Spartan Fans

Planning a trip to Michigan State University in East Lansing? We compiled all the necessary resources to make planning your trip to East Lansing a breeze including restaurants and hotels, must-see attractions and more. MSU offers so many attractions you just might find you won't even need to leave campus!

- 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

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Parking is now a breeze!

You can now get real-time parking availability in East Lansing—perfect for those busy football Saturdays!

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 Fieldhouse, East Lansing has options to suit not just every taste, but every budget—find a comprehensive list here. If you're a self-proclaimed "Foodie" then check out the For Foodies page that we created specifically for you.

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Don't Miss Restaurants


Adjacent to the MSU campus, Crunchy's features the “Best Burger in Town,” and one of the finest craft beer selections in East Lansing.

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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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Must-See Attractions 

Beaumont Tower

Beaumont Tower marks the site of Old College Hall-the first building in America erected for instruction in scientific agriculture. A gift from…

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Don't Miss These Events!

Meet the Spartans

Ever year MSU fans of all ages are invited to meet and receive autographs from coaching staff and members of the football team.

Midnight Madness

Help kick-off the start of a new season! The men's and women's basketball will be signing autographs and there will be promotional giveaways and…

Spartan Spectacular

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

Places to Stay in East Lansing

Finding accommodations can be a challenge for any trip. We've taken the headache out of the trip planning and compiled a list of places to stay during your MSU trip. Scroll through the list to view the full list of the available hotels in East Lansing.

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