- 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.
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At Mackerel Sky Gallery of Contemporary Craft, visitors can look at a selection of artwork from local artists and craftsmen. Some of this artwork includes jewelry, ceramics, glasswork, furniture, and more.
The 4-H Children's Gardens is an outdoor garden complex that is located inside Michigan State University. It is the best place where children can learn about botany and science. The garden also offers interactive activities that will teach students how to take care of their green thumbs.
Equipped with an arcade and billiards tables, AMF Town N Country Lanes features 56 lanes of bowling with shoe rental. It also has a bar area with food available as well as four flat-screen TVs for sports viewing.
The Wolcott Heritage Center features eight buildings built from the early to late 1800's. See artifacts and furniture in period settings in the Frederick house, the Wolcott House, a log cabin, the Gilbert-Flanigan farmhouse, train depot, school house and church.
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Maumee Valley Historical Society & Wolcott House Museum Complex provides patrons with a peak into the early 1880's pioneer life in the Maumee Valley. Visitors can tour the complex and view exhibits and collections including a log cabin and farmhouse.
The mission of the Wolcott House Museum Complex is to gather, study, preserve and communicate the culture and history of the Maumee area. The museum is decorated in early pioneer furnishings, staying authentic to its early days.
Located on 15 acres of land, the Soldan Dog Park is a public park where pet owners can bring their animal for fun and socialization off-leash. The park contains a number of walking trails and a large pond for use.
Originally opened in 1946, the beautifully restored Art Deco Maumee Indoor Theater is the ideal place to catch the latest Hollywood blockbuster. The venue, available for corporate or special events also features live shows.