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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This beautifully restored firehouse at the corner of Cross and Huron streets in Ypsilanti features a number of antique fire trucks and memorabilia. This unique…
From 1825 to the 1960s, farming was the main vocation in Canton. The soil was a natural draw to the region's settlers and by the…
The Flint Varnish Works, which opened in 1901, supplied the first finishes used at the Buick Motor Company located at the corner of Hamilton and…
During the early stages of the United Automobile Workers union, Local 596 was created to fight for better wages and working conditions for hourly paid…
Fisher Body was a big presence in Milwaukee Junction, with its Plants #2, #7, #10, #12, #21, #23 and #37 being built in the neighborhood…
At 950 East Milwaukee is the former Fisher Body Plant #37. This plant was built in 1925 and it is tightly framed by the railroads…
Remodeled as a live theatre in 1961 under the management of the Nederlander Theatrical Corporation, the Fisher Theatre is adorned with marble, Indian rosewood and…
Lawrence Fisher, co-founder of Fisher Body and president of Cadillac Motors, completed this Hollywood-inspired Italian Renaissance Villa in 1927. The mansion is filled with ornate…
The Flat Rock Speedway stands as one of many pieces of motor sports heritage throughout southeast and central Michigan. The Speedway offers weekend racing on…
A.B.C. Hardy was a man determined to steer Flint's carriage makers to turn to automobile production after vacationing in Europe and noticing the advancment of…
Looking for a well-rounded cultural experience? Come discover the Flint Cultural Center where art, music, science and auto can all be found. Explore the Alfred…
When President Franklin D. Roosevelt called for the United States to arm and support the Allies in World War II, Metro Detroit stepped up to…
The Flint College and Cultural Center was established in the 1950s and includes Mott Community College, University of Michigan - Flint, a planetarium, two museums,…
In 1911, the new General Motors Truck Company (GMC Truck) was born to produce commercial and utility vehicles after the purchase of Rapid Motor Vehicle…
Delight in the movie experience of a by gone era or experience it for the first time. The original theatre was built in 1951. Today…
Henry ford bui It the City of Dearborn. His business interests drove the consolidation of the City of Fordson and the City of Dearborn in…
The birthplace of the Model T. Ford’s Piquette plant manufactured several Ford cars until the company relocated to the larger Highland Park plant in 1910.
A series of automotive and industrial-themed murals stretched along Drouillard Road in Windsor, Canada, commemorates the automotive influence in the region once known as Ford…
The final resting place of Henry and Clara Ford. Here you can find the graves of many members of the Ford and Ruddimen families, including…
Henry Ford gave "The Flats" to Dearborn, the city that framed his life. He was home in 1863 in the Scotch Settlement area, near present-day…