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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From fur trading and pioneer life, to lumbering, carriage making, and the automobile boom of General Motors, the Alfred P. Sloan Museum brings history, culture,…
Visit the gardens that surround the former home of C.S. Mott. Mott was a major figure in the development of General Motors. During your trip here,…
Arab Americans in southeast Michigan have a lengthy relationship with the automotive industry. The Arab American National Museum (AANM) in Dearborn, MI, is the first…
Wayside Exhibit Program (corner Washington and Mt. Hope) Incorporated almost simultaneously with Michigan Screw, Atlas was also run by R.E. Olds, President, and first located…
Wayside Exhibit Program (corner of Turner and Grand River) REO would also take over the Duplex truck factory, at Washington and Mt. Hope (next to…
See “Where the Thunder Rolls” at one of the Midwest’s most exciting and friendly asphalt speedways.
Meet “the Driving Spirit” as he leads you on an interactive journey and introduces you to many of the auto industry’s celebrated entrepreneurs, visionaries and…
Drive around this uniquely urban island park located in the Detroit River. Enjoy an amazing view of both the river and the Canadian shoreline. Over…
Wayside Exhibit Program - The building up of the Capital City after the Civil War coincided with the opening of the American West. The area’s…
The Benson Ford Research Center holdings include the historical records and photographs of Ford Motor Company and The Henry Ford, the Henry Austin Clark, Jr.,…
Where can you get homemade root beer and the best chili dogs in town? Right here at Bill’s of course! Also a great manufacturer of…
Between Linwood and Woodward, east/west; and between Boston and Edison, north/south The Boston Edison neighborhood once served as home to Detroit’s power brokers such as…
The Brick Walker Tavern is one of many roadside attractions dotting the pastoral landscape of the Irish Hills region in south-central Michigan. Once a favorite…
Sloan Museum’s Buick Automotive Gallery and Research Center typically features 20 classic and concept Buicks, Chevrolets and other locally built automobiles. The Buick Automotive Gallery…
The Burton Historical Collection (BHC) of the Detroit Public Library is a large collection of original documents that started as the private library of Clarence…
The Cadillac & LaSalle Club Museum & Research Center is a premier attraction featured at the Gilmore Car Museum. The Cadillac & LaSalle Club was…
The Canadian Transportation Museum is a state-of-the-art 25,000 sq. ft facility that commemorates Canada’s transportation heritage from the Windsor Ford City Model T’s to the…
The best known attraction of the 457-acre Sparks Foundation County park is the Cascades, a man-made, illuminated waterfall with musical accompaniment enjoyed by all since…
Founded in 1965, the Charles H. Wright Museum features innovative exhibits that celebrate the events and accomplishments of African Americans and all Americans.
If you delight in enjoying chicken, fries and shakes, then the Chick Inn is a must place to visit. An Ypsilanti tradition for more than…
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