The Visitor Center opening is a proactive response to the influx of visitors expected at the Broad Museum and the ever-increasing number of international students and their families on Michigan State University campus. The staffed, 400 sq. ft. center will have visitor information pertaining to the entire Greater Lansing region and will also have the ability to showcase special events and projects. The first of these projects will be select pieces from an exhibit hosted by the city of East Lansing and the East Lansing Public Schools entitled, "Color Our World: East Lansing Welcomes the Broad."
A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place officially opening the new visitor center on November 8, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at 549 East Grand River Avenue in East Lansing. Dignitaries from the City of East Lansing, Michigan State University and the local hospitality community will be in attendance and available for comment.
"We're extremely proud to be opening an additional visitor center in the community, just a stone's throw away from this amazing new art museum," said Julie Pingston, Senior Vice President of the GLCVB. "Our hope is to help further educate and inspire the millions of annual visitors to the area about all there is to see and do throughout our community."
The Greater Lansing Visitor Center in East Lansing will be open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more information about the GLCVB please visit www.lansing.org or phone 517-487-6800.
The mission of the Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau is to positively impact the area's economy by marketing the region as a travel destination.