- 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.
Founded in 1976, the Toledo Firefighters Museum is a historic museum that has the goal of educating citizens about fire prevention and safety. The museum is located in a working fire station that was built in 1920.
Dragonmead Microbrewery produces over two dozen beer recipes, including American, English and other style ales. Food is offered from Dragonbones, and entertainment is provided on Friday and Saturday nights. Open daily.
Toledo Botanical Garden is a local horticulture center with its numerous display gardens and collections of wildflowers, herbs and more. The gardens are decorated with a number of artistic sculptures and often play host to local concerts during summer.
The Blair Museum of Lithophanes offers access to special, temporary exhibitions and hosts events throughout the year. The location's permanent collection comprises 2,380 lithophanes and other items, including wax models.
A movie theater with an IMAX auditorium, AMC Forum 30 displays first-run feature films using digital projection. The theater offers stadium seating, a bar with adult beverages, theater rentals and a concession area with food and drinks.