VISITORS GUIDE - ANN ARBOR CHELSEA DEXTER MANCHESTER MILAN SALINE YPSILANTI

 
VISITORS GUIDE - ANN ARBOR CHELSEA DEXTER MANCHESTER MILAN SALINE YPSILANTI
VISITORS GUIDE

                        2019
 ANN ARBOR
   CHELSEA
    DEXTER
MANCHESTER
      MILAN
     SALINE
  YPSILANTI

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W E LC OM E
A               nn Arbor is much more than a college town. While the
                universities and their accompanying athletic events,
                museums, and performance arts certainly form a cultural
center, the city of Ann Arbor and the surrounding communities of Chelsea,
Dexter, Manchester, Milan, Saline, and Ypsilanti have forged their own
individual identities, providing residents and visitors with a wealth of
experiences on par with a large metropolitan area.
  It’s impossible to sum up everything the area has to offer in one book.
Think of this guide as a starting point: Browse the Arts & Culture section to
get a feel for our many visual and performance arts offerings. Flip through
Attractions and make a list of must-see sights. The Shopping section will help
you pinpoint where to find the perfect souvenir, and Restaurants will help
orient you to an amazing array of dining experiences. Looking to get outside?
The Recreation section provides an overview of area parks and offerings. The
Calendar of Events showcases a year’s worth of festivals, fairs, and fun. And if
you’ve got time for a drive, check out the Area Communities and see what
our neighboring towns have to offer.
  It’s no wonder Ann Arbor has been singled out year after year by
publications like Forbes, Esquire, and Midwest Living…but rather than just
telling you about it, we want to help you experience it. We hope this guide
will be the starting point of a memorable, enjoyable journey.
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Ann Arbor Art Fair   Canoeing at Gallup Park

                               University of Michigan Museum of Art

Yankee Air Museum

                               University of Michigan tailgating
                               Live music at the Ark
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TABL E OF C ONTENTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Page 5
                  TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                  AREA GOLF GUIDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

WELCOME. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2             RESTAURANTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
                                                                                       ALPHABETICAL LIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
ARTS & CULTURE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6                     ANN ARBOR RESTAURANTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
  MUSEUMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8                  AMERICAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
  PERFORMING ARTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9                         BREAKFAST SPECIALTIES AND COFFEE . . . . . 61
                                                                                       CARIBBEAN/CUBAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
ATTRACTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12                   CHINESE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
  ATTRACTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14                     CREOLE/CAJUN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
  DAY SPAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16                DELIS & SUB SHOPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
  MOVIE THEATERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17                        ETHIOPIAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
  NIGHTLIFE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17                 EUROPEAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
  MICROBREWERIES and TASTING ROOMS . . . 19
  COMEDY CLUBS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
  NEARBY ATTRACTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
                                                                                       GERMAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
                                                                                       INDIAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
                                                                                       IRISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
                                                                                                                                                                       michiginn...
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
                                                                                       ITALIAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
                                                                                       JAPANESE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65            innto a friendly
                                                                                                                                                                       ann arbor visit...
EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY . . . . . . . . . 25                                       KOREAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
WASHTENAW COMMUNITY COLLEGE . . . . . . 26                                             MEDITERRANEAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
                                                                                       MEXICAN/SOUTHWESTERN/LATIN AMERICAN
SHOPPING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28                 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
                                                                                       PAN ASIAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
                                                                                                                                                                        We innvite you to enjoy Ann Arbor’s friendliest
  ART GALLERIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
  BOOKSTORES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31                    PIZZERIAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67             & greenest hotel...conveniently located near
  ANTIQUE and VINTAGE SHOPS. . . . . . . . . . . . 32                                  PUBS AND EATERIES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67                      The University of Michigan campus and
  SPECIALTY STORES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32                        SWEET TREATS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
  FOOD SPECIALTY STORES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34                             THAI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68        Ann Arbor’s downtown area.
  U-PICKS, FARMERS MARKETS, FALL ACTIVITIES                                            TURKISH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35        VEGETARIAN/VEGAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
                                                                                       VIETNAMESE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
AREA COMMUNITIES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40                           CHELSEA RESTAURANTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
MAPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42            DEXTER RESTAURANTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
CALENDAR OF EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44                            MANCHESTER RESTAURANTS . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
                                                                                       MILAN RESTAURANTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
RECREATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48                  SALINE RESTAURANTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
  COLLEGE SPORTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50                       YPSILANTI RESTAURANTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72                                      we’re true. blue. & here for you!
  PRO SPORTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
  AUTO RACING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50                   ACCOMMODATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82                                               US-23 & Plymouth Rd.
  BICYCLE RENTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50                    HOTELS/MOTELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84                                                    734.769.9800
  BOWLING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50                BED AND BREAKFASTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
                                                                                     OTHER ACCOMMODATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
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  CAMPGROUNDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
  CANOE AND KAYAK RENTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50                               TRANSPORTATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
  GOLFING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50              ADVERTISERS’ INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
  HIKING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
  ICE SKATING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
  MISCELLANEOUS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51                      ★ Member of Destination Ann Arbor
  ROCK CLIMBING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
  SWIMMING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
  GUIDE TO AREA PARKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Events and Visitor Information

Destination Ann Arbor                                                             Ypsi Real Visitor Information Center
315 W. Huron St., Suite 340, Ann Arbor MI, 48103                                  106 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(734) 995-7281               Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(734) 483-4444
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Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(734) 995-7283           Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(734) 483-0400
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Scott Spellman, Sean Carter Photography, The Last Word, U-M Photo Services, University of Michigan Museum of Art                                                         Conference & Meeting Facilities ~ Pet Friendly
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A RTS & CULTUR E

T       he phrase “Arts and Culture” may bring to mind stuffy galleries and
        silent museum corridors. The Ann Arbor area has its share of galleries
        and museums, but they’re most certainly NOT stuffy. Many of them
encourage visitors to look, touch, and interact with their surroundings. Visual art
enthusiasts will marvel at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, featuring
rotating exhibits and a collection of 21,000 pieces. Amateur historians might
prefer Milan’s Hack House or Saline’s Railroad Depot. Children and parents alike
will enjoy the interactive exhibits at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.
  Live performances are another mainstay of the county’s cultural scene.
Both area universities are home to thriving performing arts programs with
affordable offerings. Actor Jeff Daniels’ Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea
performs classic and world-premiere plays, while Dexter’s Encore Musical
Theatre Company showcases Broadway performers and top local talent.
Small concert venues like The Ark allow for intimate experiences, while EMU’s
Convocation Center brings in national acts.
  Whether you seek to escape from the ordinary or ground yourself in your
surroundings, you’re sure to find something worth the trip.
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The historic Michigan Theater   University of Michigan Museum of Art

Ann Arbor Summer Festival       Shakespeare in the Arb

                                                                       Purple Rose Theatre
                                                                       Company

                                                                       Ann Arbor Symphony
                                                                       Orchestra (left)
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                M USE UMS                          University of Michigan                                 University of Michigan Museum                                             DEXTER
                                                   Bentley Historical Library                             of Natural History and Planetarium
               A N N A RB O R                      1150 Beal Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 764-3482.             1105 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor,                   Dexter Area Historical Museum
                                                   www.bentley.umich.edu. Study the intertwined           (734) 764-0478.                                       3443 Inverness St., Dexter, (734) 426-2519.
African American Cultural and Historical           histories of the state of Michigan and the             www.lsa.umich.edu/ummnh. Exhibits on                  www.dexterhistory.org/dexter-area-museum.
Museum of Washtenaw County ★                       University through a state-of-the-art collection of    dinosaurs and prehistoric life, Michigan wildlife,    html. Housed in the former St. Andrew's United
1528 Pontiac Trail, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1717.     books, maps, architectural drawings, and more.         anthropology, and geology. Also features a            Church of Christ, built in 1883. Numerous artifacts,
www.aachm.org. Founded in 1993 to                                                                         planetarium with a domed screen and an outdoor        large display area, genealogical library, gift shop.
document, collect, preserve and share African      University of Michigan                                 butterfly garden. Reopening in April 2019.
American History in the Washtenaw County           Kelsey Museum of Archaeology                                                                                                MANCHESTER
community. Offers educational programming,         434 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 764-9304.           University of Michigan
oral histories, exhibits, Underground Railroad     www.lsa.umich.edu/kelsey. Home to U-M’s                Sindecuse Museum of Dentistry                         John Schneider Blacksmith Shop
tours, and more.                                   graduate program in Classical Art and                  1011 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 763-0767.   324 E. Main St., Manchester. (734) 428-9233.
                                                   Archaeology, the Kelsey Museum features a              www.dent.umich.edu/sindecuse. One of the              Former operational blacksmith shop housing
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum ★                        permanent collection of 1,500 Classical,               few museums in the world devoted to                   displays of original tools and hosting occasional
220 E. Ann St., Ann Arbor, (734) 995-5439.         Egyptian, and Near Eastern-artifacts as well as        preserving and exhibiting the history of              demonstrations. Home to a monthly concert
www.aahom.org. An interactive, imaginative         hosting 2-3 special rotating exhibits annually.        dentistry. Features over 15,000 objects.              series.
learning experience! Visitors of all ages get
inspired by experiential exhibits that bring       University of Michigan Museum of Art ★                 University of Michigan Stearns                        Kingsley-Jenter House Museum
math, science, technology, and engineering         525 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 764-0395.           Collection of Musical Instruments                     302 E. Main St., Manchester.
to life.                                           www.umma.umich.edu. One of the largest                 1100 Baits Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 936-2891.            www.manchesterareahistoricalsociety.org. This
                                                   university art museums in the U.S., the UMMA           www.music.umich.edu/research/stearns_                 former funeral home was purchased in late 2015
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library ★              contains nearly 21,000 works of art, including works   collection. Over 2,500 musical instruments from       by the Historical Society and renovated as a
1000 Beal Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 205-0555.         by Picasso, Monet, Whistler, and many others.          all over the world housed in multiple campus          research archive, museum, and meeting place.
www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov. The 1974-77                                                                    locations. Group tours available; call to arrange.
presidential papers of Gerald Ford form the core                                                                                                                                     MILAN
collection of this National Archives library,                                                             Washtenaw County Historical Society
supplemented by the papers of Betty Ford,                                                                 Museum on Main Street
exhibits, artifacts, and more. Free admission.                                                            500 N. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-9092.           Hack House Museum
Check the website for special events, exhibits,                                                           www.washtenawhistory.org. Over 5,000                  775 County St., Milan.
and educational programming.                                                                              artifacts and changing exhibits related to the        Listed on the National Register of Historic Places,
                                                                                                          history of Washtenaw County, displayed in a           this Queen Anne style house, built in 1888 by
                                                                                                          preserved 1830s historic home. Free admission,        Olive Friend, was home to the Hack family for
                                                                                                          donations encouraged.                                 100 years. Tours on Sun, May – Oct., with
                                                                                                                                                                rocking chairs available on the front porch.
                                                                                                                            C H E L SE A
                                                                                                                                                                                    SALINE
                                                                                                          Chelsea Area Historical Museum
                                                                                                          128 Jackson St., Chelsea, (734) 476-2010.             Bixby Marionette Exhibit
                                                                                                          www.chelseahistory.org. Located in a restored         Saline District Library
                                                                                                          1880s train depot, the museum depicts                 555 N. Maple Rd., Saline, (734) 429-5450.
                                                                                                          Chelsea’s history through artifacts and displays      Meredith Bixby toured the South and Midwest
                                                                                                          including rare photos, model trains, and more.        for more than 40 years, showcasing his
                                                                                                                                                                handcrafted puppets in 20,000 performances.
                                                                                                                                                                The library exhibit features dioramas of Bixby’s
                                                                                                                                                                marionettes and stage settings, photographs,
                                                                                                                                                                and artwork.

           three science organizations working together.
           Your path to hands-on discovery, exploration of
           the natural world, and experiences that take flight!

              AAHOM.ORG                    LESLIESNC.ORG          YANKEEAIRMUSEUM.ORG

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Rentschler Farm Museum                              Yankee Air Museum ★
1265 E. Michigan Ave., Saline,                      Willow Run Airport, 47884 D St., Belleville,
(734) 944-0442.                                     (734) 483-4030.
www.salinehistory.org. Part of the National         www.yankeeairmuseum.org. Located in a
Register of Historic Places, this Queen Anne        section of the former Willow Run Bomber
farmhouse and 11 outbuildings depict farm           plant. View military aircraft, aviation displays,
life in the 1930s. Open seasonally; groups of       flight simulators, restoration projects, and
ten or more require reservations.                   much more. Book a flight on the historic B-17
                                                    Yankee Lady and B-25 Yankee Warrior.
Saline Railroad Depot Museum
402 N. Ann Arbor St., Saline, (734) 944-0442.                P E R FO R M IN G A RTS
www.salinehistory.org. Visitors will see a
station agent's room, freight room, furnished                      ANN ARBOR
caboose, livery barn, and a restored Eclipse
Windmill. Open year-round. Groups of ten or
more require reservations.                          Ann Arbor Civic Theatre
                                                    322 W. Ann St., Ann Arbor, (734) 971-0605.
                Y P SIL A N TI                      www.a2ct.org. Ann Arbor’s oldest community
                                                    theater group, presenting high-quality plays,
                                                    musicals, and Junior Theatre productions.
Michigan Firehouse Museum                           Check website for show schedules.
110 W. Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 547-0663.
www.michiganfirehousemuseum.org. An                 The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra ★
original 1898 firehouse and modern exhibit          35 Research Dr., Ste. 100, Ann Arbor,
area house a fire engine steamer, antique fire      (734) 994-4801.
vehicles, and the largest collection of fire        www.a2so.com. Nurturing a love of music
truck bells in the country.                         through a variety of concerts, including
                                                    family-friendly performances, an annual
Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum                Mozart Birthday Bash, U-M student
& Miller Motors Hudson                              compositions, and famous works for
100 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 482-5200.        orchestra and chorus.
www.ypsiautoheritage.org. Learn the stories
of pioneering automobile companies and the          The Ark ★
men who built them. Miller Motors, a fully          316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 761-1800.
preserved pre-war automobile dealership,            www.theark.org. Live folk and roots music
still services America's vintage Hudson fleet.      ranging from classic figures to young-up-
                                                    and-comers. This 400-seat club offers
Ypsilanti Historical Museum                         intimate listening experiences over 300
and Archives                                        nights each year.
220 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti,
Museum: (734) 482-4990,                             Confucius Institute at the U-M
Archives: (734) 217-8236.                           715 N. University, Ste. 201, Ann Arbor,
www.ypsilantihistoricalsociety.org. An              (734) 764-8888.
elegant 12-room mansion built in 1860               www.confucius.umich.edu. Promoting
housing one of the best collections of historical   Chinese arts and cultures through a variety of
and genealogical documents in the area.             lectures, painting exhibitions, concerts, and
                                                    performances during the academic year.
                   OT HER
                                                    Kerrytown Concert House ★
Waterloo Historical Society Farm Museum             415 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor,
13493 Waterloo-Munith Rd., Grass Lake,              (734) 769-2999.
(517) 596-2254.                                     www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com.
www.facebook.com/WaterlooFarmMuseum.                Intimate110-seat venue presenting diverse
Guided tours of the farmhouse, barns,               offerings and rotating art exhibits, located in
blacksmith and woodworking workshop,                a beautiful Victorian house in the heart of
bakehouse, windmill, and other structures on        historic Kerrytown.
weekends Jun – Sep.
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The Michigan Theater ★                                             D E XT E R
603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 668-8397.
www.michtheater.org. Home to three                The Encore Musical Theatre Company
screening spaces including the historic main      3126 Broad St., Dexter, (734) 268-6200.
auditorium, renowned for excellent acoustics,     www.theencoretheatre.org. A non-profit
real gold leaf accents, and the celebrated        company showcasing Broadway performers
Barton Theatre Pipe Organ. Programming            and top local talent. Visit website for
includes first-run, classic, and independent      current schedule.
films as well as live music and performances.
                                                               MA N C H E ST E R
Pointless Brewery & Theatre
3014 Packard, Ann Arbor, 989-455-4484.
                                                  Art Kettle
https://www.pointlessbrew.com. Long-form
                                                  121 W. Main St., Manchester. artkettle.com.
improv and beer brewed on-site.
                                                  Interactive cultural space hosting exhibitions,
                                                  live performance, educational workshops and
Spinning Dot Theatre
                                                  artist residencies.
614 Second St., Ann Arbor, (734) 585-5134.
www.spinningdot.org. An innovative theatre
                                                                 YPSILANTI
company focused on deepening global
connections and intriguing, enriching, and
surprising audiences of all ages.                 Dreamland Theater
                                                  26 N. Washington St., Ypsilanti.
State Theatre                                     www.dreamlandtheater.com. Original
233 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 668-8397.      entertainment including puppetry, live
www.michtheater.org. A high-style, recently-      music, experimental theater, comedy, and
restored Art Deco cinema combining the
glamour of 1940s style with updated
                                                  local independent films.
                                                                                                                            THE CULTURAL HEART
projection and sound technology.                  Eastern Michigan University –
                                                  Performing Arts
                                                                                                                               OF ANN ARBOR
University of Michigan –                          www.emich.edu. Visit website for a list of                                The University of Michigan Museum
Performing Arts                                   EMU performing arts venues and
                                                  organizations.
                                                                                                                            of Art is open and accessible to all
www.umich.edu. Host to many traditional
and original student productions. For more

                                                                                                                                 21,000+
information, contact the Campus Information       MIX Theatre
Center at (734) 764-INFO (4636) or call the       8 N. Washington St., Ypsilanti.
School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at            (734) 961-8704.
(734) 764-0583.                                   Intimate venue featuring experimental
                                                  performances, plays, comedy, and more.                              PIECES OF ART IN THE PERMANENT COLLECTION
University Musical Society ★

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881 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor,                Neighborhood Theatre Group
(734) 764-2538.                                   www.ntgypsi.org. Ypsilanti’s local theatre
www.ums.org. Award-winning, nationally-           group producing original musicals, sketch
recognized performing arts organization.          shows and cabarets. Performances are
                                                  affordable, fun, and made from scratch!
                                                                                                                                        NEW EXHIBITIONS
Wild Swan Theater
                                                  Riverside Arts Center

                                                                                                                               250,000
6175 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor,
(734) 995-0530.                                   76 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti, (734) 480-2787.
www.wildswantheater.org. One of the               www.riversidearts.org. Multipurpose facility
nation's most admired professional theaters       bringing together performing arts, visual
for families, garnering praise for its artistry   arts, education, and fine art activities.
and innovative audience accessibility             Features monthly gallery exhibits and serves                                        VISITORS EACH YEAR
program. Season runs Oct – Jun.                   as home to PTD Productions, Redbud
                                                  Productions, and others.
                 CHE L SEA                                                                                          Come explore and become a free member today!
                                                  Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra
                                                  P.O. Box 970942, Ypsilanti.
Purple Rose Theatre Company ★
                                                  www.ypsilantisymphony.org. Non-profit
137 Park St., Chelsea, (734) 433-ROSE (7673).                                                                   525 S State Street
                                                  community orchestra featuring diverse musical
www.purplerosetheatre.org. Professional                                                                         Ann Arbor, MI
                                                  experiences, including seasonal outdoor
theatre company founded by actor Jeff                                                                           umma.umich.edu
                                                  concerts and educational outreach efforts.
Daniels. Presents new and classic American
plays in an intimate venue in the heart of                                                                      The Museum is Always Free.
charming downtown Chelsea.

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ATT RAC T I ON S
H                  ave you ever been behind the scenes at America’s largest
                   college football stadium? Wondered what goes into a box
                   of Jiffy Mix? Pet a sloth? Peeked behind a fairy door? The
Ann Arbor area offers the opportunity to do ALL of these things – and
much, much more.
   The University of Michigan campus is an attraction itself: stroll the grounds
and admire the stately buildings or the gothic Law Quad. Climb the Burton
Memorial Tower to catch the views from the observation deck, or duck into one
of the many museums. Grab a world-famous reuben at Zingerman’s, then walk
it off on the riverside trails or walking paths at Nichols Arboretum or Gallup Park.
   The area’s appeal isn’t limited to those college-age and above. Ypsilanti’s
Rolling Hills Water Park thrills with its water slide and wave pool. The Leslie
Science and Nature Center, Creature Conservancy, and Domino’s Petting Farm
offer opportunities to interact with species both exotic and familiar. Additionally,
many of the area’s microbreweries are family-friendly – it’s not uncommon to
see friends gather for a pint with the kids in tow.
   Opportunities to experience something new abound, but the environment
remains accessible and approachable. Try something new. See something
different. We’ve got something for every age, taste, and season.
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                                                          Ann Arbor Farmers Market

Rolling Hills Water Park

                                     U-M Central Campus
                                     Ann Arbor's Urban Fairy Doors
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              ATT RACT ION S                         The Creature Conservancy                             Planet Rock ★
                                                     4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Ann Arbor,                82 Aprill Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 827-2680.                                  always in season!
               A N N A RB O R                        (734) 929-9324.                                      www.planet-rock.com. One of the biggest

                                                                                                                                                             Year-round conservatory
                                                     www.thecreatureconservancy.org. Home to              indoor climbing gyms in North America,
Ann Arbor Farmers Market                             dozens of animals including sloths,                  featuring five-story walls and trained staff to
315 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, (734) 794-6255.          kangaroos, snapping turtles, and more.               assist.
www.a2gov.org/market. Located in the                 Interact with these "animal ambassadors"
historic Kerrytown district, this open-air           while learning about their features, habitats,       Savor Ann Arbor Tours and Tasting ★
market features fresh-picked produce,                and mannerisms. Check the website; certain           (734) 709-4739.
artisanal dairy and baked goods, locally-            animals may be off-exhibit due to the season.        savorannarbor.com. Custom tours of Ann
roasted coffee, native plants and cut flowers,       Private tours and encounters available.              Arbor and U-M for highlighting local history,
and so much more. Open Saturday year-                                                                     architecture, shopping, and food. Groups of
round and Wednesday May-December.                    Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library ★                all sizes welcome.                                                            Nature-themed youth
Check the website for days, hours, and               1000 Beal Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 205-0555.                                                                                         and kids programs
special events.                                      www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov. See listing               The Scrap Box ★
                                                     under Arts & Culture (Museums).                      581 State Circle, Ann Arbor, (734) 994-0012.
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum ★                                                                               scrapbox.org. Low-cost retail store selling

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bonsai garden
220 E. Ann St., Ann Arbor, (734) 995-5439.           The Kerrytown Chime                                  recycled/reusable items for creative projects.
See listing under Arts & Culture (Museums).          407 N. 5th Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 369-3107.          Inventory changes constantly so there are
                                                     www.kerrytown.com. Modeled after the                 always new treasures to be found!
Ann Arbor Sunday Artisan Market ★                    bells at St. Ann's Cathedral in Cork, Ireland,
315 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, (734) 913-9622.          the Kerrytown Chime is open for the public           Underground Railroad Bus Tour ★
sundayartisanmarket.org. A covered, open-            to play every Sat at 10:30am, and every Wed          African American Cultural and Historical
air market featuring original artwork ranging        and Fri at noon. All ages welcome; no                Museum of Washtenaw County,
in style from traditional to cutting-edge.           musical experience required!                         (734) 761-1717.                                      Great Lakes Gardens
Candles, ceramics, jewelry, textiles and                                                                  www.aachmuseum.org. Take the "Journey to

                                                                                                                                                            Shakespeare in the Arb
much, much more - all sold by the artists            Leslie Science and Nature Center                     Freedom” tour that visits area historical stops
themselves. Open April-Dec.                          1831 Traver Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 997-1553.          on the Underground Railroad. Hear the
                                                     www.lesliesnc.org. Go eye-to-eye with                legends, learn the facts, and explore the
The Burton Memorial Tower                            raptors and get nose-to-nose with creatures          history. Guided bus tours, May-Oct, are $10
881 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor,                   that crawl, hop, slither, and swim. Explore a wild   for students and $20 for the
(734) 764-4414.                                      Michigan field, forest, and pond. More than 50       general public.
www.music.umich.edu. A University of                 acres to investigate. Open dawn to dusk.
Michigan landmark housing the Charles Baird                                                               University of Michigan
Carillon. The observation deck is free and           Michigan Stadium Tour –                              Detroit Observatory
open to the public (weather permitting).             “The Big House”                                      1398 E. Ann St., Ann Arbor, (734) 764-3482.                                   Wedding and
                                                     1201 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 764-4599.         Completely restored in 1998, this building                                    meeting facilities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Volunteer opportunities
By the Sidewalk Food Tours ★                         www.mgoblue.com. The nation's largest                stands essentially as it was in 1854. The
(734) 548-9532.                                      college-owned stadium is best known as the           original astronomical instruments are
bythesidewalk.com. Eat, drink, wander, and           home of Wolverines football, but also hosts          intact and operational. Open for tours twice
explore like a local! Experience the food that       national and international events like the           a month.
put Ann Arbor on the culinary map, guided            NHL Winter Classic and International
by an enthusiastic, knowledgeable resident           Championship Cup soccer tournament                   University of Michigan
to fill you in on landmarks, architecture, and       matches. Not open to the public - call for           Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
local color along the way. Sign up for a             guided tour information and pricing.                 434 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 764-9304.
group tour or customize a private experience.                                                             www.lsa.umich.edu/kelsey. See listing under
                                                     Motawi Tileworks ★                                   Arts & Culture (Museums).                         Heirloom peonies - largest
Charles Baird Carillon                               170 Enterprise Dr., Ann Arbor,                                                                         collection in North America
881 N. University Ave.,                              (734) 213-0017.                                      University of Michigan
(Burton Memorial Tower), Ann Arbor,                  www.motawi.com. Distinctive, handmade                Matthaei Botanical Gardens ★                           Become a member
(734) 764-4414.                                      Arts & Crafts and Midcentury Modern art tile         1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor,                   and receive special offers on
www.music.umich.edu. The third-heaviest              suitable for installation and as works of art.       (734) 647-7600.                                   events, gift shop, and more.
carillon in the world consists of 55 bells ranging   Free studio tours on Tuesdays at 1 pm and            www.lsa.umich.edu/mbg. Beautiful 10,000             Visit mbgna.umich.edu
in weight from 31 pounds to 12 tons. Listen for      Thursdays at 11 am - please wear cool,               sq. ft. indoor conservatory, walking trails,         or call 734.647.7600
daily performances when classes are in session.      comfortable clothing (the kilns get hot)!            extensive formal gardens, a children’s
                                                                                                          garden, displays, exhibits, and a gift shop.                                       Open
                                                     The Petting Farm at Domino’s Farms                                                                                                     7 days
                                                     3001 Earhart Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 998-0182.         University of Michigan Museum of Art ★                                            a week
                                                     www.pettingfarm.com. Mingle with alpacas,            525 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 764-0395.
                                                     sheep, goats, and more at this former                www.umma.umich.edu. See listing under
                                                     working farm located on the site of Domino's         Arts & Culture (Museums).
                                                                                                                                                                                       Two Ann Arbor locations:
                                                     Pizza world headquarters. Feed the animals
                                                     and enjoy seasonal activities like tractor                                                                       MATTHAEI: 1800 N. Dixboro Rd.

                                                     rides. Special events include "First Fridays"                                                          ARBORETUM: 1610 Washington Hts.
                                                     featuring local food trucks.
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University of Michigan Museum of                  White Lotus Farms ★                                               resources, exclusive savings, networking and
Natural History and Planetarium                   7217 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor,                  C
                                                                                                                             educational opportunities
1105 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor,               (734) 707-1284.                                  M

(734) 764-0478.                                   www.whitelotusfarms.com. Fresh and organic
                                                  produce, cheeses, and artisan bread on a non-
                                                                                                   Y
www.lsa.umich.edu/ummnh. See listing
under Arts & Culture (Museums).                   profit farm. Educational programs, tours,       CM

                                                  tastings, a very friendly herd of goats,        MY

University of Michigan                            and more.
Nichols Arboretum                                                                                 CY

1610 Washington Hgts. at Nichols Dr.,             Zingerman’s Delicatessen ★                      CMY

Ann Arbor, (734) 647-7600.                        422 Detroit St., Ann Arbor,
                                                                                                   K
www.lsa.umich.edu/mbg. Explore what               (734) 663-DELI (3354).
locals refer to as "the Arb" - 123 acres of       www.zingermansdeli.com. See listing under                       To learn more about membership visit www.A2YChamber.org or
native trees, riverfront scenery, and hilltop     Restaurants.                                                                Call Rosalind Vaughn at (734) 214-0107
panoramas, as well as formal lilac and
peony gardens.                                    Zingerman's Southside ★
                                                  Bakehouse - 3711 Plaza Dr., Ann Arbor,                                C H E L SE A                                      Y PSILANTI
Urban Fairy Doors                                 (734) 761-2095.
Throughout downtown Ann Arbor.                    www.zingermansbakehouse.com.
                                                                                                        Chelsea Milling Company –                         9/11 Memorial
www.urban-fairies.com. A unique, fanciful         Coffee Company - 3723 Plaza Dr., Ann
                                                                                                        Home of JIFFY Mix ★                               Cross St., Eastern Michigan
attraction. Search out the tiny doors found on    Arbor, (734) 929-6060.
                                                                                                        201 W. North St., Chelsea, (734) 372-0223.        University Campus.
the fronts of select businesses throughout        www.zingermanscoffee.com.
                                                                                                        www.jiffymix.com. Home to the world-              A 14-foot steel support beam labeled
the city. Open them to reveal delightful “fairy   Creamery - 3723 Plaza Dr., Ann Arbor,
                                                                                                        famous JIFFY Mix baking products. Take a free     "South" and the number "74" believed to be
homes.” Consult website for locations.            (734) 929-0500.
                                                                                                        one-hour tour including videos, refreshments,     from the 74th floor of the South Tower of the
                                                  www.zingermanscreamery.com.
                                                                                                        a product sample, and a guided tour of the        World Trade Center. Donated by the New York
The Wave Field                                    See listing under Shopping (Specialty Food
                                                                                                        packaging plant. Tour hours are 9 am - 2 pm.      Port Authority.
Southeast side of Francois-Xavier Bagnoud         Stores).
                                                                                                        Reservations required.
Building, Hayward Ave., Ann Arbor.
                                                                                                                                                          Rolling Hills Park
Designed by artist Maya Lin (Vietnam
                                                                                                                         DE X T E R                       7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti,(734) 484-9676.
Veterans Memorial Wall), the outdoor
                                                                                                                                                          parks.ewashtenaw.org. Come splash in the
sculpture's appearance changes based on
                                                                                                                                                          waves, float the lazy river, and ride the slides in
time of day.                                                                                            Spring Valley Trout Farm ★
                                                                                                                                                          the water park. Hike the nature trails, fish, or
                                                                                                        12190 Island Lake Rd., Dexter,
                                                                                                                                                          have a picnic. Play disc golf, softball, or
                                                                                                        (734) 426-4772.
                                                                                                                                                          horseshoes. During winter, try sledding and
                                                                                                        www.springvalleytroutfarm.com. Catch fish
                                                                                                                                                          cross-country skiing, then warm up by the fire.
                                                                                                        from spring-fed, pollution-free ponds that are
                                                                                                        stocked weekly. Includes a children’s trout
                                                                                                                                                          Wiard’s Orchards and Country Fair★
                                                                                                        pond for anglers under 10. A catch is
                                                                                                                                                          5565 Merritt Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 390-9211.
                                                                                                        guaranteed. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day.
                                                                                                                                                          www.wiards.com. Open Sep-Oct. Features a
                                                                                                                                                          cider mill, u-pick apples and pumpkins, corn
                                                                                                                     M A N C H E ST E R
                                                                                                                                                          maze, giant inflatables, pony rides, hayrides,
                                                                                                                                                          petting farm, miniature golf, Straw
                                                                                                        Sharon Mills Park                                 Mountain, Haunted Barn, Country Store and
                                                                                                        5701 Sharon Hollow Rd., Manchester,               Bakery, and six haunted attractions.
                                                                                                        (734) 222-9098.
                                                                                                        Listed on the National Register of Historic
                                                                                                                                                                           DAY SPAS
                                                                                                        Places, this scenic 6-acre site on the River
                                                                                                        Raisin boasts a mill constructed in 1835 and
                                                                                                                                                                         ANN ARBOR
                                                                                                        restored by Henry Ford in the 1930s.

                                                                                                                                                          Bellanina Day Spa & Gift Boutique
                                                                                                                          M IL A N
                                                                                                                                                          201 N. 4th Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 327-1000.
                                                                                                                                                          www.bellaninadayspa.com.
                                                                                                        Milan Dragway
                                                                                                        10860 Plank Rd., Milan, (734) 439-7368.           Bloom Wellness
                                                                                                        www.milandragway.com. An NHRA-                    2450 W. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor,
                                                                                                        sanctioned 1/4-mile drag strip hosting events     (734) 436-8492.
                                                                                                        throughout the season. Family-friendly - kids     www.bloomwellnessa2.com.
                                                                                                        12 and under get in to all events free! Check
                                                                                                        website for schedule.                             Fran Coys Salon and Spa
             For tickets and information:                                                                                                                 418 S. Wagner Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 665-7207.
        734.433.7673 • PurpleRoseTheatre.org                                                                                                              www.francoysalon.com.

         137 Park Street • Chelsea, MI 48118
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In Touch Therapeutic Massage                                      S A L IN E                           M OV IE T H E AT E RS                                  Y PSILANTI
361 W. Eisenhower Pkwy., Ann Arbor,
(734) 994-7822.                                 Luminosity Salon & Spa                                     ANN ARBOR                           Ann Arbor 20 + IMAX
www.intouchtm.com.                              7025 E Michigan Ave., Suite F, Saline,                                                         4100 Carpenter Rd., Ypsilanti,
                                                (734) 944-7799.                              The Michigan Theater★                             (734) 973-8424.
Jessica's Apothecary                            www.luminositysalons.com.                    603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 668-8397.    www.cinemark.com/theatre-1097.
301 N. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 545-4303.                                                www.michtheater.org. See listing under Arts       20 theaters + IMAX offering first-run films.
www.jessicasapothecary.com.                     Renew Salon & Spa                            & Culture.
                                                1020 E. Michigan Ave., Suite G, Saline,                                                                       NIG HTLIFE
Main Street Massage Therapy                     (734) 429-1222.                              Quality 16
328 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 827-2777.     www.renewsalonandspami.com.                  3686 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 623-7469.                    ANN ARBOR
www.mstreetmassagetherapy.com.                                                               www.quality-16.com. 16 theaters showing
                                                Voila Salon & Spa                            first-run films.
Sapphire Therapeutic Spa                                                                                                                       Alley Bar
                                                151 Keveling Dr., Saline, (734) 944-9363.
 4816 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor,                                                                                                                  112 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor,
                                                www.voila-salon-spa.com.                     State Theatre
(734) 827-9775.                                                                                                                                (734) 662-8757.
                                                                                             233 S. State St., Ann Arbor.
www.spasapphire.com.                                                                                                                           www.alleybarannarbor.com. High-quality
                                                               Y PSIL A N T I                www.michtheater.org/state. See listing under
                                                                                                                                               craft cocktails along with plenty of Michigan
                                                                                             Arts & Culture.
Vis-a-Vis                                                                                                                                      beers (and cheap cans) in a dive bar
                                                Cocoa Healing Collective                                                                       atmosphere. Home of the "Pickle Back."
320 Miller Ave., Suite 171, Ann Arbor,                                                                         SA L IN E
                                                32 N. Washington St., Suite 2, Ypsilanti,
(734) 213-7455.
                                                (734) 315-0099.                                                                                Ashley's
www.visavisa2.com.
                                                                                             Emagine Saline                                    338 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 996-9191.
                                                Massage Mechanics                            1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline,                    www.ashleys.com. A world-class selection of
                  M IL A N                      13 E Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 408-1648.   (734) 316-5500.                                   beers, from the bitters of Britain to the
                                                www.ypsimassagemechanics.com.                www.emagine-entertainment.com.                    pilsners of the Czech Republic to the craft
The Hair Lounge and Beauty Bar                                                               A luxurious movie experience. All nine            brews of the United States.
112 E. Main St., Milan,                                                                      theaters feature stadium seating, leather
(734) 439-8600.                                                                              power recliners, huge screens, and top-notch
www.thehairloungemilan.com.                                                                  sound. Cafeteria-style concessions and full bar
                                                                                             available.

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                                           \'aüt\ BAR                                          Cantina Taqueria + Bar
                                           315 Braun Ct., Ann Arbor, (734) 994-3677.           1140 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor,
                                           www.autbar.com. Café and bar serving the            (734) 222-3715.
   Explore something                       LGBTQ+ community and allies. Menu
                                           features brunch, Mexican favorites and more.
                                                                                               www.cantinaannarbor.com. Bold tacos made
                                                                                               from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients from
                                           Pool table; outdoor seating.                        James Beard nominee Magdiale Wolmark.
                                                                                               Impressive selection of tequilas, margaritas,
                                           Babs’ Underground Lounge                            whiskeys and beer. DJs Tues-Sat.
                                           213 S. Ashley St., Ann Arbor, (734) 997-0800.
                                           www.babsundergroundlounge.com. Enjoy a              Conor O’Neill’s Traditional Irish Pub
                                           variety of martinis, a fine single malt scotch,     & Restaurant★
                                           or a favorite draught beer in this relaxed          318 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 665-2968.
                                           atmosphere. Offers two regulation-size pool         www.conoroneills.com/annarbor. Offers
                                           tables and large HD TVs.                            Guinness or Harp, traditional Irish dishes,
 Rediscover small town life in Michigan                                                        sandwiches, appetizers, soups, and salads.
Just minutes west of Ann Arbor on I-94     The Bar at 327 Braun Court                          Entertainment includes trivia nights, live
                                           327 Braun Ct., Ann Arbor, (734) 219-3768.           music, DJ, and traditional Irish jam sessions.
          One of a kind shopping           www.brauncourt.com. A self-described                Calendar on website.
            Casual & fine dining           upscale dive bar specializing in craft cocktails.
              Sculpture walk               Outdoor patio seating available.                    Dominick's
               Jiffy Mix tours                                                                 812 Monroe St., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-5414.
                                           Bar Louie                                           Known for its outdoor patio and sangria.
        Purple Rose Theatre plays
                                           401 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 794-3000.      Popular destination for students.
                     and                   http://www.barlouie.com/locations/states/
        1,000s of acres preserved          michigan/ann-arbor.                                 Good Time Charley’s
          for outdoor enjoyment            National chain specializing in artfully             1140 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor,
                                           concocted cocktails. Extensive selection            (734) 668-8411.
                                           of appetizers, pastas, entrées, beer,               www.good-time-charleys.com. Casual dining
                                           microbrews, and wine.                               and sports bar near campus area with drink
   For current events and to learn more:                                                       specials and promotions. South U’s favorite
  www.chelseamich.com                      Bill's Beer Garden
                                           218 S. Ashley St., Ann Arbor, (734) 369-8001.
                                                                                               summer patio.

                                           www.billsbeergarden.com. A seasonal                 Guy Hollerin’s
                                           outdoor beer garden serving a variety of            3600 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor,
                                           Michigan craft beers and wine. Live                 (734) 769-4323.
                                           entertainment.                                      www.hiannarbor.com. Located in the Holiday
                                                                                               Inn near the University of Michigan. Grab a
                                           Blind Pig/8 Ball Saloon                             great meal and catch a sporting event. Blues
                                           208 S. First St., Ann Arbor, (734) 996-8555.        on Saturday nights. Outdoor volleyball and
                                           www.blindpigmusic.com. Live music Mon-              dining area. Daily and happy hour specials.
                                           Sat. Cover varies. Downstairs is the 8 Ball
                                           Saloon with full bar, pool tables, dartboards,      The Habitat Bar★
                                           video games, and TVs. No cover.                     3050 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor,
                                                                                               (734) 665-3636.
                                           The Blue Leprechaun                                 www.webersannarbor.com. Dance to live
                                           1220 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor,                 bands six nights a week. Relaxed bar
                                           (734) 665-7777.                                     atmosphere and choice of full or light menu.
                                           www.theblueleprechaun.com. Offers
                                           traditional Irish cuisine, full bar, dance floor,   HopCat
                                           multiple plasma TVs, pool tables, and darts.        311 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, (734) 436-2875.
                                                                                               www.hopcat.com. A wide selection of beers
                                           The Brown Jug                                       and pub-style food.
                                           1204 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor,
                                           (734) 761-3355.                                     La Dolce Vita
                                           www.brownjug-annarbor.com. Part of Ann              322 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (888) 456-3463.
                                           Arbor since 1936. Offers a full bar and lunch,      www.mainstreetventuresinc.com. Offers
                                           dinner, and late-night menus.                       after-dinner pleasures including gourmet
                                                                                               desserts, Madeira ports, cognacs, single malt
                                                                                               scotches, and fine, hand-rolled cigars.
ATTRAC TIONS
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The Last Word                                     Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse                        Beer Grotto                                        VinBar
301 W. Huron St., Ann Arbor, (734) 585-5691.      307 N. River St., Ypsilanti, (734) 249-8993.       303 S. Ashley St., Ann Arbor, (734) 369-           111 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor; (734) 368-9750.
thelastwordbar.com. Named after a 1920s           www.cultivateypsi.org. Laid-back, family-          4212.                                              www.vinbara2.com. A taste of northern
cocktail from the Detroit Athletic Club. Serves   friendly coffee shop, tap room, and beer           beergrotto.com. Over 30 draft beers                Michigan wine country in the heart of Ann
fine craft cocktails in an intimate setting and   garden. Host to many community events and          available to drink on-site or carry out. Also      Arbor. Pouring wine from Black Star Farms
frequently hosts live music.                      meet-ups including live music, knitting            serving wine and cocktails. Imbibe in the          and Mawby vineyards along with Grand
                                                  nights, game nights, and open mics. See            cozy taproom or on the popular outdoor             Traverse Distillery spirits.
Live                                              website for schedule and details.                  patio.
102 S. First St., Ann Arbor, (734) 623-1443.                                                                                                            Wolverine State Brewing Company
www.livea2.com. Hosts area DJs, serves            Paint & Pour Ypsilanti                             Bløm Meadworks                                     and Taproom
exceptional cocktails, and features two bars      5 S. Washington St., Ypsilanti, (734) 720-9777.    100 South 4th Ave., Suite 110, Ann Arbor.          2019 W. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor,
and a large sunken dance floor. Details           thepaintandpour.com. Enjoy a creative night        www.drinkblom.com, (734) 548-9729.                 (734) 369-2990.
on website.                                       on the town! Grab a drink and a brush and          Dry, sparkling, session meads and ciders           www.wolverinebeer.com. Makes lagers for
                                                  follow along as talented instructors walk you      made with Michigan ingredients, fermented          everyone. Flagship beer is Wolverine
Mash Bar                                          through a step-by-step painting. Check             and served onsite in a modern-chic                 Premium Lager – made with all-American
211 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor,                 website for schedule and featured paintings.       downtown tasting room. Fermented in the            ingredients and always on tap. Offers a
(734) 222-4095.                                                                                      style of dry craft cider – not as sweet or thick   variety of beers, darts, foosball, and games
www.mashbar.net. Located underneath the           Red Rock Downtown Barbecue★                        as traditional meads.                              on the flat screens.
Blue Tractor, Mash Bar is a bourbon, whiskey,     207 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti,
and beer bar serving Blue Tractor beers.          (734) 340-2381.                                    The Blue Tractor★                                                  CHELSEA
                                                  www.redrockypsi.com. See listing under             207 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor,
Nightcap Ann Arbor                                Restaurants.                                       (734) 222-4095.                                    Chelsea Alehouse Brewery
220 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 369-6070.                                                          www.bluetractor.net. See listing under             115 S. Main St., Chelsea, (734) 475-2337.
www.nightcapbora2.com. A modern cocktail          Sidetrack Bar & Grill★                             Restaurants.                                       www.chelseaalehouse.com. Fresh beer crafted
experience in the heart of downtown               56 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 483-1490.                                                           on-site. Serves sandwiches, salads, soups, and
utilizing fresh ingredients, innovative           www.sidetrackbarandgrill.com. See listing          The Grizzly Peak Brewing Company★                  warm pub pretzels. Live music.
technologies, and cutting-edge equipment.         under Restaurants.                                 120 W. Washington St., Ann Arbor,
                                                                                                     (734) 741-7325.                                                     DEXTER
Necto Nightclub★                                  The Tap Room                                       www.grizzlypeak.net. See listing under
516 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 994-5835.    201 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 482-5320.   Restaurants.                                       Beer Grotto
www.necto.com. Popular nightclub offers           www.taproomypsi.com. Downtown                                                                         8059 Main St., Dexter, (734) 253-2194.
multiple dance floors, VIP, and Red Room.         nightspot featuring live music, drink specials,    HOMES Brewery                                      beergrotto.com. A carry-out craft beer and
Reservations accepted. Details on website.        and full menu. Visit website for schedule          2321 Jackson Ave., (734) 954-6637.                 wine store that also offers pints and wine in
                                                  of performers.                                     www.homesbrewery.com. Brewery                      its lounge area.
Old Town Tavern                                                                                      featuring a variety of beers including IPAs
122 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor,                    The Wurst Bar                                      and sours plus a Korean-inspired food menu.        Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales & Kitchen
(734) 662-9291.                                   705 W. Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 485-6720.                                                          2319 Bishop Cr. E., Dexter, (734) 792-9124.
www.oldtownaa.com. A friendly, popular            www.wurstbarypsi.com. See listing under            Jolly Pumpkin Cafe & Brewery                       www.jollypumpkinartisanalesandkitchen.com.
townie bar with a relaxed atmosphere, full        Restaurants.                                       311 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 913-2730.        Jolly Pumpkin and North Peak beers, artisan
menu, and live music on Sun.                                                                         www.jollypumpkin.com/annarbor. Features            spirits, hard cider, and wine. Menu features
                                                           MI C R OB R E W E R IE S                  interesting brews along with salads,               sandwiches, pizza, and tacos.
Rick’s American Café                                                                                 sandwiches, pizzas, and desserts. Produces a
611 Church St., Ann Arbor, (734) 996-2747.                 & TA ST IN G R O O M S                    variety of unfiltered and unpasteurized                              MILAN
www.ricksamericancafe.com. Nightclub with                                                            “rustic country beers”.
DJs, dancing, and nightly drink specials.                       A NN A R B O R
                                                                                                                                                        Original Gravity Brewing Company
                                                                                                     Pileated Brewing Co.                               440 County St., Milan, (734) 439-7490.
Scorekeepers Sports Bar & Grill                   Ann Arbor Distilling Co.★                          2290 S. Industrial Hwy., Ann Arbor,                www.ogbrewing.com. Features unique
310 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, (734) 995-0100.       220 Felch St., Ann Arbor; (734) 882-2169.          (734) 369-6290.                                    handcrafted beers, sandwiches, and snacks.
a2scorekeepers.com. Popular student               www.annarbordistilling.com. Award-winning          www.pileatedbrewing.com. Naturally                 Great atmosphere with an outdoor beer
hangout featuring four 100 sq. ft. HDTV           spirits made from ingredients sourced              unfiltered, bottle-conditioned beers self-         garden. See website for featured beers.
screens and 35 monitors to catch the big          throughout Michigan. Enjoy cocktails and drink     described as "defiantly and rebelliously out-
games. Extensive beer list with 27 draft          specials in the tasting room or on the patio.      of-bounds." Open 5-10pm Thurs-Sat.                                  SALINE
options and 60 imports.
                                                  Arbor Brewing Company Brewpub ★                    Townies Brewery                                    Salt Springs Brewery
               YP SIL A N TI                      114 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor,                  2350 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor,                    117 S. Ann Arbor St., Saline, (734) 295-9191.
                                                  (734) 213-1393.                                    (734) 222-9000.                                    www.saltspringsbrewery.com. See full
Sticks★                                           www.arborbrewing.com. Downtown brew                www.facebook.com/towniesA2brewing.                 listing in Restaurants.
39 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 483-1870.       pub featuring local, natural, and sustainable      Fresh beer brewed onsite. Beer garden/
Located in the heart of Depot Town above          food, award-winning beers, family dining,          outdoor space with fire tables and heaters
Aubree's Pizzeria and Grill. Drink specials,      and great nightlife. Darts, shuffleboard, and      for colder months. Rotating selection of
Aubree's food menu, and plenty of pool tables,    several TVs.                                       guest food trucks.
shuffleboard, and sports on a big screen.
ATT RACT I O N S
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Stony Lake Brewing Co.                           Unity Vibration Kombucha Tea & Beer                    N E A R B Y ATT RAC T IO N S                   Detroit Zoo
447 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, (734) 316-7919.    93 Ecorse Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 277-4063.                                                             8450 W. 10 Mile Rd., Royal Oak,
www.stonylakebrewing.com. Casual pub             www.unityvibrationkombucha.com. Producing        Automotive Hall of Fame                              (248) 541-5717.
setting featuring craft beers with an emphasis   kombucha tea and beer made with the              21400 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn,                       www.detroitzoo.org. Opened in 1928, the
on American ales and fresh clean flavors.        healthiest ingredients possible. Tasting room    (313) 240-4000.                                      Detroit Zoo spans 125 acres of naturalistic
Carry-in and order-in food allowed and           open throughout the week.                        www.automotivehalloffame.org. Featuring the          habitats. Home to more than 2,800 animals of
encouraged. Menus from local restaurants                                                          achievements of more than 200 automotive             265 species.
provided.                                        Ypsi Alehouse                                    greats chronicled through automobiles and
                                                 124 Pearl St., Ypsilanti, (734) 487-1555.        authentic artifacts. Offers an extensive             The Henry Ford★
               Y P SIL A N T I                   www.ypsialehouse.com. Located in the historic    educational program. A unique event venue.           20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn,
                                                 former Huron Hotel, this downtown hotspot                                                             (313) 982-6001.
734 Brewing Company                              features Mishigama beer brewed on site, an       Cabela's                                             www.thehenryford.org. America’s greatest
15 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 340-3468.      eclectic pub menu highlighting fresh, local      110 Cabela Blvd. East, Dundee, (734) 529-4700.       history attraction! Visit Henry Ford Museum,
www.facebook.com/734brewing. Ypsi-centric,       produce, and frequent live music, open mic,      www.cabelas.com. “The World's Foremost               Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour,
inclusivity-minded microbrewery in the heart     and trivia events.                               Outfitter®” of hunting, fishing, and outdoor         and Michigan’s largest IMAX Theater.
of Depot Town. Enjoy an easy-drinking beer in                                                     gear. Features a wildlife museum, aquariums,
the tasting room or on the patio.                           C O ME DY C L UB S                    indoor mountains, and archery ranges.

Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery★                            ANN ARBOR                          Detroit Institute of Arts
720 Norris St., Ypsilanti, (734) 480-2739.                                                        5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit,
www.arborbrewing.com. A microbrewery with                                                         (313) 833-7900.
                                                 Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase
a spacious bar and tasting room, outdoor beer                                                     www.dia.org. Known for its quality and
                                                 212 S. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor,
garden, and covered deck. Menu utilizes local                                                     depth, the DIA’s collection spans 658,000 sq.
                                                 (734) 996-9080.
sources and the freshest, natural, and                                                            ft. and more than 100 galleries. Home to
                                                 www.aacomedy.com. Features national
sustainable ingredients.                                                                          more than 60,000 multicultural works from
                                                 touring comics, local performers, and open mic
                                                                                                  ancient times through the 21st century.
                                                 nights. Full bar.

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MICHIGAN
The         University
            of Michigan
is one of the country's
top public institutions.
As such, it offers visitors
a wealth of things to
see and do. The best
way to get a feel for         The William W. Cook Law Quadrangle (top), or
the University is to          the “Quad,” was the first self-contained law school
                              in the country. Living facilities, classrooms, faculty
experience it firsthand:      offices, practice courtrooms, and dining facilities
                              are located in a stunning complex, with building
walk through the              exteriors modeled after the Tudor-Gothic style of
                              Cambridge and Oxford.
buildings, explore the
campus, and take in the       The Diag is the beating heart of central campus.
                              Among its attractions is the Burton Memorial
sights and delights of        Tower (center right) housing the Baird Carillon,
                              which contains 53 bells weighing from 15 pounds
Ann Arbor. To arrange         to 12 tons.
a group tour, call
                              The expanded Museum of Art’s (right) galleries
(734) 647-5692. For           display works from its 21,000-piece collection.
                              Mcity (top center) is an innovative testing center
conference and event          for connected and automated vehicles.
services, call
                              For more information about all aspects of the
(734) 764-2000.               University, go to umich.edu.
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                                                                                                                                                     The U-M stadium (left) is known as
                                                                                                                                                     “The Big House®” for good reason:
                                                                                                                                                     it’s the largest football stadium in
                                                                                                                                                     the country. The University offers 27
                                                                                                                                                     mens’ and womens’ sports, offering
                                                                                                                                                     opportunities to enjoy exciting
                                                                                                                                                     athletic competition all year round.

                                                                                                                                                     Michigan Medicine (below)
                                                                                                                                                     is one of the largest healthcare
                                                                                                                                                     complexes in the world. It has been
                                                                                                                                                     the home of many groundbreaking
                                                                                                                                                     accomplishments and technological
                                                                                                                                                     advancements since the Medical
                                                                                                                                                     School first opened its doors in 1850.

                                                                                 Ma
                                                                                   ide
                                                                                      n La
                                                         Fuller                           ne                                                     Fuller Road
                                                                Street

                                                                                                                          E. Medical Center Dr.
                                                                                                                                                                         Huro

                                                                                                                                                                                    N
                                                                                                                                                                          n River

Between Matthaei Botanical Gardens (above)
                                                           State Street

                                                                                                                          Michigan Medicine
                                                                                         Glen Ave.

and the Nichols Arborteum (top left inset) there
are 475 acres of trails through natural plant habitats                                               E. Ann St.

and flowering gardens. Matthaei includes an indoor                        E. Huron St.
conservatory and facilities for classes and events.
                                                                                                         Washtenaw Ave.

                                                                                                                               Observatory St.

For more than 100 years, Hill Auditorium                            N. University Ave.

(bottom left) has been treasured for its
architectural significance as well as its superb                                                                                                           Ged
                                                                                                                                                              des
                                                                                                                                                                  Ave
acoustics. Its colorful history includes hosting                                                                                                                     .

many world-renowned performers.
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            EASTERN
Founded in
1849, Eastern Michigan
                            Visitors to EMU’s Student Center enjoy
University has been named   breathtaking views of the campus, including
among Princeton Review’s    University Park (above).

“Best in the Midwest” for
16 consecutive years. EMU   An example of modern information technology,
                            Halle Library (right) is often referred to as a
boasts 23,000 students      “cybrary” - even the carillon is computerized.
and an Honors College
that has doubled in size
since 2011. The 800-acre
main campus in Ypsilanti
features over 18 miles of
                            EMU’s dynamic performing arts program showcases student
walkways and jogging        talent in venues ranging from intimate to spacious. The state-
                            of-the-art Convocation Center (right) hosts megastar
trails, and EMU continues   concerts, large-scale trade shows, and community events as
to invest in improvements   well as EMU athletics.

to classrooms, residence    Focal points of the new $90 million Science Complex
                            addition (top right) include a dramatic planetarium and a
halls and technology.       unique rock garden at the basement level.
Visit www.emich.edu         Ford Gallery
for more information or     (bottom left) is a
                            cultural highlight for
call (800) GO-TO-EMU        the University and
                            community, displaying
to schedule a tour.         the works of artists
                            from all over the world.
WASHTENAW COMMUNITY COLLEGE

For             more than
                50 years,
Washtenaw Community
                               Focus on Student Success
                               WCC graduates have knowledge and skills… We guarantee it!
                               Washtenaw Community College’s Assurance of Student Success
                               board policy guarantees that all WCC degree and certificate
College has continued
                               graduates will have the knowledge and performance skills
a tradition of providing       required for their major program or entry-level employment.
excellent and affordable       See wccnet.edu/guarantee for more information.
educational programs and       Academic programs are offered at times that are convenient for
services to the community.     working professionals and full-time students. The College
                               makes tuition affordable and prides itself on having small class
It was recently ranked         sizes with highly experienced instructors to complement the
one of the Top 30 Best         state-of-the-art equipment in the classroom.
Value Schools in the           Nursing Center of Excellence
nation. But, WCC is also a     WCC has been named a Center of Excellence in Nursing
comprehensive community        Education by the National League for Nursing, one of just
college. It offers more than   16 nursing programs nationwide to earn the honor across
                               the academic spectrum of higher education in nursing and
100 occupational programs      leading teaching hospitals and clinical sites. WCC is the first
for entry into business and    institution in the state of Michigan to be named an NLN
industry and for employees     Center of Excellence.
wanting to upgrade their       National Trade Unions
skills. WCC is a leading       Each summer, WCC opens its doors to national trade unions for
transfer college for many      weeklong training sessions. WCC provides a dedicated learning
universities. In fact, WCC     environment for specific trade certificate and associate degree
                               programs, as well as an Ironworkers pre-apprenticeship
transfers more students to     program that guarantees direct entry into the local Ironworkers
the University of Michigan     union with successful completion of the 24-credit program.
than any other community       Professional Development & Community Enrichment
college. Every year, more      Professional development and personal enrichment classes are
than 20,000 students           available to the community to pursue interests and hobbies,
choose to study at WCC.        grow in careers and meet continuing education requirements.
Visit wccnet.edu for
more information.
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