Have you attended Be A Tourist in years past and think you’ve seen it all? How about skipping the super popular and crowded places like Potter Park Zoo and Impression 5 and try something different this year?

I’ve listed ten alternative suggestions, but there are more. Purchase your passport and try something new during this year’s Be A Tourist In Your Own Town.

  1. Knockerball Lansing – Head to the lawn of the Capitol noon to 5 p.m. and try out this new fun sport called bubble soccer. Show your passport and get in the ball!
  2. Lansing Model Railroad Club – Discover a miniature city railroad layout out on Old Lansing Road with an overhead viewing area. Seriously. Who doesn’t love model trains?
  3. Board of Water & Light John Dye Conditioning Plant – If you haven’t seen the murals inside this building, you must. Plus the Art Deco Oldsmobile fittings are gorgeous.
  4. The Coffee Barrel – If you’ve never seen how coffee is roasted, this is your chance for a behind-the-scenes tour. If you love coffee, you won’t want to miss this.
  5. Just B Yoga – Head to REO Town. If you haven’t been in a while, you’ll be delighted. And while you’re there, stop and do some yoga at Just B Yoga. When I need to get sane, this is where I go. Give it a whirl.
  6. REACH Studio Art Center – Also in REO Town, this is where community art happens. REO Town is chock full of great murals, and REACH has a great historic Pillsbury one.
  7. Al!ive: Your Community Well-Being Place – Okay, I’ll admit it. I have not been to Al!ve in Charlotte but I hear its fabulous. I can’t wait to visit.
  8. Central United Methodist Church – First time open for Be A Tourist, this church is designed by the same architect at the Capitol (Elijah Meyers) and you won’t want to miss touring the bell tower (carillon) and checking out the basement bowling alley.
  9. CeLTA Language School – Did you know that MSU offers language classes to children to make them global citizens? Take a trip around the world via languages!
  10. Mt. Hope Cemetery – Take a self-guided tour of this gorgeous cemetery and learn the history of 18 of Lansing’s leading ladies. You’ll also discover some very interesting headstones and find sections of the cemetery dedicated to past historical events like the Bath School disaster, veterans memorials, the boys’ training school, firefighter memorials, etc.

For all the information about this year's Be A Tourist In Your Own Town click here.

Did you know that Greater Lansing offers over 150 things to do? With only 48 hours in a weekend, the clock is ticking. Download the LAN150 Bucket List to get started.