Things to Do

As you may know, Kettering University was once owned by the automotive giant General Motors. While that no longer is true, we are very proud of our heritage and of the rich history of Flint, the birthplace of the automotive industry. After your visit, you may wish to take advantage of some of the area attractions, many related to this history.

Alfred P. Sloan Museum
1221 East Kearsley Street
(810) 237-3450
Experience Flint's dramatic history from the birth of the auto industry to the present.

Children's Museum
1602 University Avenue (across from campus)
(810) 767-5437
A fun-filled, hands-on learning experience. Recommended for children ages 2-12.

Crossroads Village/Huckleberry Railroad
6140 Bray Road
(810) 736-7100
A living-history, Victorian village and narrow gauge steam locomotive.

Flint Institute of Arts
1120 E. Kearsley Street, Flint
(810) 234-1695
A gem in Flint! Permanent collection of 6,500 objects and several travelling exhibitions installed annually.

Formar Nature Preserve
2142 North Genesee Road, Burton
(810) 789-8567
Learn about Michigan's flora and fauna along the hiking trails and educational facilities of this beautiful preserve.

Genesee Valley Center
G-3341 S. Linden Road
(810) 732-4000
This shopping mall boasts over 100 stores.

Longway Planetarium
1310 East Kearsley Street
(810) 237-3400
Michigan's largest planetarium, featuring educational programs about the universe as well as a popular series of laser shows.

Whaley Historical House
624 East Kearsley Street
(810) 235-6841
A twenty-room Victorian mansion, listed as a state historical site.

For more information on these and other attractions in the Flint area, please contact the Flint Convention and Visitors Bureau at (800) 288-8040 or (810) 232-8900.