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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.

Where to stay in Lansing

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 $93 per night from Feb 21 to Feb 22

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

4.7/5Exceptional! (278 reviews)

"Great room and location for the price. Everything was very clean,"…"

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

SpringHill Suites by Marriott East Lansing University Area
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 $74 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28

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

4.3/5Excellent! (840 reviews)

"The quietness of the rooms and the pool! Vvery nice hotel!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Best Western Okemos/East Lansing Hotel & Suites
Fairfield Inn & Suites Lansing West
Fairfield Inn & Suites Lansing West
2.5 out of 5
810 Delta Commerce Dr, Lansing, MI
Free Cancellation
The price is $59 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23

Situated in a shopping district, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Lansing Mall and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Hawk Meadow Park. Michigan State Capitol and Lansing ...

4.3/5Excellent! (403 reviews)

"Noise between rooms and floors was more noticeable than expected"…"

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2020

Fairfield Inn & Suites Lansing West
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 $88 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25

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

4.5/5Wonderful! (604 reviews)

"Everything was great! Will stay again in the future"…"

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

Staybridge Suites Lansing - Okemos
Rustic Farmhouse w/9 Beds, mins to MSU on Horse Ranch! Wkly Disc & Pmt Plan
Rustic Farmhouse w/9 Beds, mins to MSU on Horse Ranch! Wkly Disc & Pmt Plan
Mason, MI

Situated in a rural location, this vacation home is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Eldorado Golf Course and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Mason Antiques District. Eagle View Golf ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (21 reviews)
Perfection

"What a great property! To start, Patty was extremely helpful in getting us settled, even being there to accept our grocery delivery prior to our arrival. The property is just gorgeous with beautiful views and horses to feed apples and carrots to. The house itself was perfect for our crew of two adults ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

Rustic Farmhouse w/9 Beds, mins to MSU on Horse Ranch! Wkly Disc & Pmt Plan
Lansing home: Between MSU and Old Town
Lansing home: Between MSU and Old Town
Lansing, MI

Situated in Lansing, this vacation home is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Groesbeck Golf Course and within 3 mi (5 km) of Lansing Center and Michigan State Capitol. The ...

5/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Comfortable and relaxing stay

"We came to Michigan (2 of us from AZ, 1 from GA) to work on our deceased relatives estate. Even though the drive time was 40 minutes each way to and from the location at which we were working, staying at this home was well worth the commute! The host thought of most everything anyone would need for ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

Lansing home: Between MSU and Old Town
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.

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Reviews of Lansing

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5 - Excellent
157
5 - Excellent 22.753623188405797%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 53.47826086956522%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 20.579710144927535%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 2.318840579710145%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.8695652173913043%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 23, 2020

Visited Hospice Unit at Sparrow Mid-Michigan during Covid 19 pandemic. Excellent with very friendly and accommodating people.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 10, 2020

Go to Horrocks. Actually WALK there. It has got the best food around!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 8, 2020

Lansing itself was fine. The hotel was just horrible

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

Feb 27, 2020

I used to live in Lansing and hated it! Never again.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 26, 2020

Depending on where you are, you can find charming things. Not a great place for cultural events but the folks who live here are genuinely nice folks. Moreover, its location is perfectly positioned to visit lots of other great places too.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 16, 2020

Safe small town

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