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Greater Lansing is located in the heart of Michigan and situated 90 minutes from 90 percent of the state’s population, making it the ideal destination for a group tour.

Home to the majestic State Capitol Building, the Michigan History Center and Michigan State University, Greater Lansing offers many touring opportunities. Summer fun includes Cooley Law School Stadium, home to the Lansing Lugnuts, a Class A baseball team, and Lansing Ignite, a pro soccer team.

As the Grand River flows through the city, there’s a 17-mile river trail to run, walk or bike and a river to kayak, canoe or paddle on. 

“There’s plenty to do,” said Lori Lanspeary, manager, social media and leisure marketing at Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We invite you to ‘Love Lansing Like a Local.’”

ASK
Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau
800-648-6630
lansing.org

SHOP

Shopping, Old Town Lansing, Lansing, Mich.
Shopping, Old Town Lansing, Lansing, Mich.
Credit: Greater Lansing CVB

Old Town Lansing has become the hottest shopping and dining experience in town. Find a concentration of boutiques that offer everything from designer dresses and custom handbags to soaps and kitchen accoutrements. Browse upscale jewelry, Michigan-made food items, flavored popcorn and galleries stocked with delightful finds. 

TOUR

Michigan State Capitol, Lansing, Mich. Credit: Greater Lansing CVB
Michigan State Capitol, Lansing, Mich.
Credit: Greater Lansing CVB

The Michigan State Capitol is open Monday through Saturday for public tours. This stately building, which opened on Jan. 1, 1879, is the premier example of decorative painting in the United States. Find over 9 acres of hand-painted surfaces. See legislators at work and sit in on sessions in both the house and senate.

VISIT

Michigan History Center, Lansing, Mich. Credit: Lansing CVB
Michigan History Center, Lansing, Mich.
Credit: Lansing CVB

The Michigan History Center complex houses the Michigan History Museum, the Library of Michigan and the State Archives. Tour three floors of Michigan’s history and walk through an Upper Peninsula copper mine and a logging facility. Or sit in a one-room schoolhouse. The library and archives house a treasure trove of genealogy data.

EXPLORE

Sparty, Michigan State University mascot, East Lansing, Mich. Credit: Greater Lansing CVB
Sparty, Michigan State University mascot, East Lansing, Mich.
Credit: Greater Lansing CVB

Michigan State University, the first U.S. college established for the scientific study of agriculture, is now a leading research university. View natural history collections at the MSU Museum, experience world-class contemporary art at the Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum, attend a Big Ten sporting event or tour particle accelerating facilities.

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