MSU and East Lansing Points of Interest
Beaumont Tower sits on the site of Old College Hall, the first building erected for study of scientific agriculture. Carillonneurs play noontime recitals on the 49-bell carillon. At times, the tower is open for public tours. Bells in the tours range in weight from the smallest bell at 15 pounds to the largest bell weighing in at 2 ½ tons.Read More
The 9-foot 7-inch "The Spartan" statue was designed and produced by a MSU professor. The original terra cotta sculpture resides indoors at Spartan Stadium and a replica/replacement made of bronze resides in the original spot on Red Cedar Road. Traditionally students "guard" the statue prior to big football games to prevent other schools from painting The Spartan in the visitor's colors.
Housing an exhibit hall with a gift counter, a blacklight gallery of astronomical art, and a domed sky theater with Digistar, the world's only computer graphics-based planetarium projector. The planetarium is open weekdays, and public shows are presented Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons.Read More
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