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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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…
I-496 Olds Freeway Rolling Through the City
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…
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…
This is a private property but there is a parking area where the towers can be seen and photographed. Once upon a time, there was…
Move out the cows and move in the cars- an interesting beginning to this track's history in 1949! Today, Super Late models, Limited Late models,…
A hands-on museum geared toward children and families, the Kalamazoo Valley Museum also preserves local history and the region's automotive past within its special collections.…
Now a part of Kettering University, this 30-year-old Industrial History Collection began with the acquisition of William C. Durant's Collection. The noncirculating library has photographic…
Lansing's Old Town Industry by the River
In 1922, Henry Ford purchased the company for $8,000,000, turning the Lincoln into Ford Motor Company's luxury brand. Leland retained his management post after the…
The automobile may lie in the heart of Detroit, but industry as a whole exploded in the Great Lakes area in the early 20th century.…
Another whose career was cast in the shadows of R.E. Olds was Madison F. Bates. Also the son of an industrialist, Bates was, like Olds,…
An iconic landmark of automotive royalty located in a picturesque area of Oakland County, Michigan, Meadow Brook Hall tells the story of Matilda Dodge Wilson…