Explore the Town

Downtown Plymouth

Plymouth, one of Michigan’s oldest established towns, is ideally located halfway between Detroit and Ann Arbor, home to the University of Michigan Wolverines.

While catching a game at Michigan Stadium is always a fan favorite, the University of Michigan Museum of Art and University of Michigan Museum of Natural History are other guests’ favorite ways to enjoy the day. Ann Arbor also offers an eclectic mix of shopping and restaurants scattered along Main Street.

For those wanting to explore the big city, Detroit is a quick 20 minute drive. There is always action downtown, being the home of the NHL Red Wings, NFL Lions, MLB Tigers, and NBA Pistons. With its own unique food and beverage scene developing over the last few years, there is constantly a new dining experience to enjoy. The Detroit Institute of Arts is a must for art lovers. No trip to Motown is complete without a stop at Motown Museum – Home of Hitsville U.S.A.

But you don’t have to venture that far from our Plymouth, Michigan lodging to discover plenty of exceptional activities, attractions and events. Below are some of our favorite pastimes, but we’re always happy to recommend more – all you have to do is ask.

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Downtown Plymouth

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Kellogg Park

Quintessential Main Street USA

Located just a block from our Plymouth, MI Inn is the charming downtown district brimming with restaurants, brewpubs, boutiques and shops. This walkable area, whose focal point is Kellogg Park, is the quintessential Main Street USA embracing its local chefs, shopkeepers and purveyors.

Couple shopping downtown

Shopping

Find a Treasure

Shopping options range from antique stores with lots of treasures, and home accessory stores for that perfect housewarming gift, to sport gear and apparel for the adventure enthusiast, and clothing stores for any occasion.

Couple having fun while dining outside

Restaurants

Something for Everyone

Our local restaurants collectively offer something for any mood. Pizza? Try Pizza e Vino – Michigan’s first restaurant to be certified by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (VPN) of Naples, Italy. Seafood? Check out The Sardine Room for fresh coastal cuisine and craft cocktails in an always buzzy atmosphere. American? Fiamma Grille offers a seasonal, made from scratch menu with a wide selection of small plates in a sophisticated setting.

Downtown Plymouth Events

Family ice skating together

Plymouth Ice Festival

Fun for the Whole Family

The Plymouth Ice Festival every January is a 40-year tradition held in downtown at Kellogg Park. In addition to an array of ice sculpture installations, the event features a nightly fire and ice tower. There’s also dueling chainsaw competitions where spectators can watch the carvings live, a cross-country ski trail and tubing run for kids, petting farm, food stalls and an ice bar and lounge with live musical performances. Bundle up and enjoy!

Shopping at a farmers' market

Farmer’s Market

Farm Fresh Food, Flowers & More

Aside from fresh-grown fruits and veggies, the Farmers’ Market, located in The Gathering next to Kellogg Park from mid-May to late October, features dozens of local vendors and artisans hawking fresh flowers, soaps, candles, plants, baked goods and more.

Man playing guitar in the park

Music in the Air Concerts

Live Outdoor Music

There’s Music in the Air every Friday night in Kellogg Park from mid-May through Labor Day Weekend. Each week a different local band takes to the stage with the musical genre changing weekly. Bring a blanket from the inn – concerts start at 7pm. Or grab a seat on the patio of one of the local restaurants and enjoy the show while supping and sipping al fresco.

Art for sale in a park

Art in the Park

Artwork, Music & Food

Every July, Michigan’s 2nd largest art fair takes over downtown – Art in the Park. A 40-year tradition, this three-day event plays host to more than 40 artists who arrive from all corners of the globe. In addition to their works, there are also phenomenal music and food options.

Pumpkins and colorful fall leaves

Fall Festival

Savor the Flavors of Fall

In 1960 the local Rotary Club established an annual Fall Festival. Celebrating its 60th year this September, the town comes out in droves to help local non-profits raise money for their causes. Locals stand guard at booths selling goods and food along with tickets to enjoy carnival games and rides. In addition to live music, the weekend is also a gathering for a community pancake breakfast and chicken dinner

Senior couple shopping at a Christmas festival

Christmas in Plymouth

Old World Holiday Festivities

Reminiscent of the European Christmas markets, downtown Plymouth transforms into an American version of this holiday tradition during Christmas in Plymouth. Held typically on the first Thursday of December, the town will turn out to enjoy open-air shopping, specialty foods, fresh greens and wreaths to deck the halls, bona fide reindeer, live music, ice carvings and horse-drawn carriage rides through town.

Favorite Places of Interest in Plymouth & Beyond

Couple watching movie at theater

The Penn Theater

Current Features & Classics

The Penn Theater opened on December 4, 1941, just a few days before the U.S. entered WWII. Weekend in Havana, starring John Payne and Carmen Miranda, was the first movie to ever be shown on its screen. The owner had a dislike for popcorn, so it would be nearly a decade before the Penn offered the treat to moviegoers in 1950. Today the vintage sign serves as a beacon for film buffs with a line-up of current features, second run movies, indie films and the classics. Tickets are just $3 and cash only. Best of all, they still serve real melted butter on their popcorn.

Couple in convertible on scenic drive

Edward Hines Scenic Drive

See the Western Suburbs of Detroit

Since this region is the birth of the Motor City, get behind the wheel for a scenic drive through the western suburbs of Detroit along Edward Hines Drive. This paved ribbon of roadway follows the flow of the Rouge River from Dearborn to Northville. Built in 1949 with land donated by Henry Ford, it was named for the head of the Wayne County Road Commission. As you cruise along there are a number of stops along the way, including historic mills, hiking and biking paths, docks for fishing and picnic areas. The road is just about a mile from the inn, so depending on which direction you head, you’ll pass through the hamlets of Westland, Northville and Dearborn

Vintage Ford Model T car

Henry Ford Estate

Fair Lane, Henry Ford's Dearborn Mansion

Located just off Hines Drive is Henry Ford’s Dearborn Mansion, Fair Lane (sound familiar?). Head of one of our nation’s first “start-ups,” the estate is located at 4901 Evergreen Road and spans more than 30,000 square feet boasting some 56 rooms. Of course, it has a 12-car garage that houses some of Ford’s personal collection of automobiles. Among the many guests the industrialist and his wife Clara entertained were President Herbert Hoover, HRH Prince of Wales, Charles Lindbergh and Thomas Edison. The garden and grounds are open to visitors 7 days a week.