Ann Arbor Tourism

Located just 45 miles from the city of Detroit and 35 miles from the border of Ohio, Ann Arbor is a beautiful little gem of Michigan. From vibrant shopping scenes to art displays and interactive museums to kid-friendly entertainment arenas, Ann Arbor offers a plethora of tourist attractions and activities. This small city was founded in the year 1824 and was first named as “Annarbour”. There are two theories behind the name. While the first says that it is named after the founders’ wives with the same name “Ann”, the second theory says that the name came from the arbor of roses and grapes. Whatever the fact is, today, Ann Arbor stands as a city with rich cultural, educational, and artistic values. Ann Arbor has a population of about 115,000 and is home to the University of Michigan. This pedestrian-friendly downtown is also known as “tree town” because of its tree-lined paths. These walkways are also lined by a number of cafes, shops, bookstores, and cultural centers. On the other hand, the Downtown is dotted with many art galleries, theatres, and event venues making Ann Arbor a lively spot.

Essential travel information and Ann Arbor tips for your visit

  • Time Zone: Eastern Daylight Time (GMT-4)
  • Currency: US Dollar
  • Electricity and Internet: The average residential electricity rate in Ann Arbor is 14.13¢/kWh (Plug type E). Free internet at public places as well as private internet service providers.
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Tipping: Not customary but appreciated.
  • Security:

Emergency Number: 911

Non-Emergency line: 734.994.2911

General information: 734.794.6920

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