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Things To Do

Things To Do

Ypsilanti is full of historic charm, vibrant cutlure, and plenty of things to do. From Michgian museums and beautiful architecture, to attending events and visiting unique shops owned by friendly locals, you'll always find something to do in Ypsi.

Shopping Destination

Discover quirky Water Tower souvenirs, renowned antique shops, and specialty shops like World of Rocks and ModelCave. No matter where you wander, you'll love unique, whimsical, and retro shops in Ypsilanti.

Avant-Garde Art

Ypsilanti’s vibrant art scene is impressive to say the least. Area galleries, theatres and museums bring an unforgettable experience with each exhibition and performance. Artists showcase their work in shops, restaurants, and during community and annual events.

Colorful Culture

Ypsilanti prides itself on inclusivity and compassion. From intentional, reflective events like Ypsi Pride, to area restaurants hosting drag brunch fundraising for important causes, Ypsi celebrates and welcomes LGBTQ+ culture, business, community, visitors, and allies.

Escape to Nature

Ypsilanti is a four-season destination where you can enjoy the great outdoors. Spend time at a park or nature preserve, or hit the Border to Border Trail.along the Huron River flowing through town. Take a kayak to Ford Lake at sunset, or book a trip with a local fly-fishing guide for some of the best small mouth bass fishing in the Midwest.

Proud Heritage

Ypsilanti’s automotive and aviation history is celebrated through Michigan museums and spectacular festivals. In fact, the last Hudson dealership is now a nationally recognized car museum. Ypsilanti is also known for its unique ties to the “original WWII Rosie the Riveter”, Rose Will Monroe, who worked at a local bomber plant while soldiers were sent overseas. These resilient women are a tremendous part of Ypsilanti’s past.

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