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Cultural Amenities

There's something for everyone in Pure Lansing

Discover what the 5 million+ visitors to our area each year already know: there are a lot of fun things to do in Greater Lansing!

Learn about the past, present and future

  • Michigan State Capitol—this Victorian-era building is the only state capitol designated as a National Historic Landmark.
  • Impression 5 Science Center—one of the country’s best hands-on museum for kids
  • Michigan Historical Museum
  • R.E. Olds Transportation Museum
  • Turner-Dodge House
  • Vietnam War Memorial

Take a walk on the wild side

  • Abrams Planetarium
  • Cooley Gardens
  • Michigan State University Horticultural Gardens and Butterfly House—7.5 acres
  • Potter Park Zoo—100 species of animals in natural settings
  • Rose Lake Wildlife Research Station—3000 acres of woods and marsh accessible via hiking trails
  • The Ledges—300 million year-old rock formations
  • W.J. Beal Botanical Gardens—5000 different types of plants
  • Woldumar Nature Center—includes 5 miles of trails

Celebrate the arts

  • Recently opened, Broad Contemporary Art Museum at MSU has recently raised our region to the forefront of art communities
  • Festivals including the East Lansing Children’s Film Festival, East Lansing Film Festival and the Great Lakes Folk Festival
  • Lansing Symphony Orchestra
  • The Kresge Art Museum
  • The Wharton Center for Performing Arts—brings Broadway and more to our area
  • Williamston Theatre—modeled after actor Jeff Daniel’s Purple Rose Theatre Project

Learn more about the many cultural offerings by visiting the Arts Council of Greater Lansing at http://www.lansingarts.org

Eat, drink and be merry

  • 700+ restaurants and bars serve a variety of cuisines
  • Lansing City Market—offers fresh farm produce, artwork and more. Part of a $24 million update that includes retail, restaurants and office space