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

Huckleberry Rail Road Train

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 Farmers' Market
300 E. First Street
(810) 938-4246

Genesee Valley Center
The market features several produce vendors (pesticide free both winter and summer), a great meat market, poultry, breads and baked goods, cheese, a wine shop, an art gallery, cafe, deli, middle-eastern and Mexican groceries, and unique gifts.

For-mar 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.

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.

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

Longway PlanetariumLongway 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.

The Whiting

1241 East Kearsley Street
(810) 237-7333
Each year, this 2,043 seat theater hosts the Flint Symphony Orchestra, performances presented by Flint Youth Theatre, and the Spotlight Series, featuring Broadway hits, touring musical and dance groups and guest artists from around the world.

Whaley Historical House
624 East Kearsley Street
(810) 235-6841A 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.