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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Henry Ford's first exploration into automobiles came when he tinkered with the prototype of the "Quadricycle" in the garage of his home located on Bagley…
With miles of hiking trails awaiting guest, this facility is tucked around the beautiful Hidden Lake in the southern Irish Hills. The Hidden Lake Gardens…
Some of Michigan's first state parks were created in the 1920s when the Dodge Brothers Motor Company donated land to the state for the creation…
To improve working conditions, on December 30, 1936, workers at the Chevrolet and Fisher Body plants sat down on assembly lines. Workers at the plants…
During the early decades of the 20th Century, Kearsley Street had several country estates built on the street's east end. The street was lined with…
Horace Dodge and his family lived in this home through 1911 as they waited for construction of their Rose Terrace estate in Grosse Pointe Farms…
Carl Miller famously sold Hudson cars here for 25 years up until 1958, as the last Hudson dealership in the world.
As the Great Depression hit, tensions ran high as unemployed workers marched through Detroit to Dearborn. The protestors were headed to the Ford Rouge Complex…
The I-496 "Olds Freeway" being built reflected the nation's trend of people moving away from the bustling city and settling down into the heart of…
The first Ideal was at 504 S. Hosmer, then relocated as Original in 1912 and moved to 704 E. Kalamazoo. The company started by making…
The Flint Vehicle Factories Mutual Association, and The Industrial Fellowship League merged on September 22, 1922 to benefit General Motors workers known as the Industrial…
People come from miles around to enjoy the summertime treats and food offered at the Dairy Bar. In operation since 1952, this is a great…
This is a private property but there is a parking area where the towers can be seen and photographed. Once upon a time, there was…
At the intersection of Conner and Jefferson in Detroit is the 3,000,000 square foot FCA Jefferson North Assembly Plant. This factory has been running virtually…
As a founder of the Durant- Dort Carriage Company and later a president of Dort Motor Car Company, Josiah Dallas Dort was heavily involved with…
Move out the cows and move in the cars- an interesting beginning to this track's history in 1949! Today, Super Late models, Limited Late models,…
A hands-on museum geared toward children and families, the Kalamazoo Valley Museum also preserves local history and the region's automotive past within its special collections.…
On McGraw Avenue, just east of Livernois, are the remains of the Kelsey-Hayes plant that built brakes for Ford Motor Company. At this site, in…
Now a part of Kettering University, this 30-year-old Industrial History Collection began with the acquisition of William C. Durant's Collection. The noncirculating library has photographic…