1. Michigan State Capitol
Nowadays, you can find a free guided tour and become one of more than 110,000 people who enjoy the elegance of Governor’s office and come to admire the smart Gallery of the Governors and the serious Supreme Court Chamber every year. Since 1992, this building is on the list of National Historic Landmarks.
2. Beaumont Tower Carillon
The secret is in a unique musical instrument carillon which consists of arranged bells. You can hear their 49 bells every Wednesday and Thursday throughout summer when volunteer carillonneurs come to play on this magnificent instrument. To attend one of their weekly performances, you have to climb up to 73 stairs.
3. The Potter Park Zoo
You will enjoy the company of many fascinating mammals, lovely birds, and various kinds of reptiles. This place pays particular attention to preserving endangered and rare species, including Snow leopards, Amur tigers, African rhinoceros, or Red pandas.
They also host a lot of different camps during the night and summer, plus organize numerous education programs, especially for children.
4. Lansing River Trail
Depending on your affinities, you can choose paved trails, wooden boardwalks, and pathways. If you can't pass the entire trail, pick out one of two sections which pass by museums and art galleries as well as next to excellent places for shopping and dinner. The third, newest one, which goes through woodlands and wetlands, is for those who enjoy being wild.
5. Turner-Dodge House and Heritage Center
It is a perfect place where you can learn a lot about the history of this region and hear exciting stories about the lives of people who were important for the city. I can recommend you to enjoy perfectly restored decor from that period and preserved antiques which are now the cultural heritage of the town.
6. Abrams Planetarium
You can come here on Sunday afternoons as well as Friday and Saturday nights and attend one of their fantastic planetarium shows. Keep in mind that they have only 141 seats and it would be wise to book on time. I highly recommend you to visit their exhibit hall where you can find a counter with books and lovely gifts for your beloved ones.
7. Michigan Women's Historical Center & Hall of Fame
Nowadays, you can come here and learn almost everything you always wanted to know about the subject. For only a few bucks, you can find out how these intelligent and respectful women contributed to various areas connected with everyday life.
8. Meridian Historical Village
I recommend you to visit a local old school and an enchanting white chapel which is still in use for weddings, art performances, and memorials. Come here to meet history. That is the right place.
9. Where to Go to Eat
10. Best Places to Go Out
As a big beer lover, I can't skip the Midtown Brewing Company. Enjoy their top-rated handcrafted beers and be brave to try something entirely new such as Pumpkin Cream Ale!
Useful Tips for International Travelers
You need a digital passport with a chip and biometric information and a valid credit card, and you can stay here for 90 days. In other words, you only need to fill the ESTA US application and board your plane. Come here to visit all the places you have always wanted to see. Welcome!