Saline – Attractions

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Davenport House

300 E. Michigan

You can’t go inside, or even walk on the park-size lawn, but this mint-green 1875 home (also known as the Curtiss Mansion) is worth seeing from the sidewalk. Built by banker William Davenport, it’s one of the finest examples of Second Empire architecture in the state. www.salinehistory.org/davenport-curtis-house

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Emagine Entertainment

(734) 316-5500

1335 E. Michigan

Offers 9 theater rooms with all reserved seating, leather power-reclining seats, and concessions brought to your seat. EMAX theater features large-format screen and surround sound. Buy tickets online in advance. emagine-entertainment.com

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Rentschler Farm Museum

(734) 944-0442

1265 E. Michigan

Historic site near downtown Saline centered on a 1907 farmhouse that was home to four generations of the Rentschler family. Outbuildings include a huge vintage barn, hog house and hen house, a windmill, and antique tractors and equipment. Free tours for individuals and families; fee for groups. Open May-mid-Dec., Sat. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Activities include Harvest Time, US-12 Yard Sale, antique show. Christmas events. salinehistory2@gmail.com, www.salinehistory.org/rentschler-farm-museumm

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Saline District Library

(734) 429-5450

555 N. Maple

A 33,000-square-foot building set on 14 wooded acres in the heart of Saline, the library serves approximately 26,000 residents in the Saline Area Schools district. It houses more than 125,000 items, including books, large print materials, DVDs, videos, music CDs, audiobooks, newspapers, and magazines. Downloadable audiobooks, ebooks, movies, and music are available online. Internet access and online databases provide current information, and programs such as story hours, book discussion groups, summer reading programs, craft workshops, and lectures are offered for all ages. The property features a solar array, rain garden, and woodland trail. Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m. Drive-up book drop open 24/7. salinelibrary.org

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Saline History & Depot Museum

(734) 944-0442

402 N. Ann Arbor St

The 1870s Saline Depot complex includes the station agent’s office, freight house, livery barn, a furnished caboose from 1906, and a restored Eclipse windmill. Exhibits focus on local history. A walk-bike trail follows the old railroad track. Open Sat. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. A guide will be available on museum grounds. salinehistory2@gmail.com, salinehistory.org/depot-museum

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Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds

(734) 429-3145

5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.

Established in 1955, this 40-acre facility hosts many gatherings, including antiques markets, 4-H shows, auctions, model train expos, gun shows, tractor pulls, horse shows, and the Saline Community Fair. info@washtenawfarmcouncil.org, washtenawfarmcouncil.org

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Weber-Blaess School

(734) 401-4020

520 Woodland Dr. E

This 1860s one-room schoolhouse, moved from outside town, is a living history museum. Open by appointment for visits, meetings, and functions. britnela@salineschools.org or cheryl.hoeft@gmail.com, facebook.com/SalineWeberBlaess

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Wellers

(734) 429-2115

555 W. Michigan

This former Henry Ford mill and factory on the banks of the Saline River is on the National Register of Historic Places. The 10-acre property includes complete banquet and reception facilities, an outdoor dance gazebo pavilion, and a place for riverside weddings. Open house every Sat. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Private tours during the week available by appointment. wellers2@aol.com, wellersweddings.com