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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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…
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…
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…
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…
One of historys great scientists worked here. George Washington Carver and Henry Ford agreed that plants like soybeans, peanuts, cotton, and rubber could be good…
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…
Flint Faience Tile was a General Motors business that designed and manufactured elegant ceramic tiles for homes, ships, and commerical establishments. The company was well…
Founded in 1965, the Charles H. Wright Museum features innovative exhibits that celebrate the events and accomplishments of African Americans and all Americans.
During Charles Stewart Mott's 60 years of service on the GM board of directors, he established the Mott Foundation in 1926. This foundation was created…
At the cemetery lay pioneer families of Canton who contributed to American history. These historic figures lived, fought, and sometimes died for the American ideal. 
In 1866, Abner Hitchcock built the Cherry Hill Inn when he thought that a railroad spur would come through Cherry Hill and travelers would need…
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…
As Billy Durant was forced out of the company in 1910 and then proceeded to partner with Louis Chevrolet to built yet another automotive empire,…
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,…