Top 5 Downtown Lansing Attractions

What makes visiting the Capital region so great? Lansing's walkable downtown means that within FIVE MINUTES, in a FIVE BLOCK RADIUS, you can visit FIVE of our MUST SEE ATTRACTIONS! Grab a bite at one of the many eateries on Washington Square or Michigan Avenue or stroll the 20+ mile Lansing River Trail that winds through the heart of downtown. Grab your comfy shoes and explore!

Take Five in Greater Lansing

Walk to these five great attractions in downtown Lansing. From the Michigan History Museum to R.E. Olds Transportation Museum, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Did you know? The Capitol is open for free tours Monday through Friday! Michigan’s founding fathers believed the building should be open to all. Docents encourage the “by the people, for the people” philosophy and encourage visitors to explore the impeccably restored national historic landmark, view the amazing architecture and see where Michigan’s laws are made.

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Did you know? Impression 5’s innovative engineers and carpenters fabricate the majority of their own exhibits right on-site. This attraction houses THE most amazing exhibits like the giant Light Mosaic, the Shadow Wall and the ever popular bubble room, “Pop.” Impression 5’s name is derived from the five senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch.

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Did you know? This museum has been featured twice on the Travel Channel’s “Mysteries at the Museum.” In addition to three floors of interactive exhibits, the museum houses specialty rotating exhibits and offers free admission on Sundays. 

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Did you know? This museum is home to approximately 55 Lansing-made cars and the only 1897 Oldsmobile left in existence. It was also featured on the History Channel’s "American Pickers" and displays the 1908 leather license plate discovered and donated by hosts Mike and Frank.

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