Michigan

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GM Heritage Center

GM Heritage Center

The GM Heritage Center serves as a showplace for the vehicles of the GM Heritage Collection, as a corporate conferencing and special events.

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JAXON Auto Museum

JAXON Auto Museum

The JAXON Auto Museum will be a car museum, event venue, and collector car storage facility in the former Jackson Automobile Company building.

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Museum of Off Road Adventure

Museum of Off Road Adventure

The Museum of Off-Road Adventure is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization founded for the purpose of educating about the history and continued development of four-wheel drive and off-highway travel. Featuring displays of vehicles, components, and memorabilia ranging from the early days of automotive history to the complex machines of today, a trip to the MORA should be on everyone’s bucket list!

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Sloan Museum

Sloan Museum

At Sloan Museum’s Courtland Center Mall location, visitors can enjoy Dinosaurs Unearthed, as well as over 30 historic vehicles, and Wisner’s Whizbang Emporium, where families can play together.

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The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford provides unique educational experiences based on authentic objects, stories, and lives from America’s traditions of ingenuity.

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Hackett Auto Museum

Hackett Auto Museum

Scheduled to open Spring 2019! The Hackett Auto Museum will be a fresh & new large event venue housed in a historically significant former manufacturing facility.

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Gilmore Car Museum

Gilmore Car Museum

The Gilmore Car Museum is the North America’s Largest Auto Museum — over 300 cars on display, nearly 190,000 sq. ft. Exhibit space, 90 acres

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MICHIGAN

Michigan is a midwestern U.S. state bordering 4 of the Great Lakes. It contains more than 11,000 inland lakes, spread across its lower and upper peninsulas. Its largest city, Detroit, is famed as the seat of the U.S. auto industry, which inspired Diego Rivera’s murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Also in Detroit is Hitsville U.S.A., original headquarters of the Motown record company.

AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY

Beginning in the early 1900s, Michigan has been a hub of activity for the Automotive Industry. Both Ford and Buick were founded in Michigan in 1903. Perhaps the most notable advancement for the Automotive industry occurred in 1913 at Ford’s Highland Park factory, the moving assembly line. This process greatly increased the rate at which vehicles could be produced, evidenced by the fact that by 1918 half of all American cars were a Ford Model T.

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