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…
The Michigan History Museum galleries feature rich automotive history which include the Highland Park Assembly line, a 1920s auto dealership, UAW Labor Hall, Arsenal of Democracy and…
Michigan International Speedway is a 1400 acre racing venue located in the beautiful Irish Hills of southern lower Michigan, which hosts two NASCAR event weekends…
The Michigan Military Technical and Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the stories of Michigan citizens who served and sacrificed, here and abroad, from WWI…
With live stage shows, an IMAX Dome Theatre, a Planetarium, 250+ hands-on exhibits, lab activities, special exhibits and more, there are approximately two dozen ways…
As the story goes, one day while walking the shop floor at REO Olds witnessed a work slowdown because a local parts manufacturer was tardy…
Marvel at one of the nation's best surviving displays of the Victorian painted decorative arts. Home to the state Legislature and staff, the Michigan State…
Whether you prefer sports or science, this university campus has the stars for you! Feast your senses on the clanging of bells in the 104-foot-tall…
The Labor and Industrial Relations library at Michigan State University is a non-circulating reference collection with access to the printed and electronic information in the…
The Lansing Auto Town Gallery is an audio special collection featuring oral histories from members and employees of the United Auto Workers Local 602, Fisher…
This local institution harkens back to an era when thousands of theatres like this dotted the American landscape. The Michigan was the last and largest…
Founded in 1963, the Milan Dragway is a half-mile IHRA sanctioned straight drag strip and home to many heart-pounding racing events.
Various railroads joined at this junction, built in the 1890s to encourage industrial development. Several auto companies set up factories near the Milwaukee Junction, earning…
Affordability and reliability – these were the criteria set by Henry Ford when he began working on an entirely new vehicle. Beginning with the Model…
The Model T was born here, inside the Piquette Avenue Plant. This 400-foot long building housed many different Ford Model makes, including the Model T’s…
The only museum in Michigan dedicated to the story of organized labor, this facility features a number of great exhibits commemorating the persaverance of the…
The iconic Motown Historical Museum - also known as Hitsville, U.S.A. - preserves a truly golden era in music and stands as one of Detroit's…