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See more things and places in your Greater Lansing Visitors Guide in your goody bag. Also, visit the Convention & Visitors Bureau website at: www.lansing.org or download the free mobile app at: m.lansing.org.


110 Cabela's Blvd
Dundee, MI 48131

Open daily, 9 AM - 9 PM


An outdoor activity mega store outfitter with everything for hunting, fishing, camping and all outdoor activities. Indoor live fish pond and many animal and wildlife displays from around the world add interest to the shopping experience. On-site Café.

Demmer Shooting Sports Education and Training Center

Michigan State University Campus
4830 E Jolly Rd
East Lansing, MI 48910

Open to the public:
Fri 4:30 PM - 9 PM
Sat 11:30 AM - 8 PM
Sun 1 PM - 7 PM


24,000 square foot facility open to the public promotes a safe atmosphere to promote, advance and encourage the safe use of firearms and archery equipment.

Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum

Michigan State University Campus
547 E Circle Dr
East Lansing, MI 48824

Corner of Grand River Ave and Farm Lane



Tue-Thur 11 AM - 6 PM
Fri Noon - 9 PM
Sat-Sun 10 AM - 5 PM

Free admission

24,000 square foot facility open to the public promotes a safe atmosphere to promote, advance and encourage the safe use of firearms and archery equipment.

Frankenmuth and Bronner's Christmas Wonderland

25 Christmas Ln
Frankenmuth, MI 48734



Open 361 days a year.


Mon-Thur 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Fri 9 AM - 9 PM
Sat 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Sun Noon - 5:30 PM


Mon-Sat 9 AM - 9 PM
Sun Noon - 7 PM

Located in Frankenmuth, a Bavarian-themed town of restaurants and shops, Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland is the world’s largest Christmas store offering over 50,000 ornaments, trimmings, and gifts in a salesroom the size of almost two football fields. Over 1/2 mile of Christmas decorations to view outdoor. Snack area and light refreshments.

Lansing Lugnuts - "Allied Orders of the Grand Army of the Republic Night!"

Cooley Law School Stadium
505 E. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, MI 48912

Game Time 7:05 PM
Thursday, August 10th

Lansing Lugnuts

Affiliated with the Toronto Blue Jays, the Lugnuts are Lansing's Class-A minor league baseball team. Important: Register by July 21st! Admission includes a group photo and a special group raffle prize!

LUGNUTS Baseball Game Ticket Order Form - Register by July 21st!

Michigan International Speedway

12626 US Highway 112
Brooklyn, MI 49230

517-592-6666 or 800-354-1010


Located in the scenic Irish Hills, Michigan International Speedway is a venerable NASCAR national park where fans can enjoy the best in racing. Top teams and top drivers compete here on the banked oval track.

Office open Mon-Fri 8:30 AM - 5 PM. Call for tickets and 2017 Schedule

Tickets for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in June and August start at $25.00.
Note: The preliminary MIS schedule has racing on the following days.

Aug 11, 2017: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series test, tune and practice.
August 12, 2017: NASCAR Truck LTi 200 race
August 13, 2017: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup 400 race

MSU Ice Cream and Dairy Store

Michigan State University Campus
474 Shaw Ln
Room 1140 South Anthony Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824


Mon-Fri 9 AM - 8 PM
Sat-Sun Noon - 8 PM

As seen on a nationally televised foodie show, you will have a difficult time choosing from 32 standard and unique flavors of ice cream and soda fountain favorites. Also, a variety of Award Winning cheeses are available. Visit the observation deck to see how cheese and ice cream are made in the processing facility.

MSU Museum

Michigan State University Campus
409 W Circle Dr
East Lansing, MI 48824


Mon-Fri 9 AM - 5 PM
Sat 10 AM - 5 PM
Sun 1 PM - 5 PM

Three floors of exhibits exploring natural science and culture. An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institute. The Museum also host the Great Lakes Folk Festival in August. The museum store has a selection of books, jewelry, and educational toys.

Michigan Women's Museum and Hall of Fame

213 W. Malcolm X St.
Lansing, MI 48933



Wed-Sat Noon - 4 PM
1st Sunday of each month 2 PM - 4 PM


Adults $2.50
Students $1
Seniors $2

The Michigan Women's Hall of Fame promotes equality of women by honoring the history and celebrating the accomplishments of Michigan women.

The Michigan Women's Studies Association (MWSA), an academic professional organization, was founded in 1973 on the campus of Michigan State University to change what is thought and taught about women, particularly Michigan women, in schools, colleges, and universities. As an extension of that mission, the organization decided to establish a museum dedicated to women's history: the first of its kind in the nation.

R.E. Olds Transportation Museum

240 Museum Dr
Lansing, MI 48933


Tue-Sat 10 AM - 5 PM
Sun Noon - 5 PM

Adults: $6
Seniors: $4
Students: $4
Family of 5: $12

A large collection of cars and automotive memorabilia as a tribute to the automobile industry courtesy of Ransom E. Olds. The first Oldsmobile was built in 1897 is on display along with antique REOs and Stars.

Remembrance Memorial

Located at the northeast corner of Michigan Ave and Grand Ave, in Wentworth Park.

The memorial is a 10-foot H-beam salvaged from the World Trade Center and honors those who lost their lives in New York at the Trade Center, on Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon in Virginia on September 11, 2001.

Shigematsu Memorial Garden

598 N Capitol Ave
Lansing, MI 48933


The Lansing Community College’s Japanese Garden provides a peaceful space to sit, stroll and learn about Japanese culture. Several plantings include Japanese Cherry trees, Maples, and pines as well as several traditional elements including lanterns and a water garden. The garden is named after Megumi Shigematsu.

Starlight Dinner Theatre

3131 W Michigan Ave
Lansing, MI 48917


Lansing’s only dinner theatre offers a full-course meal followed by a top quality, live theatrical production. Reservations required for dinner. Tickets: Adults $33, Seniors and Students $28, Children 12 and under $20. Show only, no dinner: $15 for all except children 12 and under, $10.

Steam Railroading Institute

405 S Washington St
Owosso, MI 48867


Dedicated to the education and preservation of steam-era rail technology. Home of the Pere Marquette 1225 Berkshire steam locomotive used as the prototype for the movie, The Polar Express. Call for information on rail excursions for the Pere Marquette 1225.

Open Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Wed-Sun 10 AM - 4 PM

Admission $5
Children under 12 free

Vietnam Memorial

East of the Hall of Justice, between Ottawa and Allegan Street, Lansing.



Erected and dedicated in 2001 to pay tribute to the 2,651 Michigan casualties of the Vietnam War. More than 400,000 men and women from Michigan served in this war. The memorial is a 120-foot-long graceful steel arc that is suspended three feet above the ground.

W.J. Beal Botanical Garden

Michigan State University Campus, next to the MSU Library
330 W. Circle Dr.
East Lansing, MI 48823


Free admission

Founded in 1873, this is the oldest continuously operated garden of this type in the United States. Features over 2,700 species arranged in various groupings.

Wharton Center for the Performing Arts

Michigan State University Campus
750 E. Shaw Ln.
East Lansing, MI 48823



Mon-Fri 10 AM - 6 PM
Sat Noon - 6 PM
On show nights, the Box Office Window is open 1/2 hour past show start time.
Call for current productions, or view a complete schedule online here

The Wharton presents all the major Broadway blockbusters plus a great lineup of performing arts attractions featured on four unique stages and an arena.