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 New-Way Motor Co was incorporated January 1, 1905A.C. Stebbins-- the man who was once Secretary of OMVW, Secretary and Manager of Lansing Wheelbarrow, then…
Newburgh Mill used hydroelectric power to produce drills for Ford plants around the world. During World War II, local farmers who worked at the mill…
The Mill Race Village in Northville, MI, serves as a historical site dedicated life and architecture from the early 19th Century. The sites resides on…
Henry Ford decided to make Northville his first "Village Industry" which was established in 1920. The plant made valves for the Model T and was…
As far back as 1913, city residents enjoyed cold spring water fron the artesian well here, and visitors traveled here to fill their bottles. This…
Lawyers, bankers, doctors and publishers lived along this beautiful "Boulevard of Roses" in the late 1800s. The Franklin Boulevard neighborhood was designated Pontiac's first historic…
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,…
For some reason the management of the brand-new New-Way Motor Co thought they could succeed with the where Lansing's Clarkmobile had already failed. Using leftover…
The highest point of land in Pontiac was selected as the village cemetery in 1822 and from 1840 a long line of accomplished individuals have…
In 1907 Edward Murphy's Pontiac Buggy Company was an established carriage company in Pontiac when Murphy founded the Oakland Motor Car Company to build motor…
Oakland University was established in 1957 by Alfred and Matilda Dodge Wilson on the Meadow Brook Farms property originally purchased in 1908 by automotive pioneer…
The Old Mill Museum in Dundee is housed in a former grist mill which Henry Ford converted into his tenth village industry plant. Three floors…
On March 9, 1901, a fire had destroyed the new Olds Motor Workd plant in Detroit and the Lansing Business Men's Association offered Olds land…
The first building here was a small tavern named the Orchard Lake House whcih was built in 1857 for stagecoach travelers. Various owners rebuilt and…
With the demand for housing began to skyrocket in the early 1900s and manufacturers began shipping out materials for entire houses, from precut lumber to…
Olds was President and E.F. Cooley V.P. of The Original Gas Engine Co - a return for Olds to a company like his first on…
Several companies had opened and closed their doors during the period of 1900 - 1920 while the auto industry was up and coming. Some companies…
One of a small handful of drive-ins left in the state transporting guests back to a simpler time of cruisin' and milkshakes. Roy W. Allen…
Graff knew the business of selling cars and his name has been prominent in Flint for a century. He sold over 150 Model Ts in…
Sylvan Lake's name means "wooded shady lake" for its unique natural beauty. In the 1940s marshy lakefront property on the south side of the lake…