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 ford Rotunda is a lost landmark that is still remembered fondly. Architect Albert Kahn—who designed many Ford factories and buildings- designed the building for…
Behold the small city that is the 2,000 acre Ford Rouge Factory. Henry Ford began buying property that would become the Rouge Plant in 1915.…
Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring scale of the real factory floor where the F-150 is made, and pop the hood on Ford’s rich design and…
This landmark building is known as the Pettibone Creek Hydroelectric Station. This remains as a reminder of Milford's "village industry" build back in the early…
Here, we have Henry Ford’s last factory, built on the 14-acre Cherry Hill Ford Factory Complex. Along with a veteran’s dormitory, this site was designed…
To give back to his hometown, Ford developed an 18-hole golf course at Outer Drive and Military Street that opened in 1925.
Pontiac designers like Harley Earl and Jack Humbert drove the car brand toward a reputation for its striking styling features like the silver streak grille.…
Travel to the intersection of Novi Road and Grand River Ave. and find yourself in the heart of Novi. The city has always revolved around…
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…
Flint was becoming well known around the world, not only for the automobile industry but from the many services and suppliers that supported the auto…
As Flint started to become a hot spot for the state, more and more community events grew with General Motors' sponsorship of the events. Events…
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…
Tinkerers were known to work on their own automobiles during their spare time in barns and workshops across the state. Judge Charles Wisner and Doctor…
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…