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Fun Facts About The Willow Run Bomber Plant

You’ve probably heard of Rosie the Riveter, that iconic figure of American spirit. Many people may also know that Rose Will Monroe traveled from rural Kentucky to Ypsilanti, Michigan to work among thousands of others during World War II. But what about where she worked and what she made? Find out…

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Living The Patio Life In Ypsilanti, Michigan

Summer is in its home stretch and autumn is right around the corner. A great way to enjoy the last few loooooonng days of summer is to sip on a drink or snack on some of the coolest patios around Ypsi. We went on a scavenger hunt around town to find the best restaurant patios, and here's our list of…

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Vegelanti: How Vegetarians Dine in Ypsi

Search no more, fellow veggies, because Ypsi Real has compiled a list of Ypsilanti’s vegetarian and vegan hot spots and highlights. Ollie Food and Spirits (42 E. Cross St.) Located in Depot Town, Ollie's features a seasonally rotating menu composed of high-quality, locally sourced ingredients…

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Fly Fishing in Ypsilanti

The Huron River is one of the best places in Michigan for smallmouth bass fishing. Our guest blogger Emma Schulte interviewed the owner of Schultz Outfitters, Mike Schultz, in Ypsilanti. She learned what makes fly fishing a memorable experience for both beginners and experts alike. If you’re not an…

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11 Eye-Catching Signs in Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti, MI, commonly referred to as "Ypsi" is a town full of rich history and creative energy. Not only is it home to Eastern Michigan University, this city is also home to loads of unique signage! Be sure to take the the time to stop and look at the expert craftsmanship and artistry on these…

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#ErininA2: One Day in Ypsilanti

During our year-long partnership with The Epicurean Traveler (a fabulous blog from Erin Klema, a Grand Rapids-based foodie), we've done our best to show her the most exciting, quirky, wonderful, unique, and impressive things happening in the Ann Arbor area. With this quest in mind, we knew that she…

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10 Beautiful Historic Homes in Ypsilanti

From trailblazers like HP Jacobs to remarkable places like the Willow Run Bomber Plant – Ypsilanti is home to a great deal of history. In fact, Ypsilanti is Michigan’s second largest historic district, with approximately 20 percent of the 4.4 square miles designated historic. Many have called the…

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