Dexter – Attractions

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Columbus Hall & Banquet Center

8265 Dexter-Chelsea Rd.

(734) 426-5558

Hall for community events, craft shows, meetings, fundraisers, weddings, parties. Seats 300. columbushbc@gmail.com, columbushbc.com

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Dexter Area Historical Museum

3443 Inverness

(734) 426-2519

Housed in an 1883 church, the museum has a large exhibit area, a genealogical and local history library, and a gift shop. Open May-Nov., Fri. & Sat. 1-3 p.m.; tours by appointment. dexmuseum@aol.com, dexterhistory.org (click on Dexter Area Museum)

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Dexter Cider Mill

3685 Central

(734) 426-8531

Apples, wood-pressed cider, hard cider, donuts, honey, maple syrup, jellies, apple butter, caramel apples, baked goods. Open late Aug. through mid-Nov., Wed.-Sun. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (cash or check only, ATM on-site). steinhauer489@cs.com, dextercidermill.com

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Dexter Depot

3487 Broad

(734) 426-5100

Opened in 1887, the depot served train passengers for 66 years. The historic structure is owned by the Huron Valley Railroad Historical Society, which shares it with the Ann Arbor Model Railroad Club. Annual train show and sale. Open to public, first Wed. of month, 7 :30-9 p.m. hvrrhs.org

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Dexter District Library

3255 Alpine

(734) 426-4477

Providing books, audio books, DVDs, internet access, magazines, music CDs, local history materials, Wi-Fi hotspots, and a variety of downloadable content to community residents. Open Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m. reference@dexter.lib.mi.us, dexter.lib.mi.us

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Gordon Hall

8311 Island Lake

(734) 426-2519

This Greek Revival mansion, built by town founder Samuel Dexter in the 1840s, is owned by the Dexter Area Historical Society. Open to the public during Gordon Hall Days and Christmas at the Mansion in December (see Major Events box). Available for weddings or other special events (call Bene at 734-426-8972). dexmuseum@aol.com, dexterhistory.org