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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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…
Milwaukee Junction grew at the intersection of two railroad lines, the north-south line of the Detroit, Grand Haven and Milwaukee Railroad and the east-west line…
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…
At 1560 East Milwaukee is a small factory complex that also faces on Orleans and Lyman Place. Richards Brothers operated this sheet metal shop that…
This comfort station was one of the very first buildings we have come to know as rest stops. Wayne County was one of the first…
The Museum is the primary site for learning about and preserving the history of the greater Rochester area in Oakland County, Michigan, as a representative…
Along Lake Shore Drive in Grosse Pointe Park, stone and metal fencing is a last trace of the Rose Terrace estate of Horace and Anna…
The Roush Automotive Collection is a 30,000 square-foot, private facility. Housed within the collection are a wide variety of displays, multi-media exhibits, artifacts, memorabilia and…
Another piece of Henry Ford's Village Industries, the former grist mill was bought by the auto mogul in the 1920s and quickly rebuilt with a…
Early 1700s French settlers decided to establish a shipyard on the Rouge River at Baby Creek. Later on in history, Ford built anti-submarine patrol boats…
Albert Champion arrived in America in 1899, traveling from Paris to race bicycles but later started manufacturing spark plugs in Boston. Billy Durant convinced Mr.…
Since 1958, this paved quarter-mile track has been a driver and fan favorite spot for short track racing. Summer Friday nights sizzle as local drivers…
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.…