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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The Owosso Speedway is one of several half-mile oval tracks that celebrate Michigan's motor sports heritage. Located halfway between Flint and Lansing, the speedway hosts…
From 1928 to 1956, the Packard Motor Car Company tested and developed new vehicles at the Proving Grounds. Architect Albert Kahn designed the Lodge and…
Bought by Henry Ford in 1919 and then rebuilt by Albert Kahn by 1921, the Pheonix Mill opened for production the following year in 1922.…
Bought by Henry Ford in 1919 and then rebuilt by Albert Kahn by 1921, the Pheonix Mill opened for production the following year in 1922.…
Automobiles were gaining ground, and enthusiasts began looking for a place to gather. The Automobile Club of Detroit was established in 1902 for this very…
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,…
This distinctive neighborhood was born in 1919 and 1920. In those years, Henry Ford built 156 homes for sale to his Dearborn Fordson Tractor Plant…
The Plymouth Historical Museum preserves community history including that of a little-known, early 20th century automobile company called Alter. The Alter Motor Car Co. produced…
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…
Incorporated after the coming of the automobile, this plant at 701 May moved to the 700 block of East Saginaw to become one of the…
Nestled along the banks of the Grand River and housed in the original factory of the Bates and Edmonds Motor Company, the R.E. Olds Transportation…
Ransom E. Olds founded a machine shop in Lansing that produced small engines, carriages, windmills, and other equipment used by farmers and and businesses. The…
Visit the global headquarters for General Motors and one of downtown Detroit's iconic pieces of architecture. Tours of Michigan's tallest building are given Monday through…
The Rentschler Farm in Saline, MI served as a source of farm produce to city dwellers in the 1900s and today the museum tells the…
After leaving the Oldsmobile company, Ransom E. Olds decided to form a new company around his initials "Reo". Several workers migrated toward this new company…
Radio has a strong tradition in Dearborn, from early Detroit Symphony Orchestra broadcasts sponsored by Henry Ford on WWJ AM to the "Early American Dance…