Talk:American Industry Tour
- Rust Belt - would be an extra-hierarchical region encompassing the inland Mid-Atlantic, much of the Midwest, and West Virginia. Article could focus on industrial heritage tourism, 19th-century architecture, etc.
- A fine start to an interesting travel topic, but not the same thing as I suggested above. The Rust Belt is a modern-day cultural region whose appeal to the tourist starts but does not end with industrial history. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 21:56, 18 May 2015 (UTC)
- There'd be a good degree of overlap, but they're not totally analogous: the Rust Belt would also include West Virginia, most of Pennsylvania outside the immediate Philadelphia area, and the Mississippi River corridor south as far as St. Louis, and would exclude any part of Canada. The Great Lakes article as it is now is a pretty generalized overview of the region from a tourist's perspective, which is fine; a Rust Belt article could focus more on industrial history and heritage tourism without turning it into a full-blown historical travel topic as Hobbitschuster has. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 01:26, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
- Hobbitschuster - I was sure that it was you who were working on the Industrial American Tour/Manufacturing Belt article, but looking over that article's history it seems I was mistaken. My apologies. I meant to call out Yvwv. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 15:10, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
- Also problematic is the title of the article. While a large percentage of Americans would probably be able to suss out what region "Manufacturing Belt" refers to, it's not a term that is widely used. I'd say if we are going to continue to treat the article as an itinerary rather than an extrahierarchical region, Industrial American Tour is a far better title.
New article: Motorcities Tour
The MotorCities National Heritage Area contains a long range of museums and heritage venues, maybe too many to be mentioned in this article. Maybe we need a new tour, for motor enthusiasts? For instance, many people in Sweden would love a tour of American cars. /Yvwv (talk) 23:25, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
Chinese rust belt
Northeast China is also sometimes called the "rust belt", as that article mentions.