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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Charles Kettering was the man who invented the automobile electric starter and lighting system that revolutionized the auto industry. He combined his electrical engineering education…
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 intersection of Michigan Ave and Schaefer Road was once known for being an important rest stop for those who were on the road from…
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.…
Conditions were ripe for the rise of unionism in the Depression-ravaged 1930s. Ford Motor Company was the last of the "Big Three" to unionize. The…
The former Burroughs Corporation founded in St. Louis in 1886, which is now Unisys, was known for inventing the first practical adding machine. After patenting…
Located on the North Campus of the University of Michigan with its extensive collections of Michigan Research. Included in the holdings is the Lincoln Highway…
US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan has been a legendary quarter-mile dragstrip since its construction in 1962. Originally known as Martin Dragway, the track…
In 1899, the city decided to replace the gas lamps in downtown Flint with electic lights mounted on five steel arches. The steel arches spanned…
At the intersection of the Old Chicago Road and the Monroe Pike (now US 12 and M-50, Walker Tavern was a bustling stagecoach stop during…
Dedicated to preserve the many faces of Labor and Urban Affairs is this multifaceted collection located on the campus of Wayne State University in Detroit.…