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Dearborn

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Dearborn is a city in Wayne County in the state of Michigan, notable primarily as the home of the Ford Motor Company. It is the city with the most concentrated Arab population outside the Middle East.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

  • Interstate 94, from Detroit and Port Huron to the east and Ann Arbor and Chicago to the west.

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

Henry Ford Museum
  • 1 Automotive Hall of Fame, 21400 Oakwood Blvd., +1 313 240-4000. Automotive Hall of Fame on Wikipedia Automotive Hall of Fame (Q787908) on Wikidata
  • 2 Arab American National Museum, 13624 Michigan Ave (between Neckel and Schaefer), +1 313 582-2266. W-Sa 10AM-6PM, Su noon-5PM. The first and only museum in the world devoted to Arab American history and culture. $6 adults, $3 students/seniors/children, free for children 5 and under. Arab American National Museum on Wikipedia Arab American National Museum (Q3330679) on Wikidata
  • Henry Ford Estate. Often referred to as "Fairlane." Public tours.
  • 3 The Henry Ford, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., +1 313 982-6001, toll-free: +1-800-835-5237. Daily 9:30AM-5PM. This is a "must see". A massive historical and entertainment complex, a leading attraction with a keen focus on innovations. Consists of four separate attractions—the Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, a tour of the Ford Rouge Factory, and an IMAX theater. Highlights include: Lincoln's chair, Rosa Parks' bus, JFK's limos, Thomas Edison's last breath hermetically sealed in a test tube, original historic structures, nice shops, great food, and, not surprisingly, a spectacular history of the automobile collection that is a football field long. Visitors may have many entertaining experiences such as mini-shows, music, parades, train rides, and Model T rides. Visitors should plan at least one full day for the village, and another full day for the Museum. Adults $25 Greenfield Village, $20 Henry Ford Museum, $16 Factory Tour; Seniors $22.50 Greenfield Village, $18 Henry Ford Museum, $14.50 Factory Tour; Children 5-12 $18.75 Greenfield Village, $15 Henry Ford Museum, $12 Factory Tour; under 5 free to all attractions. All IMAX tickets $10 regardless of age. 10% discount for online ticket purchases to a single attraction, except for IMAX. Combo tickets to any two non-IMAX attractions are the price of the more expensive ticket plus half of the less expensive one, with no online purchase discount. Unlimited ride pass $10. Parking fee $.. The Henry Ford on Wikipedia The Henry Ford (Q3521242) on Wikidata
  • 4 Dearborn Historical Museum, 915 S. Brady St., +1 313 565-3000. Commandant's Quarters (Dearborn, Michigan) on Wikipedia Commandant's Quarters (Q5152131) on Wikidata

Do[edit]

Events[edit]

  • Old Car Festival Antique and classic car collector's show in Greenfield Village at The Henry Ford in Dearborn the weekend after Labor Day.

Buy[edit]

  • 1 Fairlane Town Center, 18900 Michigan Avenue, +1 313-593-3331. Fairlane Town Center mall hosts Sears, Macy's and JCPenney departments stores, Coach, DSW and over 140 other restaurants and stores. The Town Center is a popular local shopping center near U of M, a short drive from downtown Detroit.
  • The Henry Ford, 20900 Oakwood Blvd. Gift shops with wonderful souvenirs.
  • Stormy Records, 13210 Michigan Ave (at Jonathon), +1 313 581-9322. M-Sa 11AM-8PM. Independent niche record store owned by husband-and-wife musical duo Windy & Carl. Located on the second floor above Green Brain Comics (listed above).

Eat[edit]

  • Buddy's Pizza, 22148 Michigan Avenue, +1 313-562-5900. Open Mon-Thurs from 11am to 10pm, Fri from 11am to 11pm, Sat from 11:30am to 11pm, and Sun from 12pm to 10pm. Detroit's #1 Square Deep Dish Pizza.
  • Miller's Bar, 23700 Michigan Avenue, +1 313-565-2577. Open Mon-Sat from 11am to 12:30am. Known for the "best burgers" in Dearborn and throughout Michigan. Basic menu of hamburgers, fries, and drinks. Fairly reasonable prices.
  • Dearborn Inn, 20301 Oakwood Blvd, +1 313 271-2700. Dearborn. Fine dining in a historic Inn.
  • The Gallery Restaurant at The Henry, 300 Town Center Drive, +1 313-441-2000. The Art of Dining Well. The Gallery Restaurant surrounds you with fine art from Park West Galleries and Cleveland's Glass Bubble Project, and offers a selection of classic American regional cuisine featuring such entrees as a house 21-day dry aged rib eye.
  • Henry's Bar and Grill, 300 Town Center Drive, +1 313-441-2000. Located in The Henry - An Autograph Collection Hotel, Henry's Bar and Grill offers a petite plate menu featuring build your own personal pizza, signature pork belly, and crab cake sliders.

Drink[edit]

Balleys Irish Pub at Michigan Ave and Mason. They have something like 30 beers on tap.

Sleep[edit]

  • Doubletree Hotel Dearborn, 5801 Southfield Expressway, +1 313-336-3340.

[1] . 347 rooms

  • 2 Hyatt Regency Dearborn, 600 Town Center Drive, +1 313-593-1234. 772 guest rooms. Lots of amenities including fitness center. Close to Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum.
  • 3 The Henry, 300 Town Center Drive, +1 313-441-2000. 308 guest rooms. A Marriott hotel. Free high speed internet, DirecTV. Two restaurants. Two executive-level floors with a Concierge Lounge. Indoor pool and whirlpool, fitness room, sauna and lockers. Massages available by appointment.
  • Courtyard Marriott.

Go next[edit]

Detroit is about 25 minutes east. If you're not visiting downtown Detroit, you might want to stop in some of the suburbs. There's a nice movie theatre and good restaurants in nearby Canton; Novi and Troy (home of the impressive Somerset Collection mall) are good for shopping and Hamtramck has a sizeable Polish population.

Routes through Dearborn
Battle CreekAnn Arbor  W Amtrak Wolverine icon.png E  DetroitPontiac
Ann ArborMelvindale  W I-94.svg E  DetroitPort Huron
ColdwaterDearborn Heights  W US 12.svg E  DetroitEND
DetroitDearborn Heights  N US 24.svg S  TaylorToledo
SouthfieldDetroit  N M-39.svg S  Allen ParkLincoln Park
Ann ArborDearborn Heights  W M-153.svg E  DetroitEND


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