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1230 Dexter St.
Milan, MI 48160
Phone: (734) 439-1400
Fax: (734) 439-4181
Arts & Museums
The University of Michigan Museum of Art exhibits collections which include masterpieces that are 150 years old. Visit the museum to see classic and contemporary collections from Africa, Asia, America, Europe, and the Middle East. The museum plays an important role in restoring art, and also works at the conservation of rare paintings. Admission is free, though a USD5 donation is encouraged.
Established in 1981, the Yankee Air Museum is a cool place to visit. Unfortunately, a fire in 2007 burned most of the original collection and eight planes that were on display here. However, after six years, they opened their doors to public again with more colorful displays and artifacts. If you're lucky you may be able to ride in one of the vintage World War II bombers! At an admission price of $5, Yankee Air Museum makes for an interesting visit.
The Southern Michigan Railroad Society is a museum dedicated to preserving the rich history of the surrounding regions right from the time the first track was laid. While the museum is open only on Saturdays between May and September, visitors can take train rides and guided tours in the charming old-world steam engines. Call ahead for varied dates.
The Romulus Historical Museum and Park are great places to go if you need a place to repose. There is an on-site gazebo and sitting areas located throughout the property. The growing museum's main goal is to preserve the local history and always welcomes any contributions from the community, be they artifacts or donations.
This charming museum highlights the Dexter's area local history. The exhibits feature priceless artifacts from the Civil War all the way to World War II. Artifacts range from period clothing, farm tools, a traditional horse carriage, medical equipment, antique furniture, a model railroad and more. The museum is closed throughout the late winter, so be sure to visit in the spring or summer when its open on Friday and Saturday. Additional times can also be arranged if scheduled in advance.
The Plymouth Historical Museum opened its doors to public in 1976. Located in downtown Plymouth, the museum chronicles the history of the town, highlighting its industrial progress and growth in the Victorian era and how it has molded present-day Plymouth. Featuring many interesting exhibits that include a recreation of the Main Street in the 19th Century and the famous Lincoln collection, which is said to be one of the largest Lincoln collections in the country, the museum makes for a great visit. The facility is spread over 26000 square feet (2415 square meters) land, also features a museum store, meeting area, a library and archives. Also worth mentioning is the 37A size, giant shoe of the Guinness Record Holder, Robert Wadlow who towered 8.9 feet (2.72 meters).
Located in Dearborn, this academy dedicated to all things glass is just a few miles from Detroit off of Highway 12. Founded by artists Michelle Plucinsky and Chris Nordin, the academy strives to promote and educate on the art of glass blowing. Various programs and courses on this unique art are offered throughout the year, as well as a variety of workshops and events. A one-of-a-kind attraction, find out more about this fragile medium by paying a visit to the academy.