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 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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
The Cadillac & LaSalle Club Museum & Research Center is a premier attraction featured at the Gilmore Car Museum. The Cadillac & LaSalle Club was…
The Canada Southern Railroad brought life to Grosse Ile. On top of the accessibility brought by the railway, work brought people, and they built houses…
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…
George Washington Carver and Henry Ford developed a deep friendship over their beliefs about nutrition and agriculture. Ford built a laboratory in Dearborn for Carver…
Hours: Daily 11am-11pm Cascades are illuminated dusk -11pm Admission: Park is free, Cascades: $3 per person, $4 fireworks in the summer 5 and under are…
Founded in 1965, the Charles H. Wright Museum features innovative exhibits that celebrate the events and accomplishments of African Americans and all Americans.
One of many areas prospected by Henry Ford as part of the Village Industries, Ford used the Cherry Hill Mill as a source of jobs…
If you delight in enjoying chicken, fries and shakes, then the Chick Inn is a must place to visit. An Ypsilanti tradition for more than 50 years,…
Wayside Exhibit Program – Clark Catalog (NE corner Grand and Washtenaw)Began before Bement was A. Clark & Co (in 1865), and though not as enormously…
One of Henry Ford’s Villages sat right here in Clarkston. The dam built by the Clark Brothers, whom the city was named after, now sits…
On Detroit’s eastside, Conner Creek once flowed from what is now the City of Warren to the Detroit River. It was a significant natural feature…
Step back into a time when life moved at a much slower pace. Stroll into town where more than 30 historic buildings and numerous costumed…