- 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.
A neighborhood park offering views of the Maumee River, Walbridge Park features paved trails for biking and hiking as well as a playground area. The park also has a gazebo, two pavilions, and provides picnic areas as well.
An entertainment center, Sky Zone Shelby Township offers trampoline-related activities including aerobics, dodgeball, open jumping and slam dunk basketball. The center also provides party hosting, foam pits, day camps and a snack bar with food and drinks.
With 76 modern lanes, Grand Blanc Lanes is Genesee County's largest bowling center. With two snack bars, synthetic lanes, wood lanes, and a lounge, it is easier than ever to host parties, leagues, and get-togethers of all varieties.
63% 8 votes
130 County Road 50 East, Harrow, Essex, Ontario MoreLess Info
Over 40 varieties are featured at Serenity Lavender Farm. Teaming up with other local businesses, the farm has co-created a variety of products they now sell in their store, such as aromatherapy items, soaps, and baking ingredients. Throughout the year, the farm hosts special festivals.
100% 4 votes
Michigan State University, Plant & Soil Science Bldg, East Lansing, MI 48823 MoreLess Info
Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens feature many different botanical gardens and even a children's garden, with a 7 acre arboretum and picnicking areas as well. They also offer group tours and occasionally hold special events.
American Fun Center is an arcade featuring more than 60 arcade games, including Deal or No Deal, Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Hero, and Time Crisis. The arcade also offers classic games including Skee Ball, air hockey, and pinball.
84% 31 votes
Shaw Lane and Science Road, East Lansing, MI 48824 MoreLess Info
The University of Michigan in East Lansing features the Talbert and Leota Abrams Planetarium which focuses on astronomy and space science. The planetarium is available to the students as well as to the public, offering shows for all ages.