How It Works


  1. Participants need to purchase a $1 passport (Check the PASSPORTS tab). Children under three do not need a passport.
  2. Passport holders can park on the MSU campus, in Old Town, at the downtown City of Lansing parking ramps or at the Michigan Historical Museum and hop aboard one of five CATA Be A Tourist public bus routes. Round trip fares are only 50 cents per person. (Check the CATA / MAPS tab)
  3. Throughout the month of June, "tourists" can have their passport stamped at participating attractions, and once they receive 10 stamps, they are eligible to enter a prize drawing for overnight stays, gift certificates to local restaurants and more. (Check the ATTRACTIONS tab.)

Get Social In Your Own Town!

Capture your Be A Tourist adventures and memories and share with the Lansing community! Take a photo, upload it to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and tag it with #BATYOT2016. We'll be giving out prizes to some lucky photographers.