Michigan State University
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.
Want to cheer on your Spartans to victory? Purchase tickets and see the upcoming sports schedules for football, basketball, hockey and more!
Where to Eat
East Lansing is a vibrant, eclectic college town full of great dining options. From the award-winning Jolly Pumpkin 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 Greater Lansing Craft Beverage Pass. Check out all of the dining options in Greater Lansing.
Jolly Pumpkin Cafe & Brewery
Discover delicious food offerings and award-winning beer at Jolly Pumpkin Cafe & Brewery East Lansing. Signature menu items like artisan pizzas…Read More
Harper's Restaurant & Brew Pub
An eclectic restaurant and brewpub featuring fresh craft beers, brewed on the premises and made-from-scratch foods. From appetizers, salads…Read More
Black Cat Bistro
Black Cat Bistro's mission is to bring modern American dishes to East Lansing, while adding a unique touch of multicultural elements to the…Read More
You can now get real-time parking availability in East Lansing—perfect for those busy football Saturdays!Learn More
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.
MSU Bug House
Learn fascinating facts, for example, that flies have tastebuds on their feet or view the amazing pinned displays.Read More
Beaumont Tower is the iconic symbol for MSU. Carillon concerts are performed throughout the summer.Read More
Wharton Center for Performing Arts
See Broadway shows like Hamilton and nationally recognized music and dance performances.Read More
MSU Horticulture Gardens
Stroll the 4-H Children's Garden and award winning horticultural gardens.Read More
Show your Spartan Spirit at the parade Friday evening before the Homecoming game on Saturday.Read More
Featuring performances by the MSU wind symphony, Spartan marching band, drumline and faculty artists.
Meet the Spartans
All ages are invited to meet and receive autographs from the coach and football team.Read More
The men's and women's basketball sign autographs and there are promotional giveaways and performances.
- MSU's campus is one of the biggest and greenest in the nation
- 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 mascotRead Entire List of Facts About MSU
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.
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