Best Attractions & Activities

With all of the things to do and see in a city, deciding how to spend your time can be quite an agonizing decision. 10best has narrowed all of the available attractions in Lansing to a list of the most appealing and reputable, to aide in your decision making. You can rest easy knowing that any choice you make from our list is sure to please.

Old Town Historic District

Take a new glimpse at Lansing's original business district. Turn-of-the-century buildings, many of which had fallen into disrepair as businesses followed the late 20th century's "move to the 'burbs," now house trendy art galleries and artist...  Read More

Cooley Gardens

The southern terminus of Lansing's Capital Avenue is enlivened by the presence of a beautiful estate garden, whose peonies, roses, anemones, asters, and spring and fall perennials maintain a colorful presence for eight months of the year. When...  Read More

East Lansing
Kresge Art Museum

This highly regarded museum, located on the MSU campus, boasts a vast collection of artwork spanning an estimated 5000 years and hailing from ancient African, Egyptian, Greek, Islamic, and Roman civilizations, as well as the US and Europe. From...  Read More

Located in the historic Cooley Haze House (1903), this charming little museum is dedicated to preserving and showcasing the contributions women have made in Michigan's development and in that of the United States. Included in the museum's...  Read More

Abrams Planetarium

Named in honor of Talbert and Leota Abrams, the MSU planetarium allows visitors to explore the wonders of the universe. The 360-degree domed theater features a state-of-the-art Digistar projector, which allows stargazers to see constellations as...  Read More

Michigan State University Museum

Michigan State's museum, founded in 1857, offers visitors three levels of exhibits dealing with the marvels of the natural world. The building's main level houses the Hall of Michigan Vertebrates, which showcases the state's diverse bird...  Read More

Michigan State, founded as an agricultural institution in 1855, is one of the country's largest, most prestigious research universities. The beautiful, tree-lined campus is worth touring, and Beaumont Tower, the MSU Student Union, Wharton...  Read More

Nokomis Native American Cultural Learning Center

This hands-on Native American cultural center hosts a diverse repertoire of programs and exhibits, each of which seeks to educate visitors about Central Michigan's first settlers, the Ojibway, Ottawa, and Potawatomi tribes, collectively known as...  Read More

Impression 5 Science Center

Founded in the early 70s, this hands-on learning center challenges visitors to expand their minds and explore the physical and natural worlds. Indeed, at this 100-year-old warehouse, families from all around enjoy exploring life and science via...  Read More

Meridian Historical Village

The Meridian Historical Village, located 10 minutes east of downtown Lansing near Meridian Mall, takes a look at the area's 19th-century heritage, a time when settlers were still taming this part of Central Michigan. Noteworthy features include...  Read More

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