The city of Flint is in the midst of a transformation. Known for decades for our role in the auto industry, “Vehicle City” is experiencing a rebirth as a hub of education and culture within mid-Michigan.
Yes, the city has faced its share of crisis. But this community takes great pride in its reputation for attracting, cultivating, and recognizing “doers” – resilient individuals who aren’t afraid to take initiative and make the world a better place.
For a city of its size, Flint has a robust and vibrant cultural community, with many attractions, restaurants, and museums to keep you busy during your evenings and weekends. Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find in Flint:
- Flint Cultural Center
- Flint Institute of Arts
- Applewood Estate
- Flint Institute of Music
- Flint Public Library
- Flint Youth Theatre
- Longway Planetarium
- Sloan Museum
- The Whiting
- Genesee County Parks
- Flint Farmers’ Market
- Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad
- Flint Children’s Museum
- Buick Automotive Gallery
- Whaley House Museum
- Flint Symphony Orchestra
Flint is also host to festivals and events that draw crowds from all across the Midwest, such as the Crim Festival of Races and Back to the Bricks car cruise. And don’t forget great local events such as Artwalk, Buckham Alley Fest, music festivals, food truck round-ups, and Flint Art Fair. More events come about from great local organizations such as Edible Flint, Flint Handmade, Flint Public Art Project, the Greater Flint Creative Alliance, and many other great programs.
Visit the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce for even more great ideas and places to visit in and around the City of Flint.
We’re also conveniently located about an hour from Ann Arbor and Detroit, MI. That means access to even more restaurants, theaters, and nightlife. And, for you sports fans, a short trip to see and cheer on your Wolverines!
Thinking of visiting Flint? There are many local accommodations available from which to choose!
Come and see for yourself the real city of Flint. Experience campus and see first-hand the history and spirit of the Flint community, a place you’d be proud to call home.