National Museum of Natural Science
This was Taiwan's first museum of science and though lacking English explanations (except for display titles) it's still worth visiting...
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts
The open modern design is visually sophisticated and there are high-quality exhibits of both Taiwanese and foreign artists. Exhibits...
Taichung Folk Park
The park is divided into several sections but most of the interesting material is to the far right as you enter (to the left are cheap...
Another veteran of sorts is this sports bar with a lively vibe and a great menu.
Chunghsiao Night Market
Behind the train station; well known for its good, traditional, cheap food.
Lonely Planet review
To the east of the city is a hilly area known as Dakeng. If you are going to spend any time in the city, Dakeng is worth exploring, as there are pleasant hiking trails and even a few hot springs.