One of the area's celebrated "hidden gems" is Milan, Michigan. Just south of Ann Arbor, the tree-lined streets in the charming historic downtown capture the essence of this wonderful community.

Food and Drink

Ask yourself, "What's brewing in Milan?" and the answer may surprise you! From Milan Coffee Works to The Original Gravity Brewing Company — you'll discover handcrafted, artisan experiences. Original Gravity also provides a family-friendly environment to enjoy deli-style sandwiches and appetizers. It is also home to a seasonal Farmers Market!

Outdoor Fun

Milan boasts more than 200 acres of beautifully maintained parks to wander through and play. If planning a visit to the area, check out Michigan's premier Bluegrass Festival, an annual event located at the Milan KC Campground. You may also want to visit the Milan Dragway, an IHRA-sanctioned, quarter-mile asphalt drag strip. The dragway is regionally recognized and draws crowds of race fans from April – November.

History and Architecture

Milan was first settled in 1831 by John Marvin, Bethuel Hack, and Harmon Allen. Built in 1888 and home to one of Milan's founding families, the Hack House now provides a home to the Milan Area Historical Society and Museum. Both the Hack House and the Old Milan Fire Barn are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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