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Cultural Attractions

In Ann Arbor

University of Michigan Museum of Art. Over 18,000 artworks showcasing Western, Asian, African, and Modern and Contemporary works of art. Multiple special exhibitions and engaging open storage galleries. Tuesday through Saturday 11 am–5 pm; Sunday 12–5 pm; closed Mondays. 525 South State St, (734) 764-0395

The Audubon Room, The Hatcher Graduate Library’s exhibition space, displaying some of the greatest treasures from the Library’s Collections. Closed weekends. Weekday hours 08:30 AM – 7:00 PM. Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, Room 100J; 913 S. University Ave, (734) 764-0400

Nichols Arboretum. University of Michigan’s arboretum, with beautiful walking trails, is located adjacent to U-M’s Central Campus in Ann Arbor. 1610 Washington Hts, (734) 647-7600

Matthaei Botanical Gardens. ~20 min drive northeast of town. University of Michigan’s conservatory, display gardens, and walking trails. See the linked website here for directions. 1800 N. Dixboro Rd., (734) 647-7600

In Southeast Michigan

There are two world-class museums within a 45 minute drive of Ann Arbor: The Detroit Institute of Arts and The Henry Ford. We love them both and have included links below. There are many places we haven’t included info on! There are historic houses, like the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, as well as many other fun things to do in our neighborhood, like rafting the Huron River. We hope you have a great time!

Detroit Institute of Arts. One of the top art museums in the U.S. of A., the DIA is freakin’ gorgeous. Check the linked website for hours, directions, and special exhibitions. About a 45 min. drive from A2. Tuesdays – Thursdays, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Fridays 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Mondays Closed. 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48202; (313) 833-7900

The Henry Ford. If you like industrial design, you are going to love this museum. THF also encompasses Greenfield Village, 80+ acres of historic American structures. Plus there is an IMAX theater, and/or you can take a tour of the Ford Rouge Factory. It is all seriously cool. The Museum and Village are open 7 days a week, 9:30 am to 5 pm. The factory tour runs Monday through Friday, same hours. 20900 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn, MI 48124-5029; (313) 982-6001 or (800) 835-5237