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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In January 1926, Oakland Motors revealed its new Pontiac model, named for the city in which it was born and for the dynamic Native American…
As Flint was flooded with workers searching for opportunities, the housing industry had to address the shortage of housing. The Modern Housing Corporation was founded…
Dearborn has long been a transportation hub, first by water and land, later by rail, air and automobile. The Rouge and Detroit rivers provided water…
In 1973 production of medium-duty trucks moved to the new 3.4 Million square foot Plant 6 fronting Opdyke Road. Later, skyrocketing fuel costs cause GMC…
Blacksmith Clyde Craig worked in this building for 50 years, addressing the agricultural needs of Romeo. Clyde Craig was shoeing horses, crafting and repairing mental…
Meadow Brook Farms is the original Oakland County land and farmhouse that John Dodge bought in 1908 as an expression of his remarkable success as…
Meadow Brook Farms is the original Oakland County land and farmhouse that John Dodge bought in 1908 as an expression of his remarkable success as…
An iconic landmark of automotive royalty located in a picturesque area of Oakland County, Michigan, Meadow Brook Hall tells the story of Matilda Dodge Wilson…
The Michigan Central Railroad offered everyday travel to residents and vistors alike to Detroit and other areas. Unfortunately, the Central Railroad could not compete with…
Native Americans established the Sauk trail here for land travel between the Detroit River and Western Michigan. In 1825, it became a military route connecting…
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…
The Michigan History Museum galleries feature rich automotive history which include the Highland Park Assembly line, a 1920s auto dealership, UAW Labor Hall, Arsenal of Democracy and…
Michigan International Speedway is a 1400 acre racing venue located in the beautiful Irish Hills of southern lower Michigan, which hosts two NASCAR event weekends…
The Michigan Military Technical and Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the stories of Michigan citizens who served and sacrificed, here and abroad, from WWI…
With live stage shows, an IMAX Dome Theatre, a Planetarium, 250+ hands-on exhibits, lab activities, special exhibits and more, there are approximately two dozen ways…
As the story goes, one day while walking the shop floor at REO Olds witnessed a work slowdown because a local parts manufacturer was tardy…
Marvel at one of the nation's best surviving displays of the Victorian painted decorative arts. Home to the state Legislature and staff, the Michigan State…
Whether you prefer sports or science, this university campus has the stars for you! Feast your senses on the clanging of bells in the 104-foot-tall…
The Labor and Industrial Relations library at Michigan State University is a non-circulating reference collection with access to the printed and electronic information in the…
The Lansing Auto Town Gallery is an audio special collection featuring oral histories from members and employees of the United Auto Workers Local 602, Fisher…