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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Built in 1893 for the family of community leader Augustus C. Baldwin, after whom Baldwin Road was named. This house was home to many but…
The Clinton River had Native American trails along side it which made traveling here easier for early communities. In the early years, after the War…
Drive around this uniquely urban island park located in the Detroit River. Enjoy an amazing view of both the river and the Canadian shoreline. Over…
The building up of the Capital City after the Civil War coincided with the opening of the American West. The area's ample supply of lumber…
The Benson Ford Research Center holdings include the historical records and photographs of Ford Motor Company and The Henry Ford, the Henry Austin Clark, Jr.,…
Why fight between quality and quantity, when you can have both? The General Motors founder followed this philosophy to a fault by combining quality brands…
Just as other companies who shifted from carraiges and buggy bodies to automobiles, Stewart Body Works transitioned into auto body production. The comapny produced bodies…
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…
By the time the Fisher brothers formed Fisher Body Company in Detroit in 1908, they had adapted their carriage-making to the needs of automobile bodies…
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…
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…
Oliver Joseph Beaudette learned woodcraft as a young apprentice in Michigan's logging frontier of Bay City before starting his carriage business in 1893. In 1909…
The former Independence Township Hall was once owned by Henry Ford and intended to be an apprentice school for Ford’s Clarkston Village site. He later…
In the early 20th Century Walled Lake had been known for fishing, swimming and boating, but the development of automobiles and highways brought great numbers…