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Planning a Visit?

Planning a trip to Michigan State University in East Lansing?

Whether it's to visit your new college student or to cheer the Spartans on to victory, you're probably wondering what to do while you're in town. We compiled all the necessary resources, including nearby restaurants and attractions, to make planning your trip to East Lansing a breeze. 

Where to Eat

East Lansing is a vibrant, eclectic college town full of great dining options. From the fan-inspired Spartan Hall of Fame Cafe, to fool-proof options like Noodles and Company, East Lansing has options to suit not just every taste, but every budget.

If you're a self-proclaimed "Foodie" then check out the For Foodies page. Over 21? You may enjoy the Makers & Shakers Craft Beverage Trail. Check out all of the dining options in Greater Lansing. 

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Dining Options

Graduate Rock Bar

That Summer Camp Feeling Year-Round. Serving classic American fare, local beers and spirits alongside spectacular views of MSU's campus and…

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Must-See Attractions

MSU is more than just a Big Ten university. From the exquisite gardens of the W.J. Beal Botanical Gardens to the awe-inspiring modern art of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum...well, like we said earlier there is plenty to keep you busy right on campus.

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MSU Bug House

Learn fascinating facts, for example, that flies have tastebuds on their feet or view the amazing pinned displays.

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Don't Miss Events

Spartan Spectacular

Featuring performances by the MSU wind symphony, Spartan marching band, drumline and faculty artists.

Midnight Madness

The men's and women's basketball sign autographs and there are promotional giveaways and performances.

Did you know these fun facts about Michigan State University? 

  • MSU became the first agricultural college in the United States in 1855 
  • The college went through five names changes before it was called Michigan State University
  • Sparty is a three-time national top collegiate mascot 


Whether you're visiting a student, coming for a game, or conducting business on campus - the list of hotels below are all located in the east side of the region. Making it convenient to get to campus and downtown East Lansing amenities.