Welcome To Greater Lansing
Welcome to Lansing-Michigan’s capital city, located in the middle of the mitten and just minutes away from Ontario’s border crossings at both Sarnia and Windsor. Lansing offers big city amenities coupled with small town hospitality and affordability. With over 150 unique and exciting things to do, we invite you to experience all that Greater Lansing has to offer.
In Lansing’s downtown district find attractions like the majestic State Capitol Building and the Michigan History Center where you can walk through a northern Michigan copper mine, a one-room schoolhouse, stroll the streetscape and find autos of an early Detroit auto show. Love automotive history? Visit the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum to see some classic Oldsmobiles and REOs — most manufactured right in Lansing. Family fun is just steps away at Impression 5 Science Center. All of these attractions plus great dining options are within a five block radius, making downtown Lansing the perfect, walkable destination. Although Lansing’s minor league baseball team, the Lansing Lugnuts (a Toronto Blue Jays affiliate) are done for the season, how about experiencing some Big Ten college football? Just three miles down the road is Michigan State University and Spartan Stadium. The sprawling campus is a worth-while destination to visit with attractions like the MSU Museum for natural history and the world-class contemporary Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum. Our tip to you? Don’t leave Spartan country without tasting some of the freshest, most delicious ice cream at the MSU Dairy Store.
If craft beer and artisan spirits are of interest, the Lansing Makers & Shakers Trail is a great opportunity for you to sip and savour and really get to know the region via adult beverages. Discover over 15 locally owned breweries, distilleries, wineries and hard cider makers in the area, each with their own specialty. Pull a chair up to the bar and let the masters regal you with their craftsmanship. Tours of some of the facilities are also available.
Other options include superb shopping and memorable golf, so don’t forget to bring along your shopping shoes and your golf clubs. Head to Eastwood Towne Center for all the designer names you crave. This is a lifestyle complex complete with movie theatre, hotels and great dining options. Plus right next door are your favourite big box stores. And the golf? Nearby find lush fairways, immaculate greens and challenging approach shots of the Hawk Hollow golf properties. The signature island green at Eagle Eye and the family friendly 18-hole bent grass putting course of Little Hawk will produce treasured moments to take home.
Don’t miss out on a great destination that’s just the perfect distance to feel like you’ve really gotten away from it all. Make Greater Lansing Michigan your next weekend getaway. For all the information visit lansing.org.