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Address: 1055 Longshore Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone Number: 734-668-7411
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Great Staycation Experience

We took our family of four on the tour of Argo Cascades via Kayaks. Coming from one experienced kayaker and another who was not, we each had a kayak with a child in it. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 18, 2015
Jennifer B
Columbus, Ohio, United States
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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We took our family of four on the tour of Argo Cascades via Kayaks. Coming from one experienced kayaker and another who was not, we each had a kayak with a child in it. The experienced kayaker took the cascades facing forward, while the inexperienced took most of them going backwards. We had a four year old and a nine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

All three are available at Argo. Canoeing or kayaking in the backwater or portage around the dam and paddle down to Gallup. Kayaks and tubes can take the "Cascades" which is fun and very cool. These are man made rapids around the dam but canoes have to portage around. If you are renting there is a line that can take... More 

Thank Mark K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

My husband, myself, and our friends went early on a Sunday morning to kayak from Argo to Gallup. It was a great, easy activity! $25 for a double kayak and we took our time paddling. It took us about 90 minutes. The cascades are fun! Make sure you feel comfortable in a kayak, especially knowing how to steer one. And... More 

Thank KLFisher
Harrisburg, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This was a fun afternoon activity and I think we most enjoyed kayaking down the river after going through the manmade cascades, which are very mild and very contained, so no worries. We loved simply hooking together and floating a considerable part of the way. There were some very low spots, so be on the alert, or you will have... More 

Thank MelG
Detroit, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This place gets really busy on the weekends, but if you have to park in one of the overflow lots they do have a shuttle that takes you where you need to be. The staff were all SO nice!!! We rented some canoes, however it looks like tubes are really the way to go. The river was shallow/rocky in some... More 

Thank TaraB884
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The livery is well run but can get very busy on warm weekends. Get there early to get a parking spot or you will need to park remote and walk. The short canoe trip to Gallop Park is nice for young families, but short for adults. The relatively new Cascades are fun for those with some experience. They are a... More 

1 Thank Chris B
Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This place is walking distance from most places in town and the campus of U Michigan. Kayak and raft as well as canoe rentals are available for reasonable prices. They also have cheap gear, like water shoes, to help people stay comfortable. The trip goes down a canal with artificial cascades and then down the river. At the other end... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you go to Ann Arbor, you should go kayaking in this park. It is so interesting and easy to get a kayak or a canoe. The equipment is good. I had a lot of fun with rapids.

1 Thank Trang B
Ann Arbor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is such a gem right in the city! Without having to drive up north, you can easily rent a kayak (single or double) for a couple of hours. You start out by going through The Cascades, which are a series of fairly gentle rapids near the Broadway bridge and then just go downstream at your own speed until you... More 

3 Thank A_Michigan_Mom7
Chesterfield, Michigan
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28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Literally so much fun! Rent a raft or canoe and lazily drift down the river and (gentle) "Rapids". Alcohol isn't allowed but coolers are allowed ;)

1 Thank Danielle C

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