How to pronounce: “Ypsilanti” (ip-suh-lan-tee)
Say it like a local: “Ypsi” (ip-see)
Learn more about Ypsilanti
First and foremost, Ypsi has character. You can see it not only in the beautiful, historic architecture, but by the attitude of the people as well. Ypsilanti is a smaller town where one can bike from downtown to Depot Town, get to know local business owners, and truly take pride and enjoyment in where you live.
Ford Motor Company built a plant in Willow Run which was converted to an assembly line during World War II with B-24 Bombers, whom the Bomber restaurant in Ypsi is based off of. One can also stand over the Underground Railroad at Stone and Spoon, head to the Freighthouse in Depot Town for events and to see trains pass by. Stop by the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum and the Yankee Air Museum to see classic cars and aircraft.
Ypsilanti Farmers Markets - Tuesday’s 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday’s 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Flea Market and Swap - Sunday’s at Ypsilanti Freighthouse from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
First Fridays: Check out Ypsilanti businesses the first Friday of each month for special deals, art, food and fun.
Ypsilanti Heritage Festival
Ypsi Jazz Fest
Local small businesses to check out
- World of Rocks
- The Rocket
- Unicorn Feed and Supply
- Evenstar’s Chalice
- Gentle Vibes Vintage
- Cross Street Coffee
- Bridge Community Cafe
- Cafe Liv
- Hope Clinic: A local organization providing free meals, medical care, counseling and more.
- Corner Health Center: Get medical care at a low cost close to campus.
- CAPS: Free counseling on campus. Call 734.487.1118 or email email@example.com.
More about Ypsilanti history
Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum: See classic cars!
Ypsilanti Firehouse Museum: See firetrucks from the earliest days to present times!
The Bomber: Inspired by the work of Ypsilantians making Bomber planes during World War II.
Ypsi Freighthouse: Come see the train or attend a local event!
Ypsilanti Historical Society: Learn about Ypsi’s history.