Ypsilanti has iconic landmarks, rich history, live music and theater, comfort food, craft breweries, unique retail, outdoor adventures and so much more!
1. Ypsilanti's Signature Landmark
Is there any more quintessential Ypsilanti location than the Water Tower? Take a selfie with this 147-foot historic structure, or the nearby marble bust of Demetrius Ypsilanti, and bask in the legendary glow of this eye-catching landmark structure.
2. Ypsilanti's Rich History
Do you like vintage firetrucks, classic automobiles or WW II aviation? Ypsilanti has you covered! View historic firetrucks at the Michigan Firehouse Museum. Meander through the large selection of vintage cars at the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum, and learn about the wide-variety of aviation artifacts at Yankee Air Museum.
3. Live Theater
Eastern Michigan University hosts year-round theatrical events for a varieties of tastes. Check the event calendars of Riverside Arts Center, PTD Productions, and the Neighborhood Theater Group, for more exciting, eclectic Ypsilanti theater performances.
4. Live Music & Pop-Up Concerts
Ypsilanti always has a great selection of live music and concerts going on throughout the year. Catch a show at Ziggy’s, Ypsi Alehouse, Mash Ypsilanti, and more, to take on Ypsi's unique music scene.
5. Classic Comfort Food
Try Ypsilanti’s long-standing and new restaurants found in historic Depot Town. If you are looking for delicious soul food, you can't go wrong with Cuppy's Best or Madea's Kitchen.
6. Unique Breweries
Ypsilanti is full of extraordinary beer brewers making the best brews. Unity Vibration creates one-of-a-kind kombucha beers, 734 Brewing Company serves unpretentious brews in an environment that highlights inclusivity, Ypsi Alehouse brews ward-winning ales, and Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery, offering a year-round outdoor beer garden. Check out the Ann Arbor area Craft Pass for more nearby breweries to try.
7. The Outdoors
Explore the outdoors of Ypsilanti at the LeFurge Woods Nature Preserve in nearby Superior Township. There you’ll find wildlife, trails, a Conservancy Farm, and more. The Border-to-Border Trail winds through Ypsilanti, perfect for biking and hiking. Fly Fishing on the Huron River is another way to take advantage of the outdoors in Ypsilanti. Stop by Schultz Outfitters to get all of your fishing gear.
8. Retail Therapy
Ypsilanti is FULL of unique retail shops. Just a few of the stores to add to your list: Puffer Reds, Brick and Mortar General Store, Thimbleberry, and Black Stone Bookstore. If you are looking for antiques and vintage stores, Ypsi is the perfect shopping destination.
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