Discover Fun Outdoor Ann Arbor Attractions

Ann Arbor attractions offer relaxation and entertainment for the whole family. The historical features of the Cobblestone Farm and Museum provide visitors the chance to step back in time while touring the grounds. The many outdoor activities offered by Ann Arbor parks include swimming and ice-skating. Visitors can also see the native and flowering plants provided by the botanical gardens and the arboretum.

Cobblestone Farm and Museum
2781 Packard Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
(734) 794-6230
www.cobblestonefarm.org

The historical building and surrounding acreage of Cobblestone Farm makes up one of that Ann Arbor attractions that visitors can tour. The self-guided tour along the grounds features an 1835-built log cabin and animal barn that still houses chickens and goats. The Cobblestone Farmhouse has an east porch that leads to the path to the barnyard, and the farmyard offers a playing area for children. Visitors staying in an Ann Arbor Bed and Breakfast will enjoy this historical landmark for a fun outdoor attraction.

Buhr Park
2751 Packard Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
(734) 794-6234
www.a2gov.org

The 25-yard Buhr Pool features six lanes and also a wading pool for children. The park has 39 acres of outdoor Ann Arbor attractions, complete with grills for picnics and play areas for the kids. Visitors staying at a nearby Ann Arbor Inn can enjoy the day at this exciting park with summertime swimming or playing tennis. During the winter season, the skating rink opens for ice-skating outdoors.

Matthaei Botanical Gardens
1800 N. Dixboro Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
(734) 647-7600
www.mbgna.umich.edu

Beauty in nature defines the Matthaei Botanical Gardens, known as one of the premier Ann Arbor attractions. The gardens offer a visitor's center with classrooms, a library and auditorium for ongoing events. Visitors stroll through the center that leads to the conservatory and along the trails. The many exhibits along the way feature aesthetic elements that blend with the nature and flowering plants. Kids love the Gaffield Children's Garden and enjoy discovering the many hands-on statuary and activities.

Nichols Arboretum
1610 Washington Hts.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 647-7600

Visiting the Nichols Arboretum offers a scenic view along the river while exploring the natural landscape crafted by O.C. Simonds during the 1900s. Visitors can walk up to the highest point and catch a great view at Geddes Avenue. The Washington Heights offers a sitting room and library while visitors tour the grounds. Trails wind along the landscape and offer glimpses of art, both visual and performing. 

Fuller Park Pool
1519 Fuller Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
(734) 994-4263
www.a2gov.org

Fuller Park Pool provides fun the whole family can enjoy while visiting Ann Arbor attractions in the outdoors. The pool offers a waterslide into the 50-meter pool that kids and adults enjoy. The diving well offers up to 12-foot deep water for adventurers that enjoy entertaining the audience with dives. The pool provides a schedule for family swim and other events, including a special time for tots to enjoy the water with their parents.