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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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…
Witness the site of Michigan’s first airport. After serving as a testing ground for military and personal aircraft, people often visited for exciting air shows…
Founded in 1963, the Milan Dragway is a half-mile IHRA sanctioned straight drag strip and home to many heart-pounding racing events.
The strategic Detroit Arsenal at Dearbornville offered easy access to Detroit and to military objectives by land and water. The buildings were sold and closed…
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…
This 80-acre cemetery opened in 1874, and became the final resting place of Ransom Eli Olds in 1950. Olds founded Oldsmobile, manufacturer of the first…
As Detroit’s population blossomed in the late 1800s, so did the number of deceased. Local cemeteries were running out of room, so the Mt. Olivet…
One of many stops along the U.S. 12 route winding through Michigan's famed Irish Hills region, Mystery Hill is one of the many trick houses…