With the 21st annual Be A Tourist In Your Own Town right around the corner (this Saturday May 30th) its good to know as much as you can about the event. Obviously you buy your $1 Greater Lansing passport and it grants you access to over 90 area attractions and hot spots. Not to be forgotten is the transportation aspect of the event, where our partner CATA takes participants all over town for just 50 cents. This is a great part of the event for sure, but its also not 100% true. No we're not lying to you. No, you're not getting punked - there is a simple explanation. The event has gotten so huge, in incredibly awesome, that some of the attractions on the out-skirts of the Greater Lansing area are not on CATA routes - just due to logistics. So, in order to let the event continue to grow, we had to say, ok, some of the attractions are OFF the CATA route, and you'll need your own transportation to get there. This does not make them out in the boonies or hard to get to by any means, you just cant get there on a bus. Look at the list below to see all of the amazing places you can visit during Be A Tourist - all accessible in the comfort of your own vehicle!
All Around the African World Museum and Resource Center - All things African - 'Nuff said.
Archives Book Shop - Cool old Books of all kinds.
BAD Brewing Company - Microbrew in a cool small town environment.
Burchfield Park - Pedal boat rides? Sure!
Burgdorf's Winery - Sip, sample and shop.
Capital Area District Library (Okemos) - Summer reading ideas, childrens crafts, etc.
Charlotte Aquatic Center - Free open swim and pool obstacle course!
City Limits Bowling Center, Mason - Free game of Bowling, at City Limits in Mason or East Lansing!
The Coffee Barrel - Behind the scenes tours of their roasting facility.
EagleMonk Pub and Brewery - A cool little microbrewery.
Eaton County's Museum at Courthouse Square - Check out the Hands-On-History display!
Edru Skate - Free roller skating - of course!
Greater Lansing Potters Guild - observe pottery demonstrations and create your own treasure as well!
Demmer Shooting Sports Education & Training Center - Tour the site or take your best shot (advance reservation required to shoot).
MSU Community Music School - Musical instrument petting zoo!
MSU Forest Akers Golf Course - Free golf lessons!
Kathy's Pier Delight - BOGO small frozen custard cone - sounds good.
Lansing Model Railroad Club - Discover this miniature city brimming with activity and model trains coming and going.
Lansing Public Media - Have some popcorn and see films from the Capital city Film Fest.
Lansing Sailing Club - Free sailboat rides on Lake Lansing (weather permitting)
Meridian Historical Village - Seven historic buildings from the 19th century available for tours.
Olds Forge Flyers - One of the country's oldest flying clubs will take to the air. Come learn more about planes!
Red Cedar Spirits - Free tour of the distillery.
Sanctuary Spirits - Small winery, craft distillery, sample sip and more.
Van Atta's Greenhouse & Flower Shop - Free 3" perennial and tour the garden, greenhouse and gift shop.
Zap Zone - Get 10 free arcade tokens and BOGO Laser Tag or Glo Golf.