50 Fun Things To Do In Lansing

Take a walk through Lansing, Michigan and you won’t want to leave for awhile. From getting up close and personal with the state’s capitol building to touring museums and more, Lansing is a fantastic place to get away for a few days. Hit the links, have a quiet dinner, and so much more. We’ve compiled a list of over 50 fun things to do in this city. Get started!

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Potter Park Zoo

Marvel at over 100 species of wildlife at Potter Park Zoo

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Michigan State Capitol

Step back into the Victorian era with a visit to Michigan’s State Capitol Building

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Cooley Law School Stadium

Watch Minor League Baseball at Cooley Law School Stadium

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Impression 5 Science Center

Engage all five senses in the exploration and appreciation of the wonders of physical science at Impression 5 Science Center

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Michigan Historical Museum

Check out great exhibits on Michigan’s past at Michigan Historical Museum

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Jack Breslin Student Events Center

Catch a Live Basketball game or a music concert at Jack Breslin Student Events Center

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MSU Union Spartan Lanes

Go bowling at MSU Union Spartan Lanes

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Pinball Pete's

Introduce your gamer to a time before X-box in a sea of classic dings and lights at Pinball Pete’s

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R.E. Olds Transportation Museum

Relive the excitement of transportation history at R.E. Olds Transportation Museum

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Old Town

Appreciate art, music and good times at Old Town

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River Trail

Pick up the River Trail right by Michigan State and get a solid 20 mile run in on it

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Spare Time Entertainment Center

Create happy memories in an exciting gaming environment at Spare Time Entertainment Center

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Sleepy Hollow State Park

Go fishing at Sleepy Hollow State Park

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Mega Mall

Grab a glass of wine & tour the 400 booths and showcases of antiques at Mega Mall

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Carl G. Fenner Nature Center

Take a hike on over 4 miles of paved, handicapped accessible trails at the Carl G. Fenner Nature Center

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Munn Ice Arena

Enjoy an exciting hockey game at Munn Ice Arena

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Ledges of Grand Ledge

Hike or climb the eponymous sandstone quartz at Ledges of Grand Ledge

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Abrams Planetarium

Lean back and enjoy a light informative show with music at Abrams Planetarium

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Granger Meadows Park

Spend a day camping at Granger Meadows Park

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East Lansing Family Aquatic Center

Shoot down a slide into the plunge pool below at East Lansing Family Aquatic Center

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Woodside Golf Course

Get in the swing with 12-hole course at Woodside Golf Course

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Reutter Park

Enjoy a summer afternoon at Reutter Park, when the lawn is nicely mowed and the flowers are in bloom

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Turner-Dodge House & Heritage Center

Breathe in the scent of time in the air at Turner-Dodge House & Heritage Center

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River Town Adventures

Have fun in summer operating a Kayak or Canoe with River Town Adventures

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FunTyme Adventure Park

Fill your need for speed and pump yourself full of adrenaline from start to finish with the go-kart racing at at FunTyme Adventure Park

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Kellie's Consignments

Swap your used stuff at Kellie’s Consignments

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The Riv

Grab a beer and watch the game at The Riv

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Patriarche Park

Let the little one slide, swing, climb, ride at Patriarche Park

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Extreme Fun

Enjoy a day full of running, sliding, hopping, leaping and jumping at Extreme Fun

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Lansing Mall

Stroll through Lansing Mall for some window-shopping fun

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Hawk Island County Park

Take in the spectacular view of the sunrise & sunset off the pier at Hawk Island County Park

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Saper Galleries and Custom Framing

Seek out some great fine art pieces at Saper Galleries and Custom Framing

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Zap Zone Lansing

Step into Laser Tag territory at Zap Zone Lansing

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Central Park

Take a dip at Central Park

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Woldumar Nature Center

Meander through some of the most beautiful scenery along the river at Meander through some of the most beautiful scenery

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Ellison Brewery + Spirits

Pick as many different kinds of beer form the selection at Ellison Brewery + Spirits

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Optimist Ice Arena

Burn off some energy Figure Skating at Optimist Ice Arena

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City Limits

Go for a cosmic bowling session at City Limits

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Falling Waters Trail

Bike, Walk, Skate or Run any or all of the 10 mile asphalt trails at Falling Waters Trail

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EpIQ Escapes

Feel like you’re in a movie, try to escape from a locked room at EpIQ Escapes

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Kelly's Downtown

Get your mind off work and Attend a night event with dinner & a pint at Kelly’s Downtown

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Grand Woods Park

Play Disc Golf along the river at Grand Woods Park

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Demmer Center

Shoot some 0.22 caliber pistols and rifles for fun at Demmer Center

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Cell Block 7

Get As Close To Prison As You Ever Want To Get at one-of-a-kind Cell Block 7

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Cascades Falls Park

Gaze in wonder at the beautiful man-made illuminated waterfall at Cascades Falls Park

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Buddies Pub & Grill

Dine in, Drink & Catch a game with tv’s all around at Buddies Pub & Grill

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Ferguson Park

Launch a canoe or kayak for a leisurely trip down the Red Cedar River at Ferguson Park

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Royal Scot Golf Course

Play a round of Golf or Bowling at Royal Scot Golf Course

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Hawk Island Park

Douse the summer’s heat in the swimming pool at Hawk Island Park

We’ve got a bunch of things to do in Lansing for you, but we can’t always cover it all. Did we miss your favorite pub or museum tour? Let us know so we can get it added to the list.

Make sure to tour the rest of Fun Things To Do to find out what else to do in Michigan. Mackinac Island vacation anyone?