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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While the population of Pontiac grew, so did the need for medical facilities to serve the community. In 1910, Pontiac City Hospital opened as Oakland…
Henry Ford wasn’t always head of an automotive leader. Ford made two other attempts to enter the auto industry before Ford Motors, and he worked…
Visit the magnificent home that the Model T built. Tour this nationally acclaimed historic estate for a glimpse into the auto baron's lifestyle and learn…
A vibrant exploration of genius in all its forms, Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation allows you to experience the strides of America’s greatest minds…
Henry Ford's first exploration into automobiles came when he tinkered with the prototype of the "Quadricycle" in the garage of his home located on Bagley…
With miles of hiking trails awaiting guest, this facility is tucked around the beautiful Hidden Lake in the southern Irish Hills. The Hidden Lake Gardens…
The Novi Special was known for its speed and power. It stood out with 450 horsepower at its first Indianaoplis 500 race in 1941. It…
Some of Michigan's first state parks were created in the 1920s when the Dodge Brothers Motor Company donated land to the state for the creation…
To improve working conditions, on December 30, 1936, workers at the Chevrolet and Fisher Body plants sat down on assembly lines. Workers at the plants…
During the early decades of the 20th Century, Kearsley Street had several country estates built on the street's east end. The street was lined with…
Horace Dodge and his family lived in this home through 1911 as they waited for construction of their Rose Terrace estate in Grosse Pointe Farms…
Carl Miller famously sold Hudson cars here for 25 years up until 1958, as the last Hudson dealership in the world.
As the Great Depression hit, tensions ran high as unemployed workers marched through Detroit to Dearborn. The protestors were headed to the Ford Rouge Complex…
The I-496 "Olds Freeway" being built reflected the nation's trend of people moving away from the bustling city and settling down into the heart of…
The first Ideal was at 504 S. Hosmer, then relocated as Original in 1912 and moved to 704 E. Kalamazoo. The company started by making…
The Flint Vehicle Factories Mutual Association, and The Industrial Fellowship League merged on September 22, 1922 to benefit General Motors workers known as the Industrial…
Over time, Detroit has become more than just a dot on the map. Telegraph Road, Woodward Avenue, and Eight Mile Road have become their own…
Trains came from all directions and made Wixom a hub of commerce. The intersecting Grand Trunk Railway was completed in 1883, and by then Willard…
People come from miles around to enjoy the summertime treats and food offered at the Dairy Bar. In operation since 1952, this is a great…