Local Area

There is so much to see and do around Lansing; here are a couple ideas…

Hawk Island County Park

Hawk Island offers rowboat and pedal boat rental, a swimming beach, Splash Pad®, picnic areas and shelters, sand volleyball, horseshoes, paved accessible walkways, fishing docks, and a concession stand.

Lansing Riverwalk Trail

There is no better way to spend a beautiful afternoon than taking a stroll through nature. The Lansing River trail is 8 miles of relaxation, exercise, and adventure.

Lansing Lugnuts Baseball – Cooley Stadium

Enjoy good times with good friends as Lansing's minor league baseball team- the Lansing Lugnuts-celebrates its fifteenth season in Michigan's capital city. It's family fun at an affordable price, so don't miss out on the action and your chance to "GO NUTS" in Cooley Stadium.

The Capitol Building

Step back into the Victorian era with a visit to Michigan's award-winning Capitol Building. Designed by Elijah E. Myers, one of the foremost architects of public buildings during the Gilded Age (1865-1914), construction of the Capitol Building took six years and contains over nine acres of hand-painted surfaces.

Downtown Lansing

Established in 1996 by City Council Resolution, the capital city's Central Business District contains over 1,000 businesses in a 64 block area.

Impression 5

This family-friendly, hands-on science center is a delight for children of all ages. Explore, discover, and experience exhibits about Simple Machines, Throwing Things, Water, Media Broadcasting, Bubbles, Life Science, Electricity, Magnetism, and the Human Eye.

Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol

Boasting an enviable downtown location, the Radisson Hotel Lansing is connected to the Lansing Center, one of the largest convention and meeting facilities in the state of Michigan. Here, you will enjoy easy access to Michigan State University, premium shopping at Eastwood Towne Center and Lansing City Market, as well as science museums and, of course, the Potter Park Zoo.

Michigan Historical Museum

The Michigan Historical Museum surrounds visitors with Michigan history from prehistoric times through the late twentieth century. Explore all 26 permanent galleries, located on four levels and don't miss the temporary exhibit gallery on the ground floor.

R.E. Olds Transportation Museum

This collection of cars and memorabilia is a tribute to the auto industry, courtesy of one of Lansing's most prominent citizens, Ransom Eli Olds. The very first Oldsmobile, built in 1897, is on display along with antique REOs, Stars, automotive advertising and memorabilia.

For more suggestions check out the Greater Lansing Michigan Convention and Visitors Bureau.