Lansing, MI

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Michigan State Capitol which includes heritage architecture

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

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Lansing, MI
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Lansing, MI
3 out of 5
6511 Centurion Dr, Lansing, MI, 48917
The price is $86 per night from May 31 to Jun 1
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Lansing. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (989 reviews)
"I used the hotel for one night for a basketball tournament. I was nervous about selecting it because of some of the reviews. While some of them were valid, like low water pressure, etc, I felt they were minor and could be overlooked. I thought it was clean (some slightly worn items), but very quaint, ..."

Reviewed on May 11, 2022

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Lansing, MI
Hilton Garden Inn Lansing West, MI
Hilton Garden Inn Lansing West, MI
3 out of 5
633 N Canal Rd, Lansing, MI, 48917
The price is $121 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 2
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Lansing. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an indoor pool. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (286 reviews)
"Hotel was within 4 miles of our destination"

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Hilton Garden Inn Lansing West, MI
Hyatt Place Lansing - East
Hyatt Place Lansing - East
3 out of 5
2401 Showtime Dr, Lansing, MI, 48912
The price is $115 per night from Jun 5 to Jun 6
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Lansing. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff in ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (983 reviews)
"Very friendly staff at desk"

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

Hyatt Place Lansing - East
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.
Outdoor Hot Tub, Cozy king bed, Private entrance
Outdoor Hot Tub, Cozy king bed, Private entrance
Lansing, MI
The price is $40 per night from Jun 5 to Jun 6
Stay at this vacation home in Lansing. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Lansing Mall and Spartan Stadium are located ...
Outdoor Hot Tub, Cozy king bed, Private entrance
The Skyline Penthouse : Downtown ( Luxury )
The Skyline Penthouse : Downtown ( Luxury )
Lansing, MI
The price is $98 per night from Jun 13 to Jun 14
Stay at this apartment in Lansing. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and a balcony. Popular attractions Spartan Stadium and Lansing Mall are located nearby. Discover ...
3.3/5 (3 reviews)
Great place but not a 3 bedroom
"A cute apartment and very clean. We had a good experience overall but there was a couple of issues. First, it’s titled a 3 bedroom but it’s only a 1 bedroom with an additional Murphy bed and air mattress available. So 3 “sleeping locations.” That was misleading. The other two issues were minor but ..."

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2022

The Skyline Penthouse : Downtown ( Luxury )
Centralized Self-Checkin 2 Bedroom (MSU area)
Centralized Self-Checkin 2 Bedroom (MSU area)
Lansing, MI
The price is $124 per night from Jun 13 to Jun 14
Stay at this vacation home in Lansing. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and a TV. Popular attractions Spartan Stadium and Lansing Mall are located nearby. Discover ...
Centralized Self-Checkin 2 Bedroom (MSU area)
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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