Local Attractions

Welcome to the city of Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, Michigan. Whether your visit is collegiate, leisure or business Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti provides countless things to do.

For your convenience, we have listed some important resources that will enhance your visit to the Ann Arbor & Ypsilanti area.

University of Michigan

The University of Michigan is one of the most distinguished universities in the world. It is one of only two public institutions consistently ranked in the nation's top ten universities.

Driving Distance: 3 miles
Telephone: (734) 764-1817

Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University is committed to excellence in teaching, the extension of knowledge through basic and applied research, and creative and artistic expression.

Driving Distance: 2 miles
Telephone: (734) 487-1849

Concordia University

Located on the banks of the Huron River in Ann Arbor, Concordia University is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod and a college of the Concordia University system.

Driving Distance: 2 miles
Telephone: (734) 995-7520

Washtenaw Community College

For over 40 years, WCC’s open-door admissions policy, affordable tuition rates, and high-quality classes have attracted students from local communities and around the world. More than 18,000 register for credit classes each year, and thousands more enroll in non-credit LifeLong Learning classes. WCC’s diverse student body includes more than 1,000 students from over 100 foreign countries

Driving Distance: 1.5 miles
Telephone: (734) 973-3300

Ann Arbor Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Ann Arbor Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is a non-profit organization dedicated to positively contributing to local economy by promoting the Washtenaw County area as a site for conventions, meetings, sports and special events and as a tourist destination.
Telephone: (734) 995-7281 or (800) 888-9487

Ypsilanti Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Ypsilanti Convention & Visitors Bureau is a non-profit organization dedicated to positively contributing to local economy by promoting the Washtenaw County area as a site for conventions, meetings, sports and special events and as a tourist destination.

Driving Distance: 3 miles
Telephone: (734) 483-4444

Ann Arbor Hands On Museum

Features more than 250 interactive science and technology exhibits, the Hands On Museum is a delight for children of all ages. Open Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

Driving Distance: 3 miles
Telephone: (734) 995-5439 

Ann Arbor Street Art Fair

Held annually, this 4 day Art Fair starts the 3rd Wednesday in July. The Ann Arbor Art Fairs are comprised of 4 separate award winning fairs, each with its own history and jury status. The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, established in 1960, is the oldest and original fair. It is estimated that 500,000 people attend the event each year. It has been voted the nations best art fair.

Driving Distance: 3 miles
Telephone: (734) 994-5260

Ann Arbor Symphony

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra is passionately committed to enriching the culture of the region. Please call for concert performance dates and ticket information.
Telephone: (734) 944-4801 

Ann Arbor Film Festival

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the longest running independent and experimental film festival on North America. Founded in 1963, the AAFF started as a critical, alternative forum for filmmakers and artists to publicly share their work. Today the festival continues its focus on the art of film, serving as one of the country’s premier showcases for bold, visionary, experimental and independent filmmakers. The 49th AAFF will take place March 22-27, 2011 in downtown Ann Arbor.

Driving Distance: 3 miles
Telephone: (734) 995-5356

Ann Arbor Summer Festival

Founded by Eugene Power in 1984, and established as an equal partnership between the City of Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan, the Ann Arbor Summer Festival is recognized today as one of the leading performance arts festivals in the country. The festival produces two concurrent and complimentary performing arts programs, one indoor and one outdoor, on the campus of the University if Michigan. The indoor Mainstage series includes ticketed performances of world-class music, dance, theater and comedy. The outdoor program, Top of the Park, is held along a beautiful campus green and offers admission-free concerts, movies under the stars, open air spectacles, family attractions and more. Now preparing to celebrate the 27th season, running from June 18th through July 11th, 2010, the AASF offers an energetic mix of regional, national and international artists of all disciplines. Presenting over 100 events each season, the festival’s spectrum of artistic expression attracts a diverse audience in terms of age, interest, ethnicity, socio-economic background, education and gender. With an estimated attendance of over 60,000 people each year, the festival provides a multitude of creative ways to engage fans and supporters.

Driving Distance: 3 miles
Telephone: (734) 994-5999

The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum

In 1907 the University of Michigan created a Botanical Garden and Arboretum on the land between Geddes Road and the Huron River, just a few blocks from the Central Campus on the site now known as Nichols Arboretum. At the time, the property consisted of approximately 80 acres. Today, more than 100 years later, the University of Michigan through their Matthaei Botanical Gardens at 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. and the Nichols Arboretum at 1600 Washington Heights, manages over 700 acres of gardens, research areas, and natural preserves around the Ann Arbor area with a complex of observatory, greenhouses, laboratory, teaching and meeting spaces at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and the James D. Reader Jr. Center for Urban Environmental Education at Nichols Arboretum.

Driving Distance: 3 miles

UMMA - University of Michigan Museum of Art

The UMMA collection includes a wide variety of African, American, Asian, European, Middle Eastern and Modern Art featuring artists such as Delacroix, Monet, Rembrandt, Peale and Whistler. The museum houses one of the finest collections of prints in the world. The 2009 expansion into the 53,000 sq.ft. Maxine and Stuart Frankel Wing has more than doubled the museum display space. Regular visiting hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday, noon to 5 pm. Select public areas within the Frankel wing including the Commons and the Forum are open from 8 am to 10 pm daily (357 days a year). Admission is free, $5 donation suggested.

Driving Distance: 3 miles
Telephone: (734) 764-0395

ExhibitMuseum - University of MichiganNaturalHistoryMuseum

The Exhibit Museum of Natural History is a dynamic, evolving organization committed to promoting the understanding and appreciation of the natural world and our place in it. Exhibits include displays of prehistoric life with the most extensive dinosaur exhibits in the state of Michigan. Visiting hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday from noon to 5 pm. Admission is free to individuals and groups of ten or fewer, with a suggested donation of $6.

Driving Distance: 3 miles
Telephone: (734) 764-0478

Kerrytown Shops

Kerrytown is a trio of century-old buildings with shops, cafes, an old-fashioned indoor market, and a Carillon tower of 17 European crafted bells. The main building is open from Monday to Friday from 8 am to 8 pm; Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm; Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Operational hours differ among the various stores and offices, please contact us via our web site for additional information.

Driving Distance: 3 miles
Telephone: (734) 662-5008

Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market

Locally produced vegetables, fruit, flowers, cider, bedding plants, crafts, baked goods, jam, honey, maple syrup and more are available at this lovely open-air market. Open Saturdays only from 8 am to 3 pm, January to April; Wednesdays and Saturdays from May to December, 7 am to 3 pm. On Sundays, from April through December, you will also find the Ann Arbor Artisans Market featuring handmade local arts and crafts. The hours are 11 am to 4 pm.

Driving Distance: 3 miles
Telephone: (734) 994-3276

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