Attractions - Ann Arbor
Downtown Ann Arbor
Attractions within walking distance of the AAPT meeting venues include:
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
220 E. Ann St.
Ann Arbor, Michigan
nine unique galleries containing more than 250 interactive exhibits that make learning fun for all ages in an informal environment where hands-on experience is the best teacher.
Kerrytown Market and Shops
407 N. Fifth Street
an interesting collection of shops in the remodeled nineteenth-century warehouse district.
The Scrap Box
581 State Circle, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
The Scrap Box is located in Ann Arbor, near the intersection of State Street and I-94. State Circle is a small street off of State Street. Open hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 pm and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 734-994-4420. A GREAT place for teachers or to fill some time with kids! Fill a grocery bag full of "good stuff" for your classroom for $6.50 (large) or $4 (small).
Urban Fairy Doors
Throughout downtown Ann Arbor
tiny doors on the front of select businesses open to reveal "fairy homes." Consult the website for locations.
422 Detroit Street
(734) 663-DELI (3354)
source of great food and great experiences, the deli serves up thousands of made-to-order sandwiches with prime ingredients. Across the street from Kerrytown.
Ann Arbor Environs
The following off-campus attractions are not within walking distance of the AAPT meeting venues and will require a car or city bus to access:
Domino's Petting Farm
24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive
gives children and adults a chance to interact with farm animals. Call for hours.
170 Enterprise Drive
unique, handmade tile reflecting the classic style and craftsmanship of America's historic Arts and Crafts potteries. Free tours Thursday at 11 am; other days by appointment.
82 Aprill Drive
one of the biggest indoor climbing gyms in North America; professionally trained experienced staff, five-story climbing wall, beginner's package available.
University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens
1800 N. Dixboro Road
beautiful indoor conservatory, walking trails, extensive formal gardens, and gift shop.
Underground Railroad Tours
Take the journey to Freedom Tour that visits area historical stops on the Underground Railway, including the site where one of Michigan's first abolitionist newspapers was published. Call ahead to make arrangements.
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