Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor
Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor Make the Plymouth Experience Even Better!
Plymouth is the best place to stay and play when visiting Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor because of our fantastic shopping and dining options along with easy access to visit the rest of what this dynamic region has to offer.
The Henry Ford:
The Henry Ford brings the American historical experience to life. See JFK’s limo, Rosa Parks’ bus and thousands of uniquely American innovations at the museum. Greenfield Village features 90 historic buildings, period presenters and artisans. There is also the Ford Rouge Factory tour and an IMAX theater.
A cornerstone of The Henry Ford, Henry Ford Museum is a remarkable showcase of people and ideas that have changed the world. Its collections include the Rosa Parks bus, Lincoln’s chair, Kennedy’s limousine, George Washington’s camp bed, Edgar Allen Poe’s writing desk and even the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile! The collections include thousands of technological, social and cultural innovations.
Ann Arbor Hands on Museum:
A children's musuem that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.Explore visitor favorites - whisper dishes, tornado, Building in a Building, Google Liquid Galaxy and the ever-popular water table! Find out unique facts about the human body. Climb aboard a full-size ambulance, hear your heart beat and measure your physical fitness. You are never too old to ignite your imagination!
Greenfield Village is a journey into the sights, sounds and sensations of America’s past. Ride a steam locomotive and a steamboat, encounter period presenters and artisans practicing time-honored crafts, and explore over 90 historic buildings on this 81-acre historic site where American experiences and traditions come alive. Visitors can even experience transportation of the past with a ride in a Model T.
Ford Rouge Factory Tours:
Ford Rouge Factory Tours take you inside one of the largest industrial complexes in the world as you witness the production of the Ford F-150 pickup truck. Once inside, the tour begins with a brief movie about Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company, followed by a virtual reality experience that takes a 360-degree look at how automobiles are made. Witness the complex's living roof and then observe the final assembly process from an elevated walkway inside the factory.
Ann Arbor Street Fairs
This renowned event is composed of four award-winning, independently juried art fairs help simultaneously throughout the streets of Ann Arbor in mid-July. The city is transformed into one massive outdoor art gallery featuring 1,100 artists and a half-million visitors. Attracting the finest artists from across the country and an unsurpassed variety of top quality artwork in every price range, it has earned a stellar reputation nationwide.
The Detroit Zoo:
An animal-lover’s paradise, the zoo offers large open spaces and wonderful outdoor animal environments. Don’t miss the Mandrill (it’s a colorful baboon) exhibits. The Wildlife Interpretive Gallery is a must-see! This historic building has been resurrected as a butterfly/hummingbird garden, coral reef aquarium, theater, exhibition space, art gallery, and multi-media interactives. Summer hours (April-October) are 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, until 8:00 p.m. June 19-August 28. Winter hours (November-March) are 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Downtown Detroit is the home to world class museums including the Detroit Institute of Art, one of the nation’s largest theater districts, three professional sports teams, and three casinos. In addition, if you would like to experience the sites and sounds of another country, Windsor, Ontario, Canada sits just across the Detroit River.
The Ann Arbor area is the state’s rare jewel: a small, friendly town with big city sophistication; a world-class educational and high-tech research center nestled in a peaceful rural setting; a close-knit community of charming neighborhoods with a rich mix of cultures.
For more information on all there is to do in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor, log on the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau Web site at www.visitdetroit.com and the Ann Arbor Visitor Bureau website at www.visitannarbor.org.