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This Enchanted Arch In Ann Arbor Might Help You Find Your Soulmate

Even if you're not superstitious, it can't hurt to give that kiss a shot, right?
Things To Do In Ann Arbor Include This Enchanted Arch That Brings Together Soulmates

There are a ton of things to see and do in Ann Arbor, but for those that are most interested in phenomena that can't be explained, you should check out the West Hall Engineering Arch. It's beautiful by itself and separates the main campus quad from the bustling street of South University, but there's an added layer of mystique that really makes this worth a visit.

You might notice a strange symbol on the arch when you approach it. If you're wondering what this means, well you can join the club.

It was put there by an engineering fraternity over 100 years ago and only the initiated know what it refers to. 

Although this shape is interesting, it's not what makes this spot so infamous.

The legend is that if lovers kiss under the arch then they'll get married and be soulmates.

Now there are some conditions if you're really considering this. The kiss is supposed to take place at exactly midnight, and according to some people you have to be under 21 years old for it to work.

Whether you're there to seal the deal with someone special or you just want to marvel at the architecture and the natural beauty of the University of Michigan's campus, you should take a stroll through the Diag and the Law Quad. 

During the spring and summer, the trees and grass in this area are so lush that you might forget that there's a busy world around you.

It's super romantic if that's what you're looking for, but it's also a good place to reflect by yourself or have a picnic with friends. 

If you're looking for more things to do while you're visiting Ann Arbor, check out this store that sells all things cherry, this greenhouse that will give you a breath of fresh air, or the stunning library that looks straight out of Harry Potter

Engineering Arch at the University of Michigan

Price: Free

Address: 1085 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI

Why You Need To Go: It's a magical little spot that might give your love life a little boost.

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