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 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…
Nankin MIlls Interpretive Center was orginally a grist mill built in 1842 to serve farmers who lived in the Western Wayne County area. In the…
R. E. Olds' industrial reach in the Lansing area did not stop with the manufacture of automobiles. With the incorporation in 1903 of National Coil…
The New-Way Motor Co was incorporated January 1, 1905A.C. Stebbins-- the man who was once Secretary of OMVW, Secretary and Manager of Lansing Wheelbarrow, then…
The Mill Race Village in Northville, MI, serves as a historical site dedicated life and architecture from the early 19th Century. The sites resides on…
This well has been a popular spot to draw water since 1913.
The Novi Special was known for its speed and power. It never won a race, but it always put on a show.
For some reason the management of the brand-new New-Way Motor Co thought they could succeed with the where Lansing's Clarkmobile had already failed. Using leftover…
The Old Mill Museum in Dundee is housed in a former grist mill which Henry Ford converted into his tenth village industry plant. Three floors…
Olds was President and E.F. Cooley V.P. of The Original Gas Engine Co - a return for Olds to a company like his first on…
One of a small handful of drive-ins left in the state transporting guests back to a simpler time of cruisin' and milkshakes. Roy W. Allen…
The Owosso Speedway is one of several half-mile oval tracks that celebrate Michigan's motor sports heritage. Located halfway between Flint and Lansing, the speedway hosts…
From 1928 to 1956, the Packard Motor Car Company tested and developed new vehicles at the Proving Grounds. Architect Albert Kahn designed the Lodge and…