Motown revolutionized the world of music production, championing layered harmonies, complex horn riffs, and sharp chords flattened on the rails of soul train tracks. Soak up sonic history with today’s Groupon: for $10 you get two adult admission tickets to the Motown Museum (a $20 value). The Museum is open Mondays (during August) through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is closed on Sundays.
Nestled within the historic Hitsville USA quarters of Motown Record Corporation, the Motown Museum dazzles the optic nerves of audiophiles with retina-regaling displays that flash back to the golden age of music. Foray into the historic duplex that enshrines the restored apartment of Berry Gordy Jr. before tiptoeing through Studio A to reverberate ripened rumors fresh from a grapevine within its iconic echo chamber. As they follow the trajectory of rhythm-and-blues history, visiting duos can pore over a comprehensive collection of photographs, memorabilia, and invisible air molecules once inhaled by famous recording artists. Bask in the soulful warmth of the Marvin Gaye exhibition or burst into synchronized moonwalks while ogling Michael Jackson’s signature glove-and-hat ensemble.
2648 W Grand Blvd.
Detroit, Michigan 48208