Because there are so many fun things to do in the Lansing area, one of my goals for 2019 was to check out some new places and events in and around the area. I've still got MANY places to check out (it's still going to be a goal for 2020) but here are 5 places and/or events that I got to explore for the first time in 2019.

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    1

    ScrapFest in Old Town

    ScrapFest took place in Old Town in July of 2019. If I'm being honest, we really didn't plan on going to ScrapFest this year. We actually were just going out to dinner in Old Town and wondered why there were so many cars. That's when we saw all of the interesting sculptures and pieces that people had for sale.

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    2

    Dagwood's Tavern & Grill

    Me: "I've never been to Dagwood's."

    Everyone Else: "WHAT?! You've never been Dagwood's??!!"

    Well, after living in the area since 1997, I can now say that I've officially been to Dagwood's. Did you know that the old building at the corner Kalamazoo and Howard streets has been around since 1901? Here's more about that.

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    3

    The Press Box at Cooley Law School Stadium

    I've been "going nuts" for years now at Cooley Law School Stadium and have been to LOTS of Lansing Lugnuts games. However, until 2019, I had never been in the press box at Cooley Law School Stadium. This year I was able to check it out for a few minutes during the big 4th of July Lugnuts game.

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    4

    Escapology at Spare Time Entertainment Center

    I've been wanting to try an escape room at Escapology since they opened about a year ago at Spare Time. (I've only done one escape room before and our group didn't figure it out so I wanted to try a different one.) I recently got the chance to try and escape the 'Antidote' room with some of my co-workers. We had a blast and yes, we did escape...barely.

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    5

    Murder Mystery on the Michigan Princess

    This year my husband surprised me for my birthday with a night at one of the murder mysteries on board the Michigan Princess. The dinner was great, the murder mystery was a lot of fun, we got to meet some great people and we had a chance to see a beautiful sunset while we were on the boat.