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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Yankee Air Museum
Yankee Air Museum

The Yankee Air Museum is an aviation museum located at Willow Run Airport. The museum has a small fleet of flying aircraft and a collection of static display aircraft outdoors. Touch, feel, and interact with some of the most amazing aircraft throughout aviation history. Learn how they were made and operated. The Story of the Yankee Air Museum begins in 1941 when Willow Run Airport was built by the Ford Motor Company to serve as an airfield for their B-24 Bomber Plant. This was the first aircraft manufacturing complex to use Ford's automotive mass production technique, a leading technological innovation of the time. While several of its archives and displays were destroyed by fire in 2004, the museum still operates its historic flight experience in some of their restored Bomber planes.

47884 D Street

Belleville, MI 48111

734-483-4040

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Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum
Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum

This museum features automotive stories about the Chevrolet Corvair, Tucker, Hudson, Kaiser-Frazer, and General Motors Hydra-matic; all with Ypsilanti connections! A featured car in the collection is #92, a 1952 Hudson Hornet race car owned by NASCAR champion Herb Thomas.

100 E Cross St

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

734-482-5200

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Detroit Institute of Arts
Detroit Institute of Arts

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), among the top 10 museums in the country, offers over 100 galleries with art from ancient to modern times. The Detroit Institute of Arts has many renowned works, including French Impressionist, German Expressionist, American and Flemish paintings. The Detroit Institute of Arts is located in Midtown Detroit, near The Michigan Science Center, so this is the perfect location for a Detroit field trip. The DIA is also close to Wayne State University, the Detroit Public Library and the Detroit Historical Museum, and not a far walk from the QLine.

5200 Woodward Ave.

Detroit, MI 48202

313-833-7900

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Detroit International RiverWalk
Detroit International RiverWalk

The Detroit International RiverWalk spans more than three miles, from Rose Parks Blvd. to the Belle Isle Bridge. This breathtaking feature offers the RiverWalk Café for guests to fuel up for an enjoyable walk, run, bike ride or just to relax.
Things to Do on the Detroit RiverWalk, aside from taking a walk or bike ride: Take in the site of new Detroit developments, splash around in several fountains and splash parks for kids, ride the carousel, enjoy nature areas and take in the views of both Detroit and Canada.

1340 Atwater St.

Detroit, MI 48207

313-566-8200

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Detroit Historical Museum - Get The D Discount Pass
Detroit Historical Museum - Get The D Discount Pass

The Detroit Historical Museum has exhibitions, in the 78,000-sq.-ft. facility, that show the history of southeastern Michigan and include the visitor-favorite, The Streets of Old Detroit, recreating Detroit street scenes from the 1840s, 1870s and early 1900s. The Motor City exhibition celebrates 100 years of automotive history in Detroit. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, students, active military and first responders (with valid ID, $6 for children and $35 for households up to six with the same address. Admission free for children under six and Detroit Historical Society members. The Detroit Historical Museum is perfect for locals wanting to learn more about Detroit history, field trips, or anyone interested in cars, the Detroit riots, and Michigan history. Some permanent exhibits include: Detroit: The "Arsenal of Democracy", Doorway to Freedom - Detroit and the Underground Railroad, Kid Rock Music Lab and the Gallery of Innovation, among many others. The Detroit Historical Museum has something for everyone.

5401 Woodward Ave.

Detroit, MI 48202

313-833-1805

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Diamond Jack's River Tours
Diamond Jack's River Tours

Family-owned and operated riverboat tour business offering entertaining and affordable cruises for more than 20 years. Diamond Jack's has deep roots in the Motor City, is a Pure Michigan company and a proud member of the Detroit community.

1340 E. Atwater St.

Detroit, MI 48207

313-843-9367

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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Founded in 1965, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History has for over half a century been a leading institution dedicated to the African-American experience. The Wright Museum provides learning opportunities, exhibitions, programs and events based on collections and research that explore the diverse history and culture of African-Americans and their African origins.

315 E. Warren Ave

Detroit, MI 48201

313-494-5800

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Motown Museum
Motown Museum

Long known as Hitsville USA, the museum is home of the world-famous Studio A, where The Temptations, Marvin Gaye and countless others recorded with the Funk Brothers. Group rates available for 20 or more visitors The Motown Museum is a museum tour unlike any other, so be ready to sing and dance while you learn about the Motown greats. From the second you walk through the front door, you'll be greeted with the voices of Motown, and you won't want to leave without stopping in the gift shop to buy a greatest hits CD. You will walk through the actual recording studio where Motown artists recorded some of the greatest songs of all time.

Mowtown Museum

2648 W. Grand Blvd.

Detroit, MI 48208

313-875-2268

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