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Fun Things to Do in Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor has a lot to offer the visitor. It has a thriving downtown with plenty to do throughout the day and evening. Furthermore a number of other possibilities exist for those willing to undertake a short drive.

Evenings

Restaurants

Ann Arbor has a large number of restaurants providing a wide variety of cuisines. Feel free to ask us for specific recommendations, since we are...cough...somewhat familiar with many of them.

Explore a list of area restaurants.

Entertainment

There are quite a few entertainment venues serving up all types of music.

View a list of sites and performance events.

Look at events taking place during the dates of your visit (provided by ArborWeb).

Another list organized by date and event type (provided by eCurrent).

Museums

Within Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

Designed for kids but enjoyable by all.
220 East Ann
+1.734.994.5437
http://128.241.160.177/home.html

The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

434 South State
+1.734.764.9304
http://www.umich.edu/~kelseydb/

Exhibit Museum of Natural History at the University of Michigan

1109 Geddes
+1.734.763.6085
http://www.exhibits.lsa.umich.edu/

University of Michigan Museum of Art

525 South State
+1.734.764.0395
http://www.umich.edu/~umma/

An Easy Drive from Ann Arbor

Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History

315 East Warren
Detroit, MI
+1.313.494.5800
http://www.maah-detroit.org/

Detroit Institute of Arts

5200 Woodward
Detroit, MI
+1.313.833.7900
http://www.dia.org/

Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village

History of the Automobile Industry, Vast Car Collection, and Early 20th Century History
20900 Oakwood
Dearborn, MI
+1.313.271.1620
http://www.hfmgv.org

Yankee Air Museum

Historic Aircraft
At the intersection of Ecorse and Beck
Ypsilanti, MI
+1.734.483.4030
http://www.yankeeairmuseum.org/Museum.html

Zoos

Detroit Zoo

At the intersection of Woodward Avenue and Ten Mile Road
Royal Oak, MI
+1.248.398.0900
http://www.detroitzoo.org/

Toledo Zoo

Distance: 57 miles
4 miles south of Toledo on U.S. 25
Toledo, OH
419-385-5721
http://www.toledozoo.org/html/main.htm

Nature

Ann Arbor has many parks scattered throughout, although many are small. Below you will find larger, more natural areas that provide opportunities for exploration, hiking, or just "getting lost".

An Easy Walk from Downtown Ann Arbor

University of Michigan Nichols Arboretum

"The Arb"
Entrances off of Geddes Avenue and Washington Heights Road
+1.734.998.9540
A walking tour of The Arb, with photos.

Within Ann Arbor

University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Explore the Gardens
1800 North Dixboro Road
+1.734.998.7060
+1.734.998.7061

County Farm Park

Platt Road, off Washtenaw Avenue

Delhi Metropark

Canoeing, fishing, cross-country skiing, and more.
Canoes available for rent.
3780 West Delhi Road
+1.734.426.8211
+1.800.477.3191

Outside of Ann Arbor

Dexter-Huron Metropark

Canoeing, fishing, and more.
6535 Huron River Drive
Dexter, MI
+1.800.477.3191

Hudson Mills Metropark

Canoeing, fishing, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, nature trails, and more.
Skis and bikes available for rent.
8801 North Territorial Road
Dexter, MI
+1.734.426.8211
+1.800.477.3191

Pinckney State Recreation Area

Seven lakes for fishing, canoeing, boating, and swimming. Nature, hiking, cross-country skiing, snowmobile trails, riding stables.
8555 Silver Hill
Pinckney, MI
+1.734.426.4913

Recreation

Ann Arbor has a lot to offer those who have a mind for recreation.

Take a gander at this set of recreational possibilities.

Athletics / Sports

Within Ann Arbor

University of Michigan Athletics

Football, Basketball, Hockey and much more
Season: varies by sport
+1.734.647.2583
Main Site: http://www.mgoblue.com/
Map of Event Sites: http://www.mgoblue.com/campusinfo/
Ticket Office: http://www.mgoblue.com/ticketoffice/

An Easy Drive from Ann Arbor

Detroit Tigers

Season: April-October
Distance from Ann Arbor: 45 miles
Comerica Park
2100 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI
Tickets: +1.313.962.4000
http://www.detroittigers.com/

Detroit Red Wings

Season: October-April
Distance from Ann Arbor: 45 miles
Joe Louis Arena
600 Civic Center Drive
Detroit, MI
Tickets: +1.313.396.7575
http://www.detroitredwings.com/

Detroit Pistons

Season: November-April
Distance from Ann Arbor: 55 miles
Palace of Auburn Hills
3777 Lapeer Road
Auburn Hills, MI
Tickets: +1.248.377.0100
http://www.nba.com/pistons/

Detroit Lions

Season: September-December
Distance: 50 miles
Pontiac Silverdome
Intersection of M-59 and Opdyke Road
Pontiac, MI
Tickets: +1.800.616.7627
http://www.detroitlions.com/