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Old Town Lansing

Located on the north side of the downtown Lansing area is Old Town Lansing, a trendy neighborhood of approximately four blocks with boutiques, unique shopping, annual festivals and diverse dining. This was Lansing’s original downtown, before Lansing was even considered as the state’s capital city. Old Town is located along the Grand River and the trailhead for the Lansing River Trail is located nearby. This vibrant and artsy neighborhood is the perfect destination to spend a day of shopping, dining and is totally photo-worthy. 

You don’t want to miss Grace Boutique for beautiful women’s dresses and accessories, the Old Town General Store for all kinds of food, drink and items that represent Lansing or Michigan. Preuss Pets is a huge retail facility specializing in exotic birds, aquariums and both saltwater and freshwater fish. Kids love feeding the fish in the small indoor river. Music lover? Be sure to check out  Elderly Instruments, a nationally recognized establishment offering a variety of guitars, banjos and other stringed instruments.

Some of the eateries include Creole Burger Bar, MEAT Southern B.B.Q., Pablo’s and Ozone’s Brewhouse. Also find freshly popped popcorn of all flavors at Cravings Gourmet Popcorn.

Looking for a cocktail or evening entertainment? Try Zoobie's Old Town Tavern, The Grid Arcade & Bar or Unicorn Lounge.

Attractions include the Brenke Fish Ladder and the Turner Dodge House and Heritage Center

FAQs & Tips:

  • Restaurants fill up quickly. Call ahead for dining reservations or if no reservations are accepted plan on a bit of a wait time.
  • Metered parking is available along the street or in the large parking lot next to the Grid.
  • If you follow the Lansing River Trail on foot, you can walk to downtown Lansing in about 10-15 minutes. 
  • Be sure to keep an eye out for public art installations and colorful murals.

Hotels Nearby

  • 714 and 720 N. Seymour Ave.
  • (517) 881-5938

This charming B & B consists of two side by side homes and is centrally located between downtown Lansing and Old Town. Relax in the shade of the tallest oak tree in downtown Lansing beside the hypnotic Koi pond and water falls and enjoy the gardens. Whether staying in the main…

  • 111 N. Grand Ave.
  • (517) 482-0188

The Radisson Hotel Lansing is located in the heart of the entertainment, business, and government districts of Michigan's capital city. Adjacent to the Lansing Convention Center and one block east of the State Capitol, we are within walking distance to several area attractions…

  • 600 E. Michigan Ave.
  • (517) 367-6677

The newest hotel in downtown Lansing, Courtyard by Marriott is ideally located in the heart of the Stadium District, close to the State Capitol and walking distance to the Lansing Center, Jackson Field and Downtown businesses. Close to Lansing Community College and Sparrow…

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