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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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Michigan History Center
Michigan History Center
Owner description: The Michigan History Center fosters curiosity, enjoyment and inspiration rooted in Michigan's stories. Home to both the Archives of Michigan and the Michigan History Museum, the... more Owner description: The Michigan History Center fosters curiosity, enjoyment and inspiration rooted in Michigan's stories. Home to both the Archives of Michigan and the Michigan History Museum, the Michigan History Center offers experiences for visitors of all ages and interests. Admission to the Michigan History Museum is $6 for adults, $4 for Seniors 65+, $2 for children 6-17 and free for children 5 and under. There is no admission charge for the museum on Sundays. There is no admission charge for the Archives of Michigan. The Archives are open 1:00 - 5:00 pm Monday-Friday, and 10:00 am - 4:00 pm on Saturday. less
Attraction type: Gift & Specialty Shops; History Museums; Educational sites; Libraries; Self-Guided Tours & Rentals
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Potter Park Zoo
Potter Park Zoo
Visit more than 100 species of animals, many of which are endangered, including Black Rhinos, Siberian Tigers, Red Pandas and Snow Leopards.
Attraction type: Zoos
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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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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: Specialty Museums; Historic Sites
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Deluca's
Deluca's
Ranked #1 of 443 Restaurants in Lansing
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Soup Spoon Cafe
Soup Spoon Cafe
Ranked #2 of 443 Restaurants in Lansing
Price:
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Soups, International
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Meat Southern BBQ & Carnivore Cuisine
Meat Southern BBQ & Carnivore Cuisine
Ranked #3 of 443 Restaurants in Lansing
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Zaytoon Mediterranean Grill
Zaytoon Mediterranean Grill
Ranked #4 of 443 Restaurants in Lansing
Cuisines: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Lansing Brewing Company
Lansing Brewing Company
Ranked #5 of 443 Restaurants in Lansing
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Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gastropub
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Red Roof Inn Lansing West
2.0 of 5
Red Roof Inn Lansing West
$60 - $121
Ranked #7 of 25 Hotels in Lansing
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Sleep Inn - Lansing North / Dewitt
2.0 of 5
Sleep Inn - Lansing North / Dewitt
$75 - $111
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in DeWitt
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Comfort Inn & Suites Dimondale
2.0 of 5
Comfort Inn & Suites Dimondale
$85 - $147
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Dimondale
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hampton Inn & Suites Lansing West
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Lansing West
$121 - $198
Ranked #2 of 25 Hotels in Lansing
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Quality Suites Hotel
2.5 of 5
Quality Suites Hotel
$108 - $166
Ranked #3 of 25 Hotels in Lansing
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Comfort Inn
2.5 of 5
Comfort Inn
$89 - $146
Ranked #4 of 25 Hotels in Lansing
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