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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When searching for quality bodies for their automobiles, General Motors acquired complete ownership of the Fisher Body Corporation in 1926. The company had the largest…
As the regions forests had been depleted, the lumber company of Begole, Fox and Company reinvented itself as the Flint Wagon Works and in 1903…
Breakfast food and history come together in this Ypsilanti restaurant, which got its name from the nearby B-24 bomber plant during World War II.
As the automotive industry kept growing, booming factories created a multitude of jobs and opportunities for those who wanted to work in the industry. From…
Between Linwood and Woodward, east/west; and between Boston and Edison, north/south The Boston Edison neighborhood once served as home to Detroit’s power brokers such as…
After building bicycles in Windsor, John and Horace Dodge opened a machine shop in the Boydell Building in Detroit in 1900. There they made metal…
The Brick Walker Tavern is one of many roadside attractions dotting the pastoral landscape of the Irish Hills region in south-central Michigan. Once a favorite…
By the 1920s, the explosive growth of industry was causing problems that the City of Detroit had to confront. Rail shipping through Milwaukee Junction was…
On November 29, 2003 hundreds of citizens watched the lighting of the new Vehicle City arches along Saginaw Street. The arches are replicas of those…
Sloan Museum's Buick Automotive Gallery and Research Center typically features 20 classic and concept Buicks, Chevrolets and other locally built automobiles. The Buick Automotive Gallery…
The Burton Historical Collection (BHC) of the Detroit Public Library is a large collection of original documents that started as the private library of Clarence…
This Morley Avenue neighborhood has a special history. In the early 1800s, the U.S. government purchased this land near the Rouge River for a frontier…
Charles Stewart Mott's business called Weston-Mott Company, was located in New York and originally manufactured bicycle wheels but had switched to automobile wheels and axles.…
The Cadillac & LaSalle Club Museum & Research Center is a premier attraction featured at the Gilmore Car Museum. The Cadillac & LaSalle Club was…
The Clark Street Technology Park now occupies the land near Clark Street and Michigan Avenue where one of the world’s biggest General Motors automobile plants…
At 450 Amsterdam Street, west of Woodward, is a portion of the early Cadillac plant designed by architect George Mason and built in 1904 along…
Over most of the 20th Century, the pounding rhythms of metal stamping filled this factory at 9501 Conner. Designed by Albert Kahn, the factory was…
The Canada Southern Railroad brought life to Grosse Ile. On top of the accessibility brought by the railway, work brought people. Those who came to…
The Canadian Transportation Museum is a state-of-the-art 25,000 sq. ft facility that commemorates Canada's transportation heritage from the Windsor Ford City Model T's to the…
The small village of Hamtramck grew from 3,500 people into a city of 56,000 people by 1930 with the Dodge Main assembly plant opening in…