- 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.
Featuring 28 lanes, Pinz Bowling Center hosts both open and league bowling as well as private parties and events. The center offers automatic bumpers and a full-service restaurant and bar with food and adult beverages.
A seven-screen movie theater, Canton Cinema displays first-run feature films using digital projection. The theater offers stadium seating, high-back chairs, D-BOX motion seats, a party room, self-service ticketing and a snack bar with food and drinks.
The Chelsea Treehouse is a 9,000 square foot indoor play area with a climbing structure, several slides, swinging bridges, a toddler area and also, the tree house itself. There is a cafe as well as birthday party facilities.