Things To Do In Ann Arbor
Wed Sep 29 16:32:29 UTC 1993
Things to do in Ann Arbor
[Collected by the Campus Information Center, University of Michigan
313/763-INFO. Information last updated 7/23/92.]
***PLACES TO GO
Admission free unless otherwise noted.
* Alice Simsar Gallery, 301 N. Main St., 665-4883. Hours: TU-SA
10am-6pm. Contemporary American and English artists, prints, works on
paper, sculpture, and handmade paper work.
* Ann Arbor Art Association, 117 W. Liberty,
994-8004. Hours: M 12-5:30pm; TU-SA 10am-5:30pm. 81 year old
organization features emerging Michigan artists with a rental gallery of
250 local and regional artists, and studio arts classes for adults and
* Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 219 E. Huron,
995- KIDS (5437). Hours: TU-F 10am-5:30pm;
SA 10am-5pm; SU 1-5pm. Children especially enjoy experimenting with the
scientific and art exhibits. Located in the old Central Fire House.
Admission: children (3-17), students, and senior citizens $2.00, adults
$3.00, families $7.50.
* Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard, 994-2928. Hours: TH-SU 1pm-4pm. Built
in 1844, the farm is open from May-October and has festivals in the
spring, fall, and during Christmas time. Small admission fee.
* Farmer's Market, 315 Detroit, 761-1078. Hours:
May 1-Dec 31: W, SA 7am-3pm (& M 11am-5pm
July 4-Sept 30); Jan 1-April 30: SA 8am-3pm. Fresh garden produce,
plants, jams, baked goods, crafts, and more, from open air stalls.
* Domino's Farms, 44 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr.,
995-4258. Headquarters for the pizza conglomerate, this building houses
three museums, the Classic Car Collection, the Detroit Tigers Museum,
and the Center for Architecture and Design. The kids will also love the
Petting Farm. Admission: adults $6.00, seniors and children $4.00,
* Kempf House, 312 S. Division, 996-3008. This fine example of Greek
Revival architecture is the office of the Ann Arbor Historic
Preservation commission. Hours: M-F 9am-5pm. $1.00 suggested donation.
* Kerrytown, 407 N. 5th Ave., 662-4221. Hours:
M-TH 10am-6pm; F 10am-8pm; SA 9am-5pm; SU 12-5pm. A variety of novelty
and food shops within 3 buildings, adjacent to the Farmer's Market.
* Lotus Galleries, 207 E. Washington, 665-6322. Hours: TU-F 11am-6pm, SA
11am-5pm. Antique Asian art and Native American arts and crafts,
antique to contemporary.
* Sixteen Hands, 216 S. Main St., 761-1110. Hours:
M-W 10am-6pm; TH 10am-9pm, F-SA 10am-10pm, SU 12-5pm. Wide variety of
contemporary arts and crafts from Michigan artists and artists from
across the nation: jewelry, wearable art, photography, glass, etc.
* Canoeing. For canoe rentals on the Huron River, contact the Argo Park
Canoe Livery, 1055 Long Shore Drive, 668-7411; Gallup Park Canoe and
Bicycle Rental, 3000 Fuller Road, 662-9319; or Skip's Huron River Canoe
Livery, 3780 W. Delhi Rd., 769-8686.
* Cross-Country Skiing. Rental skis, concessions, and instruction
available at the Huron Hills Ski Center, Huron Parkway and E. Huron
River Dr., 971-6840. The Department of Parks and Recreation, 994-2780,
has a directory for skiing.
* Cycling. The city has several miles of bike lanes along major streets
and bike paths through scenic areas. Complete set of county route maps
available from City Parks and Recreation, City Hall, 994-2780. Call the
Ann Arbor Transportation Department, 994-2814, for information on paths.
* Golfing. The city has two public courses: Leslie Golf Course, 2120
Traver Rd., 994-1163; and Huron Hills at the intersection of Huron
Parkway and E. Huron River Drive, 971-6840.
* Jogging. The Department of Parks and Recreation has information on
jogging paths, 994-2780.
* Swimming. The city has three outdoor pools, open to residents and
visitors by admission: Buhr Park,
2751 Packard, 971-3228; Fuller Park, 1519 Fuller, 761-2460; and Vetrans
Park, 2150 Jackson Road, 761-7240. Year round public swimming is
available at Mack pool, 715 Brooks Street, 994-2898.
* Tennis. Public tennis courts available at a number of city parks. Call
the Parks and Recreation Department, 994-2780, for information on other
* Ann Arbor Civic Ballet 668-8066.
Area dancers perform contemporary and classical works. They give two
concerts annually at the Power Center.
* Ann Arbor Civic Theatre 662-7282.
Comprised of members of the Ann Arbor community, the Civic Theatre
offers a regular season at theatres throughout the community, and
presents plays at its Main Street theatre.
* Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra 994-4801.
Often holds concerts in Hill Auditorium.
* Comic Opera Guild 973-3264.
Offers two productions annually (a major one around December), as well
as smaller productions, concerts and musical activities.
* Performance Network 663-0681.
Provides studio and theatre space for local artists to present various
types of performing arts.
* Young People's Theatre 996-3888.
YPT offers theatre classes for, and performances by, young people;
occasionally hosts professional theatre productions.
Call the theatres for schedules or check the Ann Arbor News.
* Ann Arbor Theatre, 210 S. Fifth Ave., 761-9700.
* Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, 668-8480.
* The Movies at Briarwood, Briarwood Mall, Eisenhower Boulevard between
State and Main Streets, 769-8780.
* The Showcase Cinemas, Ellsworth at Carpenter,
* Campus Films, 763-Film.
* Ethnic Fair. Food, entertainment, and crafts from around the world on
Main Street in early September, sponsored by the Multi-Ethnic Alliance.
* Summer Art Fair. The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, the State Street Art
Fair, and the University Artists and Craftsmen Guild Summer Arts
Festival join together in mid- to late-July for a popular extravaganza
of arts and entertainment.
The Campus Information Center has many resources for visitors to the
University, including the following brochures.
Ann Arbor Accommodations
Campus Area Restaurants
Campus Information Center
Central Campus Walking Tour
North Campus Walking Tour
Things To Do At The University
Since the airport shuttles and many out-of-town buses stop at the
Michigan Union, make CIC your first destination for information and maps
of the University and the Ann Arbor area. Our Information Assistants
are specially selected and trained to help you! We also have "Info to
Go," a computer program specifically designed to give you a detailed
introduction to the University. "Info to Go" is also available at the
Admissions Office in the Student Activities Building and the lobby of
the Alumni Center.
For further information about what Ann Arbor has to offer, contact the
Ann Arbor Conference and Visitors Bureau, 207 E. Washington, 995-7281;
or the Campus Information Center, 763-INFO.
For selected current University events, call 76-EVENT.
More information about the NANOG