MotorCities National Heritage Area
Auto-Heritage-Museum-Ypsilanti-cropped.jpg

Locations

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!

City

Tours

Interest

Built in 1928, the Fox Theatre, has played host to some of the biggest names in show business and holds its ground as one of…
If you needed to keep your car running, Frenchy’s was the place to go after it was established in the 1940s. Americans couldn’t buy new…
Funded (in part) by school children sending coins to help their friends, the Fresh Air Camp was established in 1906 to help underprivileged kids enjoy…
Originally built as a dirt track in 1947, racers today rub fenders on a half-mile, paved, flat oval that also contains a figure eight. The…
Visit the 90-acre, historic campus of the Gilmore Car Museum, located in bucolic Hickory Corners just 17 miles northeast of Kalamazoo, to experience a wealth…
Founded in 1857, this cemetery features meandering roadways where you may visit the graves of several automotive moguls including Charles S. Mott, James S. Whiting,…
A trip to Detroit is not complete without visiting one of Michigan’s most famous landmarks- the GM Renaissance Center. The GM Renaissance Center is the…
Step foot in the lab where Thomas Edison had his lightbulb moment. The Bagley Avenue shed re-created by Henry Ford to share the story of…
Stroll through Livonia history and imagine life displayed in over 20 buildings dating back more than 150 years. The historical village located on the grounds…
This local eatery will always treat you to a “welcome” at the door. For over 140 years, Haab’s has served Michigan Ave in Ypsilanti.
Hart Plaza is an outdoor, urban recreation area on the Detroit River Front featuring the iconic 'Transcending' monument dedicated to the labor movement and strength…
Henry Ford wasn’t always head of an automotive leader. Ford made two other attempts to enter the auto industry before Ford Motors, and he worked…
Visit the magnificent home that the Model T built. Tour this nationally acclaimed historic estate for a glimpse into the auto baron's lifestyle and learn…
A vibrant exploration of genius in all its forms, Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation allows you to experience the strides of America’s greatest minds…