Ann Arbor – Things to do with your Team

When you think of Ann Arbor, there’s one thing that comes to mind before anything else, the University of Michigan.  This famous university was moved from Detroit to Ann Arbor in 1837, and since relocating, its history has been intertwined with Ann Arbor’s.  The city has grown exponentially ever since the university moved there, so much so that Ann Arbor is now Michigan’s sixth largest city.  Regardless of where you go in Ann Arbor, you will see Michigan’s colors, gold and blue scattered throughout.  Take some time to visit the university’s campus; not only is it beautiful, but it has a lot of things to do there.


Michigan Stadium

Ann Arbor - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsKnown as The Big House, and for good reason, Michigan Stadium is the largest football stadium in the entire country.  Seating 109,901 spectators, Michigan Stadium is a massive landmark in Ann Arbor.  Tickets to the games might be hard to come by or afford, but for a manageable price, you and your team can take a tour of this famous stadium on nongame days.  Get access to the club and suite levels and see the stadium in a luxurious way.  Get shown around the press box where the commentators announce the game and walk the halls and locker room where the Michigan team prepares for the game.  Finally, your tour guide will take you on the field itself.  Look around in awe as the stadium engulfs you with its sheer size and experience what it’s like to play at The Big House.  Michigan Stadium requires at least two weeks notice to schedule tours, so remember to plan ahead. 1201 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

Let out your inner scientist and experiment at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.  The museum has 10 sections for you and your team to discover and learn about.  Investigate strange machines and how they work in the Legacy Gallery.  Explore the world, feel the power of a tornado, or soak a teammate with the water exhibits while you walk around the Concourse.  While in the Michigan Nature section, you will be exposed to native Michigan animals from the past and present and be allowed to play with an interactive nature wall.  There’s this and so much more to experiment with at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.  Your team will leave knowing a lot more than they expected. 220 E Ann St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Pinball Pete’s

Enter a world of video games.  Experience pinball machines and other classic games of the past and try your hand at them.  For over 30 years, Pinball Pete’s has been providing the city of Ann Arbor with endless entertainment.  Pinball Pete’s isn’t just a pinball arcade.  You can also expect to find air hockey, pool tables, Skeeball, Dance Dance Revolution, and other arcade games.  Pete also offers the option of consoles and console games for those who would rather go that route.  Remember to bring your dollars so you can exchange them at the coin machine and run wild.  Do you think you can set a high score before you leave?  There’s only one way to find out. 1214 S University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


University of Michigan Museum of Paleontology

Get transported back in time and check out dinosaur and other prehistoric fossils while you visit University of Michigan Museum of Paleontology.  As you walk through time, you will not only observe fossils and 3D models, but will also be able to read detailed information on them to gain more insight into what animals you are looking at and what they were like.  Learn about vertebrates and invertebrates alike and gawk at the spectacular condition of the fossils and impressive detail on the taxidermy models.  Another awesome aspect of the museum, it’s free. Alexander G. Ruthven Museums Bldg, 1109 Geddes Avenue, Room 1529, Ann Arbor, MI 48109


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Hudson Mills Metropark

Enjoy a peaceful walk in the park, or don’t.  There are many more activities you could take part in besides walking at Hudson Mills Metropark.  This a perfect place for your team to split up and venture off to do their own things.  Some might head to the 24 hole disc golf course, others will check out the sand volleyball or shuffleboard courts and play a few games there.  Climbing walls, swings, slide, and other obstacles to play on can be found near the activity center.  Hudson Mills also has a two mile scenic hiking trail that your team can take advantage of if they wish to see more of the park.  After everyone is done with their respective activities, meet at one of the park’s three picnic areas for a group lunch. 8801 N. Territorial Road, Dexter, MI 48130


Briarwood Mall

Briarwood Mall is one of those easy stops that doesn’t require much, if any, planning.  Music to a team travel coordinators ears.  Take your team to Briarwood for an hour or two and let them roam around the mall as they wish.  They’ll have their work cut out for them since Briarwood houses 120 individual stores and four anchors.  Divided among two floors, Briarwood has a lot for your team to see.  This is one of those attractions that makes everyone happy because of the variety of stores and places to eat. 100 Briarwood Cir, Ann Arbor, MI 48108


Rave Cinemas Ann Arbor 20+ IMAX

If you and your team want to catch a movie, Rave Cinemas Ann Arbor 20+ IMAX is really your only option around; luckily, it’s an awesome theater.  You have an astounding 15 or more movies to decide from.  You also have the option of IMAX depending on the movie you see for an additional fee.  The food is good too, so buy your favorite movie treat and enjoy the show.  If you arrive at the theater early, you can play some of the arcade games Rave Cinemas offers. 4100 Carpenter Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197


Decode Detroit

Ann Arbor - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsThe name may say Detroit but you’ll only be doing some decoding in Ann Arbor.  Decode Detroit is a brain teasing, complex escape room.  Immediately after you enter the room you are faced with a choice: help Minerva, a sophisticated AI, escape her imprisonment or work against her to keep her chained up.  After you decide what side you will take, you will have 60 minutes to accomplish all of the tasks incorporated into the room or fail.  Decode Detroit’s staff is famously helpful and there for you if you get stuck on a clue for too long.  Visit Decode Detroit for a unique mind perplexing experience. 4072 Packard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48108


As you walk through the city donned in blue and gold, you will be treated with a plethora of attractions to visit.  There’s always something to do in Ann Arbor.  A wide variety of activities awaits you and your team.  You will look back on this trip fondly and miss Ann Arbor after you leave.