Lansing is full of cool things to do, see, and eat.

The Best of Lansing

However, as a Lansing resident who sees and experiences them on a daily basis, it can be easy to understand how some things may be overlooked, or perhaps just forgotten about. That's why it's nice when someone new comes in to break us out of our routines and shake off the dust. Enter: visiting friends and family.

If you have family or friends visiting, whether they're just from out-of-town or they're from out-of-state, you'll want to make sure you're a good host.

That means showing them around town, perhaps taking them to see "the sights".


But what are those sights? I know we all have our favorite places, but what are some of the best places? Places to go, things to do, and food to eat, that you can only get while visiting the Lansing area. Not just Lansing either, but the greater mid-Michigan area too, like East Lansing, St Johns, and Grand Ledge.

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Don't worry, we put together a pretty comprehensive list to save you the trouble.

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Take a look through the gallery below and see if something catches your eye. Regardless of whether or not your guests like sports, new foods, or historical landmarks, we've got a little something for everyone on this list. Plus, as a Lansing resident, this may even be an opportunity for you to get out and do some of these things. Maybe for the first time in a long time, or perhaps for the first time altogether?

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Is there a place or a sight in the Lansing area that you feel is a must-stop, but it didn't make the list? We want to know! Send us a message using the station app.

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