Great 1-Night Trips: Dearborn, MI

Henry Ford Museum/Greenfield Village- Dearborn, MI
The Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum complex are a huge treasure trove of history and rich in educational value for the whole family. I have probably been there 5 or 6 times over the years as a child and adult and have always enjoyed it.

The Village is an all-day undertaking as you will have tons of things to see and do.  There are seven historic districts to visit in the village and plenty of old-fashioned rides (steam locomotive, vintage Model-T, carousel, horse-drawn carriage). Step back in time and visit the stomping grounds of Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone and the Wright Brothers.
The Henry Ford Museum is chock full of historical memorabilia and it will take several hours to see everything.  There are presidential limousines on display, the Rosa Parks bus , Abraham Lincoln/George Washington artifacts, as well as plenty of planes, trains and automobiles.
In addition, the museum/village complex is the starting point for Ford Factory tour tickets as well as IMAX tickets.  Purchasing combo tickets for the attractions is the most economical way to get more bang for your buck and I highly recommend doing this.

Dearborn boasts many hotels and I have stayed several times at the Hyatt Regency Dearborn, which is very close to the attractions. I would recommend checking out the TripAdvisor ratings to see which hotels in the area are getting the best ratings.

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