative and enlightening. Most displays have succinct, written explanations designed as a quick read for a group with mixed interests. Found out some things I did not know. Someone interested in history or the Arab world... More 

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