MotorCities National Heritage Area
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Welcome to MotorCities National Heritage Area (MotorCities), where you can Experience Everything Automotive! We invite you to join us as we take a drive down memory lane, gaze into the future and share with you an amazing automotive journey.

Pull out a calendar, road map and pen, and let the fun begin! We invite you to browse the many wonderful automotive museums, homes and gardens, tours and sporting events located in MotorCities and plot your path through the heart of the American automotive industry. If you need help, we're ready to jump in! Whether your visit lasts a few hours or a few days, you are guaranteed an exciting variety of places to see and things to do.

With over 100 sites and experiences waiting to be explored, go ahead and choose your category of interest - and get ready to Experience Everything Automotive!

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The former Independence Township Hall was once owned by Henry Ford and intended to be an apprentice school for Ford’s Clarkston Village site. He later…
Here, we have Henry Ford’s last factory, built on the 14-acre Cherry Hill Ford Factory Complex. Along with a veteran’s dormitory, this site was designed…
Here, we have Henry Ford’s last factory, built on the 14-acre Cherry Hill Ford Factory Complex. Along with a veteran’s dormitory, this site was designed…
Witness the site of Michigan’s first airport. After serving as a testing ground for military and personal aircraft, people often visited for exciting air shows…
From fur trading and pioneer life, to lumbering, carriage making, and the automobile boom of General Motors, the Alfred P. Sloan Museum brings history, culture,…
Discover the story of America's journey from the days of four legged horse power to fuel injected horsepower as you visit places like the MotorSports…
Visit the gardens that surround the former home of C.S. Mott. Mott was a major figure in the development of General Motors. During your trip here,…
Arab Americans in southeast Michigan have a lengthy relationship with the automotive industry. The Arab American National Museum (AANM) in Dearborn, MI, is the first…
When President Franklin D. Roosevelt called for the United States to arm and support the Allies in World War II, Metro Detroit stepped up to…
Wayside Exhibit Program (corner Washington and Mt. Hope) Incorporated almost simultaneously with Michigan Screw, Atlas was also run by R.E. Olds, President, and first located…
Wayside Exhibit Program (corner of Turner and Grand River) RREO would also take over the Duplex truck factory, at Washington and Mt. Hope (next to…
Explore the many sites that early auto wealth created in the National Heritage Area from beautiful homes like the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House or…
Automobile companies couldn’t survive here, but auto parts manufactures had more luck. Ford parts factories, particularly for convertibles, operated in Ypsilanti for decades until moving…
Meet "the Driving Spirit" as he leads you on an interactive journey and introduces you to many of the auto industry's celebrated entrepreneurs, visionaries and…
Drive around this uniquely urban island park located in the Detroit River. Enjoy an amazing view of both the river and the Canadian shoreline. Over…
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