Directions to the Detroit Observatory
1398 E. Ann Street (at the corner of Ann and Observatory
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2051
The Detroit Observatory does not have a parking lot, but there is one handicap parking space available near the front of the building (enter the driveway on the east/Observatory Street side of the lot, and drive UP the hill). Metered city parking spaces are available along Ann and Observatory Streets. There are also cashier-attended U-M parking structures at the U-M Cardiovascular Center (directly across Ann Street from the Observatory), on East Medical Center Drive (next to the U-M Hospital) and in the Palmer Drive Development near the Washtenaw Avenue/Huron Street curve. The Palmer Drive Structure offers easy access to a pedestrian overpass leading back toward the Observatory. See the UM Medical parking map for further information.
Bus Transportation within Ann Arbor
The University of Michigan provides free bus transportation between the North Campus and Central Campus. See the UM Parking and Transportation Services website for their route and schedule information. The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (AATA) also provides a number of routes that run past the Observatory. See their website for fare and route information.