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Lansing, Michigan, USA

Attractions in Lansing, Michigan


  • Minibeast Zooseum & Education Center
    6907 West Grand River Avenue, Lansing, MI 48906
    517-886-0630, Unique learning center devoted to "minibeasts," macroinvertebrate animals, including everything from worms to insects. Features an interpretive center, science store,... more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • State Capitol Building
    North Capitol and West Michigan Avenues, Lansing, MI 48909
    517-373-2353, Step back in time to the Victorian era at Michigan's award-winning Capitol with features including a glass floor rotunda and nine acres of decorative handpainted... more info

  • Turner-Dodge House & Heritage Center
    100 East North Street, Lansing, MI 48906
    517-483-4220, Beautiful Classic Revival architectural style house with features including magnificent Ionic columns, French glass windows, hand-crafted oak woodwork, 12 foot embossed,... more info

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Courthouse Square Association
    100 West Lawrence Avenue, Lansing, MI 48813
    Located 17 Miles Southwest in Charlotte
    517-543-6999, Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Courthouse Square consists of the 1885 Eaton County Courthouse and the 1873 Sheriff's Residence. The courthouse... more info

  • Meridian Historical Village
    5151 Marsh Road, Lansing, MI 48805
    Located in Okemos
    517-347-7300, This village provides a glimpse into 19th century and features seven historical buildings including a one-room schoolhouse, farmhouse, barn, blacksmith shop, an inn, and... more info  map

Libraries & Research Centers

  • East Lansing Public Library
    950 Abbott Road, Lansing, MI 48823
    517-351-2420, Public library providing a variety of books, new and traditional resources, educational programs, and miscellaneous community services. more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Kresge Art Museum
    Located at Michigan State University
    517-353-9834, You will find over 5,000 years of art at this museum including collections and special exhibits in a variety of artistic and cultural themes. Also provides lectures,... more info

  • Lansing Art Gallery
    113 South Washington Square, Lansing, MI 48933
    517-374-6400, The first permanent art gallery in Lansing, this nonprofit arts organization serves local and state wide artists through monthly exhibitions, educational programs, a... more info

  • Michigan Library and Historical Center
    702 West Kalamazoo Street, Lansing, MI 48909
    517-373-3559, Highlights of this center include 26 permanent galleries on four levels depicting the history of Michigan from prehistoric times through the late 20th century. Also... more info

  • Michigan State University Museum
    West Circle Drive, Lansing, MI 48824
    Located at Michigan State University
    517-355-7474 or 517-355-2370, This museum features three floors of permanent and changing exhibits on natural and cultural history. It is the state's only land-grant university museum. Educational... more info  map

  • Michigan Womens Historical Center & Hall of Fame
    213 West Main Street, Lansing, MI 48933
    517-484-1880, Charming museum that celebrates Michigan women in its permanent and changing exhibits including works by outstanding Michigan women artists and photographers. more info

  • Museum of Surveying
    220 South Museum Drive, Lansing, MI 48933
    517-484-6605, This museum is the only museum of its kind in the U.S. and it features a collection of historical surveying artifacts. more info  map

  • Nokomis Learning Center, The
    5153 Marsh Road, Okemos, MI 48864
    517-349-5777, Through programs, exhibitions and special events, The Nokomis Learning Center - A Native American Cultural Center helps fulfill its mission of preserving and presenting... more info  map

  • R.E. Olds Transportation Museum
    240 Museum Drive, Lansing, MI 48933
    517-372-0529, Established by one of Lansing's most prominent citizens, Ransom Eli Olds, this museum is a tribute to the auto industry with features including the very first Oldsmobile... more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Cooley Gardens
    213 West Main Street, Lansing, MI 48933
    517-483-4277, Planted over 100 years ago, this is a garden lover's paradise and features a pavilion, park benches, and picnic tables. more info  map

  • Fenner Nature Center
    2020 Mount Hope, Lansing, MI 48917
    517-483-4224, An interactive learning center with features including self-guided nature trails, a visitor center with exhibits, a natural history library, and a gift shop. more info

  • Frances Park
    2600 Moores River Drive, Lansing, MI 48933
    517-483-4277, Formal rose garden park featuring 155 varieties of roses plus woodland and Grand River trails. more info  map

  • Louis F. Adado Riverfront Park and Trail System
    300 North Grand Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933
    517-483-4277, Designed as a downtown festival park, this scenic walkway connects comfortable parks, historic sites, and activity centers for over eight miles. more info

  • Michigan's 4-H Children's Garden
    103 Bogue Street, Lansing, MI 48823
    Located at Michigan State University
    517-355-0348, Designed especially for children, this delightful garden features a tree house, garden house, an amphitheater, and over 60 themed gardens. It is one of five parts of... more info  map

  • Potter Park Zoo
    1301 South Pennsylvania Avenue, Lansing, MI 48912
    517-702-4730, Beautifully landscaped 100 acre park, garden, and zoo featuring more than 400 animals from around the world including rhinos, red pandas, tigers, snow leopards, wolves,... more info  map

  • W.J. Beal Botanical Gardens
    201 Marrill Hall, Lansing, MI 48823
    Located at Michigan State University
    517-355-1855, Founded in 1874, this is the oldest continuously operated garden of this type in the U.S. It features over 5,000 species organized in economic, systematic, landscape,... more info

Science & Technology

  • Abrams Planetarium
    Located at Michigan State University
    517-355-4676, This sky theatre helps you rediscover the wonders of the universe through astronomy and space science. This planetarium features an exhibit hall, a blacklight gallery... more info

  • Impression 5 Science Center
    200 Museum Drive, Lansing, MI 48933
    517-485-8116, Sophisticated hands-on science center featuring a wonderful array of physical and natural world exhibits for all ages. more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • Michigan Princess Riverboat
    3004 West Main Street, Lansing, MI 48917
    Grand River Park
    517-627-2154, The Michigan Princess provides the best entertainment value in the region with a wide variety of great food and entertainment options. You can also charter the Michigan... more info  map

  • Tour Connection
    5859 Saginaw Highway, Lansing, MI 48917
    517-882-5275, Provides guided and escorted tours of Greater Lansing with customized tour itineraries and motorcoach charters available. more info  map


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