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 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.
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…
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,…
Wayside Exhibit Program – Clark Catalog (NE corner Grand and Washtenaw)Began before Bement was A. Clark & Co (in 1865), and though not as enormously…
As the economic and social center for the area, local families came to Cherry Hill Village to trade goods, pick up mail, purchased clothing, attend…
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…
The “Continental” smokestack is a landmark near the intersection of Conner and Jefferson Avenues in Detroit. The smokestack is a remnant of the Continental Motors…
With the city's close relationship with General Motors, Flint was one of the most thriving cities in the United States. The community took a hit…
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…
When David Buick died he was unknown by most in Detroit. He invented the valve-in-head automobile engine and created the Buick Motor Company. Money was…