From town to gown
Come explore a city whose motto is "25 square miles surrounded by reality!"
On this walking tour you'll visit several sites associated with the University of Michigan, which is both the literal and figurative heart of the city of Ann Arbor. You'll see where JFK gave his speech launching the Peace Corps, and visit the Diag, home to many counter-culture protests through the decades.
But Ann Arbor is more than just the university, and as we stroll through the compact and walkable downtown core, you'll have a chance to see the city through "townie" eyes. We'll explore public art, check out beautiful 19th century architecture, and visit the world famous Zingerman's Delicatessen in the historic Kerrytown neighborhood.
This tour will be customized to your interests, and is a great introduction to the city for visitors, parents of incoming students, and new residents alike.
- explore the central U of M campus
- visit the South University, State Street, Main Street and Kerrytown neighborhoods
- stop at some of our unique shops and restaurants depending on your interests
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: If you are staying downtown, I can meet you at your hotel and we will start the tour there. Otherwise, I can provide transportation to downtown from your accommodations if desired.
End location: Back at your hotel.
Duration: 3 hours
This is a walking tour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 USD - If desired, we may stop at one of Ann Arbor's many cafes or restaurants for a break along the way.
My car can fit up to three comfortably. Alternative arrangements are cheerfully available for larger groups, please inquire!
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Tammy was a fabulous tour guide. On our tour of the University of Michigan she was a wealth of knowledge about the school and the city. Gave a real flavor of Ann Arbor. Highly recommended her!