When you think of your home town of Lansing, what is one of the first things that come to mind? Is it the State Capitol Building with its imposing exterior facade and its interior beauty? Is it a certain festival or favorite restaurant? Or is it the three iconic stacks named Wynken, Blynken and Nod? In the original poem of Wynken, Blynken and Nod, one of the lines reads, "Where are you going and what do you wish?" I think a lot of us are just wishing to get out and resume a bit of normality. And maybe now is the perfect time.
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April 29, 2021 by Valeri Gill, CTA
When rainy days and cold weather keeps kids inside, it can be hard to entertain everyone. But, staying inside can be lots of fun for the whole family if you're armed with the right indoor activities. Below, we've assembled some of Greater Lansing's best boredom-busting area attractions to turn an indoor day into a memorable one.
Looking for ways to shop local for that special someone in your life? Whether it's for a special holiday, birthday or anniversary Greater Lansing has plenty of opportunities to keep your dollars local. Shopping local helps create jobs in the community, keeps money in mid-Michigan and supports small businesses. In turn, those businesses give back to the neighborhood and offer more unique products keeping communities diverse. It makes everybody a winner! To help guide you on your shopping adventure we have listed out premier picks in Greater Lansing's surrounding communities that you can support by shopping small. Some have even made accommodations to help you shop safer by offering curbside pickup and online ordering.
Hover over the pictures to get a link (in blue) to connect directly to each vendors website and start shopping!
Winter in Michigan can often make it difficult to find things to do. We all love getting out of the house and enjoying the great outdoors, but what can we really do for fun when the snow is flying? Here's some ideas of great outdoor winter activities that you may not have even thought about doing and you may be surprised to learn there's more than you think!
While the winter weather may be gray and gloomy – Greater Lansing’s artists and attractions have compiled fun coloring activities to brighten your world with color. Whether you prefer colored pencils or crayons, coloring is a great stress reliever for adults and has multiple benefits for the little ones as they work on their fine motor skills. Check out the list below and pick your favorite #lovelansing pages to download. And remember, If you share your completed pages on social media be sure to use the #lovelansing.
Fall in Greater Lansing is bursting with color and this particular time of year provides beautiful sunrises and sunsets. With that combination your are sure to get some amazing photos! The guide below will lead you to the most Fall filled Instagrammable spots every traveler needs to visit when they’re in the Greater Lansing area.
August 6, 2020 by Tracy Padot, CTA
5 Things to Do BEFORE You Get to Greater Lansing
- Review the updated safety precautions and guidelines. The state of Michigan requires individuals to wear a face covering in public places. Learn more about Michigan’s Coronavirus guidelines here.
- Plan out the activities you'd like to do on your visit while maintaining social distancing and safety guidelines. Please note most businesses are open although some attractions may request you reserve a timed entry ticket. Please note: a few attractions and businesses are currently closed.
Looking for an easy road trip for your weekend adventure? Greater Lansing’s central location in the state makes it a popular drive-to destination. With wide open spaces and plenty of chill places, Mid-Michigan is the ideal safe and affordable retreat. Here are our top 10 picks that should be on your list to experience during your next visit!
Finding ways to entertain the little ones now that school is out can be exhausting. We've complied a list of over 20 outdoor, affordable activities sure to keep kids of all ages engaged. Put down the screens and start making family memories. The kids (and your wallet) will thank you!
January 15, 2018 by Lori Lanspeary, CTA
Want to learn about the latest, greatest and best places to visit in the heart of Michigan? Our Greater Lansing Visitor Guide has 80 pages filled with ideas. Find six pages dedicated to festival fun. And sections for attractions, dining, shopping, hotels, and recreation. We’ve included our Makers & Shakers Trail of craft beer, wine and spirit makers plus a detachable overview map so you can easily navigate the region.
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