Thursday, April 2, 2009

Dearborn, Michigan: Greenfield Village

Henry Ford tried to re-create some of the important moments in his life and the lives of some of his friends when he created Greenfield Village. The result is a unique attraction.

Actors portray such inventors as Thomas Edison and interact with visitors. Artisians do creative work right in front of you. It only takes minutes to walk from the workshop of the Wright Brothers to that of Luther Burbank. Pictured is the Ferris Windmill.

It's all exceedingly clean and well presented, although a little difficult to accurately describe. It's easy to guess that kids of all ages might find this all a little slow, but that's OK -- you can't have roller-coasters everywhere.

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