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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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Auto dealers sold 31 different brands of cars and trucks during the 1900s. The 1/4-mile was transformed in 1912 into a bustling market when the…
Breakfast food and history come together in this Ypsilanti restaurant, which got its name from the nearby B-24 bomber plant during World War II.
If you delight in enjoying chicken, fries and shakes, then the Chick Inn is a must place to visit. An Ypsilanti tradition for more than 50 years,…
This beautifully restored firehouse at the corner of Cross and Huron streets in Ypsilanti features a number of antique fire trucks and memorabilia. This unique…
This local eatery will always treat you to a “welcome” at the door. For over 140 years, Haab’s has served Michigan Ave in Ypsilanti.
Carl Miller famously sold Hudson cars here for 25 years up until 1958, as the last Hudson dealership in the world.
This beautifully restored firehouse at the corner of Cross and Huron streets in Ypsilanti features a number of antique fire trucks and three floors of…
Experience the story of Michigan's famed Arsenal of Democracy by visiting the Michigan Flight Museum (formerly the Yankee Air Museum) in Van Buren Township. The…
One of Ford’s many village industries was built here thanks to the river that flowed through Ypsilanti. This was a big one, with over one…
The Ypsilanti-based automaker tried to capture the post-WWII auto market with his “car of tomorrow,” the Tucker 48. Legal troubles, however, put an early end…
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…
The federal goverment called on Ford's producer, Charles Sorenson, to produce the B-24 "Liberator" bombers before the U.S. even entered World War II. Willow Run…
Visit the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum to experience a fully restored Hudson Dealership resembling how it appeared in its heyday. The museum's featured automotive stories…
Visit our Museum and Archives to learn about the history of people and places in and around the City of Ypsilanti.
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…