MotorCities National Heritage Area
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Locations

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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Located on U.S. 12 west of the Irish Hills Towers, this historic structure was built by Irish pioneers as a missionary church in the 1850s.…
Visitors traveling along the inspiring U.S. 12 route through Michigan's Irish Hills can experience another great local tradition at the Stagecoach Stop USA. Time turns…
The Stahls Automotive Foundation and museum facility is a private collection dedicated to the preservation and restoration of vintage vehicles. A visit to the Stahls…
The result of sediment taken from the bottom of the Detroit River to create room for large freighters, this area once marked the busiest waterway…
Studebaker became one of the largest automakers in the world, along with Ford, after it started purchasing manufacturing plants in Detroit.
This short-lived inn housed visitors along the Sylvan Lake resort run by Merrill B. Mills. A decade after opening, the inn burned to the ground.
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…
This lovely Georgian inspired hotel was originally built by Henry Ford in 1931, to accommodate visitors and crews using the Ford Airport. Designed by Ford's…
This end of the historic Michigan Central Railway brought citizens to and from Detroit three times a day until the beginning of the Great Depression.
Our IMAX motion picture projection system, invented and developed by Imax Corporation, is the finest motion picture projection system in the world. Images of unsurpassed…
The Inn on Ferry Street is Located in the heart of Detroit's Midtown area close to cultural institutions such as the Detroit Historic Museum and…
The Wills Sainte Claire Automobile Museum preserves the history of the Willls Sainte Claire Automobile and its founder, C. Harold Wills. The facility features six…
This 160-acre plot of land had a series of owners who used the farm for various means. From auto supply owners to Michigan State University,…
This station allowed local farmers and merchants to quickly transport their goods in large volumes between Detroit and Lansing. Before the railway, people had to…
Come experience how early settlers like John and Marion Turner lived and the role they played in bringing railroads and early plank roads to Lansing.…
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