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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In 1900 various companies consolidated into the Detroit United Railway (DUR) Which grew to control streetcar systems  in Detroit and between the growing suburban cities.…
The Diego Rivera murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts is a powerful interpretation of the area's auto and labor history completed using 27 fresco…
The "Wide Track" had been the most familiar identities among automobiles, describing the Pontiac line of cars with distinctive broad, low, bold designs. In the…
Oakland University was established in 1957 by Alfred and Matilda Dodge on the Meadow Brook Farms original property. Dodge Hall of Engineering was named after…
John Dodge moved into this home at 75 Boston Boulevard in Detroit in 1907. At that time, he and his brother Horace had grown wealthy as…
To meet explosive demand for their metal manufacturing, in 1910 John and Horace Dodge opened the massive Dodge Main factory in Hamtramck. Initially making Ford…
Pontiac was named for the venerable Native American Chief Pontiac of the Odawas. It's core was the place where people from the region gathered to…
Visit the lakes that once offered a haven for many in the 1800s trying to break away from city life. Even as West Bloomfield modernized,…
William (Billy) Durant and Josiah Dort were a remarkable partnership that transformered the small Flint Road Cart Company into the giant Durant-Dort Carriage Company. Their…
Automobile and truck manufacturing in Lansing did not stop with the early small companies and the giants of Oldsmobile and REO. In addition to all…
William C. Durant was one of Michigan's most important industrialists and the founder of the General Motors Corporation. In 1919 Durant purchased this three-acre city…
The Durant-Dort Carriage Company building along with the Durant-Dort Office Building, right across the street, serves as the historical epicenter of the General Motors empire.…
The Durant-Dort Office Building on Water Street in Flint, MI, is the birthplace of General Motors and iconic automotive brands such as Buick and Chevrolet.…
Visit the graves of many important figures from Detroit's automotive past and more in one of the city's oldest cemeteries. Grave sites include automotive pioneers,…
Discover the inspiration of Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, where picturesque architecture surrounded by beautiful landscapes takes you inside the story one of America‚Äôs most…
Visit Edsel & Eleanor Ford's family estate on Haven Hill, located within the Highland State Recreation area. Edsel Ford broke ground on the estate in…
Edsel Ford was a man of vision and achievement for all that he accomplished during his time as president of Ford Motor Company in 1919.…
During the end of 1899, the first electric streetcar was lining the streets of Romeo. Connected by long rods to overhead electrical lines, the electric…
The sweet scent of fresh wood shavings, clop-clopping of horse hooves, warm cornbread muffins melting in your mouth:  the Ella Sharp Museum will take you…
This complex was once called the Farm Group Buildings and in 1941, Henry Ford displayed a car with plastic body panels made from soybeans. The…