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

Detroit Institute of Arts
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
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
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 naias.com in January. (Downtown Detroit District)

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

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

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

The Woodward Dream Cruise
woodwarddreamcruise.com (Oakland District).

Travel Tip

Bundle up for the Plymouth Ice Festival in January because there are many detailed ice sculptures to admire.

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