9 Fun Things To Do and Exciting Places To Visit In Lansing Michigan
Lansing Michigan has lots of amazing destinations and unique attractions that people enjoy. From parks to museums up to the natural wonders of nature, Lansing almost has it all.
Below is a list of some of the best Lansing Michigan attractions. Check them out and see which one interests you the most.
Potter Park Zoo
Open year round, the Potter Park Zoological Gardens is a 58-acre zoo located in the capital city of Lansing, Michigan within Lansing’s Potter Park. With over 500 individual animals representing approximately 160 different species, there is always something new and exciting to see. From special events to programs for children and adults, the Zoo offers family fun and enrichment year round. Visit http://www.potterparkzoo.org for more info.
Impression 5 Science Center
This is a world-class, state of the art museum. Here, you can engage all five senses in the exploration and appreciation of the wonders of physical science. It has a very modern setting and very clean, exciting facility.
This is probably one of the most underrated attractions in Lansing. Established over 30 years ago, Pinball Petes provides one of the best family entertainment environments in the Ann Arbor and East Lansing area. The place has great selection of pinballs, video games, redemption machines, pool tables and air hockey. More info at their website: http://www.pinballpetes.net.
R.E. Olds Transportation Museum
This is one of the best, if not the best attraction in Lansing Michigan. If you are into vintage cars and automobiles, you’ll love this museum! Here, you can discover Lansing’s rich transportation history – the REO Motor Car Company, old-time bicycles and aviation endeavors. From the very first prototype to today’s streamlined automobiles, the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum got it all! Website: http://reoldsmuseum.org
Old Town is the cultural and creative district of Lansing. This destination offers unique experiences through special events, incredible people, eclectic shops and a rich history. The buildings here are beautifully restored for residents and businesses of all backgrounds. The infrastructure is well maintained by sustainable resources. This place is super artsy with a chill vibe making it a great place to visit to relax and unwind. Website: http://www.iloveoldtown.org
Carl G. Fenner Nature Center
Fenner Nature Center is an environmental education center encompassing 134 acres of publicly accessible green space. Now run by the non-profit Fenner Conservancy, the property includes over four miles of trails, rolling glacial eskers, towering maple groves and so much more. Inside the Visitor Center, you will find collections of live native reptiles and amphibians; a viewing area to watch songbirds, deer and wild turkeys; and opportunities to explore newly renovated hands-on exhibits. Website: https://mynaturecenter.org
East Lansing Family Aquatic Center
Shoot down a slide into the plunge pool below at East Lansing Family Aquatic Center. The East Lansing Family Aquatic Center (ELFAC) is an interactive outdoor water facility that provides a safe, family-oriented aquatic experience to patrons. Website: https://www.cityofeastlansing.com/852/Aquatic-Center
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Turner-Dodge House & Heritage Center
A fine example of Classical Revival architecture, the Turner-Dodge mansion is a National Historic Registered Place. The beautifully restored home was built in 1858 by James and Marion Turner, who helped establish the Capital City. The home was recently restored to the turn-of-the-19th-century period and is maintained by the City of Lansing Parks and Recreation Department as a Cultural Heritage Center. Website: http://www.lansing.org/listings/turner-dodge-house-and-heritage-center/543/
Father & daughter – doing what we do best, following random streets we see and finding neat history and haunts. I’m the one behind the camera, he’s the tiny person you can kinda see standing on the porch of the Turner-Dodge Mansion. Neat things in Lansing. Yes, yes. #thatsmydad #turnhere #turnerdodgehouse #localdiscovery #sundayfunday #wander #thegreatlakesstate #puremichigan #michiganders #michigrammers #michiganawesome #michiganhistory #lovelansing #lansing #michigan #capitalcity #homeiswherethehandis #mittenlove #iwouldlivethere
Woldumar Nature Center
Sitting on the Grand River with more than a mile of shoreline, Woldumar maintains over 5 miles of trails on 178 acres of Maple and Beech woodland, tall grass prairie, and a pine plantation snuggled along 1.25 miles of the Grand River. Trails are open 365 days each year – we invite you to hike or ski on them anytime between dawn and dusk! The Visitors Center is a good place to start, and enriches your visit with a variety of interpretive displays as well as a Gift Shop. Website: http://woldumar.org
These are just few of the many attractions and destinations around Lansing Michigan. So, which one of them interest you the most?
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These places look so much fun to visit! Saving this for future use if we ever go to Michigan!
Belle | One Awesome Momma
I am definitely going to bookmark this post. I live in Windsor and always go over to Michigan. I need to do Lansing.
I’ve never been to Lansing, but it certainly looks like there’s plenty to do there! Thanks so much for putting this together!
These are some truly awesome shots. Pictures due in fact say a thousand words! I have to add Lansing Michigan to my bucket list!
What an amazing and awesome place to visit! Would love to visit there with my family. We can do a lot of fun adventure there!
Great lists! Sounds like there’s so many interesting places to visit in Michigan. I’ve never been to Michigan but wish to visit someday. The old town and nature center looks like a great place to visit.
I love seeing these lists people make from where they live. I love how much fun stuff there can be to do in our own backyards!
Wow, I would love to explore those places! All of them! They look like so fun. Thank you for sharing.
Michigan has an amazing places! They all look like so much fun. I would definitely love to visit them. Thanks for sharing.
Oh my word!! I have never been to Michigan! I can’t wait to visit!!
Never been to Michigan!! SO much to do!!
Michigan was one of the beautiful places and I really want to go there this year and I love to explore there
Lansing seems to have so many different things and places to explore! I love a city that can entertain not only Mom and Dad but the kids as well…
I’ll confess I rarely make it to the Lansing area. We have Pinball Pete’s in Ann Arbor too though and I’ve been to that location.
I like that there are activities for every age group. The Impression 5 Science Center looks like a cool place to take the kids. The hiking trails are pretty too. I should add this to our travel bucket list for next summer.
I would love to visit the museums. Usually that is the first ones I visit when I get to a new place. There is so much to learn about the culture and history of the people living in the place if you get to visit their museums first. Thanks for sharing. i hope I get a chance to visit Lansing, Michigan woon.
Wow, you have found so very cool locations hidden in Michigan. I am sure you have done some great father daughter bonding and created many memories!
Old Town looks so cute! And the Nature Center. Gorgeous!!!