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 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…
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 built…
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…
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…
The Humpback Bridge used to be here, crossing the Grand Trunk Railway. The narrow wooden span was built in 1900 to carry vehicles on state…
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…