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Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in East Lansing
Type: Educational Sites, Landmarks
Activities: Running
Owner description: MSU's huge country-like campus offers a lovely setting for running, biking or just hanging out, and...
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Type: Educational Sites, Landmarks
Activities: Running
Owner description: MSU's huge country-like campus offers a lovely setting for running, biking or just hanging out, and also has places to visit, like the Beal Botanical Gardens, Sanford Natural Area, the 70,000-capacity Spartan football stadium, an art center, planetarium and, of course, the MSU Dairy Store for ice cream.
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Sa;lem, VA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I'm from Ohio State-- and even I loved this place for an incredible cafeteria meal and visit with my family. It is said to be one of the largest food service cafeterias in the US, but all the food we ate had a la carte quality that one would expect at a good restaurant!! We made the happy discovery that... More 

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Dimondale, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

From the gardens to the planetarium to the events, you won't be disappointed after spending time on campus. The Wharton Center, the Breslin Center and Spartan Stadium are guaranteed to be a memory you won't forget. Stop at the Dairy Store and new art gallery for over the top experiences. The campus is beautiful in all four seasons and oh... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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215 reviews 215 reviews
36 attraction reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Whether you are coming with your college bound kid or just want to tour campus it is certainly worth the trip. Be sure stop at the Dairy store and indulge in cheese and ice cream. The International Center located next to Spartan Stadium has a bookstore and food court. The Art Museum and Planetarium are also good bets to spend... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

On campus just killing time and saw the Women's VB team played Minnesota that night. We went to a late lunch at HopCat (see review). Nice surprise when we walked in to see there is no admission fee and was quite a display of athletic ability. Seeing these 6'4" women spike the ball in person made me glad I wasn't... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Graduated from MSU in 1970. It is a Land Grant university and really one of the most beautiful universities I have ever seen. Yes, of course I am prejudiced but I can't help that! Two of my children graduated from this institution as well! The campus is beautiful just to walk around, and spend a day. The flowers, buildings, grounds,... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Beautiful campus! Walked around and a docent in the botanical gardens showed us the most poisonous plant area and Johnny Appleseed trees. Bike trails everywhere and beautiful farmland to bike through. Football stadium staff were great in replacing lost tickets. Lots to do as grow ups visiting just to get away.

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Warren, Michigan, USA
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77 reviews 77 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Wow some college campuses are old and beat up looking but this has to be one of the best kept campus's around. beautiful foliage, you feel very safe as you walk around and see some new and very old buildings. the stadium is in middle of campus to parking off campus and walking is easy to do and probably better... More 

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Mt Pleasant, MI
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47 reviews 47 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I was there for a football game. Wonderful venue. I haven't visited the Eli Broad Art Museum yet, but next time.

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Watertown, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Wonderful University to be at! Enjoyed my visit and everything there was great and the staff as well was terrific

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Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We were on a tour of the campus with our grand daughter in July 2013. We were treated well at the hotel which was a great start to our campus visit. We met with several people from various schools within the university. It was a pleasant experience which resulted in her selecting MSU as her educational experience.

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