Friday, April 26, 2013

The Henry Ford Museum!

The Henry Ford Museum was another suggestion for our trip. I wasn't so sure I wanted to go, because it was 17 bucks (and I am cheap!) but Travis wanted to go so we did. And boy am I glad! I shouldn't have doubted a blog reader recommendation! It was totally awesome!
The museum has lots of exhibits about innovation and technology as it changed through the ages. Which sounds kind of boring but it was heaven for a vintage lover! And the first thing you see when you go in is this wienermobile! What I wouldn't give to have this car as my main vehicle!
 Self portrait with a hot dog chair.
 Travis is cute.
 How much do you love this "Partio". It is a cart that has a stove on one side, and a barbecue and rotissory on the other side! This one was owned by Eisenhower and was in his Palm Springs home!
Here is the Dymaxion House! It was a concept home, that was meant to be pre fabricated and sold to the public. There were only two made and this one is made with parts from both. It was pretty cute inside.  
 There was a little Eames exhibit in a larger exhibit about furniture. How cute are they in that picture!
 There is a Model T in the museum that they take apart every night and then assemble every day! The woman working the exhibit was REALLY aggressive about us helping. It was weird. But also neat. I screwed in some kind of bolt. Here is Travis screwing in another bolt.
There was a section with technology from the 1900's through today. I loved all the records. There was a case about the 90's. It was funny to see things in a museum that I used as a kid, like an old game boy with Dr. Mario in it! And furbys!
 There was a green screen where you could dance in front of an 80's video. Here is Travis grooving to "Girls Just Want to Have Fun"
 Oh to be a 1950's teen. 
 How much do you love that little rock and roll hat? 
And a case full of movie memerobilia! I took so many pictures in this place! There was cool stuff around every corner!
 Look at that beautiful neon!
 There was even a working diner in the car section! How cute is that! 
 Since it was the Henry Ford museum there was a large section devoted to cars and how the have changed. There were some beautiful ones there! That pink and black one!
 There was an exhibit about the evolution of roadside stuff and hotels. You know I loved that! They had some cute campers on display too!
 I am kind of obsessed with that little travel clothes line kit! 
 Here we are listening to the War of the Worlds broadcast. I wish I had taken a picture further back. They had it set up like a 1940's living room. The Henry Ford really was awesome! I wish we had more time to see it all and take the factory tour! We headed from there straight to the airport.
 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! I will always have a soft spot in my heart for those dudes. I used to wish on my green skittles that Raphael would come to life and be my boyfriend! Haha!
 I loved this long tiger!
 Look at that cute Caesar on top of the sign! 
 Did you know Faygo is from Detroit? It was included in our little welcome bag from my cousin. We had a great time in Detroit! Thanks for all the suggestions! We'll be back sometime, to see my cousin's house and swim in her pool! My only regret is we didn't check "see one of the great lakes " off of our 30 before 30 list! We were so close!


  1. Whaaat! I want to go there, that place looks awesome!

  2. Yep. I have so many of the same pictures. We have a membership to the Henry Ford and Greenfield Village. The Village is just as awesome. And Faygo is my favorite! Lots to enjoy in Michigan!

  3. This looks like so much fun. i love the hot dog car and that hot dog couch. Need that in my house right now.

  4. Hahahahaha!!! You're killing me - I love that you used to wish on your green skittles! This looks like an incredible museum. I love that Little Caeser too!

  5. Yay, I'm so glad you liked it! Next time you have to go to Greenfield Village too, it's on the museum grounds and it's kinda like a living history museum but it's got a TON of awesome old houses that they moved there from famous people and Edison's workshop and all kinds of cool stuff.

  6. MAN. I so want to see the inside of this place! I was telling Travis and Mr. Kitsch over at Eartha's house the other day about going to the OUTSIDE of the museum on family vacation in 1996 or so. We saw all the little buildings Henry Ford collected out in his Greenfield Village, but DID I SEE THE JFK Dallas car? No, I did not. Did I see the rocking chair Lincoln was sitting in at the Ford Theater? NO I DID NOT. But that gives me all the more reason to go back, I guess! I love the tour guides aggressively making you build a Model T and the Little Caesar atop the Little Caesar's!!

  7. You guys have the coolest adventures!

  8. 1. That place looks so fun! I love interactive museus!
    2. Imagine how your life would be different if your green skittle wish came true and you were married to a mutated sewer turtle.

  9. THIS IS THE MUSEUM OF MY DREAMS. Sigh. I just spent 30 minutes begging the Mister to take me to Detroit. That is how much I want to see this place now.

  10. Cool you got to go! I can't wait to go. I'll probably get way jealous of everything.

  11. I want to go!! What a neat spot!

  12. Looks like quite an eclectic assortment..........nice

  13. We're going to Louisville tomorrow to meet up with my sister for a day or so and your suggestions have totally helped us format a plan! Thank youuuuuu! :)


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