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Art lovers will want to stop at the Dearborn City Gallery, 4th Floor, Dearborn City Hall, 13615 Michigan Ave, 313-943-3095. Here you will find works by Michigan artists and ethnic artifacts from the region.
To learn more about Dearborn's history drop by the Dearborn Historical Museum, 915 South Brady, 313-565-3000. A visit here will give you a chance to view two different historical sites. The Commandant's Quarters, which was built in 1833, has military exhibits and a Civil War era jail. Touring the McFadden Ross House will give you a chance to see how people lived around the turn of the century. The Museum also has an archive which includes thousands of photos covering Dearborn's history.
You won't want to leave town without first visiting the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., 313-271-1620 or 800-TELL-A FRIEND. In the museum you will find exhibits on agriculture, furniture, home arts, silver and pewter, American, British, and European ceramics, communication, lighting, clocks and watches, glassware, jewelry, the American Life Collection Gallery, transportation, and the Automobile in American Life. You'll see a 1909 Bleriot Monoplane, a lunar rover, the Lincoln in which President Kennedy was riding in Dallas, and a collection of locomotives.
Next head across the street to the Spirit of Ford Center. Here you'll find all kinds of neat interactive displays where you can take a wild ride on a test rack, try designing a car body, and even build your own car. This stop will be a hit on your Dearborn tour, especially with kids.
Then head outside and begin wandering through Greenfield Village. Here you'll find over 80+ historic buildings including the Wright Brother's home and bicycle shop, Thomas Edison's Menlo Park Laboratory, the Logan County Courthouse, and the Mattox House. On the grounds you'll also find a working carousel, a master potter, the Suwanee steamboat, and a 1880s farm which raises Merino sheep. If you get hungry during all this touring, they have several restaurants on the grounds so you won't faint!
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