Local Area Attractions Near Detroit / Ann Arbor KOA Holiday

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, specializes in interactive exhibits with the goal of helping both children and adults discover the scientist within them by promoting science literacy through experimentation, exploration, and education.

220 E Ann St.

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

734-995-5439

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Michigan Firehouse Museum
Michigan Firehouse Museum

The Michigan Firehouse Museum and Education Center is a fire museum dedicated to the history of firefighting in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is located at 110 West Cross Street in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

100 W Cross ST.

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

734-482-7722

Detroit Zoo
Detroit Zoo

The Detroit Zoo is a zoo located in Royal Oak and Huntington Woods, Michigan, about 2 miles north of the Detroit city limits, at the intersection of Woodward Avenue, 10 Mile Road, and Interstate 696. It is operated by the Detroit Zoological Society, a non-profit organization, along with the Belle Isle Nature Center, located within the city limits of Detroit on Belle Isle. The Detroit Zoo is one of Michigan's largest family attractions, hosting more than 1.5 million visitors annually. Situated on 125 acres of naturalistic exhibits, it is home to more than 2,400 animals representing 235 species. The Detroit Zoo was the first zoo in the United States to use barless exhibits extensively.

8450 W 10 Mile Rd

Royal Oak, MI 48067

248-541-5717

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Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum
Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum

The Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum in Ypsilanti, Michigan is a unique automotive museum that is home to cars from the local Willow Run Plant and cars from Hudson Motors. The collection includes the original Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a Tucker automobile movie prop from the movie Tucker: The Man and His Dream. The prop is a feature of a Preston Tucker display. Preston Tucker was from Ypsilanti and did his engineering work a couple of blocks from the museum. The museum is an official site of the MotorCities National Heritage Area, which is "dedicated to preserving, interpreting and promoting the automotive and labor heritage of the State of Michigan."

100 E Cross St.

Ypsilanti, MI 48198

734-482-5200

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University of Michigan Museum of Natural History
University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History is a natural history museum in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. The museum recently moved to a new location at 1105 North University Avenue, in the University of Michigan Biological Sciences Building. It will reopen in April 2019. A unit of the university's College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, the current building is located on the university's Central Campus and has 22,000 square feet of exhibit space in a building that it shares with three research museums. The University Herbarium is administered through the same organization. The natural history collections began in 1837, and the current building, the Alexander Ruthven Museums Building, dates to 1928. The public exhibit museum was founded in 1956!

1105 N University Ave.

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

734-764-0478

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The Peony Garden at Nichols Arboretum
The Peony Garden at Nichols Arboretum

Arboretum

1800 N Dixboro Rd

Ann Arbor, MI 48105

734-647-7600

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The Creature Conservancy
The Creature Conservancy

non-profit organization that works with animals

4940 Ann-Arbor -Saline Rd.

Ann Arbor, MI 48103

734-929-9324

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Border-to-Border Trail
Border-to-Border Trail

The Border-to-Border Trail is a partially constructed non-motorized trail in Washtenaw County, Michigan. The trail is planned to cover approximately 35 miles from Livingston County to Wayne County along the Huron River. In thirteen segments from A to M, it will link Huron-Clinton Metroparks with Dexter Township, the Village of Dexter, Scio Township, the City of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Township, Ypsilanti Township, and the City of Ypsilanti. Segment A is located on the Livingston County border to the north-west and M on the Wayne County border in the south-east. The trail is being developed in sub-segments. As each segment is developed, there are sometimes refinements to the actual path. In the interest of continuity, parts of the current trail do not reflect the planned final route, but use existing surface streets until the final trail can be constructed

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Leslie Science and Nature Center
Leslie Science and Nature Center

Wildlife enclosures & education programs

1831 Traver Rd.

Ann Arbor, MI 48105

734-997-1553

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The Henry Ford Museum
The Henry Ford Museum

The Henry Ford has 3 must-see attractions. 250 acres of unexpected. 1 awe-inspiring experience. At The Henry Ford, you'll discover America—its culture, inventions, people and can-do spirit—and hundreds of hands-on ways to explore it, enjoy it and be inspired by it. Prepare to be astounded by our attractions and resources: Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour and Benson Ford Research Center.

20900 Oakwood Boulevard

Dearborn, MI 48124-5029

313-982-6001

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