75 Fun Things To Do In Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor has that Michigan feel. It reminds you of a small town you can walk around in but in reality is quite a large city with a bubbling personality. Home to the University of Michigan and plenty of fun activities to try out, food to taste, and drinks to consume, Ann Arbor offers the perfect place to getaway for a few days or maybe just call home! So sit back, enjoy the atmosphere, and explore this beautiful city by getting started with these 75 things.

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Michigan Stadium

Jump around with the crowd at Michigan Stadium during football season

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Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

Give your creativity a thorough workout at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

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Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum

Stroll through 300-acres of outdoor displays and nature trails for exploring at Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum

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Hill Auditorium

Enjoy wonderful accoustics at Hill Auditorium

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Cobblestone Farm

Capture the spirit of mid-nineteenth century living at Cobblestone Farm

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Main Street

Browse the interesting shops, Stop off for a drink or Enjoy the night scene of performers at Main Street

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Leslie Science Center

See all the birds of prey at Leslie Science Center

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Fuller Park Pool

Grab a towel and a friend and head on over to Fuller Park Pool

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Kerrytown

Stroll around Kerrytown to get the best deals on fresh produce, flowers, food and much more!

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Stonebridge Golf Club

Get in the swing with an 18-hole course at Stonebridge Golf Club

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Law Quadrangle

Feel like you’re walking into a scene in Harry Potter at Law Quadrangle

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Breakout - The Real Life Room Escape Game

Test your wits and see if you can outfox the game at Breakout – The Real Life Room Escape Game

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Power Center for the Performing Arts

Get amused by ballet, live music and plays at Power Center for the Performing Arts

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Michigan Renaissance Festival

Time travel to the 16th century at the 37th annual Michigan Renaissance Festival

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Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

Check out an amazing collection of nearly 100,000 objects from the civilizations of the Mediterranean at Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

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University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

Take a peek into history by seeing models of dinosaurs at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

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Hudson Mills Metropark

Walk, bike, fish or picnic at Hudson Mills Metropark

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Ann Arbor Farmers Market

Get outside for dinner this summer at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market

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Briarwood Mall

Shop till You Drop at Briarwood Mall

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Yost Ice Arena

Take in an ice-hockey game at Yost Ice Arena

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Buhr Park

Splish and splash all day long at Buhr Park

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Bel-Mark Lanes

Knock down the pins at Bel-Mark Lanes

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State Street

Visit State Street for Movie theatres, books and music stores!

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Old Town Tavern

Go for a late night food & drink at Old Town Tavern

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The Ark

See a free concert in Ann Arbor at The Ark

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Clueless Escape Rooms

Challenge your wits as you attempt to escape from a locked room in under 60 minutes at Clueless Escape Rooms

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Swift Run Dog Park

Test your stamina at mile loop for the running track Swift Run Dog Park

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The Creature Conservancy

Get up close and personal with the animals at The Creature Conservancy

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Bandemer Park

Try Rowing for Free at Bandemer Park

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Rolling Hills Park

Shoot down a slide into the plunge pool below at Rolling Hills Park

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Kerrytown Market's and Shops

Spend a Saturday morning strolling & shopping at Kerrytown Market’s and Shops

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The Petting Farm

Cuddle a kitten or milk a mama goat at The Petting Farm

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Depot Town

Attend the “antique car event” at Depot Town

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De Angelis Cantina del Vino

Get enhanced by fine wines in a relaxed atmosphere at De Angelis Cantina del Vino

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Ann Arbor Summer Festival

Get into festival mode for a wide variety of free fun activities at Ann Arbor Summer Festival

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Paint and Pour

Paint, Sip, Repeat at Paint and Pour

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Furstenberg Nature Area

Take a peaceful and scenic stroll on a dirt path at Furstenberg Nature Area

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Trolley Pub Ann Arbor

Hop on the Trolley Pub Ann Arbor for a tour of the city

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Plante Rock

Climb like a Pro at Plante Rock

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WSG Gallery

Wander and wonder at contemporary art exhibits at WSG Gallery

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Ragstock

Choose among lots of costumes and colorful clothing for themed parties or Halloween at Ragstock

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Dexter-Huron

Step into a fishing boat and reel in a big fish at Dexter-Huron

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Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum

Delve into American history at Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum

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Swift Run P​ark

Unleash the dog at Swift Run P​ark

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Argo Canoe Livery

Take a journey down the river and the small falls with Argo Canoe Livery

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Lake Forest Golf Club

Play a round of golf at Lake Forest Golf Club

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Ann Arbor Distilling Company

Grab a glass of great tasting locally made cocktails at Ann Arbor Distilling Company

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BowerBird Mongo

Add unique finds to your collections of antiques by visiting BowerBird Mongo

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Heidelberg

Dine, Drink, Dance & be merry at Heidelberg

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Barclay Gallery

Go through the collection of local art at Barclay Gallery

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Necto Nightclub

Get out on the dance floor at Necto Nightclub

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Crisler Center

Catch a Live Basketball game at Crisler Center

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Kempf House

Hear about how Ann Arbor has grown into a prosperous city at Kempf House

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Thunder Over Michigan

Be Wowed by the annual “Thunder Over Michigan” event

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Gallup Canoe Livery

Spend an afternoon paddle boarding in Huron River with Gallup Canoe Livery

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Underground Sounds

Find indie and hard-to-find recordings at Underground Sounds

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Alley Bar

Grab a coctail & Get back to the good old days while playing some pinball at Alley Bar

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Michigan Travels

Go on an exciting bus tour of Downtown Ann Arbor with Michigan Travels

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Two Twelve Arts Center

Attend a creative art event at Two Twelve Arts Center

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Delhi Metropark

Enjoy long strolls, picknicking, grilling, playgrounds, or just find a quiet place to read or talk at Delhi Metropark

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Literati Bookstore

Peruse the shelves at Literati Bookstore

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High Five Pedal Tours

Have a cool party on wheels at High Five Pedal Tours

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Mill Pond Park

Bring your blankets, family and friends and enjoy a great evening under the stars at Mill Pond Park

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West Park

Sit back & watch an outdoor play at West Park

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Annual Willow Run Victory Car Show

Participate in the Annual Willow Run Victory Car Show this August at Yankee Air Museum

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Blue Heron Bay Splash Park

Cool off and chill out at Blue Heron Bay Splash Park this summer

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The Sunday Artisan Market

Get the scoop on the latest art, events, and activities at The Sunday Artisan Market

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Michigan Firehouse Museum

Appreciate firefighting history by taking in informative exhibits at Michigan Firehouse Museum

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Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase

Laugh your heart out watching a comedy performance at Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase

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Ann Arbor Skate Park

Hit up the 30,000 square foot skateboarding facility, for free at Ann Arbor Skate Park

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Spring Valley Trout Farm

Catch your own fish from the spring-fed, pollution-free ponds that are stocked weekly with fish grown right on the Spring Valley Trout Farm

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The Himalayan Bazaar

Visit the Everest museum corner at The Himalayan Bazaar

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Colonial Lanes

Eat, bowl and see a show at Colonial Lanes

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Putterz Golf & Games

Show off your baseball zeal in one of the automated batting cages at Putterz Golf & Games

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Null

Pick as many different kinds of beer as you’d like from the selection at Null

The small town feel of Ann Arbor gives many people an excellent place to visit! There’s so many extraordinary things to do and see in this city, but we can’t always find them all. Let us know if we’re missing something!

While you’re in the state of Michigan, head up to check out all of the things to do in Mackinac Island if you get a chance!