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 home was not far from Nankin Mills that families who owned and operated the mill had a short walk to work. The milling families…
When Henry Ford was young, he visited Nankin Mills and was amazed by the use of water power. When he grew older Ford decided to…
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…
During the start of the automobile industry, several automotive pioneers and leaders were just begining their innovative process in Flint's industry. Two of the most…
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…
There has always been a lot to stop for here. In the 1800s, the Six Mile Inn was a rural rest stop here along the…
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…
Newburgh Mill used hydroelectric power to produce drills for Ford plants around the world. During World War II, local farmers who worked at the mill…
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…
Henry Ford decided to make Northville his first "Village Industry" which was established in 1920. The plant made valves for the Model T and was…
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…
On March 9, 1901, a fire had destroyed the new Olds Motor Workd plant in Detroit and the Lansing Business Men's Association offered Olds land…
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…
Several companies had opened and closed their doors during the period of 1900 - 1920 while the auto industry was up and coming. Some companies…
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…