Discovering YOU Magazine June 2018 Issue - Page 27

VACATION AND TRAVEL

These next FREE attractions are actually two different FREE attractions that are near to one another. The first one is “Matthaei Botanical Gardens”, located at 1800 N. Dixboro Road in Ann Arbor. The other one is “Nichols Arboretum”, located at 1610 Washington Heights, also in Ann Arbor. If you love nature and the outdoors, you will love both attractions. Both attractions are open every day but go to their website to gather all information before venturing out to see them. There is a small parking fee, but both attractions are FREE to visit.

Lastly, if you want to take a leisurely drive then head west on I-94 to the west side of the state and visit the” Kalamazoo

There are more FREE attractions that other states seem to offer than Michigan offers, such as Ohio. If I get positive feedback, I will do articles on other nearby states.

Kalamazoo Valley Museum

Valley Museum” located on 230 North Rose Street, in the city of Kalamazoo. This is a FREE museum to enter and view all the exhibits. Also, they offer a FREE calendar of events for all ages, with a few being only $3.00 dollars at the most. The museum itself has 55,000 items to view on 3 floors with such exhibits as hands on science, culture and history and more.

They even show local history. On Fridays they have live music in a theater onsite. There is also a Planetarium onsite for a $3.00 dollar fee. The hours are Monday thru Saturday, 9am to 5pm, and Sunday, 1pm to 5pm. All parking is metered, but if you go on a Sunday, the parking is FREE. The museums phone number is 800-772-3370 to talk to a person, but call 269-373-7989 to hear a pre-recorded message.

".... they offer a FREE calendar of events for all ages, with a few being only $3.00 dollars at the most.

The museum itself

has 55,000 items

to view on 3 floors

with such exhibits as hands on science, culture and history

and more."