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Dearborn is a city in Wayne County in the state of Michigan. It is known for the second-largest Arab-American population in the United States, after New York City.

Get in

Get around

See

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  • The Henry Ford (Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village), [1].

Visitors should plan at least one full day for the village, and another full day for the Museum.

  • Adults: $20.00
  • Senior (62+): $19.00
  • Children (5-12): $14.00
  • Under 5: Free
  • Members are free
  • Unlimited Daily Ride Pass: $10.00

The village is open 7 days a week, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. It closes at the end of December, and does not reopen until mid-April.

This is a "must see". A massive historical and entertainment complex, a leading attraction with a keen focus on innovations. Highlights include: Lincoln's chair, Rosa Park's 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.

  • Henry Ford Estate. Often referred to as "Fairlane." Public tours.
  • Automotive Hall of Fame [2]
  • Arab American National Museum, 13624 Michigan Avenue Dearborn, Michigan 48126, (313) 582-2266, [3]. Hours Open: Wed-Sat 10AM-6PM Sun Noon-5PM $6 General Admission, $3 Student/Seniors/Children, Children 5 and under are Free

Do

Events

  • Old Car Festival Antique and classic car collector's show in Greenfield Village at The Henry Ford in Dearborn the weekend after Labor Day.
  • Ford Community and Performing Arts Center[4] Dearborn.

Buy

  • Fairlane Town Center [5] Dearborn. Remodeled in 2007. 15 minutes from Metro Airport and downtown Detroit, this large mall features more urban fashion and discount retailers with about 150 stores, popular restaurants including a P.F Chang and an Andiamo's. Adult supervision of those under 18 is required after 5:00 PM by someone who is at least 21.
  • Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village [6] Dearborn. Gift shops with wonderful souvenirs.
  • Stormy Records [7] 13210 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, Michigan. Independent niche record store, one of the few independent stores remaining in Michigan. 313-581-9322

Eat

  • Buddy's Pizza, 22148 Michigan Avenue, 313-562-5900, [8]. 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, 313-565-2577, [9]. 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 [10] 20301 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn. +1 313 271-2700. Fine dining in a historic Inn.
  • The Gallery Restaurant at The Henry, 300 Town Center Drive, 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.


Drink

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

Sleep

  • The Dearborn Inn, 20301 Oakwood, 313-271-2700, [11]. 222 rooms.
  • Doubletree Hotel Dearborn, 5801 Southfield Expressway, 313-336-3340

[12] . 347 rooms

  • Hyatt Regency Dearborn, 600 Town Center Drive, 313-593-1234 [13]. 772 guest rooms. Lots of amenities including fitness center. Close to Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum.
  • Red Roof Inn, 24130 Michigan Avenue, 313-278-9732, [14].
  • The Henry - An Autograph Collection Hotel, 300 Town Center Drive, 313-441-2000, [15]. 308 guest rooms. Close to Ford World Headquarters, Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum. 12 miles from Detroit/Wayne County Airport. Approximately 30 minutes from Ann Arbor. Earn Marriott Reward points with each stay. Free high speed internet in guestrooms and throughout the hotel. Guestrooms feature 37" flat screen TV with DirecTV high definition channels, luxurious bedding with Frette 400 count Egyptian cotton and marble bathrooms with lighted vanity mirror, plush towels and RUSK® bath amenities. The Henry is home to The Gallery Restaurant and Henry's Bar and Grill. Two executive level floors with a Concierge Lounge. Indoor pool, firness room, sauna and lockers. Massages available with appointment. 26,000 square feet of meeting space.
  • Courtyard Marriott

Get out

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
Ann ArborMelvindale  W noframe E  DetroitPort Huron
ColdwaterDearborn Heights  W noframe E  DetroitEND


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