Points of Interest

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Charles Baird Carillon in Burton Memorial Tower

230 North Ingalls Street

Charles Baird, a former athletic director, offered to give the University a set of carillon bells from England. The U-M Club of Ann Arbor raised the money for a clock tower as a memorial to President Marion Burton. The tower houses the 53-bell carillon.

William W. Cook Law Quadrangle

625 South State Street

Dedicated in 1934, this stunning building is modeled after the Gothic Revival styles of Cambridge and Oxford. Stop inside to see the beautiful library.

Detroit Observatory

1398 East Ann Street

This cultural treasure is the second-oldest building on U-M’s campus and the first observatory in the state. A 6,000 sq. ft. addition project will begin in the near future. Public viewing nights are hosted in conjunction with the Department of Astronomy.

The Diag

The Diag is the center of the original 40 acres gifted to U-M by the Ann Arbor Land Grant in 1837. It is a popular meet-up place and the preferred site for pep rallies and demonstrations alike.

Gerald R. Ford Library

1000 Beal Avenue

This presidential library is located on North Campus. It offers exhibits, special events, and education partnerships as well as research assistance.

Matthei Botanical Gardens

1800 N. Dixboro Road

Here you’ll find display gardens, trails, natural areas, and a conservatory and gift shop. Free and open seven days a week. A donation is welcome.

Michigan League

911 North University

Women of the University raised the $1 million necessary to erect this stately building, which opened in 1929. Inside, you’ll find a hotel, restaurants, study lounges, beautiful rooms for meetings and events, and the 650-seat Lydia Mendelssohn Theater.

Michigan Union

530 South State Street

The Michigan Union will be closed for renovation until winter 2020. This iconic building is the center of campus activity and houses restaurants, study spaces, meeting rooms and more.

Museum of Art

525 South State Street

The Museum of Art includes collections, exhibitions, programs and educational exploration. Visit the website for gallery hours and happenings. A $10 donation is appreciated.

Nichols Arboretum

1610 Washington Heights

Located near University Hospital, “The Arb” is a year-round haven for nature lovers. It features a fabulous peony garden and several collections of historic and native plants. The Arb is free and open seven days a week, from sunrise to sunset.

Pierpont Commons

2101 Bonisteel

This North Campus student hangout offers a variety of food options, cozy nooks, study spaces, a bookstore, computer shop and meeting rooms.

Museum of Natural History

1105 N. University Avenue

The museum opens in its stunning new home on April 14, 2019, with all-new exhibits and planetarium! More exhibits open in November!



MLibrary offers vast collections of print, audio and video, electronic holdings technology and creative facilities.

Bentley Historical Library

1150 Beal Avenue

The Bentley Historical Library collects materials for and promotes the study of the State of Michigan and the University of Michigan. It is open without fee to the public and welcomes researchers. It houses 11,000 research collections.

William L. Clements Library

This beautiful facility, on South University Avenue, was designed by Albert Kahn and houses original resources for the study of American history and culture from the 15th through the 19th centuries.

Duderstadt Center

At this North Campus library, you’ll find the Art, Architecture and Engineering Library as well as the Digital Media Commons, which features visualization and virtual reality technologies.

Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library

913 South University

U-M’s primary collection for the humanities and social sciences is housed here, as well as the MLibrary gallery which hosts exhibits, presentations, and the Audubon Room with its rotating display of treasures from the library’s collection.

Law Library

801 Monroe

This may well be the most beautiful building on the University of Michigan campus. It contains one of the world’s best collections of research materials: more than one million volumes and 500,000 periodical titles.

Shapiro Undergraduate Library
919 South University

Located just off the Diag, the UGLi supports undergraduate learning and scientific inquiry. It is home to a collection of books and periodicals, Bert’s Café and Bert’s Study Lounge.

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