Ann Arbor Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Ann Arbor; our list of the best things to see, including Zingerman's Roadhouse, Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and Ann Arbor Film Festival.
  • The best place in Ann Arbor: Zingerman's Roadhouse

    Zingerman's Roadhouse

    2501 Jackson Ave
    M-Th 11AM-10PM, F Sa 11AM-11PM, Su 10AM-9PM. $10-$19 lunch, $10-$27 dinner. Serving "really good American food", including regional specialties from around the country with an emphasis on down-home Southern food, spicy Southwestern and fresh Californian cuisine. Soups, salads, $16 burgers, sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, desserts and $8 cocktails.
  • Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

    Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

    220 E Ann Street
    $9 (donations gratefully accepted). Nine galleries with more than 250 interactive science demos and exhibits, on topics from physics to health to nature to mathematics. Kids will like it a lot; adults will be fairly entertained.
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  • Ann Arbor Film Festival

    Ann Arbor Film Festival

    203 E Ann St
    Held during six days in late March at the Michigan Theater (603 E Liberty Street). The oldest festival of its kind in North America, showcasing over 100 independent and experimental films and videos annually, since 1963. Over 20 prizes are awarded to the best films. Passes are available for single screenings, single days, weekends or the entire week.
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  • University Musical Society

    University Musical Society

    Price varies according to performance. The University Musical Society annually presents a series of concerts by world-renowned artists at Hill Auditorium, the Power Center, the Michigan Theater, or Rackham Auditorium.
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  • Museum of Art

    Museum of Art

    525 S State Street
    Building Hours: Daily 8AM-12AM, Gallery Hours: Tu-W 10AM-5PM, Th-F 10AM-10PM, Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 12PM-5PM. Free ($5 donation suggested). Collections of African, American, Asian, European, and Middle Eastern art; modern and contemporary artwork; prints, drawings and photographs; and frequent rotating collections. Gift shop on-site.
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  • U of M School of Art and Design

    U of M School of Art and Design

    2000 Bonisteel Boulevard
    Exhibitions by art students and faculty in two galleries on North Campus: the Warren Robbins Graduate Center and the Slusser Gallery. Also check out their small downtown gallery "Work".
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  • Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room

    Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room

    114 S Main St
    Specializing in spirituality, psychology and integrative medicine. Also carries gifts, cards, jewelry, crafts, art, music, incense, ritual items, candles, aromatherapy, body tools, and yoga supplies. The tea room, on the second floor, is quite good, though not cheap.
  • Dixboro General Store

    Dixboro General Store

    5206 Plymouth Road
    M-Sa 10AM-6PM, F 10AM-8PM, Su 11AM-5PM. One of the busiest country gift and furnishing stores in Michigan, located in a historic store in the village of Dixboro. Furniture, candles, collectables, garden decor, tabletops, bath and body supplies, home accessories, lighting, and edible goodies.
  • Leslie Science Center

    Leslie Science Center

    1831 Traver Street
    Park open daily sunrise to sunset; Critter House open Su 12PM-3PM. Free (donations gratefully accepted). 50 acres of fields, woods and prairie, featuring outdoor, hands-on and discovery-based educational programs. Features an environmentally-friendly Nature House; a Critter House with frogs, turtles, snakes, and rabbits; live birds of prey, including owls, falcons, kestrels, hawks, vultures, and a bald eagle; and a mile-long trail through the Black Pond Woods.
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  • Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

    Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

    434 S State Street
    Tu-F 9AM-4PM, Sa-Su 1PM-4PM, closed Mondays. Free (donations gratefully accepted). Galleries featuring nearly 100,000 artefacts from Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Near Eastern civilizations.
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  • Ann Arbor Ice Cube

    Ann Arbor Ice Cube

    2121 Oak Valley Drive
    With three permanent indoor ice rinks under one roof, this is the perfect place to practice your hockey or figure skating skills, or just go for recreational skating.
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  • Acme Mercantile

    Acme Mercantile

    111 W Liberty St
    M-Th 10AM-8PM, F-Sa 10AM-9PM, Su 11AM-7PM. Constantly adding new playful and useful items such as mystery grab bags and local favorite Mighty Good Coffee, as well as keeping old favorites in stock, like 7 Days of Moustaches and stylish Readers and Sunglasses. The inventory now includes over 4,000 items available both in store and online at . They're all about function and fun. They have hardware items, office supply items, health and beauty aids, pet supplies, books and stationary, kitchen and household items, cleaning and laundry supplies, men’s and women’s clothing and accessories, candy and toys as well as gifts, cards and gift wrap. They have exclusive lines including Flax clothing for women and Chilewich bags. They also offer many natural and organic items for pets, people and their homes. They also gift wrap for free and validate parking!
  • Blind Pig

    Blind Pig

    208 S First St
    A popular local nightclub and concert venue since 1971, featuring local talent and occasionally larger acts. The 8 Ball Saloon, located beneath the club, is open daily from 3PM, with pool tournaments Su-Tu and a darts tournament on Monday.
  • Selo/Shevel Gallery

    Selo/Shevel Gallery

    301 S Main St
    M-Th 11AM-6PM, F-Sa 11AM-10PM, Su noon-6PM. The gallery specializes in ceramics, woodcraft, mixed media, folk art, textiles, Judaica, glass art and jewelry.
  • Jolly Pumpkin

    Jolly Pumpkin

    311 S. Main St.
    Belgian-style ales brewed in nearby Dexter, Michigan, are served here along with a seasonal menu. Vegan-friendly.
  • Zingerman's Delicatessen

    Zingerman's Delicatessen

    422 Detroit St
    Zingerman's Deli was founded in 1982 by Paul Saginaw & Ari Weinzweig. In 1994 We started Zingerman's Bakehouse, making our own breads and pastries. We've since grown into a community of 8 food lovin' businesses all in Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Four Directions

    Four Directions

    329 S Main St
    A great gift store offering jewelry, crystals, minerals, fossils, and gifts from around the world. Their jewelry is very pretty and generally at quite reasonable prices. If you want something local to the area, you can find samples of Michigan greenstone aka chlorastrolite (the state gem, from Isle Royale, which is fairly pricey), Petoskey stone (the state stone, usually found loose rather than in jewelry) and native Michigan copper (as bookends or free-flowing verdigris-encrusted sculptures).
  • Kerrytown Market

    Kerrytown Market

    407 N Fifth Ave
    Over 20 shops and restaurants, including a very nice produce and seafood market.
  • Cafe Verde

    Cafe Verde

    214 N Fourth Ave
    M-Sa 7AM-9:30PM, Su 9AM-8PM. Next to the People's Food Coop, this is a vegetarian-friendly hot bar and salad bar and cafe featuring local, organic and fair trade items.
  • Kempf House

    Kempf House

    312 S Division Street
    Tours offered 1PM-4PM on Sundays, September through December and March through June, or by appointment. $1. A restored Greek Revival house museum from 1853; once home to Reuben and Pauline Kempf, prominent Ann Arbor musicians, now offering guided tours and a glimpse into Victorian life in Ann Arbor.
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  • Espresso Royale

    Espresso Royale

    324 S State St
    M-Fr 6:30AM-12AM, Sa 7AM-12AM, Su 8AM-midnight (11PM in summer). Chain coffeeshop offering coffees, teas and baked goods. Other locations in Ann Arbor include 214 S Main St (+1 734 668–1838) and 1101 S University St (+1 734 327–0740); hours may vary.
  • Ann Arbor Yoga and Meditation

    Ann Arbor Yoga and Meditation

    Private yoga therapy by appointment for health and wellness. For full schedule of general classes,workshops, retreats and In-Depth Yoga Studies visit us at In business since 1979
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  • Earthen Jar

    Earthen Jar

    311 S 5th Ave
    M-Th, Sa 11AM-8PM, F 11AM-9PM, closed Su. salad bar $5/lb. This tiny restaurant is full of flavor and the only all-vegetarian Indian restaurant in town. Family recipes may surprise. Catering.
  • Kilwins Chocolate and Ice Cream

    Kilwins Chocolate and Ice Cream

    107 E. Liberty Street Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    Liberty Street Ann Arbor, MI 48104, ☎ +1-734-769-7759. M-F 8AM-10PM Sa 10AM-11PM Su 11AM-10PM. Great Chocolate, Ice Cream open seasonally next door. Rather expensive, delicacy chocolate.
  • Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea

    Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea

    735 W Cross St
    A popular Ann Arbor cafe for 20 years, Sweetwaters is opening an Ypsilanti location by the end of January 2013.
  • Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea

    Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea

    123 W Washington, also in Kerrytown Market
    A fantastic collection of exotic teas and intricate coffees. Soothing atmosphere, free Wi-fi and great locations.
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EDIT THIS ITINERARY Our list of places in Ann Arbor uses some content from Wikipedia and Wikivoyage.