Ann Arbor, Michigan is a dynamic city with a wonderful mixture of urban environment and lovely green spaces. From stellar dining and shopping, to museums and theater, Ann Arbor is a lovely place to visit or to call home.
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is an excellent attraction for the young and young-at-heart. Near downtown, the museum is filled with wonders of science and technology. Activities such as wall climbing, hands-on experiments and interactive exhibits are so much fun that visitors forget they are also educational. The museum is also conveniently located to shopping and downtown dining for full daytrip potential.
Performance Network Theatre
The Performance Network Theater is a favorite of college students and seasoned theater aficionados alike. The professional acting troupe is well-known for its consistently solid and engaging performances in both musicals and plays. An inexpensive treat, the theater boasts not only great acting but also an intimate setting. With a small bar in the lobby, this theater is perfect for a relaxing and enjoyable evening.
Outdoor enthusiasts rave about Nichols Arboretum. This park is gorgeous year-round from the summer when peonies are in full bloom to the grandiose colors of fall. The park features picnic tables and walking and jogging paths. Deer and squirrels can often be seen along the quieter pathways. Near the University of Michigan campus, this park is treated to Shakespeare performances by University of Michigan theater students each fall. This large park has many areas to explore from the river, to the flower garden, to the prairie-esque gardens. Image by mrdonduck via Flickr.