- The list below includes 122 free or cheap things to do in or near Ann Arbor, Michigan, including 78 different types of inexpensive activities like Canoeing, Botanical Gardens, National & State Parks and Bowling.
- From University of Michigan to Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Ann Arbor and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Westland, Canton, Howell and Livonia.
Paint Nite 120 W. Washington St., Ann Arbor, MI MoreLess Info
Paint Nite invites guests to break away from a typical night out with the perfect cocktail of creativity and conversation.
91% 281 votes
1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105 MoreLess Info
Visitors at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum can view flowers, gardens, restored landscapes, and a sustainable farm. The conservatory is the largest free-span conservatory in the world, and is divided into temperate, tropic, arid, and bonsai sections.
Consisting of both indoor and outdoor gardens, Matthaei Botanical Gardens grows a wide range of plants for tropical and desert environments. It also has an interactive children's garden with toys and a waterfall.
Being attached to Michigan University, Michigan Stadium is a sports venue which hosts sporting events. First constructed in 1927, the stadium can hold close to 110,000 spectators, and is home to the football team the Wolverine's.
The Michigan Theater is a theater that shows films and live entertainment. The theater is home to the 'Barton Theatre Pipe Organ' and is split into two auditoriums named the 'Historic Theater' and the 'Screening Room'.
The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum allows adults and children to interact with science. The museum is divided into the concourse, all about me, preschool gallery, legacy gallery, Michigan nature, world around you, Lyons' country store, DTE Energy Foundation Light and Optics, and MediaWorks.
86% 483 votes
1109 Geddes Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 MoreLess Info
The Exhibit Museum of Natural History contains the largest display of dinosaur fossils in Michigan, along with a planetarium, anthropology, and geology exhibits. Visitors can attend Science Cafes where experts discuss hot topics in science.
89% 179 votes
525 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 MoreLess Info
The University of Michigan Museum of Art is the result of over 150 years of art collecting by the University of Michigan, and is best known for its Asian art. Some of the displayed art dates back to 1100 AD, while other pieces are only a years old.
89% 228 votes
Ashley, Depot, Division, and Ann Streets, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 MoreLess Info
Kerrytown is a historic area of businesses and homes that is roughly bordered by West Kingsley, North Division, East Hudson, and North First. The Ann Arbor Convention Center, Ann Arbor City Hall, and Community High School are located in this area.