4078 N. 5th Ave., Ann Arbor 48104 www.kerrytown.com Located blocks from downtown Ann Arbor this historic area features a wide variety of specialty markets, unique gift shops and restaurants. Log on for a list of all the “goodness” waiting for you!
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
220 E, Ann St., Ann Arbor 48104 (734) 995-5439 • www.aahom.org Core to the museum’s mission is creating experiences for children. With four floors and more than 250 exhibits, special programs and workshops, this is a place to check out for the whole family.
201 W. North St., PO Box 460 Chelsea 48118 (734) 475-1361 • www.site.jiffymix.com Home of the beloved cornbread muffin mix, this family owned business started as a flour mill in 1901. In 1930 the first prepared mix was sold. By making the “Jiffy” brand affordable they helped many families during and after the depression. Products, recipes and tour information is online.
110 W. Cross St., Ypsilanti 48197 (734) 547-0663 •www.michiganfirehousemuseum.org Treasure trove of firefighting equipment in an old “once working” station dating back to 1898, including bunk area, brass pole and vehicles. Open Thursday thru Sunday.
Purple Rose Theatre
137 Park Street, Chelsea 48118 (734) 433-ROSE www.purplerosetheatre.org Started by the talented actor and Michigander, Jeff Daniels, this playhouse showcases live theater year round. Also offers acting classes for all ages.
University Musical Society
825 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor 48109 (734) 764-2538 • www.ums.org With a prestigious program of music, dance and theater, the UMS is a 2014 recipient of the National Medal of Arts, the highest public artistic honor awarded by the President of the United States. Housed in Hill Auditorium on the campus of the University of Michigan it is one of the oldest performing arts presenters in the country. With 60-75 performances and over 100 free educational activities each season UMS is a major contributor to the vibrant cultural community you will find in Washtenaw County.
6151 Portage Rd., Kalamazoo (866) 524-7966 • www.airzoo.org This world class, Smithsonian affiliated aerospace and science museum features over 100 historic aircraft, flight simulators, experience theater, amusement rides, hands on exhibits and a restoration program for planes rescued from the bottom of Lake Michigan. Log on for hours and directions to the Flight Innovation and Discovery Centers.
Alden B. Dow Home & Studio
315 Post St., Midland (866) 315-7678 • www.abdow.org The architect son of the Dow Chemical Company founder built this house which is considered an excellent example of organic architecture surrounded by gardens and pond. It is open for tours.
Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens
1809 Eastman Ave., Midland (800) 362-4874 • www.dowgardens.org Enjoy 4 miles of hard surfaced paths within acres of woodlands, orchards, and meadows. There is a playground, program shelter, cafe, and the nation’s longest Canopy Walk at 1,400 feet long, climbing up to 40 feet.
Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 E. Beltline NE, Grand Rapids (888) 957-1580 •. www.meijergardens.org Ranked in the top 100 most visited art museums worldwide and billed as one of the nation’s most significant sculpture and botanic experiences. The 158-acre campus features numerous indoor and outdoor gardens and a tropical conservatory, nearly 300 permanent sculptures, amphitheater, musicconcerts, visiting and holiday exhibitions.
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Michigan Firehouse Museum
1105 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor 48109 (734) 764-0478 • www.lsa.umich.edu/ummnh Enjoy natural history from the comfort of your home. Explore the numerous exhibits, virtual field trips and the planetarium and dome theater. Simply log on the website and explore – fabulous resource for classrooms, home schoolers and families.
University of Michigan 825 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor 48109 (734) 764-2538 • www.thehillauditorium.com The auditorium is the largest performance space on the University of Michigan campus. Opened in 1913 it has hosted countless performances over the years from Leonard Bernstein to Bob Marley to G-Easy. Known for its acoustical richness it is a venue of stunning design and programming that caters to all tastes.
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Matthaei Botanical Gardens And Nichols Arboretum
University of Michigan Gardens – 1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor 48105 Arboretum – 1610 Washington Hts., Ann Arbor 48104 (734) 647-7600 The Gardens and Arboretum are both open to the public. At the Gardens you’ll find the conservatory; gift shop; classroom and meeting spaces; display gardens and many trails and natural areas. The Botanical Gardens are free and open 7 days a week. Jointly owned by the University of Michigan and the City of Ann Arbor, Nichols Arboretum is located on the U-M central campus next to the U-M hospital. The Arb is a haven for students, U-M and hospital staff, and visitors year-round. It’s also home to the and several collections of historic or native plants. The Arb is free and open 7 daysa week sunrise to sunset.
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum
www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov • Library: 1000 Beal Ave., Ann Arbor 48109 (734) 205-0555. Located on the campus of the University of Michigan, the library holds historical materials including photos, documents, collections and oral histories available for research. • Museum: 303 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids 49504, (616) 254-0400. The permanent collection high lights the President from his youth to his life in the White House. There is a replica of the Oval Office, a gallery of 1970s memorabilia and an interactive Cabinet Room. There are also temporary exhibits and educational program features.
Hartwick Pines State Park & Logging Museum
4216 Ranger Rd., Grayling • (989) 348-7068 At 9,672 acres this park is one of the largest in the state. It still holds 49 acres of old growth pines, a museum that tells the tale of the “Shanty Boys”, four lakes and a wide variety of habitats.
Interlochen Center for the Arts
4000 Hwy. M-137, Interlochen (231) 276-7200 • www.interlochen.org Situated on 1,200 wooded acres between two lakes, this campus is all about the arts. There are public concerts, art and music festivals, summer arts program, From Metro Detroit you can easily reach the many wonders of Michigan. It adult art classes and boarding high school for visual and performing could be a fun day trip to Frankenmuth for a family chicken dinner or a weeklong arts students.
tour above the Mighty Mac exploring the Upper Peninsula. Wherever you go the diversity of Michigan’s wonders will amaze and humble. From picture rocks and picturesque waterfalls to a presidential library and museum, resort beach communities, a “tunnel of trees” or wine tour, Michigan has it all. And when you are done, Metro Detroit will be waiting for your return so you can continue to explore its many wonders.