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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. 

Did you know these fun facts about Michigan State University? 

  • 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 

View the entire list of facts here. 

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 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 Makers & Shakers Craft Beverage Trail. For a full list of dining options click here.

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Must-See Attractions

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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Don't Miss Events

For Spartan fans of all all ages, these are the events not to miss during the year. 

Meet the Spartans

All ages are invited to meet and receive autographs from the coach and football team.

Meet the Spartans

Midnight Madness

The men's and women's basketball sign autographs and there are promotional giveaways and performances.

MSU Midnight Madness

Spartan Spectacular

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

Spartan Spectacular

Lodging

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.