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LansingUnited States of America

The capital of Michigan has a picturesque college campus, one of the best car museums in the country and great antique shopping.

The city of Lansing is located in the center of Michigan. As the state’s capital, it is of great governmental importance, but the city’s Midwestern charm and many attractions have been attracting visitors for decades.

Downtown Lansing is integrated with the bustling campus of Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Browse for treasures in its historical shopping district, which has antique stores, local boutiques and well-known brand names.

The Michigan State Capitol is the centerpiece of Lansing. This beautifully restored National Historic Landmark is in the heart of downtown. Take a guided tour of the building, which is still the working seat of the Michigan Senate and the Michigan House of Representatives.

Visit the suburb of East Lansing, home to Michigan State University. This “Big Ten” school is one of the largest and most highly esteemed public universities in the U.S. You will notice a large collegiate presence throughout Lansing, especially during weekend nights or at big sporting events.

A wide range of museums appeal to visitors of all ages. Young children can experience hands-on science exhibits at Impression 5 Science Center. If you like contemporary art, Broad Art Museum on the university’s campus is a must-see. Also on campus, Michigan State University Museum contains fascinating ancient artifacts such as dinosaur skeletons.

The auto industry plays a huge part in Michigan’s history and General Motors still has a large presence in Lansing. R.E. Olds Transportation Museum is dedicated to the founder of Oldsmobile. As one of the highest rated automobile museums in the country, it covers nearly a century of automobile memorabilia ranging from early traffic signs to a complete collection of Oldsmobile cars.

Lansing is a short drive from some of Michigan’s biggest attractions. The largest city in the state, Detroit, is 90 miles (144.8 kilometers) away. Lansing is also conveniently located between three of the Great Lakes. You can reach Lake Huron, Lake Michigan and Lake Erie by car in less than 2 hours.

Top Hotels in Lansing

SpringHill Suites by Marriott East Lansing University Area
SpringHill Suites by Marriott East Lansing University Area
2.5 out of 5
1100 Trowbridge Rd, East Lansing, MI
The price is CA $129 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Located in the heart of East Lansing, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Munn Ice Arena, Michigan State University and Breslin Center. Forest Akers Golf Courses ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (206 reviews)

"As usual from my last stay in August it was very nice. No complaints and will stay again."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 19, 2020

SpringHill Suites by Marriott East Lansing University Area
Hyatt Place Lansing - East
Hyatt Place Lansing - East
3 out of 5
2401 Showtime Dr, Lansing, MI
The price is CA $105 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Situated in Lansing, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Groesbeck Golf Course, Turner-Dodge House and Heritage Center and Greater Lansing Visitors Center. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (842 reviews)

"I was really hoping a short chair would be available."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 16, 2020

Hyatt Place Lansing - East
Best Western Okemos/East Lansing Hotel & Suites
Best Western Okemos/East Lansing Hotel & Suites
2.5 out of 5
2209 University Park Dr, Okemos, MI
The price is CA $97 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 5

Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Ferguson Park, Wonch Park and College Fields Golf Club. Michigan State University and Harris ...

4.4/5Excellent! (815 reviews)

"Clean and organized. It’s super cute inside , the Jacuzzi rooms are beautiful"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 18, 2020

Best Western Okemos/East Lansing Hotel & Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Lansing

Staybridge Suites Lansing - Okemos
Staybridge Suites Lansing - Okemos
3 out of 5
3553 Meridian Crossings Drive, Okemos, MI
The price is CA $109 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26

Situated in a rural location, this aparthotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Ferguson Park, Wonch Park and College Fields Golf Club. Michigan State University and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (594 reviews)

"No issues or comments needed. Would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 20, 2020

Staybridge Suites Lansing - Okemos
Spartan Country! One Mile From MSU Campus
Spartan Country! One Mile From MSU Campus
5117 Park Lake Rd, East Lansing, MI
The price is CA $71 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Situated in East Lansing, this holiday home is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Bigelow Thomas Kuhn House and within 3 miles (5 km) of Michigan State University and Breslin ...

5/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Great

"We had everything we needed. And everything was clean and easy to find. Loved the fenced in backyard, made playing with our 2 year old in the yard stress free."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 8, 2020

Spartan Country! One Mile From MSU Campus
King Suite. Free Breakfast. Pool & Hot Tub. Near Michigan State University
King Suite. Free Breakfast. Pool & Hot Tub. Near Michigan State University
Staybridge Lansing-Okemos, 3553, Meridian Crossings Drive, Okemos, MI
The price is CA $156 per night from Nov 5 to Nov 6

Situated in Okemos, this condo is within 3 miles (5 km) of Ferguson Park, Wonch Park and College Fields Golf Club. Michigan State University and Nancy Moore ...

King Suite. Free Breakfast. Pool & Hot Tub. Near Michigan State University
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Lansing

Michigan State Capitol
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Michigan State Capitol

4/5(5 reviews)

Admire the marvelous domed building that marks the seat of government in Michigan, then take a tour of the interior to learn how the state’s laws are made. 

Adado Riverfront Park
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Adado Riverfront Park

5/5(3 reviews)

Experience the relaxed atmosphere of this tranquil part of Michigan’s historic capital city and enjoy live music on the banks of the river. 

Wentworth Park
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Wentworth Park

Pause for a break from sightseeing in central Lansing by resting in this quiet park with interesting monuments, river views and convenient local amenities. 

Top things to do in Lansing

Wacky Walks Scavenger Hunt Adventure of Michigan
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Wacky Walks Scavenger Hunt Adventure of Michigan

CA $13
Per adult
Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Michigan
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Michigan

CA $26
Per adult
City Scavenger Hunts by Operation City Quest of Michigan
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City Scavenger Hunts by Operation City Quest of Michigan

CA $13
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend

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