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Dearborn Highlights

  • Pro
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     Lots of things to see, good food, good economic opportunities 

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     Tons of traffic 

  • In a nutshell
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     A great place to see history come alive. 

Dearborn Things to Do

  • DONT MISS THESE IN THE HENRY FORD MUSEUM

    I am writing this tip as there is just so much to see here in this Museum I beleive these displays are NOT to be missed. Described as "Americas Greatest History Attraction" this Museum has something for everyone. .whether your likes are. Automotive, Farming Implements and Machinery, Aeronauticul, Trains ,Weapons, Furniture,You will find it all in...

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  • Henry Ford museum

    My wife and I were trying to plan an easy overnight vacation that our three year old son would really enjoy. My son really enjoys airplanes, cars and most of all trains. It seems as though the Henry Ford museum was built just for my boy. I've been to many museums throughout the world and I really can't think of one that was as wall to wall...

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  • Driving America

    Centered around an unparalleled collection of historically significant vehicles, this remarkable mix of authentic artifacts, digital media, interactive play and personal accounts focuses on the enormous influence the automobile has had on American culture—from the automotive innovations that have changed our lives to the everyday choices we make.

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  • Hero's of the Sky~Wright Flyer

    1903 Wright Flyer Dimensions: Length = 21' 1"Wingspan = 40' 4"Weight (plane only) = 605 lbs.Its maximum speed was 9.9 mph, and the farthest it flew was 852 feet.Orville and Wilbur Wright built the original Wright Flyer at their bicycle shop in Dayton, Ohio, for approximately $1,000 of their own money. Their friend Charles Taylor, built the...

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  • Your Place in Time

    This exhibit is dedicated to the experiences of 5 the generations by exploring the development of infrastructures and changes in technologies that continued throughout the century. Five modular walls, representing a chronological continuum include historical timelines, artifacts, and statistical charts.Progressive Generation~When being able to...

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  • IMAX Theatre

    If you have time, try out their IMAX theatre. IMAX motion picture projection system, invented and developed by Imax Corporation, is the finest motion picture projection system in the world. Images of unsurpassed size, clarity, and impact, enhanced by a superb specially-designed six-channel, multi-speaker sound system, are projected onto our giant...

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  • Ford Rouge Factory Tour

    Ford Rouge Factory Tour is a wonderful self-guided five-part tour that includes: Legacy Theater ( triumphs and tragedies surrounding the Rouge), Art of Manufacturing Theater( multi-sensory theater experience including a 360-degree look at how automobiles are made), Observation Deck (World’s largest living roof from our 80-foot-high), Dearborn Truck...

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  • Railroad Junction

    The steam-powered rail line and an 1800s small-town train depot take you inside the great history of railroading, paired with the chance to investigate the only working late 19th-century roundhouse in the Midwest.Places to visit in this district: Detroit, Toledo & Milwaukee Roundhouse, Edison Illuminating, Company's Station A, Smiths Creek Depot

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  • Greenfield Village

    Make some time to stroll down main street and encounter a bustling place of automobiles and carriages, events and amusements. Discover the center of community and commerce from the J. R. Jones General Store and Mrs. Cohen's Millinery to the Logan County Courthouse brimming with American history and heritage.Places to visit in this district:Eagle...

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  • Liberty & Jutice for All

    With Liberty and Justice for All exhibits focuses upon four key transformative moments in the American quest for freedom: the Revolutionary Era, the Antislavery Movement and Civil War Era, the Woman’s Suffrage Movement and the Civil Rights Movement. It highlights the people and iconic artifacts that were involved in those moments, and involves...

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  • Presidential Limousines

    Reagan Presidential Limousine 1972On March 30, 1981, Ronald Reagan took refuge in this limousine's interior to escape would-be assassin John Hinkley's gunfire. Going into service under President Nixon, it is also the car in which President Ford was riding when an attempt was made on his life. This is the last presidential limousine that will be...

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  • Dymaxion House

    The visionary architecture of R. Buckminster Fuller. Take a personal tour through "the house of the future." This extraordinary dwelling was designed to be the strongest, lightest and most cost-effective housing ever built. Restored to its original 1946 condition, its the only remaining prototype in the world.

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Dearborn Restaurants

  • Mobile Hot Dog~

    How many ways can you make a hot dog? Come experience some of the country’s favorite concoctions and see the wacky, iconic mobile this cafe was named for. Cafeteria style. Museum admission is required.Open January 1-April 1Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 11:00am-4:00pmApril 1-December 31Monday-Sunday, 11:00am-4:00pm

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  • Step back in time~

    Step back in time and enjoy simple diner fare, coffee and soft drinks. Hop on a stool, grab a booth or enjoy the patio. Museum admission is required. Now OpenMonday-Sunday, 9:30am-5:00pm

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  • “Step back 150 years in time,,Amazing...

    Authentic experience. Long wood tables shared by more than one party, Many alcoholic beverage to choose from - I tried a simple apple cider. It had a nice flavor - strong apple wine taste. They served pickles, and two pickled boiled eggs (pink) as appetizers. We also had some complimentary fresh bread (dinner rolls, cornbread muffin and blueberry...

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  • where lesser burgers come to worship

    This is a restaurant that specializes in one American food.... the hamburger.The ones made here have a unique taste because of the special sauce and the additives in the beef. Every burger is made to order when you ask for it and not before.The french fries are long and crispy and never greasy (you salt them to your taste).Onion rings have a...

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  • A combo if chili and hockey

    Cheli's is owned by the Detroit Red Wings' very own Chris Chelios, in the heart of downtown west Dearborn. TV's, hockey paraphenalia, and photos and jerseys from Chris Chelios' hockey career adorn the walls of this two-room restaurant/bar. There is a rooftop patio that becomes very populer during happy hour. Cheli's also has a gift shop where they...

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  • Good and Good for you!

    Any possible type of salad you could imagine is served here, in great portions that you most likely will be taking home in a doggy bag! Believe it or not, the Taco Salad is my favorite! This is more of a middle eastern type restaurant, but the cooks and staff are very talented in multiple types of cuisine! Try whatever you can, and you will NOT be...

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  • A great expeirence

    This is actually a sushi bar, however you may get additional dishes as well. Very pricey but well worth it, the food, staff, service, cocktails, decor and music are a wonderful experience. I went for my birthday this year and enjoyed every minute of it. I love the Atlantic Sake (salmon), it's grilled in a teriyaki sauce and garnished with rice and...

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  • Unique Food and Fun!

    I am not quite sure how to categorize the cuisine of Mongolian BBQ other than excellent! It combines asian stir fry, italian pasta, and spanish tortillas for one interestingly appetizing meal!Each patron is given a small porcelain mixing bowl. You then make your way through a buffet type line filling your bowl with fresh meats and seafood,...

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  • Hot N' Spicy

    Bangkok Star offers authentic Thai food, some of the best I have ever had. I would best describe Thai as similar to Chinese with a hot and spicy twist! While the menu states the cuisine is available in mild, medium and hot, it would better be described as hot, hotter and hottest! If you do not like asian food or spicy food, this is not the place...

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Dearborn Transportation

  • Weiser Railroad

    Enjoy a old fashion train ride pulled by one of our historic steam or diesel locomotives. Travel the three-mile route with opportunities to get on and off at key stops throughout the Village. This is a great way for those who may have difficulty walking long distances, as the train offers key stops throughout the Village.20900 Oakwood Blvd...

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  • Greenfield Village Shuttle

    Hop aboard another type of mode of transportation. The villages teams of horses will take you to different areas of the village.20900 Oakwood Blvd Dearborn, MI 48121

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  • 1931 Ford Model AA Bus

    Hop aboard a vintage Model AA bus. It will pick you up and drops you off at designated stops throughout Greenfield Village.20900 Oakwood Blvd Dearborn, MI 48121

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Dearborn Shopping

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    by HotRodEtte Written Dec 15, 2005

    Dearborn Music is one of the best places to go for whatever your ears desire. New and used CDs are sold here, as well as cassettes. You will also find posters, videos and other accessories as well. You can also sell back your used CD's, usually for $3 a piece in cash or $4 a piece in store credit. Be sure to check out the entire section in the back, solely specializing in classical!

    What to buy: The used CDs are my favorite; you can find just about anything you're looking for, and the prices can't be beat.

    What to pay: Usual prices for CDs are what you'll be paying, but in the used section you may find some great deals.

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Dearborn Warnings and Dangers

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    by davecallahan Updated Apr 17, 2007

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    The national crime statistics for Dearborn, MI indicate that it is above average risk for violent crimes and average for non-violent crimes. In recent years, rapes and robberies have increased substantially; arsons are up and robberies are down.
    The 70 sex offenders registered in Dearborn, MI can be seen at the website below.

    Use good, safe practices when on vacation here. Lock your car doors. Keep your cash and valuables out of sight. Don't go out alone late at night or into unfamiliar neighhoods. Ask the motel staff if there are areas that tourists should avoid.

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Dearborn Off The Beaten Path

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    by davecallahan Updated Apr 17, 2007

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    You are on vacation in Detroit. It is summer. It is blisteringly hot.

    So take the kids and drive to Dearborn IceSkate Center.
    Year round frigid temperatures. Skate rentals in just your size.
    After an hour in here, you will be able to stand the sweltering heat outside at least until the sun goes down.

    easy to get to: 14900 Ford Rd
    I-94 to Dearborn exit, go north on Wyoming Avenue about one block and connect to Ford Road. Go west on Ford Road. near the Ford Woods Park you will see the skate hall.

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Dearborn Favorites

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    by elmasri Written Oct 4, 2002

    Favorite thing: Be prepared to speak arabic...
    I went to visit family and I couldn't believe that I travelled all the way across the seas, to the wrong side may I add, to speak and listen only arabic.

    Fondest memory: The houses. They were gorgeous.

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