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 first airplane with an enclosed cabin, electric starter, and wheel brake, gained it's financing from Detroiters. The financing was successful in helping Eddie Stinson,…
Along with building anti-aircraft guns, torpedoes and military vehicle parts, General Motors trained members of the United States Armed Forces in the operation, maintenance and…
As several people from all backgrounds migrated to Detroit for the auto industry, the Baker streetcar line carried these automobile workers along Bagley and Vernor…
Open since 1936, The Bomber restaurant takes its name from the nearby Willow Run Bomber Plant and the workers who filled its booths after finishing…
In 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested because she refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus to a white man. Ms. Parks…
This lovely Georgian inspired hotel was originally built by Henry Ford in 1931, to accommodate visitors and crews using the Ford Airport. Designed by Ford's…
This end of the historic Michigan Central Railway brought citizens to and from Detroit three times a day until the beginning of the Great Depression.
Funded (in part) by school children sending coins to help their friends, the Fresh Air Camp was established in 1906 to help underprivileged kids enjoy…
Some of Michigan's first state parks were created in the 1920's when the Dodge Brothers Motor Company donated land to the state to for the…
The City of Pontiac answered the call when our country went to war, joining America's other automobile manufacturing centers in switching production to military hardware…
As trolleys and automobiles appeared, it was easier for folks to enjoy distant places and the world became bigger for them. In the early 1890s,…
Our IMAX motion picture projection system, invented and developed by Imax Corporation, is the finest motion picture projection system in the world. Images of unsurpassed…
The Inn on Ferry Street is Located in the heart of Detroit's Midtown area close to cultural institutions such as the Detroit Historic Museum and…
The Lodge is a landmark that is just north of the main gates of the Packard Proving Grounds. It opened in 1928 and was the…
In the early 1900s many Detroiters escaped to the wonders of nature by using the trolleys such as the Orchard Lake Beach stop that was…
The Packard Motor Car Company proved that it could combine luxury and quality time and time again. The company continually tested its products, even under…
Edward M. Murphy founded the Pontiac Buggy Company at the age of twenty-eight as the carriage industry was spreading throughout the city. Within ten years…
In 1838 the Clark brothers built the original dam to hold Clinton River water to a depth of 22 feet, producing the mill pond and…
Assembled in 1938 from worker discontent, Local 594 achieved many gains over the years through collective bargaining. Members proudly supported America's efforts in World War…
When the Fisher brothers were young lads they moved to Fort Street from Ohio in 1904 to live with their Uncle Albert. The borthers ended…