What makes visiting Greater Lansing so great? Our walk-able downtown means that within five minutes, in a five block radius, you can visit five of our must-see attractions!
- Michigans State Capitol Building Did you know? The Capitol is now open for tours on Saturdays, in addition to its traditional weekday hours. Michigans founding fathers believed the building should be open to all. Docents encourage the by the people, for the people philosophy and encourage visitors to explore the impeccably restored national historic landmark, view the amazing architecture and see where Michigans laws are made.
- Impression 5 Science Center Did you know? Impression 5s innovative engineers and carpenters fabricate the majority of their own exhibits right on-site. This attraction houses THE most amazing exhibits like the giant Light Mosaic, the Shadow Wall and the ever popular bubble room, Pop. Impression 5s name comes from the five senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch.
- Michigan Historical Museum Did you know? This museum has been featured twice on the Travel Channels Mysteries at the Museum. In addition to three floors of interactive exhibits, the museum houses specialty rotating exhibits and offers free admission on Sundays.
- Lansing Lugnuts/Cooley Law School Stadium Did you know? The Michigan Baseball Hall of Fame is located behind the outfield wall of Cooley Law School Stadium and inducted its inaugural class in June of 2015. Also, opening in 2016 is the Outfield, an 84 unit residential apartment complex overlooking the ballpark.
- R.E. Olds Transportation Museum Did you know? This museum is home to approximately 55 Lansing-made cars and to the only 1897 Oldsmobile left in existence. It was also featured on the History Channels American Pickers and displays the 1908 leather license plate discovered and donated by hosts Mike and Frank.
And just in case you wanted even more to see and do in that same area, hit up the Lansing City Market, discover the 15+ mile Lansing River Trail, explore the Michigan Supreme Court Learning Center or take in a performance at Riverwalk Theatre. Is all that activity making you hungry? Then grab a bite at one of the multitude of eateries on Washington Square or in the Stadium District. Oh, and you might want to wear your comfy shoes. It's only 5 blocks but there's a ton to see and do.
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