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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

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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Cooley Law School Stadium
Attraction type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
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River Trail
Attraction type: Trails

All places to eat » Places to eat

Naing Myanmar Family Restaurant
Naing Myanmar Family Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 386 Restaurants in Lansing
Cuisines: Burmese, Malaysian, Thai
Soup Spoon Cafe
Soup Spoon Cafe
Ranked #2 of 386 Restaurants in Lansing
Price:
Cuisines: American, International
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
DE Luca's Restaurant
DE Luca's Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 386 Restaurants in Lansing
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Mitchell's Fish Market
Mitchell's Fish Market
Ranked #4 of 386 Restaurants in Lansing
Price: $40 - $60
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Texas Roadhouse
Texas Roadhouse
Ranked #5 of 386 Restaurants in Lansing
Price: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Red Roof Inn Lansing West
2.0 of 5
Red Roof Inn Lansing West
$51 - $90
Ranked #10 of 23 hotels in Lansing
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Sleep Inn - Lansing North / Dewitt
2.0 of 5
Sleep Inn - Lansing North / Dewitt
$88 - $109
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in DeWitt
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Comfort Inn & Suites Dimondale
2.0 of 5
Comfort Inn & Suites Dimondale
$84 - $123
Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Dimondale
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Cozy Koi Bed and Breakfast
Cozy Koi Bed and Breakfast
$85 - $150
Ranked #1 of 2 Lansing B&B and Inns
Quality Suites Hotel
2.5 of 5
Quality Suites Hotel
$100 - $133
Ranked #2 of 23 hotels in Lansing
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Comfort Inn
2.5 of 5
Comfort Inn
$98 - $111
Ranked #3 of 23 hotels in Lansing
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