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Address: Lansing, MI
Activities: Dining, Nightlife

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The BEST place to just poke around for an afternoon

There is a variety of artsy, antique and boutique shops ideally for just exploring and finding large and small trinkets and treasures. Good fun afternoon for a couple or a group... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
Mark C
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Lansing, Michigan
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Lansing, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

There is a variety of artsy, antique and boutique shops ideally for just exploring and finding large and small trinkets and treasures. Good fun afternoon for a couple or a group of friends. And of course some fun places to dine. Our favorite is the newly expanded "Meat" or Cosmos.

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Brighton, Michigan
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427 reviews 427 reviews
49 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is a great part of Lansing to walk around and see. Some bars, cafes and restaurants, and a lot of eclectic shops. The buildings, architecture, and overall atmosphere need to be experienced if in the area! The only think I think would make Old Town even more appealing is a handful more restaurants......

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Lansing, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Several restaurants in this area are amazing, I especially like Meat for BBQ. This is a nice place to walk around, visit shops or take pictures, overall a nice place to spend a lazy afternoon.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

I loved this area to shop. It was super. People in the stores r very quaint. I thought i was somwhere else other than Lansing. After been gone for 32 yrs i just found a new hm aeay to shop. Its fantastic.

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Lansing, Michigan
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177 reviews 177 reviews
19 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We had to check out the festival. Beer tents, items to buy with logo on it, German foods to try. My fiancee tried all the meats and I tried desserts. Parking for the event was just on the streets with parking meters.

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Lansing, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

40 years ago I came back from visiting Chicago's Old Town and tried to tell everyone that Lansing''s North End, as it was referred to then, was better for architecture and right on the river too and everyone told me I was crazy. It was a skid row back then with some very rough bars (two New Years Eves in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Nice to see the original part of Lansing revitalized. Lots of nice shops, galleries and restaurants.

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Panama City, Panama
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The transition from 'old' to 'old town' was some time ago. This area hosts many fun street fairs and parties in a nice re-gentrified (but not overly done) venue. Old Town Lansing has a wonderful river-walk and gives one the feel of times gone by. Leave the cell phone in the car and spend the afternoon dining and strolling along... More 

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albion mi
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

very quaint shops and unique restaurants to check out. we enjoyed the afternoon just looking around . We had lunch at Meat , very good and then had a cupcake at Whipped. nice way to spend an afternoon with friends

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

There is quiet a bit to do in Old Town. There is the river walk and a lot of boutique shops to wander. Plenty of places to grab a bite or a full meal.

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