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How to Love Lansing Like a Local This Summer


While summer in Michigan is usually the season to travel up north, this summer might be the perfect time to reconnect with all that Lansing has to offer right in your own backyard. Download the free Lansing Experience Pass, get to know and support your local tourism assets and be the perfect host for your summertime visitors.

Sign up and download the new digital Lansing Experience Pass to find a comprehensive list of fun things to see and do in greater Lansing. Use the filters for a breakdown of categories so users can look for specific experiences. This free gamified passport allows you to check in to the participating places, accumulate points and redeem those points for some great #LoveLansing swag.  

Don’t Miss These Attractions
Limited Time? Explore the most popular places that visitors enjoy like Impression 5 Science Center, Lansing Lugnuts, the Michigan History Museum, Potter Park Zoo and more.

  1. Enjoy Family Activities for All Ages
    Whether you have an hour or the entire day, families can check out the high-paced adventures at Zap Zone XL, Launch Lansing or High Caliber Karting. Or how about an escape room? There’s plenty of options to suit every age imaginable.
  2. Free Things to Do!
    There’s no need to break the bank when planning your summer adventures. Tour the majestic State Capitol Building, stroll through the MSU Horticulture Gardens, check out the sculptures at Lansing Community College or visit the world-class Broad Art Museum at MSU. There are plenty of things to do that don’t cost a thing.
  3. Explore Museums and Attractions
    All ages can enjoy and learn something new at Abrams Planetarium and while on campus take in the dinosaur exhibits at the MSU Museum. All generations will enjoy checking out all the vehicles in Lansing’s automotive history at the E. Olds Transportation Museum or hop aboard the Michigan Princess Riverboat as she cruises down the Grand River.
  4. Art & Culture Throughout the Community
    Whether you’re indoors at the Lansing Art Gallery or Nelson Gallery, or outside viewing ArtPath along the Lansing River Trail, it’s easy to surround yourself with arts and culture in Greater Lansing.
  5. Golf is the Name of the Game
    Play a round of golf on one, or all, of Greater Lansing’s best courses like Eagle Eye, Hawk Hollow, Royal Scot, The Emerald or Timber Ridge. Beginners and well-seasoned players will enjoy 18 or more holes that are right on par with the best golf courses in the state. If the weather’s bad, check out X-Golf Lansing with its state-of-the-art simulators.
  6. Enjoy Outdoor Recreation
    Get outside and enjoy the summer. Stroll through one of the many horticultural gardens throughout the region or rent a kayak at River Town Adventures to see Lansing from a whole different view. Or take a hike at one of the three great nature centers – Fenner, Woldumar or Harris. 
  7. It’s All Fun and Games with Sports & Leisure Options
    Grab your friends and head to High Caliber Karting for some high-speed karting, throw bowling, or axe throwing. There’s also time for bowling at Pins & Pints for a great group outing!

Love local craft breweries, boutique wineries and artisan distilleries? Sip, sip, hooray! There’s a Lansing Craft Beverage Pass with the same concept. The Lansing region has close to 20 options where you can sip, sample and savor, check in, get points and score some great prizes.

Take the time to love Lansing like a local this summer. Share your pride in your community with your family and friends. For more information visit lansing.org.


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