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…
"Weekenders" were brought to Cass Lake from the Detroit and Pontiac areas in 1895. In 1912, Joseph E. Sawyer began selling lots of homes and…
Roads like the Gratiot Turnpike were made with framed, durable planks before concrete paved streets first appeared. For 2 cents, you could take your carriage,…
The City of Pontiac Municipal Airport opened in 1928 as a critical link for the automobile industry and a sign that Pontiac was on 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,…
The Alter Motor Company was formed in 1914 to start producing cars designed by a nineteen year old from Wisconsin named Clarence Alter. The company employeed…
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,…
Travel to the intersection of Novi Road and Grand River Ave. and find yourself in the heart of Novi. The city has always revolved around…
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…
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…
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…
Explore the many sites that early auto wealth created in the National Heritage Area from beautiful homes like the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House or…
Before there was loan money, car dealers couldn't afford inventories of more than a few vehicles and many people couldn't afford to buy cars at…
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…
Automotive pioneers were there at the begining, applying their skills and ideas to Flint's early automotive industry. The change and risk helped the industry grow…
Packard used the nearly mile-long infield of the Proving Grounds automotive test track as a landing strip to test the manufactured aircraft engines for World…
This public park was orignally called Baby Creek because of it's small river that ran through the land and into the Rouge River. During the…
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