Tours in Ann Arbor

Distillery Tour with Commemorative Shot Glasses for Two, Four, or Eight at Ugly Dog Distillery (Up to 52% Off)

Ugly Dog Distillery

Chelsea

Tours illuminate the copper workshop of a local master distiller as he makes traditional and bacon-flavored vodka, rum, and gin

$20 $11

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Flight Lesson and Ground Instruction with Optional Additional Passenger at Drake Aviation Co (Up to 57% Off)

Drake Aviation Co

Hanger 3 at Midfield Terminal

Learn the basics of flying and ground instruction before taking to the sky for your first flight; optional additional passenger

$228 $99

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Introductory Flight Lesson with Option for Ride-Along Passenger from Flight 101 (Up to 40% Off)

Flight 101

Waterford

Beginner’s lesson covers taxi operations, radio communications & bank turns while contributing toward future flight certification

$200 $120

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Hot Air Balloon Ride for One, Two, or Four at Balloon Quest (Up to 51% Off). Six Options Available.

Balloon Quest

Holly-Fenton

Riders take 40- to 60-minute trip over lakes and landscapes in balloon guided by pilot; includes champagne or juice toast and souvenir

$299 $149

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Discovery Flight for One or Two at A&R Aviation (Up to 51% Off)

A&R Aviation

The Transit Center

Discovery flights let anyone experience the majesty of flight, starting with an on-ground lesson before taking off to view aerial landscapes

$284 $153

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Interactive Theater Experience for Two, Four, or Eight at Trapped Toledo (Up to 56% Off)

Trapped Toledo

Trapped Toledo

Interactive theater experiences lock 10 participants in a room to solve challenges such as finding a missing spy to foil a terrorist plot

$50 $25

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SemSeg's Segway experts equip urban explorers to cruise through Detroit at up to 12.5 miles per hour during self-guided tours. A brief orientation covers proper techniques for turning, stopping, and impromptu jousting. Then, motorists hop aboard scooters and travel up to 24 miles on a single charge. The long battery life allows motorists to cruise down the Riverfront, circle 14-acre Hart Plaza, and crisscross the Rivard Plaza in a single trip. Though SemSeg encourages DIY tours, their guides lead weekend tours through downtown and down the Riverwalk.

1938 Franklin Street
Detroit,
MI
US

Offering unique "backseat" tours of Detroit, tour guide and Michigan native Joseph C. Krause hops into tourists' cars where he guides them through the streets and sights of the city. Often taking roads less traveled, his tours take visitors on an insider's route through the ever-evolving metropolis where he sheds light on little-known facts. Tour routes are entirely customizable, Krause is a wealth of knowledge on any trip, which can last anywhere from a few hours up to an entire day.

1431 Washington Blvd
Detroit,
MI
US

Master distiller Jon Dyer leaves nothing to chance, tasting every batch of vodka before it goes into bottling. With Ugly Dog Distillery’s ever-expanding distribution market, he recognizes it’s a potentially daunting responsibility—but he wouldn’t want it any other way. Along with his partner Dewey Winkle, Jon follows in the tradition of early American moonshiners, distilling one potent, handcrafted batch at a time. Jon processes the Michigan winter wheat with his handmade grinder, transmuting the wheat into the slow, clear drops of the distillery’s near-final product through copper tubing into a large vat. Originally starting with vodka, Jon and the gang have expanded into rum and a unique brand of bacon-flavored vodka, with more flavors in the works. The small but thriving distillery sometimes works round the clock, with Jon juggling the duties of company accountant, salesman, marketer, dishwasher, and occasional graphic designer. Visitors can tour the bubbling copper workshop during the day, and share beauty tips with Ruger, the German wirehaired pointer who gave the company its name.

14495 N Territorial Rd.
Chelsea,
MI
US

Ann Arbor Aviation Center puts its students through the same training regimen regardless of their long-term goals. This approach ensures that all of its aviation alumni, whether commercial pilots or casual fliers, practice safe flying techniques as they share the air. The outfit's licensed instructors conduct training runs out of Ann Arbor Municipal Airport aboard aircraft by Cessna, Piper, and Cherokee, guiding students through each step necessary to earn ratings from private pilot to airline transport pilot. Students also perform a good portion of their duties on the ground, both through academic work in ground school and situational practice aboard the Frasca flight simulator.

719 Airport Dr.
Ann Arbor,
MI
US

Falcon Flight Center's pilots take passengers up in the skies for breathtaking views of Ann Arbor and sites such as Michigan Stadium or to teach aspiring pilots how to operate a plane. Students learn how to master takeoffs and landings while communicating with an operating control tower. They also have the chance to mingle with other aspiring pilots by participating in group study sessions or enjoying friendly hangar barbecues. The center also rents out its aircraft to pilots who don't have their own planes, and it equips patrons with aerial photography shots of their homes and businesses.

801 Airport Dr.
Ann Arbor,
MI
US

The ingredient list to make wines at DeAngelis Cantina del Vino Winery reads something like this: Grapes. That's it. The facility's refusal to use other additives–such as sulfites, preservatives, and glitter–means its bottles are filled with only all-natural flavors. Vintners who create all-natural wines believe good wine comes simply from healthy grapes aged in a vat. DeAngelis operates under that notion, all while producing the freshest, perhaps fruitier-than-usual varietals of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, zinfandel, and more.

7879 Jackson Rd
Ann Arbor,
MI
US