Ann Arbor is a wonderful college town, small but sophisticated, filled with shops and restaurants, art and music, tree-lined streets and winding walks. We’ll take a look at Main Street, the downtown shopping district, visit Kerrytown, a group of three renovated buildings housing a collection of stores, boutiques, and restaurants, and drive through some of the city’s lovely neighborhoods.
Though Ann Arbor is fast becoming a center for research and technology, the University of Michigan is still the heart of the city. Founded in 1817, the University of Michigan has long been one of the foremost universities in the country. Known for its graduate schools, high academic standards, and lovely campus, the University is a fascinating place to visit. We’ll drive through the central campus area, see the modern, sprawling north campus, the extensive medical center, and, of course, the sports facilities.
Join us for a memorable introduction to Ann Arbor.
Some of the following stops can be added to the City/University Tour. The number of stops added will depend on the time and interest of your group.
Michigan Stadium: The largest college-owned stadium in the nation.
University of Michigan Hospital: A state of the art facility.
*Stearns Collection: Over 2,000 old instruments from all over the world.
*Baird Carillon: The third-heaviest, musical instrument in the world, with 55 bronze bells. (Limited to 20 people/group) *
Michigan Law School: A beautiful, gothic-tudor complex with underground library; the first self-contained law school in the nation.
Matthai Botanical Gardens: A teaching and research facility that houses exotic plants from around the world. *
Museums: A docent tour of a special collection can be arranged. Visit one of the following museums: University of Michigan Museum of Art, the Exhibit Museum of Natural History, or the Kelsey Museum of Archeology. *
Churches and Synagogues: St. Andrews Episcopal Church with its lovely Tiffany window; the Congregational Church with its “Pilgrim” decor; the Temple Beth Emeth/St. Clare’s Episcopal Church, a facility jointly owned by a Jewish Temple and Episcopal Church and administered by an interfaith corporation, Genesis.
Art Gallery: A visit, along with a talk, can be arranged at one of Ann Arbor’s many art galleries.
Michigan Theater: An old vaudeville and silent movie house which has been restored. A tour and discussion of the renovation, including a demonstration of the theater organ and/or the showing of an old silent movie can be arranged. *
Towsley Sports Museum: U of M sports memorabilia, including three Heisman Trophies.
* Admission Fee