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 automobile industry was booming, the lure of jobs in Flint brought people from 37 different nationalities who settled in Flint from around the…
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,…
In Plymouth the Alter Motor Company was founded in 1914. The car that was produced at the company was designed by Clarence Alter, a 19-year-old…
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…
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…
The building up of the Capital City after the Civil War coincided with the opening of the American West. The area's ample supply of lumber…
The Benson Ford Research Center holdings include the historical records and photographs of Ford Motor Company and The Henry Ford, the Henry Austin Clark, Jr.,…
Why fight between quality and quantity, when you can have both? The General Motors founder followed this philosophy to a fault by combining quality brands…
Just as other companies who shifted from carraiges and buggy bodies to automobiles, Stewart Body Works transitioned into auto body production. The comapny produced bodies…
When searching for quality bodies for their automobiles, General Motors acquired complete ownership of the Fisher Body Corporation in 1926. The company had the largest…
As the regions forests had been depleted, the lumber company of Begole, Fox and Company reinvented itself as the Flint Wagon Works and in 1903…
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.
As the automotive industry kept growing, booming factories created a multitude of jobs and opportunities for those who wanted to work in the industry. From…
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