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Ypsilanti is a vibrant and diverse college town, home to Eastern Michigan University, Depot Town, and the Huron River.


Ypsilanti (pronounced “ip-sa-LAN-tee”), commonly called Ypsi (“IP-see”), is a progressive city in Washtenaw County neighboring Ann Arbor. Home to Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti is a diverse college town with an eclectic art and culture scene – yes, even one that rivals Ann Arbor. It has a rich history, which shines through its vibrant shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes, woven through its two walkable districts: Downtown and Depot Town – each community with its own locally-driven restaurants (see: MAIZ Mexican Cantina and Bellflower), bars, museums, theaters, and shops.

In addition to its large art and culture presence, automotive, aviation, and history also thrives in the community. The Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum is a historic, former Hudson Sales & Service franchise that now houses Hudson, Tucker, Kaiser-Frazer, General Motors Hydramatic, Chevrolet Corvair, and other makes and models. The Michigan Firehouse Museum celebrates the city’s fire-fighting history. Other museums history-buffs can enjoy in the city include the Ypsilanti Historical Museum and Yankee Air Museum, located at the former Willow Run Bomber Plant. At the latter, you’ll learn about the story of the bomber plant, its role in World War II, and Ypsilanti’s role in aviation history.

Located along the Huron River and home to Ford Lake, Ypsilanti also has 23,000+ acres of beautiful park and recreation areas. Within the city’s limits, you can find golfing, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, fishing, and any other natural scenery to enjoy.

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