Things To Do In Ypsilanti


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Zap Zone's eight locations in Michigan and two locations in Canada each feature a unique combination of attractions?anything from bumper cars to the Jump Zone's cushioned obstacle course. In the laser-tag arena, both kids and adults demonstrate their teamwork skills by outscoring opponents in fast-paced games that take place inside black-lit mazes of neon-tinged hallways. Arcades also round out every location's attractions, tempting passersby to drop a few tokens on racing games and skee-ball, or a lot of tokens on the claw game filled with Faberg? eggs.

4177 Carpenter Rd.
Ypsilanti,
MI
US

Equipment: Battle ropes, medicine balls, dumbbells, plyo boxes, and much more.

Students should bring: Exercise mat, bottle of water, and towel.

Registration required: Yes

Good for beginners: Yes

Average class length: 60 minutes

Number of Staff: 1?5 people

Class location: Indoors only

Established: 2014

Parking: Parking lot

Pro Tip: Please eat a healthy meal approximately one hour before class. Think lean protein and complex carbs.

2055 Rawsonville Road
Belleville,
MI
US

Constant laughter and the shuffling of sock-clad feet score the scene at The Jungle Gym, where kids bound, bob, and dangle atop the cushy surfaces, slides, and crawlspaces of an indoor playground. On one side of the play space, kids can descend down three slides, which they access by scaling a series of platforms and tunnels laden with fun obstacles. The playground's plush surface is easy on adults' knees, so parents can take part in the fun when they're not enjoying snacks, slices of pizza, or coffee in attached dining room.

1834 Whittaker Road
Ypsilanti,
MI
US

Four-time winners of the Mid-American Conference's Reese Trophy, awarded annually to the men's all-sports champions, the Eastern Michigan University Eagles excel in a variety of athletic disciplines. Since the men's swimming and diving team began its 16-year streak of consecutive conference championships in 1980, the men's basketball squad has appeared in four NCAA tournaments, energized by bottles filled with fresh Gatorade from the Huron River.

799 N Hewitt Rd.
Ypsilanti,
MI
US

Eagle Crest Golf Club’s 18-hole course meanders across 6,735 yards of tree-lined terrain as it protrudes into the cerulean waters of Ford Lake. Players can groom their golf game before hitting the links with a regimen of 10 one-hour clinics, where Eagle Crest’s resident aces demystify the golf swing for small classes with their profound knowledge of golf mechanics and subtle use of spinning argyle hypnosis. Swing-honing sessions will pay dividends on the course, where towering trees pepper the landscape and intervening waterways come into play on 11 holes. The grassy monolith conjures all of its orb-impeding majesty on the hardest-rated fifth hole, a 555-yard par 5 with water stationed both right in front of the tee box and lining the entire right side of the fairway, which demands a one-stroke penalty or impeccable swan dive to impress resident Merpeople. Rounds can be redeemed anytime Monday–Friday and after 11 a.m. on weekends and holidays. Players may call up to a week in advance to schedule a tee time or walk in for the next available tee time.

1275 South Huron Street
Ypsilanti,
MI
US

Hickory Creek Golf Course features a number of high-risk, high reward golf shots along a vibrant path of water, trees, and sand; but none so daring as the tee shot on hole 17. Noted as the signature hole at the club, the tee box positions players in front of an island green and an expanse of water that makes dry land seem farther away than the 161 yards indicated on the scorecard. If players block out the watery danger and execute on a smooth swing, solid contact, and complete follow-through, they give themselves a good chance that their next shot will be with the putter as opposed to a ball-retrieval harpoon. With this hole out of the way, only the long, dogleg-right No.18 lies between them and drinks on The Greenside Tavern's outdoor patio.

3625 Napier Rd.
Ypsilanti,
MI
US