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Dearborn is a city in Wayne County in the state of Michigan. It is known for being the headquarters of the Ford Motor Company as 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][add listing]

Henry Ford Museum
  • Automotive Hall of Fame [9]
  • Arab American National Museum, 13624 Michigan Ave (between Neckel and Schaefer), +1 313 582-2266, [1]. 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.  edit
  • Henry Ford Estate. Often referred to as "Fairlane." Public tours.
  • Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, [2]. Daily 9:30AM-5PM. 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. Visitors should plan at least one full day for the village, and another full day for the Museum. Adults $20, Seniors $19, Children 5-12 $14, under 5 free. Unlimited ride pass $10.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]


  • 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[10] Dearborn.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Fairlane Town Center [11] 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.
  • Green Brain Comics, 13210 Michigan Ave (at Jonathon), +1 313 582-9444, [3]. M-F 11AM-8PM, Sa 10AM-8PM, Su noon-5PM.  edit
  • Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village [12] Dearborn. Gift shops with wonderful souvenirs.
  • Stormy Records, 13210 Michigan Ave (at Jonathon), +1 313 581-9322, [4]. 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).  edit

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Al-Ameer Restaurant, 12710 W Warren Ave., 313-582-8185, [5]. 10am to 11pm. Restaurant specializing in Lebanese and Middle Eastern fare. It was featured on Anthony Bourdain's: No Reservations.  edit
  • Amani's Middle Eastern Cuisine, 13823 Michigan Ave, [6]. Full menu. Locally popular. Family friendly.  edit
  • Arbeel Kabob, 6545 Greenfield Rd, 313-582-9209. One of the best Iraqi kebab places in Dearborn.  edit
  • Buddy's Pizza, 22148 Michigan Avenue, 313-562-5900, [13]. 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, [14]. 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 [15] 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.  edit
  • Henry's Bar and Grill, 300 Town Center Drive, 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.  edit
  • Shatilla, 14300 W. Warren, 313-934-1520, [7]. Middle eastern coffee and pastry shop.  edit
  • Dearborn Meat Market, 7721 Shaefer Rd. 10AM-6PM. Select your kebabs at the butcher counter then watch them grill over charcoal in the dining room. A wonderful, authentic experience in an unassuming storefront.  edit
  • Lebon Sweets, 13743 W Warren Ave, [8]. 7AM-10PM (Sun 8PM). No visit to Dearborn is complete without a stop at Lebon Sweets for a kanafa sandwich, or a cheesedome as they sometimes call it. A thin, crispy sesame bread is stuffed with a gooey, cheesy semolina-topped pastry and doused with syrup. Wash it down with a cup of tea for a decadent snack or breakfast treat.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

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

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • The Dearborn Inn, 20301 Oakwood, 313-271-2700, [16]. 222 rooms.
  • Doubletree Hotel Dearborn, 5801 Southfield Expressway, 313-336-3340

[17] . 347 rooms

  • Adoba Hotel (formerly Hyatt Regency), 600 Town Center Drive, 313 592 3622 [18]. 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, [19].
  • The Henry, Autograph Collection, 300 Town Center Drive, Dearborn, MI 48126, 313-441-2000, [20]. 308 guest rooms. An award-winning hotel by Marriott. The hotel offers a prime location and luxury comforts near the Henry Ford Museum and Detroit area businesses and attractions.
  • Courtyard Marriott, 5200 Mercury Drive, (313) 271-1400, [21]. 3 floors - 133 rooms & 14 suites. 2 meeting rooms - 1,274 sq ft of total meeting space.

Get out[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
Ann ArborMelvindale  W noframe E  DetroitPort Huron
ColdwaterDearborn Heights  W noframe E  DetroitEND
DetroitDearborn Heights  N noframe S  TaylorToledo

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