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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Along Manchester Street, just west of Woodward Avenue in Highland Park, are remaining sections of the Ford Highland Park Assembly Plant. First built in 1910,…
At the intersection of Piquette and Beaubien, the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant is one of the world’s most significant industrial history sites. Built in 1904,…
Birthplace of the Model T, first building built and owned by Ford Motor Company, and the only early automobile factory in Detroit open to the…
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…
The former Ford Service Center at 7301 Woodward is now a bank with a contemporary look at the corner of East Grand Boulevard. It was…
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.
One of Henry Ford’s Villages sat right here in Clarkston. The dam built by the Clark Brothers, whom the city was named after, now sits…
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…
In the 1940's the first freeways offered easy transporation to and from the city from the suburbs. Although this was a great success, it came…
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…
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…
Ford was having trouble getting engine parts for the Model N automobiles from foundries in Detroit and in 1907, Lyman Holmes contacted Ford and offered…
Pontiac began as one of Michigan's first inland settlements, and the first road cut through the wilderness to connect Detroit with Pontiac and was completed…
During World War I, GMC Truck built over 8,500 military vehicles, largely troop carriers and ambulances. This production accounted for 90 percent of GMC Truck's…
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…