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.

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

Old Town Shopping Map

The map below includes all of the retail, food and beverage, and personal services businesses.

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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.
  • 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.

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