So, a bit more about the museums - the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village - places that bring to mind the quote "People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like." If you like history, technology, innovation or all three at once, then you should find the rather pricey tickets well worth it - I did. Just make sure you have a full day (two would have been better).
Greenfield Village Henry Ford dedicated this place in 1929 with Thomas Edison present as well. You can see Henry's boyhood home, a reconstruction of the Bagley Avenue Workshop where he built his first car (then had to knock out the wall to get it out!), the "Fifteen Millionth Ford", Edison's Menlo Park machine shop (world's first electric generating plant complete with a dynamometer to measure mechanical power into the dynamos - so you could calculate efficiency - they were 80%), replica of Edison's Menlo Park laboratory (walls lined with chemical bottles, the best scientific instruments, even a pipe organ!), the Farris Windmill (said to be oldest in US - [should have been the last!]), Noah Webster's home, birthplace of William Holmes McGuffey (adorable log cabin), Henry's school - it goes on and on.
Then you have a scaled down version of the Edison Illuminating Company's Station A with "Jumbo Number 9", a "National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark" and a real operational steam engine roundhouse - kids can help rotate the turntable for a "hands on" experience with inertia. Henry Ford once owned a coal mine (to supply his factories) but hated paying the middleman to bring the coal so he bought the railroad! Now he had real trains to play with! They had a couple of his engines there (one was his favorite). He got that one to 65 mph and another to 100 mph! ("You can tell the men from the boys by the price of the toys!") I got to see them bring one of the engines in, onto the turntable, around it goes, and into the roundhouse! Cool stuff. There's lots more - and I didn't see it all.
(Stay tune for more about the Henry Ford Museum.)