MotorCities National Heritage Area
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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!

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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…
The Gunsolly Carding Mill operated from 1851 to 1890 using the Rouge River as it's source of power to produce and untangle wool for spinning…
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…
With miles of hiking trails awaiting guest, this facility is tucked around the beautiful Hidden Lake in the southern Irish Hills. The Hidden Lake Gardens…
To improve working conditions, on December 30, 1936, workers at the Chevrolet and Fisher Body plants sat down on assembly lines. Workers at the plants…
During the early decades of the 20th Century, Kearsley Street had several country estates built on the street's east end. The street was lined with…
Carl Miller famously sold Hudson cars here for 25 years up until 1958, as the last Hudson dealership in the world.
The I-496 "Olds Freeway" being built reflected the nation's trend of people moving away from the bustling city and settling down into the heart of…
The first Ideal was at 504 S. Hosmer, then relocated as Original in 1912 and moved to 704 E. Kalamazoo. The company started by making…
The Flint Vehicle Factories Mutual Association, and The Industrial Fellowship League merged on September 22, 1922 to benefit General Motors workers known as the Industrial…
People come from miles around to enjoy the summertime treats and food offered at the Dairy Bar. In operation since 1952, this is a great…