Tour of Ypsilanti, Michigan
Around Town Tours, Inc. offers customized tours of the Ypsilanti area. Ypsilanti is the home of Eastern Michigan University. EMU, founded in 1849, is comprised of seven colleges and schools and is recognized as one of the foremost schools in education.
With its student population of 25,000, it has a tremendous impact on the city of Ypsilanti. Much of the University is in its own historic district. Seven historic buildings still stand on this thriving campus.
Ypsilanti has retained much of the beautiful architecture built in the 1800s. Many of the historic homes overlook the Huron River. Its historic district has designated 185 buildings, a testimonial to its preservation-minded citizens
The unusual name of Ypsilanti is in honor of a Greek war hero, Demetrios Ypsilantis, a Greek hero.
Join us for a memorable introduction to Ypsilanti.
Some of the following stops can be added to the Ypsilanti Tour. The number of stops added will depend on the time and interest of your group.
Depot Town: This charming, historic, business district offers visitors a wide selection of shops, antique stores, parks and restaurants.
Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum: Ypsilanti pioneers played an interesting role in the history of the American automobile. See antique autos and memorabilia.
*Ypsilanti Historical Museum: Elegant brick mansion, built in 1860, furnished in true Victorian style.
*Michigan Firehouse Museum: Built in 1898. Fun for the entire family, showcasing antique firetrucks and all fire fighting equipment. *
Riverside Theater: A fantastic venue for performance, exhibit, and studio art.
Haabs Restaurant: Established in 1934, offers great, classic American food. Bus tours can order a special three course lunch, with three entree choices for $10.00, not including gratuity.
Riverside Park: Stroll along the banks of the Huron River. This park is the site of Ypsilanti’s Heritage Festival and the increasingly popular Elvis Fest.
Eagle Crest Resort: This full service Marriott Hotel offers an 18-hole golf course, complete conference center and Bentley’s American Grille.
* Admission Fee