Belleville, Michigan takes great pride in its history and the vast array of city parks. Belleville offers an assortment of museums with engaging exhibits and interactive activities. Whether you opt for an educational adventure or a day in the sun, we’ve listed some of our favorites below to help you plan your time in Belleville!
Yankee Air Museum
In 1941, the Ford Motor Company built Willow Run Airport, which served as an airfield for their B-24 Bomber plant. Ford’s automotive mass production technique was a leading technological innovation at that time and this was the very first manufacturing plant to use this technique.
Yankee Air Museum offers insight into the history of American aviation and military applications/ Located at Willow Run airport, the museum exhibits airplanes, uniforms, and equipment from historical United States wars. Visitors to the museum can explore exhibits spanning WWI, WWII, and the Vietnam War; learn about the emerging drone technology (and fly one!); volunteer to help restore historic aircraft; and book a flight in one of the museum’s vintage aircraft.
You’ll find the Yankee Air Museum at 47884 D Street, or give them a call at 734-483-4030.
Turtle Cove Aquatic Center
Looking for a great way to cool off and spend the day with the family? Look no further than Turtle Cove Aquatic Park. You can find relief from the heat of a summer day at this outdoor water park.
Located at Lower Huron Metropark, Turtle Cove features a kiddie park (with a splash zone), a lazy river (perfect for floating the day away!), a 300-gallon dumping bucket, two water slides and zero-depth entry pool that also has lap lanes.
The Huron River and thick woodlands provide an incredible backdrop and the park provides ample space to sit and enjoy it all. Although guests are not permitted to bring in their own food or beverages (this includes coolers) there’s a Grille on site that is open during park hours.
Turtle Cove can be found at 40151 East Huron Drive. You can call them at: 734-697-9181.
The BAM / Belleville Area Museum and Archives
Located in the Old Township Hall which dates back to 1875, the Belleville Area Museum (also known as BAM) serves to preserve and protect the shared history of the Tri-Community (city of Belleville, Van Buren and Sumpter Townships). Visitors to the museum will find artifacts from original settlers, small replicas of historic buildings and photographs from Belleville’s early history. The museum also hosts educational programs and community events throughout the year.
BAM can be found at 405 Main Street, and you can reach them by phone at: (734) 697-1944.