Places & Spaces

. June 26, 2015.

Favorite Places and Spaces  
WINTER FUN

Rolling Hills Park
7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti
734-484-9676 | www.ewashtenaw.org

Runner Up: The Chelsea TreeHouse

RAINY DAY

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
220 E. Ann St.
734-995-5439 | www.aahom.org

Runner Up: Ann Arbor District Library

DAY TRIP

Toledo Zoo
2 Hippo Way, Toledo
419-385-4040 | www.toledozoo.org

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! The Toledo Zoo boasts all these animals and many, many more, making it the perfect place for a day trip. From the new Aquarium to the African Safari section, the zoo hosts over 750 species from around the world. In addition to unique animals, there are also gardens, a children’s playland, an amphitheater where talented musical acts perform, summer camps, and volunteer programs. The Toledo Zoo was recently voted Best Zoo in the United States in USA Today’s 10Best Reader’s Choice Awards, and is dedicated to top animal care and sustainability. Bring the whole family for a day of fun. Summer hours: 10am-5pm.

Runner Up: Independence Lake County Park

PLACE TO READ

Ann Arbor District Library
343 S. Fifth Ave.
734-327-4200 | www.aadl.org

Runner Up: Nicola’s Books

PLACE TO WORSHIP

First United Methodist Church of Saline
1200 N. Ann Arbor St., Saline
734-429-4730 | www.fumc-saline.org

Runner Up: St. Francis of Assisi

MUSEUM

Ann Arbor Hands-On
Museum 220 E. Ann St.
734-995-5439 | www.aahom.org

Runner Up: University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

FAIR OR FESTIVAL

Ann Arbor Street Art Fair
721 E. Huron St.
734-994-5260 | www.artfair.org

Runner Up: Ann Arbor Summer Fest Top of the park

PICNIC SPOT

Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
1610 Washington Heights
734-647-7600 | www.lsa.umich.edu

Runner Up: Gallup Park

PLACE TO VOLUNTEER

University of Michigan Health System
1500 E. Medical Center Dr.
734-936-4000 | www.uofmhealth.org

Runner Up: Humane Society of Huron Valley

ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS

Leslie Science and Nature Center
1831 Travers Rd.
734-997-1553 | www.lesliesnc.org

Runner Up: The Creature Conservancy

TWEEN ACTIVITY

Zap Zone
4177 Carpenter Rd., Ypsilanti
734-930-6670 | www.zap-zone.com

Runner Up: Sky Zone

BOWLING ALLEY

Colonial Lanes
1950 S Industrial Hwy, Ann Arbor
734-665-4474 | www.coloniallanescubsac.com

Runner Up: Maplewood Lanes

LOCAL TOY STORE

Mudpuddles Toys
407 N. Fifth Ave.
734-662-0022 | www.kerrytown.com

Runner Up: Learning Express

GARDEN AND NATURE CENTER

Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum
1610 Washington Heights
734-647-7600 | www.lsa.umich.edu

Runner Up: Leslie Science and Nature Center

DATENIGHT

Chop House
322 S Main St.
734-769-5960 | www.thechophouseannarbor.com

Runner Up: Melting Pot