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Lansing, Michigan, USA

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  • Minibeast Zooseum & Education Center 517-886-0630
    6907 West Grand River Avenue, Lansing, MI 48906
    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 517-373-2353
    North Capitol and West Michigan Avenues, Lansing, MI 48909
    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 517-483-4220
    100 East North Street, Lansing, MI 48906
    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 517-543-6999
    100 West Lawrence Avenue, Lansing, MI 48813
    Located 17 Miles Southwest in Charlotte
    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 517-347-7300
    5151 Marsh Road, Lansing, MI 48805
    Located in Okemos
    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 517-351-2420
    950 Abbott Road, Lansing, MI 48823
    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 517-353-9834
    Located at Michigan State University
    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 517-374-6400
    113 South Washington Square, Lansing, MI 48933
    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 517-373-3559
    702 West Kalamazoo Street, Lansing, MI 48909
    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 517-355-7474 or 517-355-2370
    West Circle Drive, Lansing, MI 48824
    Located at Michigan State University
    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 517-484-1880
    213 West Main Street, Lansing, MI 48933
    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 517-484-6605
    220 South Museum Drive, Lansing, MI 48933
    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 517-349-5777
    5153 Marsh Road, Okemos, MI 48864
    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 517-372-0529
    240 Museum Drive, Lansing, MI 48933
    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 517-483-4277
    213 West Main Street, Lansing, MI 48933
    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 517-483-4224
    2020 Mount Hope, Lansing, MI 48917
    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 517-483-4277
    2600 Moores River Drive, Lansing, MI 48933
    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 517-483-4277
    300 North Grand Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933
    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 517-355-0348
    103 Bogue Street, Lansing, MI 48823
    Located at Michigan State University
    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 517-702-4730
    1301 South Pennsylvania Avenue, Lansing, MI 48912
    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 517-355-1855
    201 Marrill Hall, Lansing, MI 48823
    Located at Michigan State University
    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 517-355-4676
    Located at Michigan State University
    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 517-485-8116
    200 Museum Drive, Lansing, MI 48933
    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 517-627-2154
    3004 West Main Street, Lansing, MI 48917
    Grand River Park
    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 517-882-5275
    5859 Saginaw Highway, Lansing, MI 48917
    Provides guided and escorted tours of Greater Lansing with customized tour itineraries and motorcoach charters available. more info  map


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