My family and I have watched all the Marvel movies, and when I was a kid I read all the comics, so my wife and I were thrilled to visit the Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes exhibit at The Henry Ford.

It was just a short, 90-minute drive to Dearborn (mostly freeway) and the exhibit really explored how Marvel came into existence. The first part of the exhibit is a short, five-minute film that takes you through the history of Marvel. It's thoroughly informative—both die-hard fans and those just being introduced to the franchise will learn something new from the video. They tell the whole story from the beginning to the present, from The Fantastic Four, Spiderman, Hulk, Groot, Ant-Man, Thor, The Human Torch and the whole gang. It's an amazing story brought to life in a way that will capture the attention of both adults and children.

The exhibit was definitely an interactive experience. There were plenty of photo opportunities with life-sized superheroes, original comic book sketches, costumes worn by actors from the franchise's films, and even a photo booth that turned your photos into a comic book. My wife had to drag me away from all the comic book displays because I kept stopping and reading every single one. They brought back the memories I had reading them as a kid.

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I've only been to The Henry Ford once and that was at least over 50 years ago. We took a look around at the other attractions, too, while we were there. The very historic artifacts throughout the whole museum are fascinating.

I would recommend going down there with about 1,000 of your friends and family. If you're thinking about planning your own trip to see the Marvel exhibit, which is here through Jan. 31, please know that tickets are selling quickly, so it's easiest if you purchase them in advance. Click here to learn about planning a trip to The Henry Ford and about special offers.