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If all things automotive get you revved, you're in the right place. We're the birthplace of Henry Ford and home of the Big Three, and you'll need a full tank of gas to explore all the car culture here.

Auto Baron Homes
Edsel/Eleanor (Macomb District), Meadow Brook Hall (Oakland District) Tour the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House http://www.fordhouse.org/ and Meadow Brook Hall (former residence of Matilda Dodge Wilson) and Gardens to see how auto royalty lived once upon a time. http://www.meadowbrookhall.org/

Detroit Historical Museum 
http://www.detroithistorical.org/ Check out the recently re-branded America’s Motor City exhibit and Automotive Showplace. (Downtown Detroit District)

Detroit Institute of Arts
http://www.dia.org/  Marvel at Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry fresco cycle, inspired by the grind and grit of the city's manufacturing glory days of the 1930s. (Downtown Detroit District)

The Henry Ford
http://www.thehenryford.org/
This family attraction offers Model T rides in Greenfield Village, a Rouge Factory Tour and the all-new Driving America exhibition in Henry Ford Museum. (Dearborn/Wayne District)

Piquette Model T Museum
http://tplex.org/ Explore the birthplace of the Model T. (Downtown Detroit District)

 

Car Events:

Detroit's calendar is stocked with auto events, kicking off with the North American International Auto Show http://www.naias.com/ in January. (Downtown Detroit District)

A host of fairer-weather auto events include Autopalooza http://www.autopalooza.org/ (ALL Districts)

Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix
http://detroitgp.com/ (Downtown Detroit District)

Concours D'Elegance
http://concoursusa.org/ (Greater Novi District)

The Woodward Dream Cruise
http://www.woodwarddreamcruise.com (Oakland District).

Travel Tip

"Bring your bike to the William Milliken State park along the Detroit River and ride up the Dequindre cut to Eastern Market, followed by a trip through Campus Martius to the Ren Cen and along the riverfront. Great experience!!" – Gary L.

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