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Unlike its in-state rival Michigan State, Michigan’s campus is embedded smack-dab in the middle of a bustling city, making a stroll around Ann Arbor a unique college town experience.
If you’re the sporting type, which you probably are since you’re in town for a football game, a walk around Michigan’s athletic campus can be very rewarding. Although Crisler Arena, home to the Wolverines’ basketball team, is outdated and very underwhelming, Yost Ice Arena is one of the most historic college hockey rinks in America. It’s a rickety old building, but it’s so steeped in tradition and excellence that the arena is a must-see for any Michigan sports fan. You should also check out the newly renovated Ray Fisher Stadium, one of the most state-of-the-art college baseball venues in America and Alumni Field, home to the softball team.
From there, the university campus is just a short walk up State Street. The Diag, complete with the block ‘M’ engrained in the middle of the square courtyard, is the direct center of campus and is usually bustling with student activity. It’s a beautiful spot from which you can see the majority of campus buildings. Known as a hotbed for student activism in the 1960s, the Diag is usually a great place to people watch, with drum circles, games of frisbee and other shenanigans taking place at any given moment.
Other campus landmarks include the University Union, The Cube (a giant cube which you can spin around by pushing it), Hill Auditorium and the Bell Tower, which could be heard chiming The Victors every hour after the death of legendary coach Bo Schembechler.
If you’d like to venture off campus to see the rest of Ann Arbor, Kerrytown and Main Street offer some great shopping and dining opportunities unique to Ann Arbor, like Zingerman’s Deli, The Old Heildelberg Restaurant and the Crazy Wisdom Bookstore.