Highest-rated specialty museums in Michigan, according to Tripadvisor

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January 9, 2022
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Highest-rated specialty museums in Michigan, according to Tripadvisor

The Ashmolean Museum, founded in 1683 at the University of Oxford, stands as the first public museum in the world. The gallery was started when its founder, Elias Ashmole, in 1677 donated his private collection to the university. Much of that original collection is still on display, including a crystal ball, several kidney stones, and preserved, exotic animals.

By creating the museum, Ashmole sought to do what all museum curators have worked for since: to create a space where people could be inspired and educated by artifacts and art from the world around them. Specialty museums are particularly focused, diving deep into highly specific subject matters, from seashells to ventriloquism.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest specialty museums in Michigan on Tripadvisor. Keep reading to see what unique museums are in your own home state.

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#30. Cell Block 7

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (80 reviews)
- Address: 3455 Cooper St, Jackson, MI 49201-7532
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#29. The Lingenfelter Collection

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (30 reviews)
- Address: 7819 Lochlin Dr, Brighton, MI 48116-8329
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#28. Michigan Firehouse Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (54 reviews)
- Address: 110 W Cross St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197-2445
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#27. New Buffalo Railroad Museum

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (21 reviews)
- Address: 530 S Whittaker St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1739
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#26. Yankee Air Museum

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (115 reviews)
- Address: 47884 D Street, Belleville, MI 48111-1126
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#25. Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (173 reviews)
- Address: 15500 N Lighthouse Point Rd Leelanau State Park, Northport, MI 49670-8604
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#24. Arab American National Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (94 reviews)
- Address: 13624 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126-3519
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#23. Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (908 reviews)
- Address: 18335 N Whitefish Point Rd, Paradise, MI 49768-9618
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#22. Monroe County Michigan Historical Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (35 reviews)
- Address: 126 S Monroe St, Monroe, MI 48161-2233
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#21. American Museum of Magic

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (55 reviews)
- Address: 107 E Michigan Ave, Marshall, MI 49068-1543
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#20. Call of the Wild Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (146 reviews)
- Address: 850 S Wisconsin Ave, Gaylord, MI 49735-1747
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#19. WWII Glider & Military Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (47 reviews)
- Address: 302 Kent St, Iron Mountain, MI 49801
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#18. Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (337 reviews)
- Address: 131 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9677
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#17. Detroit Historical Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (447 reviews)
- Address: 5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202-4097
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#16. GM Heritage Center

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (31 reviews)
- Address: 6400 Center Dr, Sterling Heights, MI 48312-2609
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#15. Air Zoo

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (590 reviews)
- Address: 6151 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002-3003
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#14. Mineral Museum of Michigan

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (179 reviews)
- Address: 1404 E Sharon Ave Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI 49931-1659
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#13. Museum Ship Valley Camp

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (393 reviews)
- Address: 501 E Water St, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-2038
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#12. Dr. John Harvey Kellogg Discovery Center

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (47 reviews)
- Address: 480 Van Buren St W, Battle Creek, MI 49037-2339
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#11. Michigan Maritime Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (256 reviews)
- Address: 260 Dyckman Ave, South Haven, MI 49090-1065
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#10. Greenfield Village

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (2,506 reviews)
- Address: 20900 Oakwood Blvd at The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI 48124-4088
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#9. Castle Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (90 reviews)
- Address: 500 Federal Ave, Saginaw, MI 48607-1253
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#8. R.E. Olds Transportation Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (165 reviews)
- Address: 240 Museum Dr, Lansing, MI 48933-1905
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#7. Ziibiwing Center

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (73 reviews)
- Address: 6650 E Broadway Rd, Mount Pleasant, MI 48858-8950
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#6. The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (537 reviews)
- Address: 461 Piquette St, Detroit, MI 48202-3547
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#5. USS Silversides Submarine Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (314 reviews)
- Address: 1346 Bluff St, Muskegon, MI 49441-1089
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#4. Gerald R. Ford Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,091 reviews)
- Address: 303 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5353
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#3. Kalamazoo Valley Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (309 reviews)
- Address: 230 N Rose St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-5803
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#2. The Henry Ford

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (4,501 reviews)
- Address: 20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI 48124-5029
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#1. Motown Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,088 reviews)
- Address: 2648 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48208-1237
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