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Lansing
The birthplace of the Oldsmobile and Michigan's automotive center, Lansing offers visitors a number of car-related sites like plant tours and automobile museums, but there are other forces driving this capital city. On the political side, there's the award-winning State Capitol Building, completely restored in 1992, where tourists are wowed by the glass-floor rotunda and acres of decorative handpainted surfaces. The Michigan Historical Museum, which boasts a great collection of items from Michigan's past, including a recreated copper mine, will please history buffs. Children and families will enjoy taking a camel ride at the Potter Park Zoo or spending the day biking through Sleepy Hollow State Park. On the... more The birthplace of the Oldsmobile and Michigan's automotive center, Lansing offers visitors a number of car-related sites like plant tours and automobile museums, but there are other forces driving this capital city. On the political side, there's the award-winning State Capitol Building, completely restored in 1992, where tourists are wowed by the glass-floor rotunda and acres of decorative handpainted surfaces. The Michigan Historical Museum, which boasts a great collection of items from Michigan's past, including a recreated copper mine, will please history buffs. Children and families will enjoy taking a camel ride at the Potter Park Zoo or spending the day biking through Sleepy Hollow State Park. On the cultural side, the nearby campus of Michigan State University is a must-see for the Kresge Museum and for the beautiful campus itself. Entertaining and educational attractions, great shopping, fabulous restaurants and a variety of affordable accommodations make Lansing worth the ride. less

All things to do » Things to do

Cooley Law School Stadium
Cooley Law School Stadium
Attraction type: Arenas & Stadiums
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Michigan State Capitol
Michigan State Capitol
Designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1992, this building has served as Michigan's seat of state government since its completion in 1879.
Attraction type: Government Buildings
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Impression 5 Science Center
Impression 5 Science Center
Interactive museum engages all five senses in the exploration, understanding and appreciation of the wonders of physical science.
Attraction type: Science Museums
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Michigan Historical Museum
Michigan Historical Museum
Michigan's story is told, from early civilization to present-day, through a variety of exhibits including "Precontact to 1900" and "Michigan in the Twentieth Century."
Attraction type: History Museums
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R.E. Olds Transportation Museum
R.E. Olds Transportation Museum
Owner description: From rare vehicles like REO, Star, Durant, and Viking to classic Oldsmobiles, buggies, bicycles, aviation endeavors, trucks and engines- enjoy the excitement of transportation... more Owner description: From rare vehicles like REO, Star, Durant, and Viking to classic Oldsmobiles, buggies, bicycles, aviation endeavors, trucks and engines- enjoy the excitement of transportation history! See why we are rated one of "The Ten Best Automobile Museums in the United States" exhibiting a small collection, by Car Collector Magazine. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Specialty Museums; Taxis & Shuttles
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All places to eat » Places to eat

DE Luca's Restaurant
DE Luca's Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 403 Restaurants in Lansing
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Soup Spoon Cafe
Soup Spoon Cafe
Ranked #2 of 403 Restaurants in Lansing
Price:
Cuisines: American, International
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations
Naing Myanmar Family Restaurant
Naing Myanmar Family Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 403 Restaurants in Lansing
Cuisines: Thai, Burmese, Malaysian
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Good Truckin' Food
Good Truckin' Food
Ranked #4 of 403 Restaurants in Lansing
Dining options: Breakfast
Zaytoon Mediterranean Grill
Zaytoon Mediterranean Grill
Ranked #5 of 403 Restaurants in Lansing
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Sleep Inn - Lansing North / Dewitt
2.0 of 5
Sleep Inn - Lansing North / Dewitt
$79 - $99
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in DeWitt
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Williamston Inn Motel
Williamston Inn Motel
$49 - $65
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Williamston

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Comfort Inn
2.5 of 5
Comfort Inn
$107 - $127
Ranked #1 of 25 Hotels in Lansing
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Quality Suites Hotel
2.5 of 5
Quality Suites Hotel
$105 - $133
Ranked #3 of 25 Hotels in Lansing
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Crowne Plaza Lansing West
3.5 of 5
Crowne Plaza Lansing West
$116 - $195
Ranked #4 of 25 Hotels in Lansing
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