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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Bought by Henry Ford in 1919 and then rebuilt by Albert Kahn by 1921, the Pheonix Mill opened for production the following year in 1922.…
Automobiles were gaining ground, and enthusiasts began looking for a place to gather. The Automobile Club of Detroit was established in 1902 for this very…
Roads like the Gratiot Turnpike were made with framed, durable planks before concrete paved streets first appeared. For 2 cents, you could take your carriage,…
The Plymouth Historical Museum preserves community history including that of a little-known, early 20th century automobile company called Alter. The Alter Motor Car Co. produced…
The Ypsilanti-based automaker tried to capture the post-WWII auto market with his “car of tomorrow,” the Tucker 48. Legal troubles, however, put an early end…
Incorporated after the coming of the automobile, this plant at 701 May moved to the 700 block of East Saginaw to become one of the…
Nestled along the banks of the Grand River and housed in the original factory of the Bates and Edmonds Motor Company, the R.E. Olds Transportation…
Ransom E. Olds Breakthrough Engines Turning Wheels
Visit the global headquarters for General Motors and one of downtown Detroit's iconic pieces of architecture. Tours of Michigan's tallest building are given Monday through…
The Rentschler Farm in Saline, MI served as a source of farm produce to city dwellers in the 1900s and today the museum tells the…
The Museum is the primary site for learning about and preserving the history of the greater Rochester area in Oakland County, Michigan, as a representative…
The Roush Automotive Collection is a 30,000 square-foot, private facility. Housed within the collection are a wide variety of displays, multi-media exhibits, artifacts, memorabilia and…
Another piece of Henry Ford's Village Industries, the former grist mill was bought by the auto mogul in the 1920s and quickly rebuilt with a…
Since 1958, this paved quarter-mile track has been a driver and fan favorite spot for short track racing. Summer Friday nights sizzle as local drivers…