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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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…
At 38111 Van Dyke in Sterling Heights, north of Detroit, is the FCA Sterling Heights Assembly Plant. Built in 1953 for the United States military…
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.
At the corner of Brush and Piquette, a Veterans Administration building occupies part of the site of the old Studebaker Plant that burned down in…
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.
The first airplane with an enclosed cabin, electric starter, and wheel brake, gained it's financing from Detroiters. The financing was successful in helping Eddie Stinson,…
As several people from all backgrounds migrated to Detroit for the auto industry, the Baker streetcar line carried these automobile workers along Bagley and Vernor…
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.
Some of Michigan's first state parks were created in the 1920's when the Dodge Brothers Motor Company donated land to the state to for the…
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 Lodge is a landmark that is just north of the main gates of the Packard Proving Grounds. It opened in 1928 and was the…
The Packard Motor Car Company proved that it could combine luxury and quality time and time again. The company continually tested its products, even under…
When the Fisher brothers were young lads they moved to Fort Street from Ohio in 1904 to live with their Uncle Albert. The borthers ended…
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…