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The Greater Lansing area wants you to be healthy and safe while visiting. Our hotels, restaurants and attractions have taken the Greater Lansing Safe Pledge for your health and well being. Please visit our Safe Pledge page for details.

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CTA Newsletter

June 2022


The GLCVB has launched a summer campaign showcasing the many attractions and things to do in the Capital region throughout the summer. The campaign invites residents and visitors to come enjoy everything in their own backyards and by supporting the local tourism industry, we can keep Greater Lansing great! Help us spread the word as the campaign runs all summer and has plenty of giveaways throughout the campaign.

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Albert EL Fresco is a pedestrian-friendly area located along Albert Avenue, between Abbot Road and M.A.C. Avenue. The space features outdoor seating and tables, rocking chairs, hammocks, decorative lighting, shade amenities, games and more. The space will also include scheduled live music, yoga, sidewalk sales and more.

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Potter Park Zoo welcomed a female bongo calf March 8 which is the first bongo birth at the zoo since 2014. The calf’s parents, Maverick and Uzuri, were paired as part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan (SSP), which oversees only a handful of eastern bongo births each year. Only around 100 eastern bongo are thought to remain in the wild.

Zoo fans are invited to vote for their favorite baby bongo name! Votes include a donation.

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The Fairfield Inn by Marriott in Okemos has changed brands and is now the HomeTowne Studios by Red Roof. The phone numbers remain the same for the property.


Join us for a fun evening out in downtown Lansing to explore the sites, enjoy delicious food, and network with your industry peers!

Tuesday, July 26, 2022 from 4:30-6:30 pm

Scavenger Hunt Flyer & Map.

Stops on the Scavenger Hunt:
- Midtown Brewing Co - Get your "Social District Cocktail & enjoy a Street Taco on the patio
- Thai Village - Pop in and get a Crab Rangoon and/or Spring Roll
- Social Sloth - Try out some Turkish Lentil Patties with Lettuce
- Sweet Encounter Bakery - fantastic dessert options just for our group all Gluten FREE!
- Lansing Art Gallery and Education Center - check out their new space and work on a fun art project

Be sure to explore beyond the stops noted down Washington Square, or head back to Midtown for another cocktail and networking with friends.

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The May “What Am I?” picture was the MSU Dairy Store. Congratulations to Ariel Backus and Jodie Cady for the correct answer!

For June, the fourth and fifth people to email Anne Lavender at will win a prize.


The architect of Michigan’s State Capitol Building (Elijah Myers) also designed the capitol buildings for Texas, Colorado, and Idaho Territorial (Idaho's Territorial Capitol is no longer standing).

The Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau is proud to bring this exciting certification program to our region. The program strives to inspire and motivate our front-line employees and volunteers to turn every visitor encounter into a positive experience!

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