- 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.
Known for its French cuisine, Degage Jazz Cafe offers crowd favorites like French Onion Soup in its historic building. The cafe provides visitors with live jazz music from local musicians to listen to while enjoying a meal.
A scenic and historic graveyard, Mt Hope Cemetery is the resting place of many important figures in Michigan's history. They offer walking tours with knowledgeable guides who provide information and historical anecdotes.
The 577 Foundation is dedicated to preserving and expanding upon an 1880's working farm on the banks of the Maumee River. Visitors can stroll the gardens, explore a bio-dome, and participate in hands on demonstrations.
Featuring stadium seating, Rave Cinemas Flint West 14 allows visitors to view recent movies in a theater setting with digital presentations. The theater has an arcade room, lobby cafe and devices for those with visual or hearing impairments.
Riverside Park consists of a lower and upper level, and offers a panoramic view of the Maumee River year round. Two cannons from the U.S.S. Constitution are located here, along with a memorial plaque commemorating World War II veterans.
A 14-screen movie theater, Flint West 14 displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers stadium seating, a game room, self-service ticketing and a lobby cafe with food and drinks.