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Welcome to Greater Lansing! Michigan’s Capital Region is a great place to visit, work and play. With over 500 Greater Lansing Certified Tourism Ambassadors to ensure you have a positive visitor experience, Greater Lansing rolls out the red carpet whether you’re here for a conference, sporting tournament or a long weekend getaway. While in the area, please visit one of our two visitor information centers for personalized planning assistance. They are conveniently located in Lansing and East Lansing steps away from shops, dining and attractions. If your preference is to navigate our community with your smart phone, we offer digital planning resources as well. Simply download our free mobile app or a digital replica of this publication for your tablet device. Join our social networks and find more information at our award-winning website, www.lansing.org. We hope you enjoy your Pure Michigan experience while in Greater Lansing and if we can offer any assistance please contact us at (888) 2-LANSING. On behalf of the staff, Board, our partners and community leaders—welcome! Sincerely,

Jack Schripsema, CTA President, Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau

Phone: (517) 487-6800 • (888) 2-LANSING (252-6746) FAX: (517) 487-5151 • www.lansing.org E-mail: glcvb-info@lansing.org 500 East Michigan Avenue, Suite 180, Lansing, MI 48912

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The 2013 Official Visitor Guide is provided by the Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc., for the benefit of its members and the visiting public. While every reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained within this Visitor Guide, no responsibility will be assumed by the Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc., or its associates for errors or omissions. The Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc., makes no warranties regarding the information contained herein. All information provided herein is subject to change without notice.


Your Key to Unlock Greater Lansing Utilize these tools in this Visitor Guide to help you explore and experience Greater Lansing to the fullest.

stellar   tips Over 500 Greater Lansing Certified Tourism Ambassadors (CTAs) can be found in hotels, restaurants and throughout the Capital region. Look for their star lapel pins, or find their insightful tips scattered throughout this Visitor Guide.

Lansing Gets Social! For up-to-the-minute happenings, special events and trending topics join the Greater Lansing Social Media Club. Feel free to ask questions, make comments and share your visitor experience. We #lovelansing and we hope you will too!

Lansing Social Club: www.lansing.org

family   friendly Your family time is precious and Greater Lansing is chock-full of places that love kids…and that kids love. Inside, we’ve highlighted some favorite family friendly dining, attractions and places to delight the inner child in all of us!

check   it out Find additional info like special offers, unique ideas and things that only Greater Lansing has to offer.

Greater Lansing—There’s an app for that! Whenever you see this symbol, called a QR (Quick Response) Code, get out your smartphone (it works with any web-enabled smartphone with a camera, including iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, etc.) and with a click of a button you’ll be transported to bonus content including the new Greater Lansing mobile app. http://m.lansing.org


Short Drives Discover the unique style and hidden surprises of Greater Lansing’s surrounding communities. 

Lansing

Grand Ledge

Williamston

Population: 114,297 Home to: State Capitol, Lansing Lugnuts Don’t miss: Common Ground, Silver Bells in the City

12 miles from Lansing Population: 7,784 Home to: Sandstone “Ledges” Don’t miss: Yankee Doodle Days, Color Cruise & Island Festival

19 miles from Lansing Population: 3,854 Home to: Gracie’s Place, the Antiques Market and Williamston Theatre Don’t miss: Red Cedar Jubilee

Mason

Charlotte

15 miles from Lansing Population: 8,252 Home to: Ingham County Seat Don’t miss: Ingham County Fair, Mason Antiques District

21 miles from Lansing Population: 9,074 Home to: Eaton County Courthouse Don’t miss: Frontier Days

Eaton Rapids

St. Johns

East Lansing 5 miles from Lansing Population: 48,579 Home to: Michigan State University Don’t miss: East Lansing Art Festival, Great Lakes Folk Festival

DeWitt 8 miles from Lansing Population: 4,507 Home to: Sweetie-licious Pie Pantry and the Looking Glass River Don’t miss: The DeWitt Ox Roast

18 miles from Lansing Population: 5,214 Home to: The English Inn and Le Chat Gourmet Don’t miss: Dam Fest

25 miles from Lansing Population: 7,865 Home to: Uncle John’s Cider Mill Don’t miss: St. Johns Mint Festival


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Cel ebrate Work hard, play hard…

There’s a lot to celebrate in Michigan’s Capital City from arts and cultural events to week-long music events. We invite you to enjoy any or all of our 58 diverse festivals while you’re here. We guarantee you’ll find something that will make your visit extra special.


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February 16 Frost Fest Downtown Lansing • (517) 487-3322 www.frostfest.org Chill out at the only winter celebration in the Greater Lansing region—Frost Fest! The event features delicious microbrews, great live music and plenty of frosty entertainment—including a “Cold Butt” Euchre Tournament.

March 15–16 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Grand Ledge • (517) 627-8360 www.glstpats.org This annual celebration is set in historic downtown Grand Ledge and consists of two nights of Irish dance performances, lots of Irish music, a grand parade and more.

April 11–14 Capital City Film Festival Lansing • (517) 483-4058 www.capitalcityfilmfest.com The CCFF exposes Mid-Michigan movie lovers to international and local films, engaging seminars, and unique musical performances in a four-day festival taking place in several venues across Lansing.

26–28 Vermontville Maple Syrup Festival Vermontville • (888) 482-8780 www.vermontvillemaplesyrupfestival.org Home of the original Maple Syrup Festival in Michigan. Enjoy pancakes with real maple syrup, rides, talent show, arts and crafts, flea market, two parades, petting zoo, princess pageant, fireworks, displays, games and free entertainment. Syrup producers are located throughout the village selling syrup, candies, crème and the everpopular maple syrup cotton candy.

May 2–5 Spring Fling Festival Mason • (517) 676-1046 www.masonchamber.org Come to Mason to experience all that Spring Fling has to offer. Includes a 5K run, craft show on the courthouse square, pie sale, duck race and much more—there’s something for everyone.

4 Victorian Festival Grand Ledge • (517) 627-5170 www.victoriandays.org Salute spring and the Victorian era with a maypole dance, teddy bear tea and high tea, Civil War encampment, quilt show, May baskets and period craft demonstrations.

18–19 Michigan State University Spring Arts and Crafts Show East Lansing • (517) 355-3354 www.uabevents.com/artsandcrafts The 49th annual show, held on the MSU Union grounds, is one of the largest spring arts and crafts shows in the state. Admission is free and there is ample free parking close to the show.

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18–19 East Lansing Art Festival East Lansing • (517) 319-6804 www.elartfest.com Fine artists from Michigan and beyond will line downtown East Lansing’s streets to exhibit and sell original works of fine art and fine crafts. Free live music, children’s hands-on arts activities and special events to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the East Lansing Art Festival.

24–26 Cristo Rey Fiesta Lansing • (517) 394-4639 www.cristoreylansing.catholicweb.com This annual fiesta features authentic Mexican folkloric dancing as well as dancing in the evenings to live Tejano and Salsa Merengue bands. Proudly serving the finest in homemade Mexican dishes.

31 The Board of Water & Light Chili Cook-Off Lansing • (517) 702-6377 www.lbwl.com Over 40 local businesses compete annually to win the hearts, palates and votes of attendees. Competitors showcase culinary skills at a riverside party with 1,500 gallons of chili, cold beer, margaritas and live bands.

June 1 Be A Tourist In Your Own Town Community-wide • (517) 487-6800 www.lansing.org/batyot Explore a world of possibilities in Greater Lansing from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Purchase a “passport” for $1 to get free admission to over 50 attractions. Enjoy interactive activities and giveaways for the kids! Special CATA Be A Tourist bus routes provide transportation to most of the attractions for just 50 cents. Collect 10 stamps in the “passport” to be eligible to win great prizes!

7–9 Gizzard Fest Potterville • (517) 645-2313 www.gizzardfest.com GIZZARD FEST—with a name like that you can count on it definitely being FUN! This annual festival is world renowned and includes a classic car show, 3-on-3 basketball, arts and crafts, carnival and lots more.

13–15 Lansing Juneteenth Celebration Lansing • (517) 394-6900 www.lansingjuneteenthcelebration.org Commemorating the end of slavery in the United States by celebrating the joys of liberty, educating the community about our heritage and promoting positive cultural interaction. This threeday event includes music, dance, entertainment, education and celebration.

15 Oldsmobile Homecoming Lansing • (517) 290-7455 www.reolds.org This is the largest one-day Oldsmobile-only car show and swap meet in the world. Oldsmobiles will range in age from 1903 to the last cars built. Find over 500 show cars and 100 car-related swap meet and vendor spaces. And don’t miss downtown Dimondale’s pre-event cruise-in the day before!

stellar   tip Festival getaways! Center your trip around one of our festivals, like the East Lansing Art Festival, the Great Lakes Folk Festival or Common Ground Music Festival. If you book a hotel room close to the event, you can walk right out your door and immediately immerse yourself in the celebration. —Katie Atkins, CTA

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16–22 Red Cedar Jubilee

8–14 Common Ground Music Festival

Williamston • (517) 655-3831

Lansing • (517) 267-1502 www.commongroundfest.com

The Red Cedar Jubilee features parades as well as craft shows, an enduro derby, lawn mower races, a duck drop and a food and beverage tent with live music. While in town visit the antiques district.

20–22 Yankee Doodle Days Grand Ledge • (517) 627-2383 www.grandledgechamber.com This is the 30th annual celebration in downtown Grand Ledge, featuring fun for the entire family with a parade, fireworks and entertainment tent with live music.

21–22 Summer Solstice Jazz Festival East Lansing • (517) 319-6927 www.eljazzfest.com Take in a two-day, jazz-infused festival in the heart of downtown East Lansing with a high caliber lineup of local and national jazz performers.

21 Festival of the Moon Old Town Lansing • (517) 485-4283 www.festivalofthemoon.com Make one of the shortest nights of the year count at Festival of the Moon. Cool off on a warm summer night with a glass of cold craft-brewed beer while listening to rockin’ regional and national bands. View the sculptures made of recycled materials created during the “Scrapfest” competition (www.oldtownscrapfest.com).

22 Festival of the Sun Old Town Lansing • (517) 485-4283 www.festivalofthesun.com Celebrate the summer solstice with the Festival of the Sun, a premier beer, wine and gourmet foodtasting festival. Enjoy fine wine, craft-brewed beer and the Lansing area’s best cuisine and entertainment on two stages. View the sculptures made of recycled materials created during the “Scrapfest” competition (www.oldtownscrapfest.com).

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check   it out Visit www.lansing.org! Go to our website to view a current list of festivals and events.

Eaton Rapids • (517) 663-3288 www.damfestival.net Good food, music, crafters, a car show and tours of the multiple dams of Eaton Rapids. This festival celebrates the history and culture of Eaton Rapids (635 State St. on Miller Farm).

23 Delta Rocks! Family Festival Delta Township • (517) 323-8555 A free family festival featuring clowns, inflatable attractions, games, kids’ make-it and take-it crafts, music, live animals, super slingshot, face painting, turtle racers, trackless train, concessions and more.

July 7–13 Eaton County Fair Charlotte • (517) 543-4510 www.eatoncountyfair.com Whether you enjoy tractor and truck pulls, motorcross races or demolition derbies, you can find it all at the Eaton County Fair.

The Common Ground Music Festival is an annual week-long music celebration. National headlining artists mix with regional and local favorites to create the summer’s hottest seven nights. Enjoy rock, country, blues and more along the scenic Grand River.

20 Taste of Downtown Lansing • (517) 487-3322 www.tasteofdowntown.org Enjoy a summer afternoon in Downtown Lansing by sampling a variety of cuisines and food specialties from Downtown’s finest restaurants. Plenty of food sampling, wine tasting from over 100 varieties of wine from around the world, and live music on Washington Square!

27 Car Capital Celebration Lansing • (517) 372-0529 www.reoldsmuseum.org This free car show celebrates Lansing’s automotive history and features over 200 classic cars, muscle cars and collectible vehicles. All makes and models welcome. Food vendors, exhibitors and DJ.

29–Aug. 3 Ingham County Fair Mason • (517) 676-2428 www.inghamfair.org Celebrating 159 years, the fair offers something for everyone including hundreds of exhibits, the excitement of the grandstand events, large midway, a petting zoo and more!

August 2–3 Bath Days Festival Bath • (517) 281-9635 Home of the “International Bath Tub Races,” this family-friendly festival includes craft and car shows, rides, fireworks, a children’s entertainment and play area, parade and of course the main feature—bath tub races down Main Street!

2–3 Lansing JazzFest Old Town Lansing • (517) 371-4600 www.jazzlansing.com Lansing JazzFest is a FREE festival that brings great jazz artists from across the country and state, music clinics, ethnic food, a beverage tent and fun for all ages to the streets of Old Town Lansing.

3 Island Art Fair Grand Ledge • (517) 627-9843 www.ledgecraftlane.com The 40th annual Island Art Fair features over 100 artists, plus food and live music on the Second Island in downtown Grand Ledge. Grand Princess boat rides available.

9–11 Great Lakes Folk Festival East Lansing • (517) 432-GLFF (4533) www.greatlakesfolkfest.net The MSU Museum presents this three-day celebration of culture, tradition and community. Find music, dance, food and more with the roots, the rhythms and the richness of cultures across America and around the world.


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9–11 St. Johns Mint Festival

5–8 Frontier Days

11–13 Color Cruise and Island Festival

St. Johns • (989) 224-7248 www.clintoncountychamber.org/mint

Charlotte • (517) 543-3325 www.charlottefrontierdays.com

Grand Ledge • (517) 627-2383 www.grandledgechamber.com

Each year the mint farming heritage is celebrated at the St. Johns Mint Festival. Arts and crafts, flea market, food concessions, parade, five sports tournaments, free entertainment, quilt show, car show, carnival and tons of activities for kids.

Pioneer-spirited guests will enjoy this annual event featuring one of Mid-Michigan’s largest parades, a championship rodeo, flea market, arts and crafts, an old-fashioned saloon with live music, kids’ events, living encampment and more!

Take a trip down memory lane in an old-fashioned covered wagon or glide down the scenic Grand River on a riverboat. Pioneer demonstrations include black kettle caramel corn, folk music, fur traders, cider pressing, car show and more.

15–17 Renegade Theatre Festival

19–22 Down Home Days

12–13 Apple Butter Festival

Old Town Lansing • (517) 927-3016 www.renegadetheatrefestival.org

Mason • (517) 676-1046 www.masonchamber.org

Three days of free theatre showcased in Lansing’s most artistic district—Old Town; featuring a wide range of performance styles from comedy, puppet shows, musicals, improv, staged readings and more!

Check out fall colors and join Mason folks for an outdoor concert Thursday, family activities on Friday, Saturday’s 150-vendor craft show on the historic Ingham County Courthouse Square and so much more!

Lansing/Fenner Nature Center (517) 483-4224 www.mynaturecenter.org

15–17 DeWitt Ox Roast

20–21 Old Town BluesFest

Treat yourself to old-fashioned family fun. Help stir the enormous kettle of apple butter, crank the cider press, taste different apple varieties and observe heritage craftspeople demonstrating their skills. Great food, live music and beautiful fall colors abound!

DeWitt • www.dewittoxroast.net

Old Town Lansing • (517) 371-4600 www.oldtownbluesfest.com

19–20, 26–27 Boo at the Zoo

21 Old 27 Motor Tour

Old Town BluesFest brings together the best blues artists from Lansing and across the country. Music workshops, a beverage tent and ethnic food. This FREE community festival is a tradition in Old Town, where community, creativity and culture thrive.

Little ghouls and boys will enjoy two weekends of spooktacular fun. Noon to 4 p.m. Lots of fun for the whole family including a straw maze, hayrides, the Boo Tunnel and more!

Lansing • (517) 881-2329 www.old27tour.com

October

For over 65 years DeWitt has celebrated on the banks of the Looking Glass River with an arts and crafts show, food and beverage tents, a parade, classic car show, entertainment, fireworks at dusk and more!

View hundreds of classic cars as they tour nostalgic old US 27 from Coldwater to Cheboygan on a five-day tour, stopping in Lansing mid-tour (Aug. 21). This is one of the premier classic car events.

23–24 Mason Sun Dried Music Fest Mason • (517) 244-6332 www.masondda.com

Lansing • (517) 342-2710 www.potterparkzoo.org

4–5 Oktoberfest Old Town Lansing • (517) 485-4283 www.oldtownoktoberfest.com Old Town Oktoberfest, Lansing’s only German-style festival, features all things German, including live polka, German fare and, of course, wonderful German beers in souvenir mugs to remember the event.

This free music event features many bands, food vendors, a beer and wine refreshment tent and a variety of items for sale. Located in the streets of Mason, next to the Ingham County Courthouse, downtown shops and restaurants will open their doors to you!

24 Michigan Pride March, Rally & Festival Lansing • www.michiganpride.org A statewide celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and queer community, as well as straight allies. The festival kicks off Friday night in Old Town with a White Party. Saturday, take part in a march to the Capitol, a rally on the East Lawn, then return to Old Town for all-ages entertainment, vendors and a beverage tent.

30–Sep. 1 Michigan Mosaic Music Festival Lansing • (517) 371-4600 www.michiganmosaic.org Michigan Mosaic Music Festival is a FREE festival celebrating diversity and unity on Labor Day weekend in Michigan’s Capital City. Activities include live bands, multicultural dance, ethnic cuisine, beverage tent, labor displays and much more.

September 1 Capital City Dragon Boat Race Lansing • (313) 731-2628 www.capitalcitydragonboat.com Don’t miss cheering on your favorite team during the Capital City Dragon Boat Race as paddlers race in timed trials to capture their flags on the Grand River at Adado Riverfront Park.

check   it out Be A Tourist In Your Own Town Get ready for a fun-filled non-stop celebration of all that Greater Lansing has to offer. Plan your trip to include Saturday, June 1st and join in on the festivities of Be A Tourist In Your Own Town. Buy a “passport” for just $1 and gain admittance to over 50 area attractions and one-of-a-kind tours. This is a day you won’t want to miss!

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2013 Public Shows Bridal World January 6 • Lansing Center www.bridalworldshows.com

Home Building & Remodeling Show February 16–17 • Holt High School www.homeshowlansing.com

Family RV Show, Greater Lansing RV Dealers Association January 17–20 • MSU Pavilion www.ans.msu.edu/ans/events

Field & Stream Deer & Turkey Expo February 22–24 • The Summit www.deerinfo.com/michiganhome.asp

Lansing Boat Show ‘H2O-13’ January 18–20 • Lansing Center www.lansingboatshow.com

Stallion Expo March 8–10 • MSU Pavilion www.michiganhorsecouncil.com/ expo.html

Mid-Michigan Women’s Expo February 1–3 • Lansing Center www.kohlerexpo.com

Lansing Home & Garden Show March 14–17 • MSU Pavilion www.showspan.com/LHG

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6–14 East Lansing Film Festival

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East Lansing • (517) 993-5444 www.elff.com

Old Town Lansing • (517) 485-4283 www.oldtownfestivals.com

Celebrating its 16th year, this world-class film festival showcases independent features, documentaries and shorts as well as offering tributes, seminars, premieres and parties.

This free event starts the holiday season by celebrating Old Town’s Victorian heritage. Enjoy family-friendly activities such as horse-drawn carriage rides, puppet shows, a holiday market, carolers and more.

22 Silver Bells in the City Downtown Lansing • (517) 487-3322 www.silverbellsinthecity.org The premiere holiday event for the state of Michigan, Silver Bells in the City brings over 100,000 people to Lansing each year to enjoy the Electric Light Parade followed by the lighting of Michigan’s official Christmas tree and a fireworks show over the State Capitol.

Mid-Michigan Antiquarian Book & Paper Show April 7 & October 6 • Lansing Center www.curiousbooks.com/shows.html Michigan Agriculture Equipment Expo July 16–18 • Campus of MSU at Mt. Hope & Farm Lane www.agexpo.msu.edu Michigan Great Lakes International, Inc. Draft Horse Show & Pull October 17–20 • MSU Pavilion www.mgli.org

7–8 MSU Arts & Crafts Holiday Show The 50th annual show will be held at the MSU Union on the corner of Grand River Ave. and Abbot Rd. in East Lansing. Four floors of booths make this one of the largest holiday arts and crafts shows in the state.

7–8 Holiday Traditions Tour Grand Ledge • (517) 627-5170 www.gdledgehistsoc.org

7 Winter Glow East Lansing • (517) 319-6927 Enjoy magical, family-friendly winter activities, including the lighting of luminaries throughout downtown East Lansing.

29–Dec. 29 Wonderland of Lights

East Lansing • (517) 355-3354 www.uabevents.com/artsandcrafts

Travel to holidays past as you visit historic Victorian homes and the museum. Also stop by and see the 1928 Barton Theater organ, the Holiday Market, festive tables and decorated trees at the Opera House.

Pickin’ in the Park

Lansing • (517) 342-2710 www.potterparkzoo.org

Tuesdays, May–October 6pm to dark, Burchard Park

Potter Park Zoo is transformed into a magical winter wonderland with thousands of holiday lights and extraordinary displays Thursdays– Sundays 5–8 p.m. only!

Every other Tuesday, November–April 6–9pm, Grand Cafe Sir Pizza First Sunday Gallery Walk

First Sunday of every month

2013 Old Town

Calendar of Events iloveoldtown.org

517.485.4283

Annual Meeting/Winter Mixer

Festival of the Moon June 21 Festival of the Sun June 22 Lansing JazzFest August 2–3 Renegade Theatre Festival

August 15–17 Old Town BluesFest

September 20–21

February 6

Old Town Oktoberfest October 4–5

Taste & Tour of Old Town

Old Town Scrooge Scramble

April 13

December 7

Chalk of the Town June 1

Old Town Dickens Village

Old Town Scrapfest

Auction: June 21–22

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Michigan State University Museum

West Circle Drive (MSU) East Lansing, MI 48824 (517) 355-7474 museum.msu.edu Potter Park Zoo

1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave. Lansing, MI 48912 (517) 483-4222 potterparkzoo.org

R.E. Olds Transportation Museum

240 Museum Drive Lansing, MI 48933 (517) 372-0529 reoldsmuseum.org Impression 5 Science Center

200 Museum Drive Lansing, MI 48933 (517) 485-8116 impression5.org

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Michigan Women’s Historical Center & Hall of Fame

213 W. Malcolm X Street Lansing, MI 48933 (517) 484-1880 michiganwomenshalloffame.org Michigan Historical Museum

702 W. Kalamazoo Street Lansing, MI 48909 (517) 373-3559 michigan.gov/museum

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Museums and Cultural Attractions All Around the African World Museum and Resource Center The All Around the African World Museum and Resource Center presents through pictures, artifacts, printed material and displays, the African presence in Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia and the Americas. Displays are supplemented by guided tours on request. 1134–1136 Shepard St., Lansing, (517) 580-7181 Open Tue.–Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. or by appointment. Admission: Donations accepted. www.africanworldmuseum.org

Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors Institute The MSPS Institute shares the story of the surveying and mapping of Michigan. Its exhibits and archives provide a unique look into the settlement and development of the state and its natural resources. The MSPS Institute also offers flexible meeting space in a unique setting for groups up to 50. 220 Museum Dr., Lansing, (517) 484-6605 Open by appointment only. Admission: Free. www.mspsinstitute.org

Michigan Supreme Court Learning Center

Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum See listing under Spartan Spirit on Page 17.

Impression 5 Science Center Impression 5 Science Center is a dynamic, interactive space for families to play, create and challenge their understanding of science! Hands-on exhibits include “Bubbles,” “Throwing Things,” “Build Zone,” and many more. Explore the exhibits, experiment with science in a workshop and shop ’til you drop in the Science Store! 200 Museum Dr., Lansing, (517) 485-8116 Open Tue.–Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sunday noon–5 p.m. Admission: $5, Seniors $4.50, Children up to 1 year old are free. Impression 5, ASTC members free with valid membership card. www.impression5.org

Michigan Historical Museum, Archives of Michigan and Library of Michigan The Michigan Historical Museum surrounds visitors with Michigan history from prehistoric times through the late twentieth century. Exhibits include a three-story Michigan relief map, a copper mine, one-room schoolhouse and more. The State Archives of Michigan and Library of Michigan are also located in the architecturally inspiring Michigan Library and Historical Center complex. Researching your family tree? The library houses one of the top ten genealogical collections in the country, in addition to a renowned rare book collection. 702 W. Kalamazoo St., Lansing, (517) 373-3559 The museum is open weekdays 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Sun. 1–5 p.m. Closed holidays. Museum Admission: Adults $6, seniors $4, ages 6–17 $2 (optional), ages 5 and under free. Sundays are free for everyone. The Archives of Michigan is open Mon.–Fri. 1–5 p.m. Admission: Free. The Library of Michigan is open Mon.–Fri. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Admission: Free. www.michigan.gov/museum www.michigan.gov/libraryofmichigan http://seekingmichigan.org

A hands-on gallery designed to help visitors understand the judicial branch of state government. Designed for all ages. Groups of 10 or more should call ahead for guided tours. Walk-in visitors welcome. Located inside the Hall of Justice. 925 W. Ottawa St., Lansing, (517) 373-7171 Open Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m.–4 p.m., except state holidays. Admission: Free. www.courts.michigan.gov/plc

Michigan Walk of Fame Located on the sidewalks of Washington Square in downtown Lansing, the Michigan Walk of Fame honors the ingenuity and resourcefulness of Michigan residents (past and present), whose contributions have made a significant impact on the state, nation or world. Just a short walk to the State Capitol building, downtown restaurants, retail stores and museums. Washington Square, Lansing, (517) 487-3322 www.michiganwalkoffame.com

Michigan Women’s Historical Center & Hall of Fame The only museum in the state dedicated to women’s history, the Michigan Women’s Historical Center features a Hall of Fame with over 260 Michigan women honorees, history exhibits, the Belen Gallery displaying Michigan women artists and a fair trade gift shop with jewelry, unique gifts, “Suffragist Low-Sugar Preserves” and “Sassy Women’s Salsa.” 213 W. Malcolm X St., Lansing, (517) 484-1880 Open Wed.–Sat. noon–4 p.m., 1st Sun. each month 2–4 p.m. Closed holidays. Admission: Adults $2.50, students $1, seniors $2. Call for group tours. www.michiganwomenshalloffame.org

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MSU Museum See listing under Spartan Spirit on page 18.

Nokomis Learning Center A Native American cultural learning center that focuses on the Three Fires People of Michigan. Featuring an art gallery, gift shop, a medicine garden and hands-on exhibits in our classroom. Near the Meridian Historical Village in Central Park. 5153 Marsh Rd., Okemos, (517) 349-5777 Open Tue.–Thu. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Call to request additional hours or for group tour rates. Admission: $3 (suggested donation). www.nokomis.org

Potter Park Zoo Michigan’s oldest zoo, established in 1920, is home to over 600 animals, many of them critically endangered. The zoo offers seasonal camel and pony rides, a gift shop, concession stands and multiple interactive exhibits. Nestled in an oak forest, the zoo is a relaxing stroll that can be completed in two hours. 1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing, (517) 483-4222 Open daily Apr.–Oct. 9 a.m.–6 p.m. and Nov.–Mar. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Admission: Resident adults $4, non-resident adults $10, ages 3–16 $2, ages 2 and under free. Resident parking $3, non-resident parking $5. www.potterparkzoo.org

R. E. Olds Transportation Museum This collection of cars and memorabilia is a tribute to the auto industry, courtesy of one of Lansing’s most prominent citizens, Ransom Eli Olds. The very first Oldsmobile, built in 1897, is on display along with antique REOs, Stars, automotive advertising and memorabilia. The gift shop has diverse auto-related items. 240 Museum Dr., Lansing, (517) 372-0529 Open year round Tue.–Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Open Sundays Apr.–Oct. noon–5 p.m. Closed Mondays and major holidays. Members get free admission. All others: Adults $6, students and seniors (65+) $4, family up to 5 $12. Group rates available. www.reoldsmuseum.org

stellar   tip Tour the State Capitol! If you only have time to check out just one Lansing attraction, make sure to visit the State Capitol building. It combines rich history and notable architecture while still serving as the hub of state government. Tours run every half hour, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. —Christine Bennett, CTA

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Historic Sites Beaumont Tower See listing under Spartan Spirit on page 17.

Eaton County’s Museum at Courthouse Square The historic courthouse square in downtown Charlotte holds the 1885 Renaissance Revival Eaton County Courthouse. On the National Register of Historic Places, the courthouse is now a museum, featuring the restored interior, circuit courtroom and offices. Exhibits of Eaton County history and culture fill the structure and form the backdrop for numerous programs. 100 W. Lawrence Ave., Charlotte, (517) 543-6999 Open Tue.–Thu. 9 a.m.–4 p.m., special events by appointment. Jul.–Aug. Sat. 9 a.m.–noon, Thu. 6:30–8:30 p.m. during free concerts on the lawn. Admission: $1, ages 12 and under free. www.visitcourthousesquare.org

Ingham County Courthouse This 100-year-old-plus courthouse was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. Ingham County is the only county in the United States in which the capital is not located in its county seat. The capital is located in Lansing, while its county seat is located in Mason. 121 E. Maple St., Mason, (517) 676-7200 Open Mon.–Fri. 8 a.m.–noon, 1–5 p.m. No tours available on Wed. Admission: Free. Please call ahead to schedule group tours. www.ingham.org

Malcolm X Homesite Marker Malcolm X, eloquent spokesman for civil rights and for the oppressed everywhere, lived in Lansing in the 1930s on a site that is now a registered historical landmark. Malcolm X converted to the Nation of Islam, and became one of the first African-American leaders to openly articulate the extent of racial discontent in our society. Vincent Court at MLK Blvd., Lansing

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check   it out Say cheese! Capture the perfect snapshots and memories at these Greater Lansing iconic landmarks. MSU Campus—Take your pic with the Sparty statue. Capitol Building—Pose on the steps of the Capitol and/or gaze up at the Rotunda. River Trail—Stop for photo ops along the 13 miles of paved pathways winding along the Grand and Red Cedar Rivers. Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum—Designed by internationally renowned architect Zaha Hadid, its iconic structure makes an ideal backdrop. Silver Bells—Capture your holiday pictures framed with fireworks exploding over the State Capitol.

Located in the shadow of the Meridian Mall, the Meridian Historical Village provides a slice of 19th-century settler life. The Village contains seven historical buildings: a one-room schoolhouse, farmhouse and barn, general store, inn, 19th-century Okemos church, log cabin and a tollgate house from the plank road era. 5151 Marsh Rd., Okemos, (517) 347-7300 Open May–Oct., Sat. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. or by appointment. Admission: Donations appreciated. www.meridianhistoricalvillage.org

Michigan Vietnam Veterans Memorial Erected and dedicated in 2001, this monument is a powerful tribute to the 2,651 Michigan casualties who died during the Vietnam War. Over 400,000 men and women of the state served our country in this war. The memorial is a 120-footlong graceful steel arc that is suspended three feet above the ground. East of the Hall of Justice between Ottawa and Allegan Streets, Lansing, (517) 335-6523 Open daily. www.michigan.gov/veterans


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Remembrance Memorial

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The memorial is a 10-foot “H beam” salvaged from the World Trade Center and honors those who lost their lives in New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia on September 11, 2001. Located on the northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and Grand Ave. in Wentworth Park, Lansing. Open daily.

The Hunter Park GardenHouse is an urban agriculture resource center where gardeners of all ages grow food, flowers and community. In addition, the award-winning Allen Street Farmers Market, a seasonal weekly market featuring 24 vendors and lots of attractions, is open Wednesdays 2:30 –7 p.m. 1619 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing, (517) 367-2468 www.allenneighborhoodcenter.org

The winery features a combination of fruit and traditional grape wines, along with carbonated, dessert and other specialty wines. Also try one of the award-winning Hard Ciders. In the tasting room, sample wines before purchase or browse a great selection of wines, gifts and wine-related items. And visit our newest tasting station at Lansing City Market. 8614 N. US Hwy. 27, St. Johns, (989) 224-3686 Open seven days a week. May 1–Nov. 30: 9 a.m.– 6 p.m. Extended hours Sep.–Oct. Winery open Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. noon–6 p.m. Admission: Free. www.ujcidermill.com

State Capitol Building Step back to the Victorian era with a visit to Michigan’s award-winning Capitol building. Designed by Elijah E. Myers, one of the foremost architects of public buildings (1865–1914), construction of the Capitol building took six years and contains over nine acres of hand-painted surfaces. Tours of public areas and House and Senate galleries are available every half hour. At the intersection of Capitol and Michigan Avenues, Lansing, (517) 373-2353 Open to tours Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Admission: Free. www.michigan.gov/miplaces

Turner-Dodge House History is alive at Turner-Dodge. Come discover all that it has to offer. Drop by for a visit or partake in one of the specialty teas. Children will have a blast at the new Camps for All Seasons programs offered throughout the year. 100 E. North St., Lansing, (517) 483-4220 Open Tue.–Fri. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Closed holidays and for special events. Handicap accessibility on the first floor only. Admission: Adults $5, children $2, non-resident adults $3.50. www.lansingmi.gov/parks/tdodge

Agri-Tourism Country Mill “Family fun on the farm” at the only cider mill in mid-Michigan that lets you pick your own apples and pumpkins. Enjoy the Orchard Express Train, haunted cider mill, hayrides, petting zoo, corn maze, gift area, winery and bakery. Special events include the Michigan Apple Festival and Pumpkin Carrying Contest. 4648 Otto Rd., Charlotte, (517) 543-1019 Open Aug.–Oct., Tue.–Sat. 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–6 p.m.; Nov.–Thanksgiving, Fri.–Sat. 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–6 p.m.; Thanksgiving–Jul., Sat. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Admission: Free. www.countrymill.com

MSU Farms See listing under Spartan Spirit on page 17.

Uncle John’s Cider Mill and Fruit House Winery Open May through November with baked goods, cider and doughnuts, a large gift shop, seasonal fruits and vegetables and more. During the fall season enjoy tractor-drawn wagon rides, train rides, an operating cider mill, pumpkin patch, corn maze, fruit fling, inflatables, jumping pillow and special weekend events. 8614 N. US Hwy. 27, St. Johns, (989) 224-3686 Open seven days a week. May 1–Nov. 30: 9 a.m.– 6 p.m. Extended hours Sep.–Oct. Winery open Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. noon–6 p.m. Admission: Free. www.ujcidermill.com

Culinary and Wine Tasting Burgdorf’s Winery Explore, taste and experience a “Moment in Wine.” Visit and enjoy the country atmosphere while tasting many of the specialty wines produced onsite from fresh Michigan grapes and other fruits. Select from award-winning wines and unique accessories in the gift shop. Custom labeled wine is available. Call for a private winetasting party or to make your own batch of wine! 5635 Shoeman Rd., Haslett, (517) 655-2883 Visit website or phone for hours. www.burgdorfwinery.com

Le Chat Gourmet Culinary Arts Offering over 125 hands-on cooking and baking classes per year, from pasta making and artisan bread baking to cheese making and wood-fired oven classes. Located just 20 minutes south of Lansing on three acres with organic culinary gardens. Kids classes, corporate team building and private events also available—let’s get cooking! 11874 Bunker Hwy., Eaton Rapids, (517) 663-7322 www.lechatgourmet.com

family   friendly Something for all ages… Toddlers: Perfect age-appropriate discovery at Impression 5 Science Center. School age: Ride a camel at Potter Park Zoo. Teens: Take on the role of a Supreme Court judge or juror at the Supreme Court Learning Center.

Other Attractions Abrams Planetarium See listing under Spartan Spirit on page 17.

J & K Steamboat Line Enjoy an old-fashioned riverboat cruise on the big “paddle-wheeler” of the Grand River. The Michigan Princess has three levels, with oak staircases and crystal chandeliers. Featured themes include murder mystery theatre and musical entertainment. The Michigan Princess riverboat can also be chartered for groups or special events. 3004 W. Main, Lansing, (517) 627-2154 Call for reservations. www.michiganprincess.com

Lansing Metro Marinas Lansing Metro Marinas provides riverboat tours, private cruises and taxi services on the Grand River. The pontoon boat rides let you experience all of the new vibrant downtown Lansing developments and natural surroundings from the water’s view. 325 City Market Dr., Lansing, (517) 410-0801 Visit the website for seasonal hours. Weather and river conditions permitting. www.metromarinas.com

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Sports & Ice Complex

One of Michigan’s earliest ENERGY STAR-rated buildings, the Michigan Energy Options (formerly Urban Options) Energy Demonstration Center shows homeowners and businesses the best practices in energy conservation and environmental sustainability. Call to schedule your visit to our Center today! 405 Grove St., East Lansing, (517) 337-0422 Open Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Sat. by appointment. Admission: Donations welcome. www.michiganenergyoptions.org

MSU Bug House See listing under Spartan Spirit on page 17.

Sierra Rose Farms & Healing Hearts with Horses

517.646.7000 9490 Woodlane Dr. Dimondale, MI 48821 www.hielansing.com

In town for a family reunion, social or business event? Do you have a couple of hours to enjoy a quaint environment that promotes peacefulness and safety, and fun with horses? We offer birthday parties, farm tours, weekly horse camps, family adventures and corporate trainings to name a few. Call to book your special time at the farm or sign up for our scheduled programs. DeWitt, (517) 668-0057 Open by appointment only. www.sierrarosefarms.net

The Spector-Walker Beatles Collection A collection of Beatles memorabilia covering an area of approximately 2,000 sq. ft.—vintage 60s to present day items, unique one-of-a-kind handmade and original works of art, hand-signed items, fine porcelain, watches, clocks and many unusual items. 6700 Aberdeen Dr., Dimondale, (517) 488-6442 Open seven days a week by appointment only.

The Steam Railroading Institute

Conference Room, Group & Corporate Rates Available

Dedicated to the education and preservation of steam-era rail technology and its impact on the Great Lakes region and home to the majestic Pere Marquette 1225 steam locomotive, used as the prototype for the Warner Brothers film, The Polar Express. Enjoy a miniature railway, museum and gift shop and experience what steam railroading is today. 405 S. Washington St., Owosso, (989) 725-9464 Open Memorial Day–Labor Day, Wed.–Sun. 10 a.m.– 4 p.m.; Labor Day–Memorial Day, Fri.–Sun. 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. Admission: $5. Children under 2 are free. www.michigansteamtrain.com

check   it out Love cars? Did you know that Greater Lansing is rich with automotive history? It’s the birthplace of Oldsmobile and the current home to two of General Motors state of the art manufacturing facilities. Cruise on over to the R E Olds Transportation Museum—a perfect destination for any classic, muscle or antique car lover.

Free Hot Breakfast Free Wireless Internet Business Center Fitness Center

Greater Lansing—There’s an app for that! For a complete list of events and things to do in the Lansing area, scan this code to download the Greater Lansing mobile app for your smartphone. Festivals, arts and culture, attractions and more, all at your fingertips while you’re on the go! http://m.lansing.org www.amerilodge.com


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Michigan State University Abrams Planetarium Rediscover the wonders of the universe at Abrams Planetarium. The sky theatre features fantastic star shows produced by a computer graphics star projector. The planetarium also serves as an astronomy and space science education resource center. 755 Science Rd., MSU Campus, East Lansing, Program information (517) 355-4672, 24-hour recorded sky info (517) 332-STAR Showtimes: Fri.–Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2:30 & 4 p.m. Admission: Adults $3, students and seniors $2.50, ages 12 years and under $2. www.pa.msu.edu/abrams

W.J. Beal Botanical Garden Beal Botanical Garden, founded in 1873, is the oldest continuously operated garden of this type in the United States. It includes over 2,700 species organized in economic, systematic, landscape and ecological groupings. 330 W. Circle Dr. (adjacent to the library), MSU Campus, East Lansing, (517) 355-9582 Admission: Free www.cpa.msu.edu/beal

Beaumont Tower Beaumont Tower, a gift from John Beaumont, sits where Old College Hall (the first building erected for the study of scientific agriculture) was built. When carillonneurs play noontime recitals on the 49-bell carillon, the tower is often open for visitors. Each Wednesday in July, guest carillonneurs play 6 p.m. recitals. Bring a picnic and enjoy the music. 375 W. Circle Dr. (near the MSU Museum), MSU Campus, East Lansing, (517) 432-4066 www.music.msu.edu/outreach/carillon_history.php

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Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, a new Zaha Hadid-designed contemporary art museum at MSU, is dedicated to exploring global contemporary culture and ideas through art. The museum presents groundbreaking, international contemporary art across all media, and thematic exhibitions that investigate contemporary works within a historical context. 547 E. Circle Dr. (corner of Grand River Ave. and Farm Ln.), MSU Campus, East Lansing, (517) 353-9836 Open Tue.–Thu. 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Fri. noon–9 p.m., Sat.–Sun. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Admission: Free www.broadmuseum.msu.edu

Demmer Shooting Sports Education & Training Center This 24,000 square foot facility is open to the public and provides a safe, clean, family atmosphere to promote, advance and encourage the safe use of firearms and archery equipment. 4830 E. Jolly Rd., Lansing, (517) 884-0550 Open to the public Fri. 4:30 –9 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.–8 p.m., Sun. 1–7 p.m. Tue. & Fri. open to members from 1–8 p.m. www.demmercenter.msu.edu

Michigan State University Athletics When it comes to seeing a football game, every seat in the over 75,000-person capacity Spartan Stadium provides a great view. In addition to the Spartans contending for Big Ten titles in football, you can catch them battling for supremacy in men’s basketball, women’s basketball, hockey, volleyball or any of MSU’s 25 sports programs. 223 Kalamazoo St., MSU Campus, East Lansing, (517) 355-1610 www.msuspartans.com

MSU Farms Breslin Student Events Center

stellar   tip Campus hot spots If you’re looking for fun for the whole family while on campus, take in a show at Abrams Planetarium or sample one of the more than 30 flavors at the MSU Dairy Store. Try a Capital City Sundae cone! —Jason Fawaz, CTA

Located on the picturesque campus of Michigan State University and home of the MSU men’s and women’s Spartan basketball teams, this 15,000seat center hosts concerts, family shows, athletic events, conferences, trade shows, conventions and more! State-of-the-art sound and lighting systems are available. Five private meeting rooms are available for more intimate events. 534 Birch Rd. (corner of Harrison Ave. and Kalamazoo St.), MSU Campus, East Lansing. For event rentals call (517) 432-1989. www.breslincenter.com

Colts racing, beef calves frolicking and mooing dairy cows waiting to be milked are a few of the memorable sights to see when visiting the MSU Farms. See beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry and sheep. Allow approximately 30 minutes for each farm. 474 S. Shaw Ln., MSU Campus, East Lansing, (517) 355-8383 Self-guided tours Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (sheep farm is open daily, including weekends) www.ans.msu.edu/ans/facilities1

MSU Bikes Service Center Offers year-round bicycle rentals, sales and repair services to the campus community and visitors. Authorized dealer of Fuji, Breezer and SE Bicycles. A free 24-hour air station is also available outside the Center. 434 Farm Ln. (under the Bessey Hall Auditorium on the River Trail, 300 ft. NW of Farm Ln. bridge), MSU Campus, East Lansing, (517) 432-3400 Open Mon.–Fri. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. www.bikes.msu.edu

MSU Bug House Did you know that a cricket’s ears are on its knees? Or that a fly has taste buds on its feet? A visit to the Bug House will explain these fascinating facts and more. In addition to viewing the amazing pinned displays, get up close and personal with a whole room of creepy crawlers. 288 Farm Ln., Room 147, MSU Campus, East Lansing, (517) 355-4662 Check website or call for hours. Admission: Donations accepted. www.ent.msu.edu

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The internationally acclaimed MSU College of Music presents faculty artists, guest artists and student ensembles in performances of classical, jazz, opera, Latin and contemporary music. Join us for the West Circle Series, eight extraordinary concerts of chamber and solo piano music. 333 W. Circle Dr., Room 102, MSU Campus, East Lansing, (517) 353-5340 www.music.msu.edu

The MSU Horticulture Gardens are a family of three gardens: The 4-H Children’s Garden is for the young at heart. The Demonstration Gardens include annuals, perennials and roses. Parking is available in the visitor lot on Bogue Street south of Wilson Road. Just south of the gardens, Clarence E. Lewis Landscape Arboretum illustrates a variety of landscape design styles. 1066 Bogue St., A288 Plant & Soil Sciences Bldg., MSU Campus, East Lansing, (517) 355-5191 ext. 1328 All of the gardens are open April through October, dawn to dusk. Metered parking Mon.–Fri. 8 a.m.–6 p.m. www.hrt.msu.edu/our-gardens

MSU Dairy Store

family   friendly Activities for all ages… Toddlers: Discover Peter Rabbit’s Garden or walk across Monet’s bridge at the 4-H Children’s Garden. School Age: Kids love the creepycrawlies at the MSU Bug House. Teens: Future Spartans will love the excitement of a Big 10 game.

Kids of all ages will have a difficult time choosing among 32 flavors of ice cream and soda fountain favorites! A variety of award-winning cheese is also available. Be sure to visit the observation deck overlooking the processing facilities to catch a glimpse of how cheese and ice cream products are produced. 474 S. Shaw Ln., Room 1140, South Anthony Hall, East Lansing, (517) 355-8466 Summer Hours: Open Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m.–8 p.m., Sat.–Sun. noon–8 p.m. Winter Hours: Open Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Sat.–Sun. noon–8 p.m. 49 Abbot Rd., Room 107, MSU Union Building, East Lansing, (517) 353-9988 Open Mon.–Fri. noon–8 p.m., Sat.–Sun. noon–6 p.m. Summer Hours: Open Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m.–8 p.m., Sat.–Sun. noon–8 p.m. Winter Hours: Open Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Sat.–Sun. noon–8 p.m. www.dairystore.msu.edu

MSU Department of Theatre Students and faculty present a series of Main Stage and student productions annually, ranging from the classics to contemporary fare and including musicals and repertory dance concerts. Affordable ticket prices and exciting new talent of student actors and designers make this a must-see attraction. Visit the website for shows and dates. 542 Auditorium Rd., Room 113, MSU Campus, East Lansing, (517) 355-6690 www.theatre.msu.edu

MSU Museum The MSU Museum has three floors of long-term and changing exhibits exploring natural science and culture. The museum store has a selection of books, jewelry and educational toys. The museum also produces the Great Lakes Folk Festival in August. The MSU Museum is Michigan’s first Smithsonian Institution affiliate. 409 W. Circle Dr. (near Beaumont Tower), MSU Campus, East Lansing, (517) 355-2370 Open Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sun. 1–5 p.m. Closed holidays. Admission: Free. Donations encouraged. www.museum.msu.edu

MSU Union Featuring One Union Square food court with a wide variety of fresh, innovative options including Serrano’s, Union Deli, Biggby Coffee and MSU Dairy Store. Also find Sparty’s C Store for a large selection of snacks and beverages and the Spartan Spirit Shop, featuring the latest in MSU apparel and logo items. Located on MSU’s north campus. 49 Abbot Rd., MSU Campus, East Lansing, (517) 355-3460 Open daily Sep.–May 7 a.m.–2 a.m.; Jun.–Aug. 8 a.m.–9 p.m. www.msuunion.com

Wharton Center for Performing Arts Wharton Center is Michigan’s largest presenter of performing arts, with four unique stages on the campus of Michigan State University. Wharton Center presents the best of touring Broadway with all the major blockbuster shows plus a great lineup of performing arts attractions. A complete schedule is available online. 750 Shaw Ln., Cobb Great Hall and Pasant Theatre, Corner of Wilson and Bogue St. MSU Concert Auditorium and Fairchild Theatre: Corner of Farm Ln. and Auditorium, MSU Campus, East Lansing, (517) 432-2000, (800) WHARTON Open Mon.–Fri. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sat. noon–6 p.m. On show nights the Box Office will stay open ½ hour past show start time. www.whartoncenter.com


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Student Book Store

An East Lansing original offering an extensive wine list and craft beer selection with a menu of comfort food with a twist of elegance. Perfect for any occasion.

East Lansing’s hidden treasure. Unique jewelry, sculptural weavings, fused glass, pottery, metal sculpture, textiles and fiber art. Studio spaces are available.

Unique gift shop features Fair Trade Federation-approved artisan crafts. Shop in a soothing atmosphere for decor, jewelry, coffee and chocolates and learn artisan stories.

218 Abbot Road • (517) 351-4540 www.beggarsbanquet.com

325-A Grove St. • (517) 333-7180 www.grovegallerycoop.com

225 E. Grand River Ave. • (517) 337-8000 www.kirabofairtrade.com

The biggest and best selection of quality Spartan clothing and souvenirs anywhere. The largest selection of books in the area too! Open seven days a week with validated parking behind the store.

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Harper’s Restaurant & Brewpub / Club Rush

Mackerel Sky Gallery of Contemporary Craft

Voted #1 bar in 2012. The only real brewpub in East Lansing with onsite brewing for 14 years. “Home of Spartan Sports” and Spartan grad owned. Homemade rangoons, pizzas, wings and more! Live music.

Specializing in functional, contemporary design with beautiful accessories for the home and individual—bringing art to articles of everyday life.

Recognized as one of the top 250 tanning salons in the nation! Mention this ad and receive 20% off any U.V. tanning package. New clients: $9.99/week unlimited (no other coupons apply.) 109 and 617 E. Grand River Ave. (517) 203-4485 and (517) 332-8266 www.bronzebaytanning.com

Crunchy’s A hometown favorite for Spartan fans and all sports enthusiasts. Featuring the best burgers in town and 27 beers on tap. 254 W. Grand River Ave. • (517) 351-2506 www.crunchyseastlansing.com

131 Albert Ave. • (517) 333-4040 www.harpersbrewpub.com

Leo’s Coney Island

211 M.A.C. Ave. • (517) 351-2211 www.mackerelsky.com

421 E. Grand River Ave. • (517) 351-4210 www.sbsmsu.com

Buffalo Wild Wings More than just a wing joint, we offer a full menu that can be combined with one of our 16 signature sauces and four seasonings. 360 Albert Ave. • (517) 333-2929 www.buffalowildwings.com

MSU Federal Credit Union

More than coneys! Our menu has something for everyone. We serve breakfast all day and offer a variety of salads, sandwiches and pitas.

MSU Federal Credit Union’s mission is to provide superior service while assisting members and employees to achieve financial security, their goals and, ultimately, their dreams.

333 Albert Ave. Suite 100 • (517) 708-8580 www.leosmsu.com

523 E. Grand River Ave. • (517) 664-7161 www.msufcu.org

www.facebook.com/ downtowneastlansing Most downtown businesses validate parking for customers!

Curious Book Shop Mid-Michigan’s largest used and collectable book shop. Browse through three floors of quality books, old magazines and vintage memorabilia. 307 E. Grand River Ave. • (517) 332-0112 www.curiousbooks.com

Tree-lined streets and patio cafes add to the vibrant energy of downtown East Lansing, the home of Michigan State University. Enjoy restaurants, shops, entertainment, galleries and more.

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Dress up and attend the best of Broadway shows, a worldclass art museum or just put on your jeans and kick back with the girls for a fun night of wine and creativity.

check   it out Ready to welcome the world! The Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum is the region’s newest venue for modern art, whether it’s visual, auditory, experiential or sensory. Located on the campus of Michigan State University, this exciting architectural marvel is a piece of art in its own right and will host world-class exhibits.

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Arts Information Arts Council of Greater Lansing The Arts Council of Greater Lansing strives to provide the latest information on all things art currently taking place in the Greater Lansing region. For 24-hour arts and cultural event information regarding exhibitions, festivals, performing arts and other cultural opportunities, please visit the online calendar. 1208 Turner St., Lansing, (517) 372-4636 Open Tue.–Fri. 8 a.m.–5 p.m. www.lansingarts.org

Cinemas Celebration! Cinema Mid-Michigan’s finest movie theater, Celebration! Cinema, is a state-of-the-art facility with first-rate amenities. It features 19 screens, plus one IMAX screen that projects the hottest movies in stunning DLP ® Digital Cinema. Perfect for company parties, business seminars requiring high-tech projection presentations and other special events. Tickets available online. 200 E. Edgewood Blvd., Lansing, (517) 393-SHOW (7469) Open daily at 11 a.m. www.celebrationcinema.com

NCG Eastwood Cinema An 18-screen state-of-the-art theater offering the latest film releases. All theaters are equipped with stadium seating, high-back, form-fitting seats, Dolby Digital EX sound and DLP ® digital projection. Free refills on all sizes of pop and popcorn. Located on the north end of the Eastwood Towne Center. Tickets online or by phone. Group rates and private showings available. 2500 Showtime Dr. (Eastwood Towne Center), Lansing, (517) 316-9100 Open 365 days a year, 10 a.m.–10 p.m. www.ncgmovies.com

Studio C! Studio C! is one of a handful of new dine-in movie theaters in the country, complete with six screens, Oscar’s Bistro (a café-style restaurant), indoor and outdoor dining and the option to be served dinner at your movie seat. Located next to the Meridian Mall. 1999 Central Park Drive, Okemos Open daily at 11 a.m. www.celebrationcinema.com/studioc

Art Galleries Absolute Gallery

stellar   tip Broadway play & overnight stay! Use the Wharton Center schedule to guide your next visit. From Broadway productions to nationally acclaimed performers and music, it’s the perfect cultural getaway! —Jessica Cornman, CTA

Absolute Gallery is a paradise of gifts and uncommon accessories for the home, office and child. We search far and wide to offer the best jewelry, greeting cards, posters, fun and funky vases, office gifts and anything else that appeals to us. We specialize in custom picture framing to “change the way you see your walls.” Family owned and operated. Come see us today! 307 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing, (517) 482-8845 Open Tue.–Fri. 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Sat.–Sun. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. and by appointment. www.absolutegallery.net

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Art Alley in Lansing’s REO Town is a non-traditional art gallery providing a venue for people to express themselves creatively. 1133 S. Washington Ave., Lansing, (517) 898-4046 Open special hours for exhibits and events. www.lansingartalley.org

The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, a new Zaha Hadid-designed contemporary art museum at MSU, is dedicated to exploring global contemporary culture and ideas through art. The museum presents groundbreaking, international contemporary art across all media and thematic exhibitions that investigate contemporary works within a historical context. 547 E. Circle Dr. (corner of Grand River Ave. and Farm Ln.), MSU Campus, East Lansing, (517) 353-9836 Open Tue.–Thu. 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Fri. noon–9 p.m., Sat.–Sun. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Admission: Free www.broadmuseum.msu.edu

By the Riverside By the Riverside, a gallery and art emporium in Old Town, brings the peace of “sitting by the riverside” and enjoying creative beauty. Riverside features original art, fine jewelry, pottery, handblown glass, La Petite art and more. They also feature their own line of “upscale” accessories made from recycled cloth and jewels. 1209 Turner St., Lansing, (517) 484-6534 Open Tue. 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Wed. 1–6 p.m., Thu.–Fri. 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., First Sunday of the month 1–4 p.m., First Fridays of the month 11 a.m.–7 p.m.

Craig Mitchell Smith Glass Gallery Explore Michigan’s most unique gallery. Recognized nationally as an innovator in glass art, Craig Mitchell Smith works on-site creating magical glass art from sculptures to custom lighting. Craig’s nature-inspired work for home and garden is certain to entertain your imagination. Come explore Michigan’s largest single-artist gallery. 1982 W. Grand River Ave. (in the Meridian Mall), Okemos, (517) 349-1345 Open Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Sun. noon–6 p.m. www.craigmitchellsmith.com

Creole Gallery This historic building houses eclectic art exhibitions in addition to live music, theatre and poetry. The gallery shows contemporary artists who are known for cutting-edge subject matter and technique and local emerging artists. The space is available to rent for special occasions of all kinds or business meetings. 1218 Turner St., Lansing, (517) 862-1553 Gallery Hours: Open Sat.–Sun. 1–5 p.m. or by appointment (517) 371-2736.

Great Lakes Artworks Visit Great Lakes Artworks, an artist-owned collective in Old Town, for a special reminder of your trip to the Capital. See a variety of items such as photographs, jewelry, stained glass, candles, soaps, fiber art, pottery and more made by local Michigan artists. It is a must see when visiting the area! Note: We open later and close earlier late fall through early spring. 306 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing, (517) 372-4293 Open Tue.–Sat. 11 a.m.–8 p.m., Sun. 1–4 p.m., First Friday of the month 11 a.m.–9 p.m., First Sunday of the month noon–5 p.m. www.greatlakesartworks.com

La Fille Gallery The gallery, owned by Tiffany Klein, features custom American made Vanguard furniture, exclusive designer fabrics, and her own artwork that includes unique mediums and finishes. Klein’s creativity has led her to find niche decor including resins, concretes, frescos, artistic resurfacing, and glazed tiles. La Fille Gallery resides in a restored historic landmark building. 336 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, (517) 526-7150 Open Thu.–Fri. 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. or by appointment. www.lafillegallery.com

Lansing Art Gallery Established in 1965, Lansing Art Gallery is one of the area’s prominent independent nonprofit galleries. The gallery provides public awareness, education and enjoyment of the visual arts by promoting the works of Michigan artists. The gallery provides a permanent facility open to the public at no charge. 119 N. Washington Sq., Lansing, (517) 374-6400 Open Tue.–Fri. 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Sat. 1–4 p.m., First Sunday of the month 1–4 p.m. Closed holiday weekends. www.lansingartgallery.org

Mackerel Sky Gallery of Contemporary Craft Located in the heart of downtown East Lansing, this nationally-recognized gallery specializes in functional crafts: art to wear, artist-made jewelry, ceramics, glass and other fine craft, bringing art to articles of everyday life. 211 M.A.C. Ave., East Lansing, (517) 351-2211 Open Tue.–Thu. 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Fri. 11 a.m.–8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. noon–4 p.m. Extended hours for the holidays. www.mackerelsky.com

Saper Galleries and Custom Framing From Picasso to Peter Max to Dr. Seuss, Saper Galleries is known internationally for the quality of its exhibitions. The large, contemporary gallery displays 1,500 artworks of every medium, for every taste and budget. Focusing on professional, friendly and helpful service, Saper provides free art search services and ships anywhere. 433 Albert Ave., East Lansing, (517) 351-0815, (877) 537-5251 Open Mon.–Wed. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Thu. 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., First Sunday of the month 1–4 p.m. www.sapergalleries.com

(SCENE) Metrospace (SCENE) Metrospace is an alternative art and performance space located in downtown East Lansing. (SCENE) was founded in 2004 as a response to Governor Granholm’s “Cool Cities” initiative, and has maintained a diverse schedule of art exhibits, music performances, theatrical productions, independent film screenings, dance, poetry and other forms of expression. 110 Charles St., East Lansing, (517) 319-6832 Open Thu. 2–5 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 2–6 p.m., Sun. noon–4 p.m. during exhibitions. Open special hours during evenings for events. See website for details and updates. www.scenemetrospace.com

Unique Painting with a Twist It’s an art party studio. You paint, following a local artist from blank canvas to finished acrylic work. No experience necessary, just enthusiasm! Looks like art, feels like a party! BYO food and drinks. We provide the rest—fun, relaxing and creative. Evening classes for adults 16 and older. Some family classes on weekends. 580 Frandor Ave., Lansing, (517) 285-0013 Open Tue.–Fri. noon–4 p.m. and during class times. www.paintingwithatwist.com/lansing

Music, Dance and Theatre Charlotte Performing Arts Center

stellar   tip Make it a girls’ weekend! Schedule a class at Painting with a Twist or book an evening making jewelry at Polka Dots Bead-a-full Boutique. Just add a bottle of wine and let the creativity and laughter flow! —Jan Pfeiffer, CTA

The Charlotte Performing Arts Center brings topname national and international entertainers to the mid-Michigan area at family-affordable prices. A short drive from Lansing, the 844-seat facility merges outstanding acoustics with an aesthetically pleasing, fully accessible auditorium. Visit the website for performance information and to view photographs of the facility. 378 State St., Charlotte, (517) 541-5690 Box office: Mon.–Fri. 10 a.m.–1 p.m. and one hour prior to each performance. www.cpacpresents.com


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Children’s Ballet Theatre of Michigan For 32 years, the Children’s Ballet Theatre of Michigan has thrilled audiences across the state. Dedicated to quality youth-oriented ballet, this nonprofit dance company features children ages 8 to 18 performing original classical and contemporary ballet works. CBT is best known for The Nutcracker, performed each Thanksgiving weekend at MSU’s Wharton Center. 1235 Center St., Lansing, (517) 482-2553 www.cbtdance.org

Greater Lansing Ballet Company Barbara Banasikowski Smith, Founding Artistic Director. This Lansing-based, nonprofit semiprofessional ballet company is celebrating its 23rd anniversary, performing Dracula, The Nutcracker and a spring ballet/concert. Each production includes a school performance. Member of Regional Dance America. 2224 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, (517) 372-9887, (800) 370-3262 www.greaterlansingballet.org

Happendance Happendance, founded in 1976, is Greater Lansing’s professional modern dance company and provides public and school performances throughout the year. It is available for concert bookings year-round. Its outreach program, Happendance To Go, reaches 5,000 schoolchildren and educators annually. Happendance School is a well-known regional school of dance instruction. 3448 Hagadorn Rd., Okemos, (517) 333-3528 Mon.–Fri. 3–9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. www.happendance.org

Lansing Symphony Orchestra The Lansing Symphony Orchestra is the premier source for professional orchestral music in midMichigan. The LSO presents MasterWorks, Pops and Chamber Series along with Jazz Band, Sacred and educational programming. Performances are held at Wharton Center, Molly Grove Chapel at First Presbyterian Church, Dart Auditorium and St. Mary’s Cathedral. 501 S. Capitol Ave., Ste. 400, Lansing, (517) 487-5001 For program information or to purchase tickets call (517) 487-5001. www.lansingsymphony.org

MSU College of Music See listing under Spartan Spirit on page 18.

Wharton Center for Performing Arts Wharton Center is Michigan’s largest presenter of performing arts, with four unique stages on the campus of Michigan State University. Wharton Center presents the best of touring Broadway, with all the major blockbuster shows plus a great lineup of performing arts attractions. A complete schedule is available online. Cobb Great Hall and Pasant Theatre: Corner of Wilson and Bogue St., MSU Concert Auditorium and Fairchild Theatre: Corner of Farm Ln. and Auditorium Rd., MSU Campus, East Lansing, (517) 432-2000, (800) WHARTON Open Mon.–Fri. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sat. noon–6 p.m. On show nights the Box Office will stay open ½ hour past show start time. www.whartoncenter.com

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Professional Theatre Williamston Theatre Mid-Michigan’s award-winning professional live theatre located in the heart of historic downtown Williamston. From world premieres of new works to reimagining the classics, WT’s innovative and intimate approach ensures an electrifying theatrical experience, reinforcing our belief that good theatre both entertains us and challenges us to explore our lives. 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston, (517) 655-SHOW (7469) Box office: Tue.–Fri. noon–6 p.m. and on performance days 1½ hours prior to show. Performances: Thu.–Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m., additional Sat. at 3 p.m. starting 2nd week of each run. First Performance: Pay-What-You-Can, Previews $15 (limitations apply), Thu. $20, Sat.–Sun. matinees $22, Fri.–Sat. evenings $25. www.williamstontheatre.org

Community Theatre All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre All-of-us Express is a community and youthoriented theatre company that works to facilitate the creative growth and life skill development of all participants in an open, nurturing and accepting environment. 819 Abbot Rd., East Lansing, (517) 333-2580 ext. 0 Tickets: Adults $7, Youth $5 www.cityofeastlansing.com/allofus

Lansing Community College Performing Arts Presenting over 40 music, theatre and dance productions each year. Most performances are free, and are held on campus in Dart Auditorium, the Black Box Theatre in the Gannon Building or the outdoor amphitheatre for LCC’s Summer Stage Under the Stars series in June and July. All productions feature a diverse mix of students and guest artists from throughout the community. 411 N. Grand Ave., Lansing, (517) 483-1488, (800) 644-4522 www.lcc.edu/showinfo

MSU Department of Theatre See listing under Spartan Spirit on page 18.

Peppermint Creek Theatre Company The critically acclaimed Peppermint Creek Theatre Company strives to produce contemporary and classic theatre that addresses vital issues in society, raises awareness and encourages dialogue while entertaining. Now performing in an exciting new venue in south Lansing with a rich history of community involvement. Join PCTC as we celebrate our 10th anniversary season. Miller Performing Arts Center, 6024 Curry Ln., Lansing, (517) 927-3016. Tickets (517) 372-0945 Productions: Thu.–Sat. 8 p.m. and Sun. 2 p.m. Tickets are $17/$12 (for musicals); $15/$10 (for plays) www.peppermintcreek.org

Riverwalk Theatre Located in Lansing’s downtown near the banks of the Grand River, this intimate theatre offers a broad spectrum of theatrical performances ranging from children’s theatre to musical comedy to the latest in adult drama and comedy. Newly renovated lobby and restrooms and new 100-seat black box theatre. 228 Museum Dr., Lansing, (517) 482-5700 Riverwalk Theatre’s season runs year-round, with most performances held Thu. at 7 p.m., Fri.–Sat. at 8 p.m. and Sun. at 2 p.m. Children’s shows are Fri. at 7 p.m., Sat. at 2 and 4 p.m., and Sun. at 2 p.m. www.riverwalktheatre.com

Starlight Dinner Theatre Lansing’s only dinner theatre offers a full-course meal followed by a top-quality, live theatrical production! Reservations required for dinner. Season passes and gift certificates available. 3131 W. Michigan Ave., Lansing, (517) 243-6040 Tickets: Adults $33, seniors/students $28, children 12 and under $20, SHOW ONLY $15 for all except children 12 and under $10. www.starlightdinnertheatre.com

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Chill out and unwind… Stroll over 13 miles of Lansing River Trail or soak up nature’s finest at a multitude of parks, nature centers and gardens or treat yourself to a relaxing spa day.

stellar   tip A gardener’s delight! The Clarence Lewis Arboretum, historically the nursery for MSU’s landscaping, has been transformed into a patchwork of spectacular landscape designs. —Lori Lanspeary, CTA


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Natural Areas William M. Burchfield Park/Riverbend Nature Area Burchfield Park offers pedal boat and canoe/ kayak rental, a supervised swimming beach on the weekends, playgrounds, picnicking, a boardwalk and fishing docks surrounding the pond, sand volleyball, horseshoes, disc golf, more than 6 miles of hiking trails and over 10 miles of mountain bike trails. 881 Grovenberg Rd., Holt, (517) 676-2233 Open 8 a.m.–½ hour after sunset. www.inghamcountyparks.org

Fenner Nature Center This interactive learning center features a system of self-guided nature trails through woods and fields and around ponds. Visitor center with exhibits, nature store, live animals and natural history library. Year-round staff-led tours and programs are offered, plus Summer Nature Camp, October Apple Butter Festival and March Maple Syrup Festival. 2020 E. Mt. Hope Ave., Lansing, (517) 483-4224 Visitors center open: Tue.–Fri. 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Sat.–Sun. noon–4 p.m. Admission: Free. Donations welcome. www.mynaturecenter.org

Harris Nature Center Surrounded by forests, meadows, over five miles of nature trails and a .75-mile paved loop, this nature center is set on the banks of the Red Cedar River. View the river from an overlook deck or see the live hawk exhibit. Inside the building are displays and live turtles. Programs for adults, children and families are available year-round. Trails are open daily dawn to dusk. 3998 Van Atta Rd., Okemos, (517) 349-3866 Open Tue.–Sat. 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Sun. noon–4 p.m. Admission: Free. www.meridian.mi.us

Hawk Island Park The park offers boat rental, swimming beach, picnicking, a playground, sand volleyball, horseshoes, paved accessible walkways that connect to trails through Scott Woods Park, fishing docks, a beach house/concession stand and a Splash Pad. In the winter, the park offers snow-tube and snowboard hills complete with tow ropes, ice fishing and a warming concession stand. 1601 E. Cavanaugh Rd., Lansing, (517) 676-2233 www.inghamcountyparks.org

Lake Lansing Once a popular amusement park, Lake Lansing Park–South is located on Lake Lansing, the largest body of water within 30 miles of Lansing. The 30-acre site includes a sandy beach bordered by four acres of lush green grass. With over 500 acres of natural recreation area, woods and trails, Lake Lansing Park–North is a bounty of year-round outdoor activity. Marsh Road and Lake Drive, Haslett, (517) 676-2233 Open 8 a.m.–½ hour after sunset. www.inghamcountyparks.org

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Lansing River Trail Among the largest in the country, Lansing’s River Trail traces the banks of the Grand and Red Cedar rivers, connecting comfortable parks, historic sites and urban activity centers for over 13 miles through Lansing and East Lansing. Public parking is available at regular intervals along the trail, including Saginaw and Oakland Ave., Turner-Dodge House, Potter Park and others. Grand & Red Cedar Rivers, Lansing, (517) 483-4277 www.lansingrivertrail.org

Northern Tier Trail The Northern Tier Trail takes center stage along 4.5 miles of beautiful, winding, paved pathways through East Lansing. The trail connects ten community parks and recreation facilities and is a natural showcase for a variety of wildlife, plants, flowers, trees and wetlands. Access the trail at the soccer complex off Coleman Rd., the Aquatic Center and the East Lansing Fire Station. For more information, call the East Lansing Parks and Recreation office. (517) 319-6809 www.cityofeastlansing.com/Home/Departments/ ParksRecreationArts/AboutFacilities/Parks

Planet Walk Our solar system is truly grand—nearly 3.7 billion miles from the sun to the orbit of Pluto! The Planet Walk, a two-mile journey that starts outside of Impression 5 Science Center, winds along the River Trail, and ends near the Potter Park Zoo, provides a scale representation of the solar system. With every footstep, you’ll cover one million scale miles! 200 Museum Dr., Lansing, (517) 485-8116

Woldumar Nature Center Five miles of natural trails open daily dawn to dusk with views of the Grand River, wetlands, forests and prairie. Located west of downtown Lansing with easy access from both I-96 and I-496. Woldumar provides nature-related programs and day camps year-round and community events on the third Saturday of each month. 5739 Old Lansing Rd., Lansing, (517) 322-0030 Visitors center and gift shop open: Tue.–Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sun. noon–4 p.m. Admission: Members free, Non-members $1 trail donation. www.woldumar.org

Dog Parks Northern Tail Dog Park A two-acre, fenced, off-leash dog park featuring a doggy station, shade trees and more. Located just north of the East Lansing Softball Complex along the Northern Tier Trail. East Lansing, (517) 319-6809 www.cityofeastlansing.com/Home/Departments/ ParksRecreationArts/AboutFacilitiesParks/ NorthernTailDogPark

The Howard and Erna Soldan Dog Park With over 15 acres of room for dogs to run offleash, the park boasts trails, a large pond, an expansive open field and drinking fountains. The park’s main entrance is through Hawk Island Park. You may also access the dog park from the west, off Lansing’s River Trail in Scott Woods. Admission and parking fees apply. Hawk Island County Park, 1601 E. Cavanaugh Rd., Lansing, (517) 676-2233 www.inghamcountyparks.org

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Lansing Community College’s Japanese garden provides a peaceful space to stroll, sit and learn more about Japanese culture. The plantings, including pines, Japanese maples and cherry trees, have been carefully selected to provide beauty through all four seasons. You could easily forget that you are in a metropolitan downtown. On Capitol Ave. (just north of LCC’s Dart Auditorium), Lansing, (517) 483-1957 www.lcc.edu

The Hot House offers completely private indoor and outdoor theme suites consisting of hot tub, changing area, shower and music. For larger groups and special occasions, we have a Tahitian-themed VIP suite with sauna, fireplace, TV, wet bar and entertainment system. Walk-ins welcome. Gift certificates available. Beat the heat with our cool temperature tubs. 15810 S. US Hwy. 27, Lansing, (517) 372-1020 Open Sun.–Thu. noon–1 a.m., Fri.–Sat. noon–3 a.m. www.lansinghothouse.com

Spas and Fitness All Body Kneads All Body Kneads is owned by Certified Independent Therapeutic Massage Therapist Bilky JodaMiller. Each massage is tailored to fit the unique individual needs of each client such as select essential oils, paraffin and hot stones. All treatments help support and provide relief to specific muscles, muscle groups and full body. Discounts and coupons available. 3333 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Ste. 100, Lansing, (517) 898-2899 Open Mon.–Fri. 3 p.m.–8 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Sun. noon–4 p.m. www.allbodykneads.massagetherapy.com

Creative Wellness— Massage, Chiropractic, Acupuncture Creative Wellness is the largest complementary health care center in Michigan and has been offering services to the area for two decades. Services include relaxation, clinical, deep tissue, sports massages and more. Weekly classes include yoga, Pilates, Nia, Tai Chi and meditation. Gift certificates available. 2045 Asher Ct., (corner of Lake Lansing and Abbot Rd.) East Lansing, (517) 351-9240 Open Mon.–Fri. 8:30 a.m.–9:30 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.–9 p.m. www.creativewellness.net

Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club Voted one of the top five health and fitness clubs in the country, the Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club (MAC) offers all-inclusive facilities and is the only medically-based club in the area. Resident and nonresident rates are available; please contact the membership office. 2900 Hannah Blvd., East Lansing, (517) 364-8888 Open Mon.–Fri. 5 a.m.–10 p.m., Sat.–Sun. 7 a.m.–9 p.m. www.themac.org

Zoe Life Spa and Salon Celebrate the art of creating “Me Time.” We are experts at providing you with every service, tool or resource needed to help you relax, rejuvenate and restore harmony and balance to your life. Our focus will be to make sure your “Me Time” will be an experience of uninterrupted serenity. 6452 Millennium Dr., Ste. 170, Lansing, (517) 323-4331 Open Tue. 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Wed. 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Thu.–Fri. 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. www.zoelifespasalon.com

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Gardens W.J. Beal Botanical Garden See listing under Spartan Spirit on page 17.

Cooley Gardens Planted nearly 100 years ago and rescued decades later from neglect, Cooley Gardens is a garden lover’s delight. From a stunning annual garden to rare perennials to a stellar peony garden, its beauty and design will take your breath away. It has a pavilion, park benches, picnic tables and a beautiful wedding site. Corner of Capitol and Main, behind the Women’s Historical Center, Lansing, (517) 483-4277 www.cooleygardens.org

Frances Park Stroll through the formal rose garden or the perimeter walking path or view the Grand River from the overlook. Enjoy over 75 varieties of roses in this garden, which is regularly recognized by the All-American Rose Selections Organization. Three wedding sites and a pavilion are available to reserve. 2600 Moores River Dr. (east of Waverly Rd.), Lansing, (517) 483-4277 www.lansingmi.gov/parks/index.jsp

MSU Horticulture Gardens See listing under Spartan Spirit on page 18.

The Douglas J Aveda Institute houses a wide array of beauty services from students supervised by licensed hair care professionals. 331 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, (517) 333-9656 Open Mon. 5 p.m.–10 p.m., Tue.–Fri. 9 a.m.–10 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Retail open Mon.9 a.m.–5 p.m. www.douglasj.com

Douglas J Day Spa Salon & Douglas J MEN This full-service spa salon has been serving the Greater Lansing community for over 40 years. Douglas J features cool cuts, cutting-edge color, nail therapy and spa services specialized for men and women. Douglas J also features a variety of spa packages or create your own personalized retreat. 4663 Ardmore Ave., Okemos, (517) 349-0430 Open Mon. 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Tue.–Fri. 7 a.m.–10 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.–5 p.m. www.douglasj.com

Douglas J Salon Serving the Greater Lansing community for over 40 years. Douglas J features cool cuts, cuttingedge color, nail therapy and spa services in East Lansing. 333 Albert St., East Lansing, (517) 349-9266 Mon. 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Tue.–Fri. 8 a.m.–9 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.–5 p.m. www.douglasj.com

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Baldwin Park

4999 S. Onondaga Rd., Onondaga www.inghamcountyparks.org

Central Park

5151 Marsh Rd., Okemos www.twp.meridian.mi.us

Delta Mills Park

7001 Old River Tr., Delta Twp. www.deltami.gov/parks

Fitzgerald Park

133 Fitzgerald Park Dr., Grand Ledge www.eatoncountyparks.org

Fox Memorial Park

3981 E. Gresham Hwy., Potterville www.eatoncountyparks.org

Fox Public Observatory

3981 E. Gresham Hwy., Potterville www.eatoncountyparks.org

Frances Park

2600 Moores River Dr., Lansing www.lansingmi.gov/parks/index.jsp

Grand Woods Park

4500 Willow Hwy., Lansing www.deltami.gov/parks

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Hartrick Park

3685 Hulett Rd., Okemos www.twp.meridian.mi.us

Hawk Island County Park

1601 E. Cavanaugh, Lansing www.inghamcountyparks.org

Hawk Meadow Park

6160 Delta River Dr., Lansing www.deltami.gov/parks

Hunter’s Orchard Park

7242 Old River Tr., Delta Twp. www.deltami.gov/parks

Lake Lansing Parks

Marsh Rd. and Lake Dr., Haslett www.inghamcountyparks.org

Lincoln Brick Park

13991 Tallman Rd., Grand Ledge www.eatoncountyparks.org

Louis F. Adado Riverfront Park 201 E. Shiawassee St., Lansing www.lansingmi.gov/parks/index.jsp

Nancy Moore Park

1960 Gaylord C. Smith Ct., Okemos www.twp.meridian.mi.us

Potter Park

1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing www.inghamcountyparks.org

Ranney Park

3201 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing www.lansingmi.gov/parks/index.jsp

Rayner Park

738 E. Ash St., Mason

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Sharp Park

1401 Elmwood Dr., Delta Twp. www.deltami.gov/parks

Sleepy Hollow State Park 7835 Price Rd., Laingsburg

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Washington Park

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Come for the golf, stay for the weekend… Country club quality with public course cost is what’s on par in Greater Lansing. We have the perfect reason to book a get-away weekend that will suit you to a tee.

stellar   tip Tee it up! The signature island green at Eagle Eye mimics the famous hole at TPC Sawgrass. Serious golfers rave about it and not-so-serious golfers fear it! —Tracy Padot, CTA


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Chisholm Hills Golf & Banquet Center

Forest Akers Golf Course

Little Hawk at Hawk Hollow

Located in South Lansing, just off I-96 and within minutes of shopping and hotel accommodations. Golf course showcases mature trees, lakes, wetlands, rolling terrain, bentgrass tees and greens. Banquet Center overlooks natural golf course setting. Gourmet catering services available for groups up to 400. Average Course Rating 70.5/Slope 125. 18-hole, Par 72, 6,577 yards 2395 Washington Rd., Lansing, (517) 694-0169 www.chisholmhills.com

Redesigned by renowned golf course architect and MSU alumnus Arthur Hills, the West Course is the home of the Michigan State Spartans golf programs. Golf course has been rated by Zagat as among the top golf courses in America. An all-weather practice facility was added in 2009, with 18 heated and covered stalls for yearround practice. Two 18-hole courses: East—Par 72, 6,490 years; West—Par 72, 7,013 yards East Course: Harrison Rd., corner of Mt. Hope and Harrison, East Lansing. West Course: 3535 Forest Rd., Lansing, (517) 355-1635 www.golf.msu.edu

This 18-hole natural bentgrass putting course is one of only two in the state. It is a sculpted, landscaped, Par 54 course, complete with sand traps, bridges and water hazards. Playing time is one and a quarter hours. Perfect for the whole family to enjoy. Open daily during the summer 7 a.m.–10 p.m., weather permitting. Admission: $6 spring and fall, $8 regular season. 15101 Chandler Rd., Bath, (517) 641-4295 www.hawkhollow.com

Eagle Eye Golf Club at Hawk Hollow Opened in August 2003, everything from the rolling landscape to the signature 17th Island Green was designed to create magnificent shot values and challenges from each of the four sets of tees while retaining playability. The 65,000-squarefoot clubhouse has five banquet rooms, a fitness center and two restaurants. 18-hole, Par 72. Five sets of tees: 5,200–7,318 yards. 15500 Chandler Rd., Bath, (517) 641-4570 www.hawkhollow.com

Eldorado Golf Course A hometown favorite. Clubhouse and remodeled banquet facilities to seat up to 200 people, food, beverages, pro shop, driving range, club rental, power carts and watered fairways. 27-hole course: Red course—Par 36, 3,160 yards; White course—Par 35, 2,892 yards; Blue course— Par 36, 3,168 yards 3750 W. Howell Rd., Mason, (517) 676-2854 www.eldorado27.com

The Emerald Golf Club The Emerald, “The Gem of Mid-Michigan Golf,” is looking forward to serving all of your golfing needs. Located just a short drive north of Lansing. Designed by Jerry Matthews, the course provides quality playing conditions and one of the best values in the area. 18 holes, Par 72, 6,619 yards 2300 W. Maple Rapids Rd., St. Johns, (989) 224-6287, (800) 924-5993 www.emeraldgolfcourse.com

The Falcon at Hawk Hollow The Falcon is a nine-hole “links style” walking course with carts available. It offers one of the area’s most outstanding values with splendid course conditions. 9-hole, Par 31, 2,363 yards 555 Quarter Horse Ln., Bath, (517) 371-3484 www.hawkhollow.com

Royal Scot Golf, Bowl and Banquet Center

Clubhouse/banquet facilities, club rental, food and beverages, power carts, pro shop, all-grass driving range and PGA pro. Golf course is open to the public. 18-hole, Par 72, 6,100 yards 5811 E. St. Joseph Hwy., Grand Ledge, (517) 627-2495 www.grandledgecountryclub.com

Bar/lounge, banquet facilities, club rental, driving range, restaurant, power carts, pro shop, snack bar and watered fairways. Named in Golf Digest’s “Places to Play” from 1995–2001. Call ahead for tee times. Also includes 60-lane bowling center. 27-hole course: Inside course—Par 36, 3,301 yards; Outside course—Par 35, 3,267 yards; North course—Par 37, 3,530 yards 4722 W. Grand River Ave., Lansing, (517) 321-6220, (517) 321-GOLF (4653) www.royalscot.net

Groesbeck Golf Course

Sycamore Golf Center

Rated a “Top 10 Municipal Course” by Michigan Golfer Magazine, Groesbeck challenges all skill levels and features amentities such as: club and cart rental, Pro Shop, water fairways and a casual eatery with a full bar. Call ahead for reservations and inquire about specials. Located at the intersection of Wood St. and E. Grand River Ave. 18-hole, Par 71, 6,166 yards 1600 Ormond St., Lansing, (517) 483-4333 www.lansingmi.gov/golf

Driving range and practice facility. Home of “The First Tee of Mid-Michigan” youth organization. 1526 E. Mt. Hope Ave., Lansing, (517) 482-1890 www.lansingmi.gov/parks/golf/sycamore

Grand Ledge Country Club

Hawk Hollow This 500-acre site will provide you with generous landing areas and lots of shot-making opportunities in a beautiful natural setting. Hawk Hollow also offers: a club-house, bar/lounge, snack bar, banquet facilities to seat up to 600, power carts, pro shop, two full-size driving ranges, club rental and PGA pro. 27-hole, Par 72. Four sets of tees—from 5,200–6,974 yards. 15101 Chandler Rd., Bath, (517) 641-4295 www.hawkhollow.com

Ironwood Links Golf Course A beautifully crafted 18-hole golf course featuring a front nine with open rolling terrain and a back nine carved through scenic woods and hills. The superbly conditioned Par 64 layout has an equal mix of holes of all lengths, stretching as long as 400 yards. Enjoyable for all levels of golfers. Cart and club rentals. Facility available for meetings and banquets up to 160. 18-hole, Par 64, 3,974 yards 742 N. Eifert Rd. (2½ miles south of Holt Rd.), Mason, (517) 676-3116 www.ironwoodlinks.com

check   it out Fore! Deals & more! Visit www.lansing.org for great Lansing area deals, discounts and special offers. We have packages that will meet the needs of groups, couples and friends who are looking for both a challenging and fun filled outing.

Timber Ridge Golf Club Up-North golf, down home service, Lansing’s most enjoyable, beautiful 18-hole championship golf course with grill room, full bar, banquet facilities, club rental, power GPS golf carts, practice facility and golf shop. Recently received a 4.5-star rating from Golf Digest. Call ahead for reservations. 18-hole, Par 72, 6,585 yards 16339 Park Lake Rd., East Lansing, (517) 339-8000, (800) 874-3432 www.golftimberridge.com

Woodside Golf Course Presently a nine-hole facility winding through beautiful hardwoods, with interesting green complexes and a variety of shotmaking options. Slated to be one of only a handful of twelve-hole courses in America—the final three holes will open in the fall of 2013. 14400 Wood Rd., Lansing, (517) 242-8527 www.hawkhollow.com

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stellar   tip Lansing Lugnuts! It’s the best ticket in town— affordable, fun and entertaining. It’s minor league baseball at its finest. Go Nuts! —Lance Margrief, CTA

Breslin Student Events Center See listing under Spartan Spirit on page 17.

Lansing Lugnuts/ Cooley Law School Stadium Enjoy good times with good friends as Lansing’s minor league baseball team—the Lansing Lugnuts—celebrates its 18th season in Michigan’s capital city. It’s family fun at an affordable price, so don’t miss out on the action and your chance to “GO NUTS.” 505 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, (517) 485-4500 For Lugnuts ticket and schedule information, call (517) 485-4500. For Cooley Law School Stadium event information, call (517) 372-7023. Ticket pricing starts at $8. www.lansinglugnuts.com

MSU Athletics When it comes to seeing a football game, every seat in the over 75,000-person capacity Spartan Stadium provides a great view. In addition to the Spartans contending for Big Ten titles in football, you can catch them battling for supremacy in men’s basketball, women’s basketball, hockey, volleyball or any of MSU’s 25 sports programs. (517) 355-1610 www.msuspartans.com

Bowling City Limits Bowling Center Featuring 24 lanes of bowling with automatic scoring, bumper bowling for the kids, birthday and corporate parties, cosmic bowling, video games and much more! Bowling leagues run year-round with something for all ages and skill levels. While you bowl, grab a bite to eat from City Limits Sports Grill. 801 N. Cedar St., Mason, (517) 676-2476 Open Mon.–Wed. 9 a.m.–11 p.m., Thu. 9 a.m.–midnight, Fri.–Sat. 9 a.m.–1 a.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Call for open bowling availability. www.masonbowlingcenter.com

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Royal Scot Golf, Bowl and Banquet Center Sixty lanes, automatic scoring, bumper bowling for kids, cosmic bowling, cocktail lounge, snack bar, restaurant, pro shop, banquet facilities and billiards; also 27-hole golf course and driving range. 4722 W. Grand River Ave., Lansing, (517) 321-3071 Open Sun.–Thu. 9 a.m.–midnight, Fri.–Sat., 9 a.m.–2 a.m. Call for open bowling availability. www.royalscot.net

Spare Time Entertainment Center Not just a bowling alley! Thirty-one lanes of bowling with eight HUGE HD screens plus dozens of T Vs so you can watch the game and never miss a frame! Laser Tag + a great redemption games arcade = fun for everyone! Book your next get together in the Capital Room. Thirsty? Hungry? Try Grand River Bar & Grill and enjoy your favorites from burgers to steak. We make your “Spare Time Fun Time!” 3101 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing, (517) 337-2695 Open Mon.–Fri. 10 a.m.–midnight, Sat. 9 a.m.–2 a.m., Sun. 9 a.m.–midnight. www.sparetimelansing.com

One-of-a-Kind Recreation Capitol Area BMX Track at Gier Park… “Home of the Three-Headed Monster” Park is open to BMX riders of all ages and abilities. Races are held weekly throughout the summer. Open to the public, weather permitting. Free admission. Proper gear recommended. Check Facebook page for details and race schedule. 2809 N. East St., Lansing, (517) 367-8990

Demmer Shooting Sports Education & Training Center See listing under Spartan Spirit on page 17.

East Lansing Family Aquatic Center A fun and exciting family water park with a 200-foot tube slide, 120-foot body slide, 15-foot drop slide, 3,000 sq. ft. splash pad, diving board, zero-depth leisure pool with youth frog slide and interactive water play structures, wet/dry sand play area, sunbathing deck, changing rooms, concession and picnic area. 6400 Abbot Rd., East Lansing, (517) 332-4420 Open daily at 11 a.m. from beginning of June through Labor Day, weather permitting. Admission: Ranges $4–$9. www.cityofeastlansing.com/Home/Departments/ ParksRecreationArts/FamilyAquaticCenter/

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Edru Skate*A*Rama Be our guest! Come roller-skating or in-line skating with us! We also have laser tag, snack bar, arcade, pro shop and ice cream. Specializing in birthday and private parties. Memories will come rushing back when you’re cast under the spell and magic of roller skating. 1891 N. Cedar St., Holt, (517) 699-2002 Open for public skating: Wed. 7–9:30 p.m., Fri. 7–11 p.m., Sat. 1–4 p.m. and 7:30–11:30 p.m., Sun. 1–4 p.m. Adult skate 8–11 p.m. Admission: Matinees $6, evenings $8. www.skatarama.com

FunTyme Adventure Parks

Greater Lansing Sports Authority Do you plan a sports tournament or event? The Greater Lansing Sports Authority (GLSA) wants to hear from you! The focus of the GLSA is to promote sports in the area by bringing in, and supporting, quality athletic contests, while also fostering the development of local sports events. From national sports tournaments to Olympic qualifiers, Greater Lansing is a prime spot for athletic events and the GLSA is there to help! Whether you’re a tournament director, athlete, spectator, coach, sponsor or volunteer, the GLSA has lots of ways for you to get in the game! Learn more at www.lansingsports.org or (888) 326-5590.

The Grand Fish The Grand Fish provides canoe and kayak rentals, unique dining and entertainment. Our water recreational rental business operating on the Grand River in downtown Lansing offers an outdoor patio-style facility that caters to patrons with private picnic areas, music and entertainment along with river activities. 530 River Street, Lansing, (517) 410-0801 Visit the website for seasonal hours. Weather and river conditions permitting. www.thegrandfish.com

Jumpin’ Jax

Now Playing: Girls Basketball State Championships

March 14–16

Boys Basketball State Championships

March 21–23

Hawk Island Triathlon

June 2

World Dwarf Games

August 3–10

Capital City Dragon Boat Race

September 1

Capital Area Soccer Classic

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Healthy & Fit Expo & Capital City River Run September 14–15 2014 Midwestern Sectional Figure Skating Championships

Adults can enjoy the lighted golf driving range, while the kids enjoy miniature golf, race go-karts, hit baseballs or softballs in the batting cages, enjoy Lansing’s only indoor year-round golf dome and play the best video and ticket prize games! 3384 James Phillips Dr., Okemos, (517) 332-7944 6295 E. Saginaw Hwy., Grand Ledge, (517) 627-6607 Open Memorial Day–Labor Day, 10 a.m.–10 p.m. www.funtymepark.com

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Jumpin’ Jax is a 10,000 sq. ft. facility that contains six large inflatable bouncers. Children can jump through our Tiki Island, navigate through an obstacle course and much more. Adults can relax in the lounge area while using our free WiFi. Any special event can be held in our decorated party rooms. Jumpin’ Jax is a safe, clean and family-friendly local business. 1475 Lake Lansing Rd., Lansing, (517) 372-4200 Open Wed.–Thu. 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–1 p.m., (private parties 1–9 p.m.), Sun. 11 a.m.–6 p.m. $8 unlimited bounce. www.jumpinjaxbouncearena.com

Lincoln Park Skate Park Skateboards, BMX bikes and scooters will enjoy this 13,000 sq. ft. concrete skate park featuring an eight-foot-deep bowl. The park was designed by local skateboarders under the direction of Zach Wormhoudt. 620 W. Shepherd St., Charlotte, (517) 543-8858 Open 8 a.m.–dusk. Admission: Free www.charlottemi.org/serviceadministration/parks/

Little Hawk at Hawk Hollow This 18-hole natural bentgrass putting course is one of only two in the state. It is a sculpted, landscaped, Par 54 course, complete with sand traps, bridges and water hazards. Playing time is one and a quarter hours. Perfect for the whole family to enjoy. 15101 Chandler Rd., Bath, (517) 641-4295 Open daily during the summer 7 a.m.–10 p.m., weather permitting. Admission: Spring and Fall: $6, Summer: $8 www.hawkhollow.com


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Mason Skatepark at Bond Park Two great skateparks in one location. Skateboarders and in-line skaters will love the 12,000 sq. ft. skatepark that was created by the innovators in skatepark design, TeamPain. Roller hockey enthusiasts will enjoy the tournament-size hockey rink. The park is open to all ages and skill levels and offers free admission. 111 N. Rogers St., Mason, (517) 676-9155 Open daily May–Oct. 8 a.m.–9:30 p.m., Nov.–Apr. 8 a.m.–dusk, weather permitting. Admission: Free www.mason.mi.us/bondskatepark.htm

Michigan International Speedway Nestled in the scenic Irish Hills of Southeastern Michigan, Michigan International Speedway is the Great Escape, a venerable NASCAR national park where fans can get away and enjoy the very best in racing and camaraderie. It’s the love of racing and the thrill of a great time for race fans and drivers alike. 12626 US Hwy. 12, Brooklyn, (517) 592-6666, (800) 354-1010 Office open Mon.–Fri. 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Tickets for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in June and August start at $25. www.MISpeedway.com

MSU Bikes Service Center See listing under Spartan Spirit on page 17.

Modern Skate & Surf Modern Skate and Surf has been serving the Lansing area with alternative sports equipment and clothing since 1979. From snowboards to skateboards, from roller-blade skates to ice skates and roller-skates, “Modern” has all your skating needs covered. Stylish casual wear and street wear and shoes to fit your style. 319 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, (517) 351-3990 Open Mon.–Fri. 11 a.m.–8 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. noon–6 p.m. www.modernskate.com

play. play. is a unique, eco-friendly, indoor playspace for infants and children up to six years old. We offer open play, birthday parties, classes and special events. 4972 Northwind Dr., East Lansing, (517) 708-8746 Open Mon.–Wed. 9 a.m.–2p.m., Thu. 11 a.m.–8 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m.–8 p.m., Sat.–Sun. 9 a.m.–noon. Admission: First child $8, additional siblings $4, adults free www.playeastlansing.com

Ranney Skate Park Skateboard and rollerblade enthusiasts will enjoy Greater Lansing’s hottest recreation facility, Ranney Skatepark. Located at Ranney Park near Frandor, the 20,000 sq. ft. facility was designed and built by nationally known skatepark experts, TeamPain. 3201 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, (517) 483-4277 Open Daily 10 a.m.–dusk Admission: Free www.lansingmi.gov/parks/index.jsp

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Suburban Ice Suburban Ice–East Lansing is the coolest spot in town. Offering programs for everybody: Learn to Skate, FUNdamentals of Hockey, figure skating, public skating and many different adult hockey leagues. Home of the Lansing Skating Club and Greater Lansing Amateur Hockey Association. 2810 Hannah Blvd., East Lansing, (517) 336-4272 Open Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m.–11 p.m., Sat. 7:30 a.m.–11 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Admission: weekdays $4, weekends $5, ages 12 and under $3 (weekends). www.suburbaniceeastlansing.com

The Summit Sports and Ice Complex and Aim High Sports Two adjacent multi-sports facilities offering a wide range of activities including learn to skate, hockey, soccer, lacrosse, dodgeball, flag football, gymnastics, basketball, volleyball and much more. We are also the facility of choice for conventions, proms, meetings and trade shows. 9410 Davis Hwy., Dimondale, (517) 319-1000 www.thesummitsportsandice.com

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family   friendly Fun & games for all ages… Toddlers: Jumpin’ Jax— hours of fun on the inflatables. School Age: Zap Zone— laser tag, glo golf, bumper cars and an arcade—it’s just plain fun. Teens: Lincoln Park— skateboarding and disc golf in Charlotte.

Sundance Riding Stables Slow down and take a horseback ride through nature at Sundance Riding Stables. Saddle up for hourly horse rentals, pony rides, riding lessons, hayrides or private parties. Also offering horse camps for kids 8 to 16. Don’t miss the “spook-tacular” Haunted Hayride in October. 9250 Nixon Rd., Grand Ledge, (517) 627-5500 See website for seasonal hours. Horseback riding: $25/hour. www.sundanceridingstables.com

Zap Zone Lansing Zap Zone is Lansing’s premier family fun center. Our 30,000 sq. ft. building is home to laser tag, indoor mini-golf, bumper cars, a bounce house, a roller coaster simulator, a cannon blaster and an arcade. Whether it is for a birthday party, corporate outing, group outing or just a fun day with the family, Zap Zone is the place to be! 936 E. Mall Dr., Lansing, (517) 327-0747 Open regular hours Mon.–Thu. 4 p.m.–10 p.m., Fri. 3 p.m.–midnight, Sat. 10 a.m.–midnight, Sun. noon–10 p.m. Summer and Holiday hours Mon.–Thu. noon–11 p.m., Fri. noon–midnight, Sat. 10 a.m.–midnight, Sun. noon–10 p.m. www.zap-zone.com

check   it out Derby girls make the rounds! Women’s Roller Derby is back! Don’t miss the excitement of either of Lansing’s two roller derby teams and their junior leagues. The Mitten Mavens and the Derby Vixens will take to the flat track for fun for the whole family. Visit www.lansing.org for a schedule of bouts.

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Hotels America’s Best Value Inn 1100 Ramada Dr., Lansing (517) 394-7200 www.americasbestvalueinn.com/bestv. cfm?idp=1613

Comfort Inn & Suites at the Lansing Capital Centre 9742 Woodlane Dr., Dimondale (517) 345-6101 • (888) 721-0006 www.comfortinnlansing.com

• 60 Rooms • Complimentary Breakfast • Outdoor Pool • Microwave/Fridge • Pet Friendly • Free WiFi

• 82 Rooms, 11 Suites • Banquet/Meeting Space • Airport Shuttle • Complimentary Hot Breakfast • Business Center • Fitness Center/Indoor Pool • Sauna/Whirlpool/Suites w/Whirlpool • Microwave/Fridge • Pet Friendly • Free WiFi

Best Western Plus Lansing

Country Inn & Suites

6820 S. Cedar St., Lansing (517) 694-8123 • (800) 333-8123 www.bestwesternmichigan.com/hotels/ best-western-plus-lansing-hotel

6511 Centurion Dr., Lansing (517) 827-7000 • (800) 456-4000 www.countryinns.com/lansingmi_west

• 300 Rooms, 11 Suites • Banquet/Meeting Space • Restaurant/Lounge/Room Service • Airport Shuttle • Business Center • Fitness Center/Indoor Pool • Sauna/Whirlpool/Suites w/Whirlpool • Microwave/Fridge • Pet Friendly • Free WiFi

• 87 Rooms, 64 Suites • Banquet/Meeting Space • Complimentary Hot Breakfast • Business Center • Fitness Center/Indoor Pool • Sauna/Whirlpool/Suites w/Whirlpool • Microwave/Fridge • Free WiFi

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Courtyard by Marriott–Lansing

3545 Forest Rd., Lansing (517) 351-8181 • (888) 226-3539 www.cwsuites.com

2710 Lake Lansing Rd., Lansing (517) 482-0500 • (888) 284-1894 www.marriott.com/LANCY

• 128 All Suite Rooms • Convenience Store On Site • Banquet/Meeting Space • Restaurant/Lounge • Airport/Area Shuttle • Business Center • Fitness Center/Outdoor Pool • Sauna/Whirlpool • Microwave/Fridge • Pet Friendly • Free WiFi

• 129 Rooms, 17 Suites • Banquet/Meeting Space • Restaurant/Lounge • Room Service • Business Center • Fitness Center/Indoor Pool • Microwave/Fridge • Pet Friendly • Free WiFi

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Days Inn–Lansing

2187 University Park Dr., Okemos (517) 347-6690 • (800) 424-6423 www.okemoscomfortinn.com

7711 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing (517) 627-8471 www.daysinn.com

• 90 Rooms, 2 Suites • Banquet/Meeting Space • Complimentary Hot Breakfast • Business Center • Microwave/Fridge • Pet Friendly • Free WiFi

• 130 Rooms, 6 Suites • Banquet/Meeting Space • Complimentary Breakfast • Business Center • Fitness Center/Indoor Pool • Sauna/Whirlpool/Suites w/Whirlpool • Pet Friendly • Free WiFi

stellar   tip MSU football weekends! Fall is a great time to visit East Lansing and watch the Spartans play. Book early as rooms fill up fast! —Kristina Kauffman, CTA

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Hotels East Lansing Marriott at University Place 300 M.A.C. Ave., East Lansing (517) 337-4440 • (800) 228-9290 www.marriott.com/lanea

• 180 Rooms, 1 Suite • Banquet/Meeting Space • Restaurant/Lounge • Airport Shuttle • Room Service • Business Center • Fitness Center/Indoor Pool • Sauna/Whirlpool • WiFi Available

Hampton Inn East Lansing 2500 Coolidge Rd., East Lansing (517) 324-2072 www.eastlansing.hamptoninn.com

• 86 Rooms, 8 Suites • Banquet/Meeting Space • Complimentary Hot Breakfast • Business Center • Fitness Center/Indoor Pool • Sauna/Whirlpool/Suites w/Whirlpool • Microwave/Fridge • Pet Friendly • Free WiFi

East Lansing Super 8

Hampton Inn Lansing

2736 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing (517) 337-1621 • (800) 800-8000 www.super8.com

525 N. Canal Rd., Lansing (517) 627-8381 • (877) 446-6600 www.lansingmi.hamptoninn.com

• 60 Rooms, 5 Suites • Complimentary Breakfast • Business Center • Free WiFi

• 105 Rooms, 6 Suites • Banquet/Meeting Space • Complimentary Hot Breakfast • Business Center • Fitness Center/Indoor Pool • Sauna/Whirlpool/Suites w/Whirlpool • Microwave/Fridge • Pet Friendly • Free WiFi

Fairfield Inn–East Lansing

Hampton Inn & Suites East Lansing/Okemos

2335 Woodlake Dr., Okemos (517) 347-1000 • (800) MARRIOTT www.fairfieldinn.com/lanfi

• 78 Rooms, 1 Suite • Complimentary Hot Breakfast • Business Center • Fitness Center/Indoor Pool • Sauna/Whirlpool/Suites w/Whirlpool • Microwave/Fridge • Free WiFi

Fairfield Inn–West 810 Delta Commerce Dr., Lansing (517) 886-1066 • (800) 228-2800 www.fairfieldinn.com/lanfw

• 64 Rooms, 8 Suites • Complimentary Breakfast • Business Center • Indoor Pool • Sauna/Whirlpool • Free WiFi

Gatehouse Suites–East Lansing 1600 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing (517) 332-7711 www.gatehousesuiteseastlansing.com

• 60 All-Suite Rooms with FullyEquipped Kitchens • Complimentary Hot Breakfast • Business Center • Fitness Center/Outdoor Pool • Microwave/Fridge • Pet Friendly • Free WiFi

2200 Hampton Place, Okemos (517) 349-6100 www.lansing.hamptoninn.com

• 100 Rooms, 45 Suites • Banquet/Meeting Space • Complimentary Hot Breakfast • Business Center • Fitness Center/Indoor Pool • Sauna/Whirlpool/Suites w/Whirlpool • Free WiFi

Holiday Inn Express & Suites– Dimondale 9490 Woodlane Dr., Dimondale (517) 646-7000 www.hielansing.com

• 83 Rooms • Banquet/Meeting Space • Complimentary Hot Breakfast • Room Service • Business Center • Fitness Center/Indoor Pool • Suites w/Whirlpool • Microwave/Fridge • Free WiFi

Holiday Inn Express & Suites– East Lansing 2924 West Rd., East Lansing (517) 333-0300 • (800) HOLIDAY www.hiexpress.com/elansingmi

• 77 Rooms, 27 Suites • Banquet/Meeting Space • Complimentary Hot Breakfast • Business Center • Fitness Center/Indoor Pool • Suites w/Whirlpool • Microwave/Fridge • Free WiFi


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HotelS Holiday Inn Express & Suites– Okemos

Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol

2209 University Park Dr., Okemos (517) 349-8700 • (800) 349-8701 www.holidayinnexpressokemos.com

111 N. Grand Ave., Lansing (517) 482-0188 • (800) 333-3333 www.radisson.com/lansingmi

• 160 Rooms, 32 Suites • Banquet/Meeting Space • Complimentary Hot Breakfast • Fitness Center/Indoor Pool • Sauna/Whirlpool/Suites w/Whirlpool • Pet Friendly • Free WiFi

• 256 Rooms, 9 Suites • Banquet/Meeting Space • Restaurant/Lounge/Room Service • Airport Shuttle • Business Center • Fitness Center/Indoor Pool • Sauna/Whirlpool/Suites w/Whirlpool • Free WiFi

Howard Johnson Inn

Ramada Lansing Hotel & Conference Center

1100 Trowbridge Rd., East Lansing (517) 351-5500 • (800) IGOHOJO (446-4656) www.howardjohnson.com

7501 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing (517) 627-3211 www.ramadalansinghotel.com

• 55 Rooms, 10 Suites • Banquet/Meeting Space • Complimentary Breakfast • Business Center • Fitness Center/Indoor Pool • Sauna/Whirlpool/Suites w/Whirlpool • Microwave/Fridge • Pet Friendly • Free WiFi

• 244 Rooms, 4 Suites • Banquet/Meeting Space • Restaurant/Lounge • Airport Shuttle • Complimentary Hot Breakfast • Business Center • Fitness Center/Indoor Pool • Sauna/Whirlpool • Pet Friendly • Free WiFi

Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center

Red Roof Inn–East

219 S. Harrison Rd., MSU Campus, East Lansing (517) 432-4000 • (800) 875-5090 www.kelloggcenter.com

• 160 Rooms, 5 Suites • Banquet/Meeting Space • Restaurant/Lounge/Room Service • Airport Shuttle • Business Center • Fitness Center • Suites w/Whirlpool • Free WiFi

3615 Dunckel Rd., Lansing (517) 332-2575 • (800) 843-7663 www.redroof.com

• 80 Rooms • Complimentary Breakfast • Business Center • Microwave/Fridge • Pet Friendly • Free WiFi

Lexington Lansing Hotel

Red Roof Inn–West

925 S. Creyts Rd., Lansing (517) 323-7100 • (877) 322-5544 www.lexingtonlansing.com

7412 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing (517) 321-7246 • (800) 733-7663 www.redroof.com

• 212 Rooms, 4 Suites • Banquet/Meeting Space • Restaurant/Lounge/Room Service • Airport Shuttle • Business Center • Fitness Center/Indoor Pool • Whirlpool • Microwave/Fridge • Pet Friendly • Free WiFi

• 81 Rooms • Complimentary Breakfast • Microwave/Fridge • Pet Friendly • Free WiFi

Quality Suites Hotel

Residence Inn by Marriott– Lansing West

901 Delta Commerce Dr., Lansing (517) 886-0600 • (800) 456-6431 www.qualitysuiteslansing.com

• 117 All-Suite Rooms • Banquet/Meeting Space • Restaurant/Lounge • Airport Shuttle • Complimentary Breakfast • Business Center • Fitness Center • Sauna/Whirlpool/Suites w/Whirlpool • Microwave/Fridge • Pets Friendly • Free WiFi

922 Delta Commerce Dr., Lansing (517) 886-5030 • (800) 331-3131 www.marriott.com/lanwe

• 78 All-Suite Rooms • Complimentary Hot Breakfast • Business Center • Fitness Center/Indoor Pool • Sauna/Whirlpool • Microwave/Fridge • Pet Friendly • Free WiFi

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TownePlace Suites

1101 Commerce Park Dr., DeWitt (517) 669-8823 www.sleepinn.com/hotel/mi701

2855 Hannah Blvd., East Lansing (517) 203-1000 • (800) 257-3000 www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/lantstowneplace-suites-east-lansing

• 61 Rooms • Complimentary Hot Breakfast • Business Center • Fitness Center/Outdoor Pool • Pet Friendly • Free WiFi

• 84 All-Suite Rooms • Convenience Store On Site • Complimentary Breakfast • Fitness Center/Outdoor Pool • Microwave/Fridge • Pet Friendly • Free WiFi

SpringHill Suites

University Quality Inn

111 S. Marketplace Blvd., Lansing (517) 627-0002 • (888) 236-2427 www.marriott.com/lansh

3121 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing (517) 351-1440 www.qualityinn.com/hotel-lansingmichigan-MI030

• 104 All-Suite Rooms • Convenience Store On Site • Banquet/Meeting Space • Complimentary Hot Breakfast • Business Center • Fitness Center/Indoor Pool • Sauna/Whirlpool/Suites w/Whirlpool • Microwave/Fridge • Pet Friendly • Free WiFi

• 105 Rooms, 18 Suites • Lounge, Banquet/Meeting Space • Airport Shuttle • Complimentary Hot Breakfast • Business Center • Fitness Center/Indoor Pool • Sauna/Whirlpool/Suites w/Whirlpool • Microwave/Fridge • Free WiFi

Staybridge Suites– Lansing/Okemos 3553 Meridian Crossings Dr., Okemos (517) 347-3044 www.staybridge.com/okemosmi

• 95 All-Suite/Home Theater On Site • Banquet/Meeting Space • Complimentary Hot Breakfast • Business Center • Fitness Center/Indoor Pool • Sauna/Whirlpool • Microwave/Fridge • Pet Friendly • Free WiFi

check   it out Save time and money! Greater Lansing has numerous deals, discounts and specials to suit your needs. Find family fun packages, romantic getaways and golf packages at www.lansing.org.


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BED AND BREAKFAST/MOTELS Cozy Koi Bed and Breakfast

Topliff’s Tara Bed & Breakfast

714 and 720 N. Seymour Ave., Lansing (517) 881-5938 www.cozykoibandb.com

251 Noble Rd., Williamston (517) 655-8860 www.topliffstara.com

Lansing’s only bed and breakfast, conveniently located between downtown and Old Town and minutes from Michigan State University. Eight unique rooms with private baths in two historic homes with park-like backyard with Koi ponds. Delicious hot breakfast each morning. Free cable TV and WiFi, air conditioned and ample parking.

A 50-acre llama farm is the setting for this tranquil country getaway. This grand country estate includes wooded trails, perennial gardens and easy access to Michigan State University, Williamston and the State Capitol. Five non-smoking guest rooms and a full breakfast are included amenities. WiFi available.

The English Inn

Wild Goose Inn

677 S. Michigan Rd., Eaton Rapids (517) 663-2500 • (800) 858-0598 www.englishinn.com

512 Albert St., East Lansing (517) 333-3334 www.wildgooseinn.com

Situated along the Grand River amidst formal gardens, this elegant English Tudor-style home with ten rooms (each with private bath) is decorated throughout with antiques and reproductions. Its intimate restaurant offers fine dining and cocktails in the European tradition. English breakfast is served to all overnight guests. Banquet and convention facilities. Free WiFi.

Chosen by Travel and Leisure Magazine as one of “America’s Top College Hotels.” Unique accommodations in the heart of downtown East Lansing, steps away from the campus of Michigan State University and the new Broad Art Museum. Every suite has a queen-sized bed, private bath, fireplace, Jacuzzi, cable TV and free WiFi. Six rooms with a full breakfast served to all guests.

The Legend Inn

Williamston Inn Motel

5102 Bailey Rd., Dimondale (517) 646-6765

1133 W. Grand River Rd., Williamston (517) 655-3773

A visit to remember, a warm welcome, a specially prepared breakfast and pampering throughout your stay. The inn was built in 1898 and is furnished with antiques original to the Skinner family. All five rooms have private baths and queen-size beds, cable TV, air conditioning and WiFi. Country charm at its finest!

www.williamstoninn.com A peaceful rural setting means a quiet getaway. The ten-room inn sits on a two-acre site just 7.5 miles from MSU campus. Enjoy a nature walk or a swing in the hammock. Located near antique and specialty shops, golfing and diverse dining. Free WiFi.

St. Johns Motel 1212 N. US Hwy. 27, St Johns (989) 224-2321

A small place big on service and comfort. Each non-smoking room is specially decorated and set for a special occasion. Whirlpool suites, hot tub, waterbeds, pet friendly and so much more! Step back in time and enjoy our country charm.

campgrounds Lansing Cottonwood Campgrounds 5339 Aurelius Rd., Lansing (517) 393-3200 www.lansingcottonwoodcampground.com

Features fishing on private ponds, paddleboat rentals and a pool. Laundry, store, hot showers and a playground round out the modern and primitive campsites. Call for reservations. Open May through October. Free WiFi.

Sleepy Hollow State Park 7835 E. Price Rd., Laingsburg (517) 651-6217 • (800) 44PARKS (Reservations) www.michigan.gov/sleepyhollow

Over 2,600 acres with a 410-acre “no wake” lake and 181 modern campsites. A multitude of recreational amenities plus thirteen miles of hiking/ mountain biking and over 10 miles of horse trails. Seasonal hunting opportunities. Snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. Campground open April–mid October.

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WHERE COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE MEET With 180 ultra-flexible guest rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness center, wireless Internet access throughout, and ample event space, we’re ready to provide you everything from a great night’s sleep to a world-class event. The feeling is trouble-free. The service is top-notch. And we’re right in the heart of downtown East Lansing, just one block from Michigan State University. East Lansing Marriott at University Place 300 M.A.C. Avenue East Lansing, MI 517-337-4440 www.marriott.com/lanea

Newly Renovated!

• Complimentary High-Speed Internet • Complimentary Suite Seasons Breakfast Buffet

• Indoor Pool & Whirlpool Spa • Exercise Facility • Sundry Shop

111 S. Marketplace Boulevard Lansing, MI  48917 517-627-0002 • Fax 517-627-0057 www.springhillsuites.com/LANSH E-mail: shs.lansh.gm@marriott.com


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• Banquet & Conference Center holds up to 400 people (next door) • Near MSU, Airport, Towne Center and Lansing Malls • Free hot breakfast with waffles • Free guest passes to a local gym • Free business center • 32" LCD HDTV with FSN Detroit, HBOs and multiple channels • Outdoor pool, and Fax/Copy service • In-room coffee, hair dryer, and iron

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BEFORE YOU GET DOWN TO BUSINESS, COME DOWN TO BREAKFAST. You can work up quite an appetite from traveling. At Courtyard you can order what you want, anytime you want it. With our new Bistro serving Starbucks Coffee, In House Catering for our private meeting rooms, and a 24/7 Market you'll find everything you need to keep you humming.

I-69 Exit 87 to North at Old-27 Behind Bob Evans Restaurant 1101 Commerce Park Drive DeWitt, MI 48820 www.Sleepinn.com/hotel/mi701

517-669-8823

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Courtyard by Marriott® Lansing Lansing, MI T 517.482.0500 www.marriott.com/lancy

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SanSu Sushi & Cocktails

Asian/Middle Eastern Create your own stir-fry as chefs prepare your creation in front of your eyes! Great soup and salad bar, appetizers, fried rice, desserts and specialty drinks with a full bar. Call-ahead seating available, reservations accepted and special rates for large groups. 2080 W. Grand River Ave., Okemos, (517) 347-3045 E Open Mon.–Thu. 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.– 11 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.gomongo.com

A Japanese fusion restaurant with the largest sushi bar in town. Try the NEW one-of-a-kind open tatami seating. Voted “Best of the Best” by the Lansing State Journal and City Pulse for seven consecutive years and was also voted in 2012 the best sushi/best Asian/best overall restaurant in the City Pulse, MSU awards, WLNS and the Lansing State Journal. 4750 Hagadorn Rd., Ste. 10, Hannah Plaza, East Lansing, (517) 333-1933 E Open Mon.–Sat. 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m., 4:30–10 p.m., Sun. 3–10 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.sansu-sushi.com

House of Ing

Sultan’s Express

BD’s Mongolian Grill

Chinese and American cuisine restaurant and lounge in business since 1968. 4113 S. Cedar St., Lansing, (517) 393-4848 S Open Mon.–Thu. 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Sat. noon–11 p.m., Sun. noon–10 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.houseofing.com

Ingcredible Super fresh and fast Chinese food, five area locations. Family owned and operated for over 15 years. For delivery (877) 8ING2GO. 2454 N. Cedar St., Holt, (517) 694-3838 S 1500 W. Lake Lansing Rd., East Lansing, (517) 333-3328 E 13070 S. US Hwy. 27, DeWitt, (517) 668-8383 N 4018 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing, (517) 886-1386 W Open Mon.–Fri. 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Sat. noon–10 p.m., Sun. noon–9 p.m. Individual store hours may vary. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.ingcredible.com

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Traditional Chinese cuisine, attentive service, extensive wine list and tempting desserts all served in a stylish bistro setting. Accepting reservations and carry-out orders online for your convenience. Located in the Eastwood Towne Center. 2425 Lake Lansing Rd. (Eastwood Towne Center), Lansing, (517) 267-3833 N Open Sun.–Thu. 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–11:30 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $$ www.pfchangs.com

A restaurant serving Middle-Eastern food from the healthiest ingredients, including a fresh fruit juice bar. Catering available. 305 S. Washington Sq., Lansing, (517) 484-2850 D Open Mon.–Fri. 11 a.m.–3 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.sultansexpress.com

Thai Village Restaurant Thai Village offers diners a unique and exotic journey through various regions of Thailand with bold flavors of Southeast Asia. We use the freshest ingredients and carefully balance delicate flavors of hot, sweet, salty, sour, bitter and textures. Dine in, carry out or catering available. Thai Village is family-owned and operated. 400 S. Washington Sq., Lansing, (517) 371-1000 D Open Mon.–Fri. 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Sat. noon–9 p.m. V. $ www.thaivillagelansing.com

Xiao China Grille & Lounge An American-inspired Chinese restaurant and lounge with an extensive sushi menu. Enjoy contemporary atmosphere that is rich in both history and style. 3415 E. Saginaw Hwy., Ste. H, Lansing, (517) 580-3720 E Open Mon.–Thu. 11 a.m.–9:30 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Sun. noon–9 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.xiaochinagrille.com Free WiFi

stellar   tip People’s choice! Voted people’s choice for best pizza, locals love Deluca’s. Family-owned and operated for over 50 years, it’s affordable and delicious! —Alex Saudi, CTA

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Bakeries, Bistros and Desserts Aggie Mae’s Bakery Aggie Mae’s Bakery and Deli serves up fresh made-from-scratch artisan breads, pastries, cakes, deli salads and meats—featuring Boar’s Head brand—full espresso bar and real fruit smoothies. Stop in for our lunch specials. Catering is also available. 325 City Market Dr. (Lansing City Market), Lansing, (517) 484-1350 D Open Tue.–Fri. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.–5 p.m. 317 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing, (517) 484-1350 N Mon.–Fri. 8 a.am–6 p.m., Sat 8 a.m.–5 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.aggiemaesbakery.com Free WiFi

Artie’s Filling Station Artie’s Filling Station’s number one goal is to provide Lansing with the best specialty coffee possible. We refuse to compromise the quality of our raw ingredients, our finished product or the amount of care and attention that goes into every single beverage. 127 W. Grand River Ave., Lansing, (517) 648-6060 N Open Tue.–Fri. 7 a.m.–6 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. MC, V, DIS. $ www.artiesfillingstation.com Free WiFi

Bake N’ Cakes Full-line bakery featuring 20 feet of display cases filled with gourmet cupcakes, cheesecakes (mini or full size), tortes by the slice, chocolate-covered strawberries, party cakes (ready to write on while you wait or order in advance for special decoration), large selection of cookies, full-size and mini pies and many other items. Gourmet coffee, smoothies and iced coffee drinks. 3003 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing, (517) 337-2253 E Open Mon.–Thu. 6:30 a.m.–7 p.m., Fri. 6:30 a.m.–8 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.–6 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.bakencakes.com

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Grand Traverse Pie Company

Roma Bakery

A bakery/café with free WiFi. Pies baked fresh daily as well as other assorted desserts and a full menu of sandwiches, soups and salads. Modern contemporary supplies the background for a relaxing, freshly-prepared meal. 200 S. Washington Sq., Lansing, (517) 316-0900 D Open Mon.–Fri. 6:30 a.m.–7 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 1403 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, (517) 203-3304 E Open Mon.–Fri. 6:30 a.m.–10 p.m., Sat.–Sun. 7 a.m.–10 p.m. 3536 Meridian Crossing Dr., Ste. 280, Okemos, (517) 381-7437 E Open Mon.–Fri. 6:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.–8:30 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.–7 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.gtpie.com Free WiFi

A true old-world European bakery and Italian/ Greek grocery and deli in business for over 40 years. Join us for lunch or try our unique rum tortes and pastries. Cannolis are made fresh every day. Deli and pastry trays along with wedding cakes. Coffee-sandwich bar. Entrepreneurial award recipient in 2004 from the Greater Lansing Business Monthly. 428 N. Cedar St., Lansing, (517) 485-9466 E Open Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.–5 p.m., closed Sundays and holidays. MC, V, DIS. $ www.romabakerydeli.com

MSU Dairy Store See listing under Spartan Spirit on Page 18.

Panera Bread Our bakery-cafés are an everyday oasis. A place of freshly-baked bread, imaginative pairings, a warm place to gather with friends or enjoy a quiet moment alone. A place to recharge for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Stop in, slip into our comfy chairs and stay awhile. Catering available seven days a week. 310 N. Clippert St., Lansing, (517) 332-9183 E Open Mon.–Sat. 5:30 a.m.–9 p.m., Sun. 6:30 a.m.–8 p.m. 4738 Central Park Dr., Ste. B, Okemos, (517) 349-4425 E Open Mon.–Sat. 6 a.m.–9 p.m., Sun. 6:30 a.m.–8 p.m. 5330 W. Saginaw Hwy. (Lansing Mall), Lansing, (517) 703-9340 W Open Mon.–Sat. 6 a.m.–9 p.m., Sun. 7 a.m.–8 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.panerabread.com Free WiFi

Sparty’s Sundae Serving Hudsonville ice cream, ice cream cakes and pies, shakes and malts and smoothies since 1976. Celebrate any occasion with an ice cream cake! Support your local Michigan businesses— Sparty’s Sundae and Hudsonville! Remember us for catering and fundraising. 716 N. Clippert St., Lansing, (517) 351-1713 E Open Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Sun. noon–10 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.spartyssundae.com

Sugar Shack—The Bakery That Delivers Sugar Shack wants to give the people of Lansing a top-of-the-line bakery product, with excellent customer service. Specializing in extra large gourmet cupcakes, colossal cookies, brownies, cookie dough poppers and pies. Delivery all day and night. 215 N. Clippert St., Lansing, (517) 316-2009 E Open Mon.–Thu. 11 a.m.–midnight, Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–1 a.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–midnight. Summer hours Mon.–Thu. 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–10 p.m., MC, V, DIS. $ www.sugarshackshop.com

Sweetie-licious Bakery Café Serving the best pies in the country! Sixteen of the delicious pies took home first place at the Crisco National Pie Championships and have appeared on Food Network and NBC Today! Sweetie-licious is a charming bakery café with vintage ambience paired with delicious oldfashioned food. The award-winning bakery goods, sandwiches, salads and quiches are the talk of the town! 108 N. Bridge St., DeWitt, (517) 669-9300 N Open Mon.–Fri. 6:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.–3 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.sweetie-licious.com

Tim Hortons Café and Bake Shop Offering breakfast sandwiches and flatbread breakfast Panini, soup and sandwich and Panini combos, baked goods, specialty drinks and our “Always Fresh” 20 minute coffee. Take-out and catering available. Family-friendly atmosphere, including a fireplace and DirecTV. 5645 S. Cedar St., Lansing, (888) 891-2659 S Open daily 5 a.m.–10 p.m. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.timhortons.com Free WiFi


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Tim Hortons Café and Bake Shop & Coldstone Creamery Offering breakfast sandwiches and flatbread breakfast Panini, soup and sandwich and Panini combos, baked goods, specialty drinks and our “Always Fresh” 20 minute coffee and the ultimate ice cream experience including ice cream baked goods to go! Take-out and catering available. Family-friendly atmosphere, including a fireplace and DirecTV. 2350 Cedar St., Holt, (888) 891-2659 Catering/Take-Out (888) 891-2659 S Open 24 hours, 7 days a week, closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.timhortons.com, www.coldstonecakes.com, www.coldstonecreamery.com Free WiFi

Wanderer’s Teahouse and Café Wander around the world without packing a suitcase at East Lansing’s independent teahouse and café with fresh crepes, sandwiches, salads and soups (vegetarian and gluten-free options). Now serving breakfast. Enjoy a choice of 40 organic international teas, beverages and organic Michigan Roasted Coffee. Offering afternoon teas, speakers and live music. Catering available. 547 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, (517) 580-4043 E Open Mon.–Fri. 8 a.m.–11 p.m., Sat.–Sun. 9 a.m.–11 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.wanderersteahouse.com Free WiFi

Bar and Grill Bagger Dave’s Burger Tavern Bagger Dave’s Legendary Burger Tavern is a fullservice, family-friendly restaurant and bar with a casual, comfortable atmosphere. The menu features freshly made hamburgers accompanied by more than 30 toppings from which to choose, fresh cut fries, hand-dipped milkshakes and a selection of Michigan craft beer on draft. 1351 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, (517) 492-5052 E Open Mon.–Thu. 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.baggerdaves.com Free WiFi

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Beggar’s Banquet

Capitol City Grille

Great food, craft beer, wine and spirits served in a relaxed dining atmosphere. Serving breakfast seven days a week until 2 p.m. 218 Abbot Rd., East Lansing, (517) 351-4540 E Open Mon.–Tue. 11 a.m.–1 a.m., Wed.–Fri. 11 a.m.–2 a.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–2 a.m., Sun. 10 a.m.–1 a.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.beggarsbanquet.com Free WiFi

Lansing’s hidden jewel, serving contemporary American cuisine—including everything from pancakes to filet mignon—in an upscale yet relaxed atmosphere. Located inside the Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol. 111 N. Grand Ave. (Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol), Lansing, (517) 267-3459 D Open Mon.–Sun. 6:30 a.m.–10 p.m., lounge open until 11 p.m. Sun.–Thu. and until midnight Fri. and Sat. MC, V, AE, DIS. $$ www.radisson.com/lansingmi Free WiFi

The Black Rose The Black Rose specializes in whiskey, with a selection of 25 different Irish, American, and Scotch whiskeys. If bourbon isn’t your drink of choice, there is a draft beer selection and a rotating seasonal craft beer selection. Enjoy being Irish for an hour or two; a few pints, a few old friends, and perhaps a few new ones. If you’re already Irish, well here’s to you! 101 S. Washington Sq., Lansing, (517) 371-8700 D Open Mon. 11 a.m.–midnight, Tue.–Thu. 11 a.m.– 1 a.m., Fri. 11 a.m.–2 a.m., Sat. 3 p.m.–2 a.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $

City Limits Sports Grill The perfect place to refuel. A full-service restaurant with something for everyone, from mouth-watering burgers and steaks to fresh salads and wraps. Enjoy pizza or grinders while watching the game on one of three 14-foot projection screens. 801 N. Cedar St., Mason, (517) 244-1090 S Open Mon.–Thu. 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–1 a.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.citylimitsmason.com Free WiFi

Claddagh Irish Pub

Buffalo Wild Wings A fun, edgy, high-energy, easy-going sports bar with a full menu featuring everything from salads to appetizers to burgers. Catch all the action on High Definition projectors. 360 Albert Ave., East Lansing, (517) 333-2999 E 718 Delta Commerce Dr., Lansing, (517) 886-9464 W Open daily 11 a.m.–2 a.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.buffalowildwings.com Free WiFi

An authentic Irish pub with the warmth and “craic” of the Isle itself, featuring a great menu with all the Irish favorites, a beautiful bar with premium draft beers and the most extensive Irish whiskey list in Lansing. Home of the Guinness “Perfect Pour.” Daily happy hour. Seasonal outdoor dining. 2900 Towne Center Blvd., Eastwood Towne Center, Lansing, (517) 484-2523 N Open Mon.–Thu. 11 a.m.–1 a.m., Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–2 a.m., Sun. 10 a.m.–1 a.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.claddaghirishpubs.com Free WiFi

family   friendly Something for all ages… Toddlers: Little ones LOVE the bottomless fries at Red Robin. Yum! School age: Even picky eaters will love the tacos at El Azteco. Teens: Pizza House is the place to bring the whole gang. Lots of TV screens and a ton of pizza varieties to choose from.

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Crunchy’s

Voted Best Pizza by M students & facu SU lty – State News

Crunchy’s, an East Lansing tradition for 30 years, is a casual restaurant adjacent to the MSU campus. Featuring the “Best Burger in Town,” and one of the finest craft beer selections in East Lansing. Live entertainment Tuesday and Wednesday nights and Karaoke Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. 254 W. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, (517) 351-2506 E Open Mon.–Wed. 11 a.m.–1 a.m., Thu.–Sun. 11 a.m.–2 a.m. MC, V, AE. $ www.crunchyseastlansing.com Free WiFi

Dublin Square Dublin Square Irish Pub brings a small piece of Ireland to an area rich in culture. Celebrate the “craic”—the essence and spirit of intimate surroundings—in a place with great food, drinks and conversation with close friends. Dublin offers a spacious patio, event catering, special events room and live entertainment. Offering a nice mix of craft and import beer on tap. 327 Abbot Rd., East Lansing, (517) 351-2222 E Open Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–2 a.m., Sun. noon–2 a.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $–$$ www.dublinsquare.net Free WiFi

Dusty’s Tap Room Dusty’s Tap Room is your local neighborhood bar featuring traditional pub fare that includes burgers, fish and chips, pot pies and pizza, just to name a few of our specialties. Enjoy draft beer, full bar and an extensive variety of wines by the glass. Catch your favorite team in high definition. 1857 Grand River Ave., Okemos, (517) 853-8840 E Open Mon.–Thu. 11 a.m.–midnight, Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–1 a.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–11 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.dustyscellar.com Free WiFi

EagleMonk Pub and Brewery

Reservations for Groups Available! 517-336-0033 www.pizzahouse.com • 4790 S. Hagadorn • 517-336-0033

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Greater Lansing—There’s an app for that! Not sure where to dine and want to find the restaurant closest to your current location? Download the Greater Lansing mobile app! Utilize the app’s “What’s Nearby” feature to find dining, attractions, events and more! http://m.lansing.org

Lansing’s only microbrewery features a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Offering craft beer, wine, soda and pizza all made on premises. Beers ontap include Scottish Ale, Irish Red, Dan’s signature Red Eye Rye, pale ale, IPA and Stout. All craft beers are made in a seven-barrel system. Artists’ work displayed in pub. Locally owned and operated by Dan and Sonia Buonodono. 4906 W. Mount Hope Hwy., Lansing, Open Tue.–Thu. 3–10 p.m., Fri.–Sat. noon–11p.m., Sun. noon–7 p.m. MC, V. $ www.eaglemonkbrewing.com Free WiFi

Edmund’s Pastime It’s not a diner. It’s not a sports bar. It’s not a speakeasy or family restaurant or greasy spoon. It’s Edmund’s and Edmund’s is all of the above. Our food is what we like to eat. Our service is how we like to be treated. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with a full bar. 101 S. Washington Square, Lansing, (517) 371-8700 D Open Mon.–Fri. 10 a.m.–2 a.m., Sat.–Sun. 9 a.m.–2 a.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.edmundspastime.com


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Grand River Bar & Grill

Midtown Beer Company

Reno’s Sports Bar & Grill

Step into Grand River Bar & Grill, a new restaurant inside Spare Time Entertainment Center. A warm, inviting atmosphere pairs with classic American favorites. From salads to burgers, salmon to steak, there is something for everyone, even if you’re a vegetarian! So come in and enjoy some great food and good times with friends at Grand River Bar & Grill! 3101 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing, (517) 337-2695 E Open daily 11 a.m.–11 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $

Come inside and experience Michigan in all its glory. Local beers, wines and mixed drinks made with local micro-distilled spirits. Pair with foods from local farms prepared fresh daily. Great for casual meet-ups, large parties and special events, including beer and wine tastings and fundraisers. Visit us. We are Michigan. 402 S. Washington Sq., Lansing, (517) 977-1349 D Open Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–midnight, Sun. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Check website for seasonal hours. MC, V, AE, DIS. $

Locally owned sports bars, Reno’s East and Reno’s West are the premier destinations to watch your favorite sports on our giant HD big screens, gather with friends and enjoy Michigan micro brews, drinks and food. Reno’s East is just minutes from Michigan State University. Reno’s West is the anchor of the sports bars on Lansing’s west side. 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing, (517) 321-7366 W 1310 N. Abbot Rd., East Lansing, (517) 351-7366 E Open daily 11 a.m.–2 a.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.renossportsbar.com

Harrison Roadhouse

Nuthouse Sports Grill

An East Lansing landmark for 30 years, located across from Michigan State’s campus and sports facilities. Offering a great menu featuring world-famous crab rangoons, award-winning chicken chili and a full bar with 24 tap beer selections. Relax on the patio or in the newly renovated glasshouse. 720 Michigan Ave., East Lansing, (517) 337-0200 E Open Mon.–Thu. 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–midnight, Sun. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Open early for MSU game days. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.harrisonroadhouse.com Free WiFi

Voted Lansing’s best sports bar, where every Friday happy hour means half-off drinks from 4–7 p.m. Full menu served daily, with a late night menu offered on the weekends! 420 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, (517) 484-NUTS (6887) D Open Mon.–Wed. 11 a.m.–midnight, Thu.–Sat. 11 a.m.–2 a.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–midnight. (Kitchen open Mon.–Thu. until 11 p.m., Fri.–Sat. until midnight, and Sun. until 10 p.m.). MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.nuthousesportsgrill.com Free WiFi

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P Squared Wine Bar

Hooters is committed to providing every guest with a unique, entertaining dining experience in a fun and casual atmosphere delivered by attractive, vivacious Hooters girls while making positive contributions to the communities in which we live. 172 E. Edgewood Blvd., Lansing, (517) 393-7997 S Open Mon.–Thu. 11 a.m.–midnight, Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–1 a.m., Sun. noon–11 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.hooters.com Free WiFi

P Squared Wine Bar is THE place in downtown Lansing to enjoy your favorite wine and delicious food in a comforable, casual setting. P Squared was designed by its owners, Paul C. Fox and Paul Bussard, as a place to learn about wine or just enjoy a glass. Our core belief is that wine should be enjoyed by everyone and no one should feel intimidated. 107 S. Washington Sq., Lansing, (517) 507-5074 D Open Mon.–Thu. 11 a.m.–midnight, Fri. 11 a.m.–1 a.m., Sat. noon–1 a.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.p2winebar.com Free WiFi

Joe’s Gizzard City

Pizza House

Known for their world famous deep-fried chicken gizzards, Joe’s guarantees them to be the best gizzards you’ve ever tasted. Guy Fieri of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives visited Gizzard City to see what all the fuss was about, liked what he saw and helped create the newest menu item, the Triple “D” Burger. 120 W. Main St., Potterville, (517) 645-2120 W Open Mon.–Thu. 10:30 a.m.–11 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 10:30 a.m.–midnight, Sun. noon–10 p.m. MC, V. $ www.gizzardcity.com Free WiFi

Family-owned and operated for over 20 years, Pizza House stays true to one philosophy: “great food, great service, your place or ours.” Famous for award-winning Chicago and traditional-style pizza. Also serving pastas, salads, burgers, delistyle sandwiches, subs, chipatis, desserts and more! Great atmosphere with full bar. Large groups welcome. Plenty of parking. 4790 S. Hagadorn Rd., East Lansing, (517) 336-0033 E Open seven days a week, 10:30 a.m.–4 a.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.pizzahouse.com Free WiFi

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Lou & Harry’s Sports Bar Absolutely authentic Greek and American fare, exquisitely prepared at the prices you’d expect at a fast food joint. From gyros to Greek salads to lasagna to burgers and fries and drink specials. High definition televisions line the entire establishment, while projection screens show the most important game in stunningly crisp quality. The Big 10 is featured on Saturdays. 16800 Chandler Rd., East Lansing, (517) 351-0899 N Open Mon. 11 a.m.–midnight, Tue.–Sat. 11 a.m.–2 a.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–midnight. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.louandharryssportsbar.com Free WiFi

The Soup Spoon Café We are a full-service breakfast, lunch and dinner restaurant offering eclectic breakfast items, creative sandwiches, fresh salads and bistro-style entrées, Michigan craft beer, boutique wines and classic cocktails. 1419 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, (517) 316-2377 E Open Mon.–Thu. 7 a.m.–10 p.m., Fri. 7 a.m.–11 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.–11 p.m.. MC, V, AE. $ www.soupspooncafe.com Free WiFi

Spartan Hall of Fame Café “A destination location for MSU alums and Spartan enthusiasts.” Full service with bar, serving a broad menu with steaks, ribs, chicken, pasta, signature salads and sandwiches. An extensive collection of MSU memorabilia is on display! 1601 W. Lake Lansing Rd., East Lansing, (517) 337-4680 E Open Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–midnight, Sun. 11 a.m.–9 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.spartanhalloffamecafe.com Free WiFi

Tavern on the Square Tavern on the Square is a restaurant for the people, by the people and of the people. Serving aggressive New York-style deli starting at 11 a.m., Eclectic Yankee Tapas beginning at 4 p.m., and the coolest bar scene in Lansing goes on all day, all night, with liberty and justice…be there or be tyrannical. 206 S. Washington Sq., Lansing, (517) 374-5555 D Open Mon.–Fri. 11 a.m.–2 a.m., Sat.–Sun. noon–2 a.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.tavernonthesq.com WiFi Available

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Outback Steakhouse Outback Steakhouse is a casual, Australian-themed restaurant with a “no-rules-just-right” approach. We serve a variety of steak, chicken, seafood and pasta dishes, and we always cater to the little “Joeys.” Offering online to-go ordering, call-ahead seating and a full-service bar and lounge area. Give it a whirl; you’ll have a BONZER time. 707 Brookside Dr., Lansing, (517) 321-3100 W Open Mon.–Thu. 4–10 p.m., Fri. 4–11 p.m., Sat. 3–11 p.m., Sun. 11:30–9 p.m. 4880 Marsh Rd., Okemos, (517) 381-1704 E Open Mon.–Thu. 4–10 p.m., Fri. 4–11 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–9 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.outback.com

Family Clara’s Lansing Station Located in the historic Michigan Central Railroad station. Sixteen pages of mouthwatering entrées to choose from. Full-service bar with excellent choices of finished wines, cocktails and both bottled and draft beers. Enjoy lunch or dinner on the outdoor patio, or take a seat out in the fully renovated 1910 Pullman dining car. Famous Sunday Brunch 10 a.m.–3 p.m. 637 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, (517) 372-7120 D Open Mon.–Thu. 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.–10 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.claras.com Free WiFi

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Texas Roadhouse Texas Roadhouse is a place where the whole family can enjoy great food in a fun-filled, lively atmosphere at an affordable price. Proudly serving up the freshest hand-cut steaks in the land, plus award-winning fall-off-the-bone ribs, homemade side dishes and our famous fresh-baked bread. 280 E. Edgewood Blvd., Lansing, (517) 887-8181 S Open Mon.–Thu. 4–10 p.m., Fri. 4–11 p.m., Sat. 11:30 a.m.–11 p.m., Sun. 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.texasroadhouse.com

Waterfront Bar and Grille We are located on the Grand River at the Lansing City Market, with scenic views of downtown. The menu consists of sandwiches, soups and salads. Many of the dishes feature fresh vegetables, cheese, meats and fish. Serving organic products whenever possible. We have a full bar with a variety of beers on tap. We also feature an exquisite wine list. Live music three days a week! 325 City Market Dr. (in the Lansing City Market), Lansing, (517) 267-3800 D Open Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–2 a.m., Sun. noon–2 a.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.waterfrontlansing.com Free WiFi

An extensive menu including steaks, seafood, pasta, salads, sandwiches and our famous pizza. If you are a sports fan, we have large screen televisions in the bar, where we offer nightly drink specials. Coral Gables is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers a breakfast buffet every Sunday 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Meeting rooms are available with a capacity up to 75 people. 2838 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, (517) 337-1311 E Open Mon. 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Tue.–Thu. 7 a.m.–10 p.m., Fri. 7 a.m.–11 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.–11 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.–9 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.coralgablesrestaurant.com Free WiFi

Finley’s American Grill Hearty American meals, real American value. Delicious steaks, seafood, chicken, ribs (voted best in Lansing), sandwiches, salads, kids’ meals and more. Enjoy great service, $3.50 wine, $2.50 cocktails, $1.50 beer pricing and outside patio at south location. Groups welcome. 7433 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing, (517) 323-4309 W 6300 S. Cedar St., Lansing, (517) 882-7530 S Open Sun.–Thu. 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–11 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.rcfc.com Free WiFi

Fleetwood Diner An upbeat, casual diner open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Full menu available during all times of operation. 2211 S. Cedar St., Lansing, (517) 267-7606 S Open 24 hours a day. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.thefleetwooddiner.com Free WiFi

Reb Lobster Nationally-known seafood restaurant that specializes in delicious food in a family-friendly atmosphere. 3130 E. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing, (517) 351-0610 E Open Sun.–Thu. 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–11 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.redlobster.com

Red Robin Warm and friendly restaurant with the best gourmet burgers and shakes in town. Home of the world-famous bottomless steak fries. Full-service bar with fabulous happy hour specials Monday through Friday. 6524 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing, (517) 886-7440 W Open Sun.–Thu. 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–11 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.redrobin.com

Quick Casual American Crepes Bonjour! American Crepes is a casual French- influenced creperie. We feature both savory and sweet crepe options. They include, but are not limited to: spinach, feta, tomato and mushroom, smoked salmon, tomato and dill cream cheese, turkey club, chicken pesto, nutella and banana, fruit and cream cheese filling. French cuisine at American prices with dine-in and catering options. 986 Trowbridge Rd., East Lansing, (517) 203-5927 E Open Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–6 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.americancrepes.com Free WiFi

Dairy Queen/Orange Julius Enjoy DQ Royal Treats, Blizzards, shakes or malts, soft serve ice cream, novelties, professionally decorated cakes and Blizzard Cakes for all occasions. Also, refreshing Orange Julius drinks, premium fruit smoothies and introducing iron grilled sandwiches. The menu also includes our famous chili cheese dog or classic hot dog. 3233 W. Saginaw, Lansing, (517) 708-8649 W Open Mon.–Thu. 11 a.m.–9:30 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Sun. noon–9:30 p.m. Open year-round. MC, V, DIS. $ www.dq.com


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Grand Café Sir Pizza

Lenny’s Sub Shop

Noodles & Company

Offering a variety of pizzas, salads, subs and pastas as well as cappuccino, beer, wine and liquor in a family-friendly venue in beautiful Old Town. Open views of the Grand River, and located right off the River Trail. Join us on Friday nights for karaoke and Thursdays and Saturdays for live music. 201 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing, (517) 484-4825 N Open Mon.–Thu. 11 a.m.–midnight, Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–1 a.m., Sun. noon–midnight. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.sirpizzagrandcafe.com Free WiFi

Authentic Philly cheese steaks and the deli fresh experience. More food, more taste, more personality. 212 S. Washington Sq., Lansing, (517) 267-7711 D Open Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.lennyssubshop.com Free WiFi

Noodles & Company serves noodles, salads and sandwiches inspired from around the world, right down the street. Its Asian, Mediterranean and American menus feature made-to-order dishes that are healthful to indulgent and spicy to comforting. At Noodles, there is something for everyone to enjoy, from kids to adults. 205 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, (517) 332-4040 E Open Sun.–Wed. 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Thu.–Sat. 11 a.m.–11 p.m. 1965 W. Grand River Ave., Okemos, (517) 347-1400 E Open Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–9 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.noodles.com

Happy’s Pizza The thing that makes Happy’s Pizza different from the other chains is that we have a huge menu. Besides pizza, we have pasta, ribs, chicken, seafood, sandwiches, salad and more. Let us cater your meeting or event! Check out the coupon specials and catering items on our website; we will fit your budget. Delivery or dine-in are available. 400 E. Saginaw St., Lansing, (517) 372-1111, (800) 234-2779 D Open Sun.–Thu. 10 a.m.–midnight, Fri.–Sat. 10 a.m.–2 a.m. MC, V. $ www.happyspizza.com Free WiFi

Hobie’s Café and Pub An East Lansing tradition and MSU favorite! Located in the Trowbridge Plaza next to Michigan State University, Hobie’s specializes in hearty soups, sandwiches, wraps and salads. Our world famous soups are served fresh every day. Hobie’s sandwiches are made with fresh-baked bread and topped with the finest deli meats and cheeses. Beer and wine available. Menus available online. 930 Trowbridge Rd., East Lansing, (517) 351-3800 E Open Mon.–Fri. 10:30 a.m.–8 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.–8 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.hobiesrestaurant.com Free WiFi

Jersey Giant Subs! A Lansing icon for over 33 years, Jersey Giant Subs! features meats sliced to order, bread made from scratch daily and fresh cut toppings to tantalize your taste buds. Britt Slocum and his family invite you to experience the Lansing area’s #1 award-winning sub. 3700 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing, (517) 323-6800 W 516 S. Clinton St., Grand Ledge, (517) 622-4855 W Open Mon.–Sat. 10:30 a.m.–9 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–8 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.jerseygiantsubs.com WiFi Available

Jimmy John’s Jimmy John’s is known for its high-speed execution and freaky fast sandwich delivery. Since 19-year-old Jimmy John Liautaud opened his first sandwich shop in Charleston, IL in 1903, it has grown to over 1,000 corporate and franchised locations throughout the U.S. 134 S. Washington Sq., Lansing, (517) 485-3300 D Open Mon.–Wed. 10:30 a.m.–10 p.m., Thu.–Sat. 10:30 a.m.–3 a.m., Sun. 10:30 a.m.–10 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.jimmyjohns.com

Leo’s Coney Island–MSU Come on in and try some of our famous Greek salads, coneys and chicken finger pitas. We also have breakfast all day, chili cheese fries and of course our flaming Saganaki cheese! Open early for early birds and late for night owls. Seating for large groups! We are available for carry-out orders and have catering for all your special events. 333 Albert Ave., Ste. 100, East Lansing, (517) 708-8580 E Open Mon.-Wed. 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Thu.-Sat. 7 a.m.-3 a.m., Sun. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.leosmsu.com Free WiFi

Lou & Harry’s—Grill and Bakery Lou and Harry’s is like nowhere else. Absolutely authentic Greek and American fare, exquisitely prepared at the prices you’d expect at a fast food joint. From gyros to Greek salads to lasagna to burgers and fries. With fresh baked goods and daily specials that will knock your socks off. Lou and Harry’s tantalizes the taste buds but really takes it easy on your wallet. 1429 W. Saginaw, East Lansing, (517) 351-1066 E Open 7 days a week 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 1982 W. Grand RiverAve. (Meridian Mall), Okemos E Open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. noon-6 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.louandharryssportsbar.com Free WiFi

MSU Union Featuring One Union Square food court with a wide variety of fresh, innovative options including: Serrano’s, Union Deli, Biggby Coffee and MSU Dairy Store. Also find Sparty’s C Store for a large selection of snacks and beverages and the Spartan Spirit Shop featuring the latest in MSU apparel and logo items. Located on MSU’s north campus. 49 Abbot Rd. (MSU Campus), East Lansing, (517) 355-3460 E Open daily Sep.–May 7 a.m.–2 a.m.; Jun.–Aug. 8 a.m.–9 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.msuunion.com Free WiFi

Red Cedar Café Red Cedar Café presents a fresh menu serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. RCC also serves gourmet coffee, espresso drinks, iced coffees and smoothies along with made-from-scratch baked goods such as cheesecake, coffee cake, gourmet cookies and muffins. RCC delivers/caters to the Lansing area. 1331 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, (517) 333-7366 E Open Mon.–Fri. 6:30 a.m.–8 p.m., Sat.–Sun. 8 a.m.–8 p.m. MC, V, DIS. $ www.redcedarcafe.com Free WiFi

Wendy’s Fresh, made-to-order food served quickly by friendly people. Dine inside or use the convenient pickup windows. 413 S. Cedar St., Lansing, (517) 484-5776 D 529 N. Clippert St., Lansing, (517) 333-5294 E 980 E. Saginaw Hwy., Grand Ledge, (517) 627-4963 W 4850 Marsh Rd., Okemos, (517) 349-1189 E 3920 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing, (517) 321-5270 W 1000 Trowbridge Rd., East Lansing, (517) 332-3926 E 2727 Eaton Rapids Rd., Lansing, (517) 394-7851 S 6620 S. Cedar St., Lansing, (517) 394-1341 S 3621 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing, (517) 887-0407 S 9805 Davis Hwy., Dimondale, (517) 322-0249 W 439 N. Cedar St., Mason, (517) 676-2987 S Open daily (inside) 10:30 a.m.–9:30 p.m., (drive-through) 10:30 a.m.–10:30 p.m. or later. Times may vary by location. $ www.wendys.com WiFi Available

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The English Inn

Troppo

Experience the best tasting, hand-crafted soups ever made, with a daily menu featuring 12 always-rotating soup varieties. Zoup! also offers an array of salads and sandwiches. Zoup! is not just about great food; it is also about the satisfaction you derive from the experience. Zoup! is an affordable luxury…a way to soothe your soul and lift your spirits. 214 S. Washington Sq., Lansing, (517) 367-7400 D Open Mon.–Fri. 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.–3 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.zoup.com Free WiFi

1927 Tudor mansion, 120-seat fine dining restaurant, seasonal menu, award-winning wine list, plus 10 overnight rooms. Banquet and convention facilities up to 200+ people. 677 S. Michigan Rd., Eaton Rapids, (517) 663-2500, (800) 858-0598 S Open for lunch Mon.–Fri. 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., dinner Mon.–Sat. 5 p.m., Sun. 1 p.m., Thu.–Sat. pianist. Open year round, with the exception of Christmas. MC, V, AE, DIS. $$ www.englishinn.com Free WiFi

Experience dining and social events in an unmatched setting. Entertain 12 to 270 clients, family and friends for any occasion in our fully furnished private dining rooms. Visit this casual, upscale downtown Lansing destination and see why Troppo has been described as an experience, not just an eatery. 111 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, (517) 371-4000 D Open Mon.–Fri. at 11 a.m., Sat. at 4 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $$ www.troppo.org WiFi Available

Fine Dining

Gracie’s Place

Bistro 43 Casual fine dining featuring a variety of delectable entrées and desserts. 300 M.A.C. Ave. (East Lansing Marriott at University Place), East Lansing, (517) 337-4440, (800) 646-4678 E Open Mon.–Fri. 6:30 a.m.–1 p.m. and 5–11 p.m., Sat. 7 a.m.–1 p.m. and 5–11 pm., Sun. 7 a.m.–1 p.m. and 5–10 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $$ www.marriott.com/lanea

Christie’s Bistro Nestled inside the Lexington Lansing Hotel is the perfect place for your breakfast, lunch meeting or special dinner. Three private dining rooms set the mood for celebrations. Premium steaks, gourmet desserts and comforting classics are all on the menu. And don’t miss the award winning Sunday brunch! 925 S. Creyts Rd. (Lexington Lansing Hotel), Lansing, (517) 323-4190 W Open Mon.–Fri. 6:30 a.m.–2 p.m., 5–9 p.m.; Sat. 7 a.m.–2 p.m., 5–9 p.m.; Sun. (breakfast) 7–10 a.m., (brunch) 10 a.m.–2 p.m.; Bistro bar open Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–midnight, Sun. noon–midnight. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.lexingtonlansing.com/bistro Free WiFi

copper dine & drink A modern twist on American cuisine, design and décor, Copper is the place that mixes solid Midwestern roots with a big city dining experience. Hip enough to sip martinis with friends, relaxed enough to bring your kids refined enough to entertain important business clients. Real food. Real atmosphere. For real people. Located at Walnut Hills Golf Course 2874 Lake Lansing Rd., East Lansing, (517) 332-1080 E Open Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–9 p.m. MC, V, AE. $$ www.copperdine.com Free WiFi

Dusty’s Wine Bar Nationally recognized casual bistro with contemporary new-world cuisine. Featuring award-winning wine list and professional service. Private dining offered in the Napa, Tuscan and Bordeaux rooms for groups of 8 to 40. 1839 Grand River Ave., Okemos, (517) 349-8680 E Open Mon.–Thu. 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–9 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.dustyscellar.com

True farm-to-table freshness is coupled with the philosophy that the best meals are made from scratch and kept as natural as possible. No effort is too great, no ingredient too dear. We strive to present a meal beyond words and an experience to remember. To make your visit more special, from placing roses on the table to reserving a seat near the window, just let us know. 151 S. Putnam St., Williamston, (517) 655-1100 E Open Mon. 11 a.m.–4 p.m., Tue.–Wed. 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Thu.–Sat. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $–$$ www.graciesplacewilliamston.com Free WiFi

Hummingbirds Casual fine dining with a family atmosphere offering a tantalizing selection of dinner entrées. Private room for parties up to 30. Reservations recommended. Located inside Best Western Plus. 6820 S. Cedar St. (Best Western Plus Conference Center), Lansing, (517) 694-8123, (800) 333-8123 S Open daily 6:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Dinner in Valencia Club 5–9 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $–$$ www.causewaybayhotellansing.com/index-2.html

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The Knight Cap A comfortable yet elegant restaurant known for its signature steaks, freshly prepared seasonal and seafood dishes, an unsurpassed wine list and superb service. 320 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, (517) 484-7676 D Open Mon.–Fri. 11 a.m.–midnight, Sat. 5 p.m.–midnight. MC, V, AE, DIS. $$ www.theknightcap.com Free WiFi

State Room Restaurant & Lounge MSU Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center Upscale casual dining with seasonal menu, great bar atmosphere and award-winning wine selections. Great for everyday dining, business, entertaining and special occasions. Four private dining rooms accommodating up to thirty people. Monthly special events; please call for schedule. 219 S. Harrison Rd. (Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center), MSU, East Lansing, (517) 432-5049 E Open Mon.–Sat. 6:30 a.m.–10 p.m., Sun. (breakfast) 6:30–10 a.m., (brunch) 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Lounge open until 11 p.m. daily. MC, V, AE, DIS. $$ www.stateroomrestaurant.com Free WiFi

Italian/Greek Bravo! Cucina Italiana Bravo! is a casual white-tablecloth restaurant offering great Italian food amongst the shadows of Roman ruins. Enjoy patio dining in a courtyard setting, weather permitting. Located in the Eastwood Towne Center. 2970 Towne Centre Blvd. (Eastwood Towne Center), Lansing, (517) 485-3779 N Open Mon.–Thu. 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–9 p.m. (brunch 11 a.m.–3 p.m.) MC, V, AE, DIS. $$ www.bravoitalian.com

Carrabba’s Italian Grill Carrabba’s Italian Grill features unique and flavorful handmade Italian dishes prepared to order in a lively exhibition kitchen. House specialties include crispy calamari and tender chicken marsala along with fresh fish, seafood and steaks cooked over a wood-fired grill. Carrabba’s Italian Grill—it’s just that good! 6540 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing, (517) 323-8055 W Open Mon.–Thu. 4–10 p.m., Fri. 4–11 p.m., Sat. noon–11 p.m., Sun. noon–9 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.carrabbas.com


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DeLuca’s Restaurant Family-oriented Italian restaurant with award-winning pizza. Celebrating over 50 years of business in Lansing. Reservations accepted weekdays only. 2006 W. Willow St., Lansing, (517) 487-6087 W Open Mon.–Thu. 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–10:45 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.delucaspizza.com Free WiFi

Emil’s Italian Restaurant Enjoy fine homemade Italian cuisine in the oldest restaurant in the city of Lansing. Celebrating our 91st year in business. 2012 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, (517) 482-4430 D Open daily 11 a.m.–11 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $

Falsetta’s Casa Nova Since 1951, Casa Nova has been honored to serve Lansing. Offering something for everyone—pizza, pasta, steaks, seafood and sandwiches. We are a made-from-scratch restaurant. Enjoy a full bar, several TVs for watching your favorite game, and a casual atmosphere. Hang out with friends or treat the family to dinner. 138 S. Waverly Rd., Lansing, (517) 323-9181 W Open Mon.–Wed. 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Thu.–Sat. 11 a.m.–midnight. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.falsettascasanova.com Free WiFi

Tony M’s Stop into Tony M’s and find your new favorite Italian escape. We know that a good sauce can go a long way, and at Tony M’s the sauce goes all the way. This secret recipe can be enjoyed on everything, including pizza, pasta, hamburgers, subs, meat and seafood offerings. Our banquet area can seat up to 130 family, sports teams or meetings. Best of all, it’s free! 3420 S. Creyts Rd., Lansing, (517) 322-2069 W Open Mon.–Wed. 7 a.m.–midnight, Thu.–Fri. 7 a.m.–2 a.m., Sat. noon–10 p.m. MC, V, DIS. $ www.tonymslansing.com Free WiFi

check   it out Cibo molto buono! (a lot of good food) Pull up a chair and indulge in some great Italian cuisine. The area is home to favorite nationally-recognized chains, as well as Lansing’s oldest family-run establishment, Emil’s. We guarantee you’ll find dishes that taste, well…delizioso!

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Tony Sacco’s Coal Oven Pizza

Los Tres Amigos

Taco 911

Tony Sacco’s offers true authentic coal-oven pizza from their custom-built 1,000 degree coal burning oven, for a taste unlike anything that you have experienced. Fresh salads, oven baked mezza luna sandwiches and appetizers. Our sauce is made from scratch from Italian plum tomatoes, fresh basil and garlic for a true old world taste. Dine in/carry out. Full bar, heated patio. 2328 Showtime Dr. (The Heights at Eastwood), Lansing, (517) 485-2625 N Open Mon.–Thu. 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.tonysaccos.com Free WiFi

Start your experience with our fresh homemade chips and salsa, and be sure to try one of our imported Mexican beers. For your main course consider the fajitas, whether you prefer chicken, beef or shrimp they’re all great. Make sure to save room for something sweet—fried icecream, an authentic flan, or any other selection from our large dessert menu. 107 E. Allegan St., Lansing, (517) 316-0066 D 1227 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, (517) 853-5800 E 447 S. Jefferson, Mason, (517) 676-7701 S 6450 S. Cedar St., Lansing, (517) 393-4100 S 5010 W. Saginaw, Lansing, (517) 327-0545 W Open Mon.–Thurs. 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.lostresamigosonline.com

Fast, fresh Mexican fare. Tacos, burritos and ice cold beer. Great for lunch or your late night cravings. 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, (517) 482-7911 D Open Wed.–Thu.11 a.m.–3 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.–3 a.m., Sat. 6 p.m.–3 a.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.haremnightclub.com WiFi Available

Mexican/Southwestern El Azteco Restaurant Best Mexican food and margaritas in town. Try our recession menu and daily specials Monday through Thursday. Rooftop dining available with fantastic views of downtown East Lansing. (Weather permitting.) 225 Ann St., East Lansing, (517) 351-9111 E Open Mon.–Thu. 11 a.m.–midnight, Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–2 a.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–11 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.elazteco.me/ELAZTECO.ME/restaurant.html

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La Senorita Mexican Restaurant A casual dining atmosphere offering fresh Mexican fare from fajitas to chimis and marvelous margaritas. American favorites available as well, from steaks to salads. Facilities and reservations for large groups. 2706 Lake Lansing Rd., Lansing, (517) 485-0166 E Open Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–midnight, Sun. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.lasenorita.com

Pablo’s Come and taste authentic Mexican cuisine, where everything is made from scratch to please you and your entire family. Giant burritos, crispy tostadas, delicious gorditas and many other original plates. 311 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing, (517) 372-0887 N Open Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.–5 p.m. MC, V. $ www.pablosoldtown.com Free WiFi

Qdoba Mexican Grill Qdoba Mexican Grill’s menu features signature burritos with unique flavor combinations of fresh ingredients and innovative sauces, salsas and marinades. Grilled quesadillas, taco salads, nachos and tacos are prepared in front of the customer. All entrées are topped with personal selections of one of five distinctive salsas, sour cream and cheese. 301 N. Clippert St., Lansing, (517) 664-2994 E Open Mon.–Sat. 10:30 a.m.–10:30 p.m., Sun. 10:30 a.m.–10 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.qdoba.com Free WiFi

Steak and Seafood Mitchell’s Fish Market A seafood restaurant and bar featuring a wide variety of fresh fish flown in daily from all coasts. The menu offers the largest selection of fresh seafood in the Lansing region, with over 80 tempting menu choices. 2975 Preyde Blvd. (Eastwood Towne Center), Lansing, (517) 482-3474 N Open Mon.–Thu. 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–midnight, Sun. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $$ www.mitchellsfishmarket.com Free WiFi

Stillwater Grill Casual dinner house featuring steaks, prime rib, baby back ribs, twin pork chops, fresh seafood, chicken platters, salads and much more. Full bar and patio dining. Open for lunch Monday through Friday. Take-out service and gift cards are available. Reservations recommended. 3544 Meridian Crossings Dr., Okemos, (517) 349-1500 E Open Mon.–Fri. 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Sat. 3–10 p.m., Sun. 3–9 p.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $$ www.stillwatergrill.com Free WiFi

Nightlife and Entertainment Bar 30 BAR 30 is the hottest new trend in upscale dining and entertainment to hit the Lansing area. Expect BAR 30 to be the go-to spot for a night out with a date or friends, business lunches or catching a Michigan State game on one of its many big screen TVs. BAR 30’s large stage features the hottest local bands, musicians and DJs for rocking nights of dancing and fun. 2324 Showtime Dr. (The Heights at Eastwood), Lansing, (517) 485-0030 N Open daily 11 a.m.–2 a.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $–$$ www.bar30.com Free WiFi

Déjà Vu Adult entertainment. 1000 W. Jolly Rd., Lansing, (517) 882-0237 S Open Mon.–Wed. noon–2 a.m., Thu.–Fri. noon–4 a.m., Sat. 3 p.m.–4 a.m., Sun. 3 p.m.–2 a.m. MC, V, AE. www.dejavu.com

check   it out When the sun goes down, the night heats up! Looking for a glass of pinot, a Michigan craft beer, or signature martini? Take the Entertainment Express trolley along the Michigan Avenue corridor that hits over 70 nightspots. Greater Lansing offers lots of exciting options for a fun night on the town.


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Green Door Blues Bar & Grill

Harem Urban Lounge Relaxed or wild? The decision is yours at Harem, Lansing’s first urban lounge. Whether dancing to your favorite music presented by Mid-Michigan’s hottest DJs or just relaxing on the couches with exotic martinis and bottle service, taking in the exhibition…Harem is the place to be. Think of Harem for your next private function. 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, (517) 267-7898 D Open Thu.–Sat. 8 p.m.–2 a.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.haremnightclub.com WiFi Available

Omar’s Adult Show Bar Lansing’s finest gentleman’s showbar. Directly across from the Lansing Center. Free parking in back. 316 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, (517) 371-4500 D Open Mon.–Sat. 3 p.m.–2 a.m. MC, V, AE, DIS.

Rum Runners, Lansing’s only tropically-themed nightclub, is home to a world-famous, duelingpiano show upstairs, and Lansing’s number-one Top 40 Dance Club downstairs. “Two Great Clubs, One Big Party!” Located across from the Lugnuts stadium in downtown Lansing. Nightly drink specials, and many meeting, banquet and private party options available. 601 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, (517) 482-4949 D Open Wed.–Thu. 8 p.m.–2 a.m., Fri.–Sat. 6 p.m.–2 a.m. Sun. 9 p.m.–2 a.m. Available Mon.–Tues. for private parties and corporate events. MC, V, AE. $ www.rumrunners.com

The Big Deck Bar Momma always said size didn’t matter. Well, The Tin Can now has a Big Deck that is colossal, maybe bigger. DJs on the weekends, cheap beer always. Check it out, but get there early or you may be left looking at our Big Deck from the street. Deck is available for private parties. 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, (517) 708-3441 D Open seasonally, Mon.–Fri. 3 p.m.–2 a.m., Sat.–Sun. 6 p.m.–2 a.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.tincanbar.com WiFi Available

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❖ 1.5 miles from MSU and minutes historical Mason ❖ Located directly off I-96 at exit 110 ❖ 10 minutes from downtown Lansing ❖ Upgraded high speed wireless internet ❖ 32” Flat panel TVs featuring HD ❖ Complimentary Express Start Breakfast with over 30 items ❖ Exercise facility & sauna ❖ Spacious indoor pool & whirlpool ❖ Restaurants within walking distance ❖ Conference rooms available up to 100 people ❖ Adjacent to the Okemos Conference Center with seating up to 200 people

The Capital City’s prime spot to catch the best Blues and live entertainment in Lansing. Six nights a week, find great Blues, upbeat Funk, Soul, Classic Rock, R & B or Bluegrass music. Offering an upscale bar menu with a variety of mouthwatering choices that are available from 3–11 p.m. 2005 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, (517) 482-6376 D Open Mon.–Sat. 3 p.m.–2 a.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.greendoorlive.com

Rum Runners Dueling Piano Bar & Dance Club

2209 University Park Dr. Okemos, MI 48864 517.349.8700 www.holidayinnexpressokemos.com Fax 517.349.5638

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The Exchange of Lansing Downtown Lansing’s premier club for entertainment offering live music every night such as smooth jazz, smokin’ blues, popular dance tunes; hilarious interaction and never charges a cover. The Exchange has a full menu offering many appetizers, sandwiches, wraps and other goodies. Enjoy the terrace lounge upstairs with its big comfy couches and candlelit atmosphere. 314 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, (517) 319-4500 D Open Mon.–Fri. 3 p.m.–2 a.m., Sat. 6 p.m.–2 a.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.lansingexchange.com

Taps 25 Taps 25 is a cozy little beer bar with, you guessed it, 25 tap handles. A nice healthy mix of tasty imports like Newcastle, Bass and Guinness (hmmm, Black and Tan), Domestics (Leinenkugel has some nice beers) and craft beers. Check out our beerlicious selection of Bell’s, Founders, Darkhorse, Short’s and Dogfish Head. Stay tuned to our website for an updated draft list. 414 E. Michigan Ave., Suite 180, Lansing Open Mon.–Sat. 4 p.m.–close, Sun. 6 p.m.–close MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.taps25.com Free WiFi

Tin Can Bar

check   it out Get crafty! Celebrate the craft beer movement in Greater Lansing at a number of local pubs like EagleMonk Pub & Brewery, Crunchy’s and Taps 25. Savor the flavor of Michigan’s-own New Holland, Bells, Founders and more at these and other local establishments.

If Walmart had a bar, this would be it. The Tin Can is your world class neighborhood bar. Leave the ’tude and high expectations at the door. “The Can” is for folk who like cheap beer, cheap booze and oh-so-tasty, simple chow. Throw darts, check out the game and play over a bagillion (that’s a lot) tunes on the Internet juke box. 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, (517) 708-3441 D Open Mon.–Fri. 3 p.m.–2 a.m., Sat.–Sun. 8 p.m.–2 a.m. 611 Migaldi Ln., Lansing, (517) 925-8658 W Open Mon.–Fri. 3 p.m.–2 a.m., Sat. 11 a.m.–2 a.m., Sun. noon–2 a.m. 13175 Schavey Rd., DeWitt, (517) 624-2078 N Open Mon.–Fri. 3 p.m.–2 a.m., Sat. 8 p.m.–2 a.m., Sun. noon–2 a.m. MC, V, AE, DIS. $ www.tincanbar.com WiFi Available

Whiskey Barrel Saloon Where can you go to line dance on the biggest dance floor in Lansing, listen to live country bands and ride “DICK” our mechanical bull, all night long? We are Lansing’s only country bar! We offer nightly drink specials, yummy food, friendly staff and down-home country atmosphere. 410 S. Clippert St., Lansing, (517) 351-5296, (517) 351-5690 E Open Wed.–Sat. 7 p.m.–2 a.m. MC, V. $ www.whiskeybarrelsaloon.net


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• Nationally recognized public schools with private and Montessori options • Various levels of housing options from student living to lakefront neighborhoods • Comprehensive community education programs for the entire family

• Robust farmers’ markets • Unique collection of shopping areas – boutiques, shopping centers and Meridian Mall

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• Highly educated workforce with 70% of the population having college degrees

• Rich in culture and diverse in ethnicity

• Award winning Entrepreneurial community • Vibrant business association and service clubs • Major bus line access • Convenient meeting and conference space with hotel accommodations

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• Abundant parks and public green spaces • Pedestrian/Bicycle Pathway System with inter-urban connectors • Stellar youth and adult recreation programming • Annual festivals, fairs and outdoor music venues • Home of Lake Lansing


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Big city finds and small town treasures… We have malls, both indoor and outdoor, to appease your inner power shopper. Or you can slow down and discover the unexpected and unique as you stroll our shopping districts where local boutiques will wow you with that one-of-a-kind find.

stellar   tip Top notch shopping! Head to Eastwood Towne Center for a great place to eat and shop. It has it all! —Jennifer Roost, CTA


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Shopping Centers Eastwood Towne Center The center of attention! Featuring upscale fashion retailers, home furnishing shops and great dining. Stores include Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma, Ann Taylor, Coldwater Creek, Banana Republic, White House Black Market and many more. Dine at P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Bravo Cucina! Italiana or one of many other dining options. Gift cards available. 3003 Preyde Blvd., Lansing, (517) 316-9209 Open Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Individual store hours vary. www.shopeastwoodtownecenter.com

Lansing City Market One hundred plus years of history blends with modern design in this year-round public market. Located behind Lansing Center, along the Grand River, the market’s urban flair highlights more than 20 unique businesses offering produce, meats, poultry, breads, cheese, dairy, and hot-prepared foods. A full-service bar and grille completes this community mainstay. 325 City Market Dr., Lansing, (517) 483-7460 Open year round Tue.–Fri. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sundays noon–4p.m. from Fourth of July–Labor Day. www.lansingcitymarket.com

Lansing Mall Over 70 stores including JCPenney, Macy’s, Younkers, TJ Maxx, Aeropostale, American Eagle, Barnes & Noble, Bath & Body Works, Campus Den, Gymboree, Lane Bryant, Kay Jewelers, LensCrafters, Shoe Dept., Tradehome Shoes, Victoria’s Secret and Best Buy. Enjoy dining at Panera Bread, Houlihan’s, Olga’s Kitchen, Applebee’s, Chipotle, Logan’s Roadhouse or Lansing Mall food court. 5330 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing, (517) 321-0145, (517) 321-6633 Open Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Sun. noon–6 p.m. www.lansingmall.com

Meridian Mall Find MORE at Meridian Mall with 125 specialty stores including: Body Central, Buckle, Victoria’s Secret, Bed Bath & Beyond, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Schuler Books & Music, JCPenney, Macy’s, and two Younkers stores. Enjoy MORE at Ruby Tuesday, Olive Garden, Chili’s Bar & Grill and new entertainment complex Studio C! Gift cards available online or in the mall office. 1982 W. Grand River Ave., Okemos, (517) 349-2030 Open Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Sun. noon–6 p.m. www.meridianmall.com

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Tanger Outlet Center When you are bargain hunting at Tanger Outlet Center in Howell, you’ll find the quality you want and the names you’ll recognize, such as: Banana Republic, Gap Outlet, Nike Factory Store, Under Armour, Tommy Hilfiger, Old Navy, Polo Ralph Lauren, Ann Taylor, Loft Outlet and many more. Seventy brand-name outlets. Tour buses are welcome! Located 25 minutes east of Lansing. 1475 N. Burkhart Rd., Howell, (517) 545-0500, (888) 545-0565 Open Mon.–Sat. 9 a.m.–9 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Call for special holiday hours. www.tangeroutlet.com

Shopping Districts Downtown East Lansing Downtown East Lansing is vibrant, diverse and charming. Visitors will enjoy a mix of restaurants, shops, art galleries and entertainment venues. In addition, there is free parking on Sundays in any of the convenient downtown parking facilities. Visit East Lansing’s 180 downtown businesses, located within walking distance of Michigan State University campus. East Lansing Merchants Group, 410 Abbot Rd., East Lansing, (517) 319-6877 Individual store hours vary. www.cityofeastlansing.com/downtown

Downtown Lansing—Michigan Avenue and Washington Square Discover a diverse collection of entertainment hot spots and urban lofts, one-of-a-kind shopping and dining experiences that are all within walking distance of the State Capitol Building, three higher education facilities, Cooley Law School Stadium—home of the Lansing Lugnuts, the River Trail, museums, galleries and theatre. Downtown Lansing is the perfect place to unwind. Downtown Lansing Inc., 401 S. Washington Sq., Lansing, (517) 487-3322 Individual store hours vary. www.downtownlansing.org

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Unique boutiques!

Grace offers women’s clothing, shoes and accessories in classic styles with modern flair. We have everything from cocktail and wedding dresses to Spanx, jewelry and signature Grace handbags. Stop in today and enjoy the personalized shopping experience that we provide. Shop local, love Old Town. 115 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing, (517) 927-8628 Open Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Sun. noon–5 p.m. www.oldtowngrace.com

Grace Boutique of Old Town

Silver & Beyond—browse this East Lansing boutique to feel like you’ve taken a trip around the world with its sumptuous array of hand-selected jewelry and accessories.

Jeanologie, LLC Women’s designer boutique carrying everything you need for a night on the town or hanging around campus. We feature favorite premium denim lines, cocktail dresses, special occasion tops, shoes, handbags and accessories. Jeanologie welcomes new designers! 303 M.A.C. Ave., East Lansing, (989) 560-5535 Open Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–7 p.m. School year hours: Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. www.jeanologie.com

Grace—find elegant, timeless fashions for classic style and modern flair in this Old Town shop. Kean’s—a cornerstone of the quaint community of Mason for over 80 years, delight in some five and dime history with an updated twist.

Kositchek’s Established in 1865, Kositchek’s Menswear has become a landmark in downtown Lansing. Customers come from around the state to shop the large selection of tailored clothing and contemporary sportswear. Kositchek’s is also home to a mens and ladies shoe department, a big and tall shop, a fine jewelry department and a hair salon. 113 N. Washington Sq., Lansing, (517) 482-1171 Open Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.–5 p.m. www.kositcheks.com

Downtown Mason Nestled in the heart of mid-Michigan you’ll find Mason—Hometown U.S.A. Downtown features the historic courthouse. Explore shops to find antiques, books, crafts, gifts and collectibles. Enjoy lattes, sandwiches, ice cream, tasty brews and evening dining. Events include concerts, parades, Spring Fling, Down Home Days, Ingham County Fair, Sun Dried Music Fest and more! Mason Area Chamber of Commerce, 148 E. Ash St., Mason, (517) 676-1046 Individual store and attraction hours vary. Mason Area Visitors Center open 9 to 3, Monday through Friday (except for holidays and off site Chamber events). www.masonchamber.org

Old Town Lansing Old Town is Lansing’s historic boutique and arts district. The neighborhood’s Victorian buildings are filled with unique galleries, eateries, boutiques, specialty shops, nightclubs and more. Old Town is an urban neighborhood with a small-town feel. Festivals, gallery walks and farmers’ markets are held throughout the year. Old Town Commercial Association, 1232 Turner St., Lansing, (517) 485-4283 Individual store hours vary. www.iloveoldtown.org

Williamston Williamston has a lively entertainment district including an award-winning professional theatre and an independently owned movie house. Offering a wide variety of dining options, unique retail shops and community events within a beautiful walking community. Minutes east of Lansing on Grand River Ave. or easily accessible off I-96 at exit 117. Williamston Area Chamber of Commerce, 369 W. Grand River Ave., Williamston, (517) 655-1549 Individual store hours vary. www.williamston.org

My Sistas Boutique

Antiques and Collectibles Antiques Market of Williamston The largest, most comprehensive antiques market in the area, located 11 miles east of Lansing. 2991 N. Williamston Rd., Williamston, (517) 655-1350 Open daily 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Lambs’ Gate Antiques This is a mid-Michigan, family-run antique shopping experience with a character all its own. Two locations—one in historic downtown Grand Ledge and our newer store in artsy Old Town Lansing—offer a stunning variety of merchandise. Lamb’s Gate Antiques has won the Community Newspapers Peoples’ Choice Awards for over five years running! 1219 Turner St., Lansing, (517) 999-2617 Open Tue.–Sat. 11 a.m.–6 p.m., first Sunday of the month noon–5 p.m. 208 S. Bridge St., Grand Ledge, (517) 627-6811 Open Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. www.lambsgateantiques.com

Mega Mall Shop the Mega Mall, Michigan’s most unique shopping experience. Browse through 40,000 sq. ft. of today’s and yesteryear’s treasures. Antiques, collectibles, books, toys, jewelry, furniture, guy stuff, unique home decor, Avon, odds and ends, full service café and more. If you like to treasure or bargain hunt, shop the fun and friendly Mega Mall. 15487 S. US Hwy. 27, Lansing, (517) 487-3275 Open daily 11 a.m.–6 p.m. www.themegamall.net

My Sista’s Style by Design offers unique and elegant clothing, accessories and handcrafted jewelry. We also offer in-house alterations for that perfect fit. Our newest addition is our home interiors department, located on the second level. We offer a full line of home furnishings as well as an array of services provided by our licensed interior designer. 113 S. Washington Sq., Ste. 180, Lansing, (517) 367-7088, (800) 708-4003 Open Tues.–Sat. 11 a.m.–7 p.m. www.mysistas.com

Bookstores/Music Archives Book Shop Escape to a well-stocked used and collectible book shop with a wonderful selection of interesting books, postcards, sheet music, ephemera and more. In hardback, paperback and fine bindings, there are a wide variety of subjects including cookbooks, children’s books, mysteries, Michigan history and genealogy. Next to GrandRiver Coffee. Free parking. 519 W. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, (517) 332-8444 Open Mon.–Fri. 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. noon–5 p.m. or by appointment. www.curiousbooks.com


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Christian Science Reading Room

Student Book Store

Not just for Christian Scientists and not just for reading. It’s a public bookstore, offering current and historic resources on Christian Science, Bibles and study tools, inspiring CDs, award-winning news sources and more. A place to explore spirituality and prayer-based healing, independently or with others. Or just relax and rejuvenate. 709 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, (517) 332-2117 Open Mon.–Fri. 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Wed. 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Call for weekend hours. www.christiansciencemidmi.org

The largest, most comprehensive college bookstore in the area. New and used books, bestsellers, reference books, school, office and art supplies, plus a large, quality Green-and-White Shop. 421 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, (517) 351-4210, (800) 968-1111 Open Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m.–7 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. noon–5 p.m. Store closes one hour earlier during the summer. www.sbsmsu.com

Curious Book Shop Mid-Michigan’s largest used and collectible book shop, with three floors of quality used books, magazines and memorabilia. Large selection of mysteries, science fiction, children’s, literature, Michigan history, sports, comics and cookbooks. We validate parking. 307 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, (517) 332-0112 Open Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Sun. noon–5 p.m. www.curiousbooks.com

Elderly Instruments Elderly Instruments is a music store and mail order service featuring a stock of new and used guitars, basses, amplifiers, effects, banjos, mandolins, fiddles, dulcimers, harmonicas, accordions, bodhráns and other instruments. Find instruction books and DVDs, plus thousands of hard to find CDs. We have a full-service instrument repair shop, and a friendly, knowledgeable staff. 1100 N. Washington Ave., Lansing, (517) 372-7880, (888) 473-5810 Open Mon.–Wed. 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Thu. 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. www.elderly.com

Flat, Black & Circular Buy and sell CDs, vinyl records (LPs and 45s), DVDs and more—new and used. Large selection, all types and great prices! Owner-operated since 1977. Located across from MSU campus. 541 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, (517) 351-0838 Open Mon.–Thu. 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.–8 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.–6 p.m. www.flatblackandcircular.com

The Book Burrow of Lansing (Friends of Lansing Libraries) Located in the lower level of the Downtown Lansing Library, The Book Burrow of Lansing is 2,000 sq. ft. of space, with thousands of used books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, VHS and more. Most items range from $.50 to $3. From casual to collectible, we offer affordable prices and hidden treasures. 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing, (517) 367-6319 Open Thu. 11 a.m.–2 p.m., 4–7 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. www.cadl.org

Craft Shops Ledge Craft Lane, Ltd. Unique gift items created by over 100 artists and craftsmen displayed in an 1885 Fire Hall. Art classes for adults and children. Located across from the Opera House. 120 S. Bridge St., Grand Ledge, (517) 627-9843 Open Wed.–Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. www.ledgecraftlane.com

Woven Art Yarn boutique, fiber art gallery and textile education center. See us for all your fiber needs. Classes include weaving, spinning, crochet and knitting. Visit our gallery for exhibits of national fiber artists. Go to our website for class and exhibition schedule. 325B Grove St., East Lansing, (517) 203-4467 Open Tue.–Thu. 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sun. noon–4 p.m. www.yarnandfiberart.com

check   it out Cool beats! Elderly Instruments—this nationally-recognized destination is the first stop for touring musicians. Offering a large variety of stringed instruments, lessons, repairs and more. Flat, Black & Circular—get your groove on with a vast array of new and used vinyl records, DVDs and more.

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Gift/Specialty Shops Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland The world’s largest Christmas store, Bronner’s offers over 50,000 trims and gifts in a sales-room the size of 1.7 football fields. Experience the Christmas spirit 361 days a year at Bronner’s. Silent Night Memorial Chapel replica open daily. Over ½ mile of Christmas decorations to view outdoors every evening. Snack area for light refreshments. 25 Christmas Ln., Frankenmuth, (989) 652-9931, (800) ALL-YEAR Open Jan.–May, Mon.–Thu. 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m.–9 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Sun. noon–5:30 p.m.; Jun.–Dec., Mon.–Sat. 9 a.m.–9 p.m., Sun. noon–7 p.m. www.bronners.com

Caruso’s Candy Kitchen At Caruso’s Candy Kitchen we specialize in making homemade caramel apples as well as hand dipped creams, gels, toffee, nuts, fruits and more. We create flavors for any occasion and corporate gifts for your business. It’s our goal to do whatever we can to satisfy your sweet tooth. 325 City Market Dr. (in the Lansing City Market), Lansing, (517) 316-2092 Open Tue.–Fri. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Call for seasonal Sunday hours www.carusoscandykitchen.com

Chester’s Nuts Chester’s Nuts is a friendly business with a creative and dedicated staff. We offer a wide variety of caramel and cheese popcorn, nuts, mixes and more and will combine your ideas and price range with our expertise to create the “perfect package” for any occasion. 2908 Towne Centre Blvd. (in Eastwood Towne Center), Lansing, (517) 367-1135 Open Mon.–Thu. 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.–4 p.m., Call for seasonal Sun. hours. www.chestersnuts.com

Cravings Gourmet Popcorn Cravings Gourmet Popcorn and Soda Pop Market was created in 2005 by Chad Jordan. His love for having a good time inspired him to create addicting popcorn snacks. Chad believes the best popcorn is made with high quality ingredients and served fresh. Pure Popcorn Addiction is the Cravings Gourmet Popcorn mantra. 1220 Turner St., Lansing, (517) 252-4786, (888) 210-0720 Open Mon.–Fri. 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.–7 p.m., Sun. noon–5 p.m. www.cravingspopcorn.com

Dusty’s Cellar Dusty’s Cellar features Lansing’s finest selection of wine, beer, specialty foods, cigars and Michigan-made products. Fresh pastries are prepared daily on the premises. Full deli and catering services offered. Also, Dusty’s offers two dining options: Dusty’s Wine Bar for fine dining in a casual atmosphere and Dusty’s Tap Room for pub fare. 1839 Grand River Ave., Okemos, (517) 349-5150 Open Mon.–Sat. 7 a.m.–9 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.–6 p.m. www.dustyscellar.com

Fabiano’s Candies An old-fashioned candy store. We make a large variety of chocolates on site using only the best ingredients available, including sugar-free candies. 1427 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, (517) 482-7871 Open Mon.–Fri. 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. www.fabianoscandies.com

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Sweet treats! Cravings Gourmet Popcorn—oodles of sweet, savory, cheesy and seasonal flavored popcorn to satisfy any snacking desire. Sample before you buy. Pair it up with some old-time soda pop. The Peanut Shop—a Lansing institution since 1937, this original Planters Peanut store still fresh-roasts nuts daily. Fabiano’s Candies—family-owned and operated for generations. Peruse the old-fashioned candy counters chock-full with a wide selection of chocolates hand crafted on site to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan— Daisy’s Boutique A cute general gift shop and Girl Scout supplies shop. Visit Daisy’s Boutique for fashionable tees, cool sweatshirts, unique jewelry, colorful accessories, fun toys, interesting books and Girl Scout items such as uniforms, guides and insignia. Your purchases help provide programs and services for Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan. 1223 Turner St., Lansing, (517) 742-4780 (800) 968-9421 Open after Labor Day until Memorial Day: Mon.–Tue. 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Wed. 8:30 a.m.–7 p.m., Thu.–Fri. 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., first Sat. of month 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Summer Hours: Mon.–Fri. 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. www.gshom.org

The Kean’s Store Company Located in downtown Mason for over 80 years. Family-owned for three generations, carrying home décor, gifts, name-brand candles, jewelry and ornaments as well as old-fashioned bulk candy, crafts, quilting fabrics, toys, puzzles, games, books and baby gifts. Enjoy the fantastic atmosphere and exceptional customer service. Tour groups welcome. Adjacent to dining. 406 S. Jefferson St., Mason, (517) 676-5144 Open Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m.–8 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Sun. noon–5 p.m., Extended holiday hours available. www.keansstore.com

Kirabo is a specialty gift store in East Lansing that sells handmade home décor, jewelry, clothing, instruments, toys, coffee and chocolate from 30 developing countries. Fair trade principles include fair wages, healthy working conditions, environmental sustainability and respect for cultural identity. Learn artisan stories while shopping in a soothing atmosphere. 225 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, (517) 337-8000 Open Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Sun. noon–5 p.m. www.kirabofairtrade.com

Linn and Owen Jewelers Linn & Owen, established in 1917, is Lansing’s oldest family-owned and operated jeweler, located in the heart of downtown. Expert jewelry, watch and clock repair, appraisals and engraving. Come down and experience our large selection of exquisite jewelry and our warm, friendly staff. 223 S. Washington Sq., Lansing, (517) 482-0054 Open Mon.–Fri. 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Sat. 9:30 a.m.–2 p.m. www.linnowen.com

Medawar Jewelers of Lansing Medawar Jewelers is committed to creating cherished moments for your loved ones. We will help guide you to the perfect gift, restore your precious heirlooms, and help you select that one-ofa-kind engagement ring. 6145 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing, (517) 323-2121 Open Mon.–Fri. 10 am–7 pm. Sat. 10 am–5 pm, Closed Sunday 2168 W. Grand River Ave., Okemos, (517) 346-8808 Open Mon.–Fri. 10 am–7 pm. Sat. 10 am–5 pm, Closed Sunday www.medawarjewelers.com

October Moon Urban general store full of delights: delectable kitchen pantry goods, lovely bath and body treats, soulful creations and sinful chocolate. 119 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing, (517) 485-4100 Open Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Sun. noon–5 p.m. www.octobermoon.net

The Peanut Shop Nuts fresh-roasted daily on the premises, plus snack items and candy. Original Planters store. Serving the Lansing area since 1937. 117 S. Washington Sq., Lansing, (517) 374-0008 Open Mon.–Fri. 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Sat. 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Pleats Interior Design

go “nuts” with your group on Great group events starting at just $8 per person! Nick Brzezinski: 517-485-4500 ext. 284 www.lansinglugnuts.com

Interior design studio, blueprints to final accessorization, fine furniture, window treatments, wall coverings, lighting and accessories. 305 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing, (517) 487-1188 Open Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m.–5 p.m., nights and weekends by appointment. www.pleatsinteriordesign.com

Polka Dots Bead-a-full Boutique A fun and lively bead and gift shop specializing in unique lampwork beads, handmade jewelry and funky accessories for yourself and your home. Bead parties and jewelry classes are also available. 1207 Turner St., Lansing, (517) 267-1479 Open Tue.–Fri. 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Sun. noon–4 p.m. www.polkadotsbeads.com


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Go where the locals go to find a zoological tropical paradise. Michigan’s largest family-owned pet store boasts a river of fish, a colorful bus full of fuzzy friends and an exotic bird area. With hundreds of corals and thousands of fish propagated on site, Preuss Pets is a destination not to be missed. 1127 N. Cedar St., Lansing, (517) 339-1762 Open Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–6 p.m. www.preusspets.com

Family-owned since 1980, Van Atta’s grows the finest quality and selection of annuals and perennials in the Greater Lansing area. Our floral designers are dedicated to creating a memorable event and our unique gift selection is outstanding. Friendly, knowledgeable staff and the best kept secret in Mid-Michigan. 9008 Old M-78, Haslett, (517) 339-1142, (800) 395-6448 Open Mon.–Sat. 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Extended hours seasonally. www.vanattas.com

Silver & Beyond Silver & Beyond is a showcase gallery for sterling silver jewelry and accessories. Browsing in the gallery is like taking a trip around the world. You’ll find one-of-a-kind designer jewelry, Italian leather handbags and wallets, unique stylish evening bags, jewelry boxes, cashmere shawls, scarves and more. 333 Albert St. (in the lobby of the Marriott Hotel), East Lansing, (517) 337-3202 Open Mon.–Tue. 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Wed.–Fri. 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–3 p.m. www.silverbeyond.com

Vets Too Gift and Garden Boutique Lansing’s best-kept secret! This unique boutique serves house tea while you browse for body, home and patio. You’ll be amazed at the selection not found anywhere else in the area. Lansing’s only award winning “his and hers” stores. This speciality shop provides personal and corporate buying service. Ask for Bonnie. 2416 N. East St., Lansing, (517) 267-1860 Open Mon.–Fri. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. www.vetstoo.com

Smith Floral & Greenhouse

Williams AutoWorld

With traditional roots in Lansing since 1903, Smith Floral & Greenhouse will serve your every floral need. Suppliers of annuals and perennials in season and spectacular arrangements yearround, with products bought directly from the grower for a longer-lasting selection. Lansing’s only Top 100 Teleflora member. Visit the website or stop in to order. 1124 E. Mt. Hope Ave., Lansing, (517) 484-5327 Open Mon.–Fri. 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Sat. 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Open Sun. May, Jun. and Dec. www.smithfloral.com

Providing top-quality service and sales for Volkswagen, Subaru and Audi since 1971. 2845 E. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing, (517) 484-1341, (877) 967-2886 Sales open Mon. 9 a.m.–8 p.m., Tue.–Fri. 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Service and parts open Mon. 7 a.m.–8 p.m., C Tue.–Fri. 7 a.m.–6 p.m. M www.williamsautoworld.com Y

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Topliff ’s Tara Bed & Breakfast

Wheatfield Inn

Williamston Inn

Five bedrooms, full breakfast 251 Noble Road • (517) 655-8860

Banquet hall, overnight accommodations 2335 N. Williamston • (517) 655-4327

Family run motel, country setting 1133 E. Grand River Rd. • (517) 655-3773

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Bungalow 47

Fireworks Glass Studios

Knitters’ Nook

Furniture, home decor and gifts 141 W. Grand River • (517) 655-4700

Artists’ studio, handblown glass for sale 119 S. Putnam • (517) 655-4000

Knitting supplies, yarn and classes 107 S. Putnam, #206 • (517) 899-6759

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The Artisan’s Circle

Williamston Bead Works

Williamston True Value

Artist co-op with gallery, classes 138 W. Grand River • (517) 655-2200

Beads, classes, jewelry, supplies 107 S. Putnam, #214 • (517) 420-4584

Hardware store, home improvement 139 S. Putnam • (517) 655-1622

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Limner Press

TLC Memory Keepers

Wood and Sons Corn Bin

Invitations, letterpress, copy services 121 High Street • (517) 655-4455

Handmade scrapbook pages, cards 107 S. Putnam, #213 • (517) 614-2920

Flex fuel stoves, furnaces, wood pellets 164 W. Grand River • (517) 655-2998

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Gracie’s Place

Fine dining and live entertainment 151 S. Putnam • (517) 655-1100 GraciesPlaceWilliamston.com

Red Cedar Grill

Burgdorf ’s Winery

Tasting room, vineyard, gifts 5635 Shoeman Road • (517) 655-2883 BurgdorfWinery.com

RiverHouse Inn

American eclectic fare 150 E. Grand River • (517) 655-3766

Fine dining restaurant and bar 310 W. Grand River • (517) 655-4300

RedCedarGrill.com

RiverHouseInn.org

Ice Sculpture ¬ February TBA Memorial Day Parade ¬ May 27 Cool Cars/Flamingo Fest ¬ June 7 Red Cedar Jubilee ¬ June 17-23 Jubilee Craft Show ¬ June 21-22 Fourth of July Fireworks ¬ July TBA ArtFest on the River ¬ July TBA National Night Out ¬ Aug. 6 Dog Days of Summer ¬ Aug. 1-2 Dog Trick-or-Treating ¬ Oct. 19 Trick-or-Treat downtown ¬ Oct. 26 Holiday Light Parade ¬ Dec. 7

Tavern food with a flare, craft brews 115 E. Grand River • (517) 655-2100

Restaurant, bar, entertainment, banquets 132 W. Grand River • (517) 992-5060

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ONGOING EVENTS Cool Car Nights at City Hall ¬ May 27-Sept. 2 Summer Concerts Series ¬ May 30-Aug. 29 Farmers’ Market ¬ June 6-Sept. 26

Oak Lane Golf Course

Sun Theatre

Tavern 109

The Bucket/Club Rumorz

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Brookshire Inn & Golf Club

Golf, dining, banquet/wedding facility 205 W. Church • (517) 655-4694

18-hole golf course, grill (Webberville) 800 N. Main • (517) 521-3900

Historic movie theatre, $4 shows 150 W. Grand River • (517) 655-1850

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Williamston Pool & Fitness

Williamston Theatre

Williamston Depot Museum

Former train depot, historical exhibits 369 W. Grand River • (517) 230-9030

Community swimming, workout facility 3939 Vanneter Road • (517) 655-7510

Professional live theatre 122 S. Putnam • (517) 655-SHOW

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Shopping October Moon Art Gallery & Gift Boutique 517.485.4700 octobermoon.net

Pablo’s Panaderia Old Town Mexican Restaurant 517.372.0887 pablosoldtown.com

Old Town Marquee Old Town’s Premiere Event Venue 517.853.5880 www.oldtownmarquee.com

Cozy Koi Bed & Breakfast Lansing’s ONLY Bed & Breakfast 517.881.5938 cozykoibandb.com

Ingham County Landbank Creating: Place, Creating: Community, Creating: Opportunity 517.267.5221 inghamlandbank.org

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MEAT. Southern B.B.Q. & Carnivore Cuisine Home Style Southern Comfort Food 517.580.4400 meatbbq.com

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Grand Café Sir Pizza River View, Food, Spirits & Live Music 517.484.9197 sirpizza-mi.com

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Artie’s Filling Station The Best Specialty Coffee in Lansing 517.797.5582 artiesfillingstation.com

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Preuss Pets Exotic & Aquatic Tropical Pet Paradise 517.339.1762 preusspets.com

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Shopping Love, Betti Antique/Vintage Furniture & Home Goods 517.712.5275

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Grace Boutique of Old Town Women’s Clothing, Bags & Accessories 517.927.8628 oldtowngrace.com

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Capital City Scuba Equipment, Training, Travel for Underwater Exploration 517.853.9500 capitalcityscuba.com

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Located on Turner Street and Grand River Avenue, Old Town is a unique and creative district and home of the area’s largest cluster of Victorian-style buildings, as well as the largest concentration of professional artists in the Lansing area. iloveoldtown.org 517.485.4283

CiesaDesign Full Service Graphic Design & Web Design Firm 517.853.8877 ciesadesign.com

Redhead Design Studio Print Design, Identity, Advertising, Web Design 517.853.3681 virtualredhead.com

Bella Rio Salon Upscale Salon, Old Town Charm 517.999.3303 bellariosalon.com

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ARM Assess Rehab Mgt. & RiverView Fitness Physical & Occupational Therapy Services 517.485.3640 armrehab.org

OTCA Non-Profit Organization Dedicated to Revitalizing Old Town Lansing 517.485.4283 iloveoldtown.org

The Plant Professionals Flowers & Plants for Events 517.327.1059 theplantprofessionals.com

Salon 1131 Hair & Nail Salon 517.367.2060 facebook.com/OldTownSalon1131

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Hampton Inn & Suites 2200 Hampton Place Okemos, MI 48864 (517) 349-6100

Our completely renovated hotel offers several new choices for the business & leisure travelers. These choices include: Delectable, Expanded Breakfast Offered Daily A “Perfect Mix” Lobby for Both Work and Play Expanded, State of the Art Fitness Room A Relaxing Exterior Gazebo Complimentary High Speed Wireless Internet Throughout the Entire Hotel Meeting Facilities to Suit Your Needs Indoor Pool and Whirlpool www.lansing.hamptoninn.com

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We can get you there… Whether you need a taxi cab, black car service, rental car or a super fun pedi-cab ride around town, we’ve got you covered!

Public Transportation Amtrak AMTRAK links the Lansing area with more than 20 Michigan cities and over 500 cities and towns nationwide. Everyday discounts for children, senior citizens and veterans. Station: 1240 S. Harrison Rd., East Lansing. For fares and schedules call (800)USA-RAIL Ticket office open daily 7 a.m.–3 p.m. www.amtrak.com

CATA Transportation Center (Capital Area Transportation Authority) Named #1 transit system in North America, CATA provides the Greater Lansing area with fixed route bus service, including service to MSU campus, Spec-Tran curb-to-curb service for persons with disabilities and rural service transportation for residents of Ingham County’s outlying areas. 420 S. Grand Ave, Lansing, (517) 394-1000 Administrative office open Mon.–Fri. 8 a.m.–5 p.m. www.cata.org

Capital Region International Airport

Greyhound Bus Lines

Offering commercial passenger flights by major airlines with easy connections to the world. Nonstop charter flights to international destinations make flying from Lansing fun and affordable. The airport is located just minutes away from downtown Lansing, the State Capitol, Michigan State University and most major Michigan cities and travel destinations. 4100 Capital City Blvd., Lansing, (517) 321-6121 For flight information, contact your travel agent, individual airline or check website. www.flylansing.com

With two bus terminals—located in Lansing and East Lansing—Greyhound Bus Lines offers yet another form of transportation to and from the Greater Lansing area. 1240 S. Harrison Rd., East Lansing (in the AMTRAK station), (517) 332-2595 420 S. Grand Ave., Lansing (in the CATA Transportation Center), (517) 482-4246 www.greyhound.com

Entertainment Express Looking for a unique and fun way to visit entertainment venues along the Michigan-Grand River Avenue corridor? Catch the Entertainment Express trolley at designated CATA bus stops any Thursday, Friday or Saturday night. It’s your connection to more than 70 local nightspots between downtown Lansing and downtown East Lansing. (517) 394-1000 Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings year-round. 7:30 p.m.–3 a.m. when MSU is in session with 15 minute service most of the evening. Service runs every 30 minutes until 2:30 a.m. the remainder of the year. Regular fare: $1.25, discounted fare: 60 cents. Ride free with your CATA unlimited ride pass or purchase an Entertainment Express annual pass for $25. www.catatrolley.org

check   it out All aboard the Entertainment Express! Looking for a safe and fun way to get around to more than 70 nightspots? Take the trolley Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings to shuttle you between downtown Lansing and downtown East Lansing. It’s fun, affordable and the coolest way to hit the hottest clubs, restaurants and entertainment venues.

Indian Trails Inc. Indian Trails offers scheduled daily service to over 200 destinations located in Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana and into Chicago. We also offer connecting service across America through interline connections with Greyhound and other carriers. Our coaches are all ADA Accessible and offer free WiFi and electrical outlets. 109 E. Comstock St., Owosso, (989) 725-5105, (800) 292-3831 www.indiantrails.com

Michigan Flyer Michigan Flyer is Michigan’s luxury motorcoach service providing scheduled service to and from East Lansing, Ann Arbor and Detroit Metropolitan airport. A convenient, reliable service, we make the commute for thousands of business travelers, families, students and vacationers more relaxing and cost-effective. Discounted parking available at departure locations. 333 Albert St., Suite 110, East Lansing, (517) 333-0400 www.michiganflyer.com

Taxi Service Capitol Transport L.L.C. Operating Spartan Cab and Yellow Cab. Taxicab and airport transportation services. Group transportation and vans. 24-hour service. American Express, Visa and MasterCard accepted. 4773 W. Grand River, Lansing, (517) 482-1444 Open daily. www.capitoltransport.com


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Lake Lansing North Wherever you go, Dean offers the best service to meet your needs. Whether traveling in comfort with Dean Trailways or reserving a Dean Black Car to travel in exclusive style, Dean provides a safe, professional and comfortable environment to get you where you need to go. Call today or visit us online to book your next trip.

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DD’s Downtown Taxi Lansing and East Lansing taxi cab and airport shuttle service. 9191 E. Vermontville Hwy, Dimondale, (517) 252-4498 Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. www.ddsdowntowntaxi.com

iCab Lansing iCab is the ONLY interactive taxi service in the Lansing/East Lansing area that uses an iPhone or Android based smartphone app which locates and tracks a taxicab to you. Airport licensed, insured and bonded. 600 S. Grand Ave., Lansing, (517) 215-7910 Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. www.icablansing.com

MI Bike Cab MI Bikes eco-friendly pedicabs provide short-haul taxi service in downtown Lansing. We offer sightseeing and historical tours around town. Go green, save a hike—ride. All Around Greater Lansing, (517) 802-1013 Available Wed.–Sat. 7 a.m.–2 p.m. or by appointment. www.mibikecab.com

Charter Services Dean Trailways of Michigan Focusing on safety and expertise, Dean has over 50 years of transportation experience. Enjoy the luxuries of satellite TV, DVD players and WiFi on one of our motorcoaches, or book Dean Black Car to manage your professional and special event transportation needs. Whether it’s just you, or you and 54 of your friends, Dean Trailways and Dean Black Car have it covered! 4726 Aurelius Rd., Lansing, (517) 319-3326, (800) 282-3326 www.deantrailways.com

Indian Trails Inc. Indian Trails is Michigan’s premier motorcoach company, offering an entire fleet of newer deluxe coaches with capacities up to 56 seats. Our services include charter, tours, shuttles and scheduled service throughout Michigan. From 10 to 10,000 people, we are uniquely qualified to transport your group. Free WiFi and electrical outlets are offered on every coach. 109 E. Comstock St., Owosso, (989) 725-5105, (800) 292-3831 www.indiantrails.com

Paved Walking Trail Splash Pad® Playground Snow Park Burchfield Disc Golf Canoeing Moonlight Ski Mountain Bike Trails

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Car Rentals Hertz Rent-A-Car Hertz Rent-A-Car has a check-in desk located in the baggage claim area of the Capital Region International Airport. Your rental car has ready and return spaces located within walking distance of the airport terminal building. 4100 Capital City Blvd., Lansing, (517) 321-1445, (800) 654-3131 www.hertz.com

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CATA CONNECTS YOU TO MILES OF LOCAL NIGHTLIFE • Runs along the Lansing/East Lansing entertainment corridor. • Stops at the hottest restaurants, clubs and entertainment venues. • Runs every 15 minutes during MSU Fall and Spring semesters, and every 30 minutes the rest of the year.

Ride FREE with a CATA Bus Pass! • Regular Cash Fare $1.25

• Discount Fare 60¢

ENTERTAINMENT EXPRESS ROUTE

THURS - FRI - SAT 7:30 p.m. - 3:00 a.m.*

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Entertainment Express bus stops

Ride FREE on First Fridays! Trolleys run every 15 minutes 5:30 p.m. - 3:00 a.m. on First Fridays.*

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2013 Mason Area Major Events:

• Spring Fling Festival - May 2 to 5 • Spring Fling Courthouse Show Saturday, May 4

• Independence Day Celebration & Parade - Thursday, July 4

• Michigan Steam Engine &

Threshers Reunion - July 26 - 28

• Ingham County Fair & Mason Values Week - July 29 to August 3 Sun Dried Music Fest - August 23/24 • • Down Home Days Festival September 19 to 22 • Down Home Days Courthouse Show - Saturday, September 21 Holidays Celebration & Lighted • Parade - Friday, November 29

Mason is just minutes south of:

• Lansing on US-127 or Cedar Street • East Lansing on Hagadorn Road • I-96, Exit 110 on Okemos Road SEE HUNDREDS MORE COMMUNITY EVENTS:

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Greater Lansing is a welcoming and diverse community… We have over 500 Greater Lansing Certified Tourism Ambassadors to insure you have a positive visitor experience. While in the region, please visit one of the two visitor information centers for personalized planning assistance.

Convention Centers and Arenas Breslin Student Events Center Located on the picturesque campus of Michigan State University and home of the MSU men’s and women’s Spartan basketball teams, this 15,000seat center hosts concerts, family shows, athletic events, conferences, trade shows, conventions and more! State-of-the-art sound and lighting systems are available. Five private meeting rooms are available for more intimate events. 534 Birch Rd. (corner of Harrison Ave. and Kalamazoo St.) MSU Campus, East Lansing. For event rentals call (517) 432-1989. www.breslincenter.com

Eagle Eye Golf Club Banquet Facility Stretching over 450 feet and perched above Eagle Lake, the stunning views from the five banquet rooms provide a dramatic setting for weddings, outings, holiday parties, trade shows, business meetings and special events. Banquet seating for up to 750 people. 15500 Chandler Rd., Bath, (517) 641-4570 www.hawkhollow.com

East Lansing Hannah Community Center Old-school charm makes the performing arts theatre, dance studio, recital room, banquet hall and meeting rooms a picturesque backdrop for any event. Recreational amenities include the fitness center, indoor pool and gymnasiums. Reservations, daily admission and passes are available. 819 Abbot Rd., East Lansing, (517) 333-2580 Open Mon.–Fri. 6 a.m.–9 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.–8 p.m., Sun. noon–8 p.m. Reservations by appointment. www.cityofeastlansing.com

The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development This unparalleled conference center is the ideal venue for professional meetings. Located on MSU’s beautiful campus, the Henry Center features the area’s best educational meeting facilities and technology. When the work’s done, enjoy dining, fitness or spa services at the University Club or golf Forest Akers championship courses. 3535 Forest Rd., Lansing, (517) 353-4350, (800) 356-5705 www.msuhenrycenter.org

Lansing Center Lansing Center is mid-Michigan’s premier event facility. This state-of-the-art building in Lansing’s entertainment district features panoramic views, abundant parking and Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol attached via a covered skywalk. Lansing Center offers more than 120,000 sq. ft. of contemporary space including nearly 72,000 sq. ft. of column-free exhibit halls and 20 breakout rooms. 333 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, (517) 483-7400 Administrative Office open 8 a.m.–5 p.m. www.lansingcenter.com

Lansing Community College Conference Services LCC’s West Campus Conference Center provides a fresh and unique alternative to the traditional venue. Offering first-class meeting facilities, advanced audio-visual technology, computer labs, on site catering and personalized event planning. Conveniently located just off I-496. 5708 Cornerstone, Lansing, (517) 483-9300 www.lcc.edu/cs

The Summit Sports and Ice Complex and Aim High Sports Two adjacent multi-sports facilities offering a wide range of activities including learn to skate, hockey, soccer, lacrosse, dodgeball, flag football, gymnastics, basketball, volleyball and much more. The facility of choice for conventions, proms, meetings and trade shows. 9410 Davis Hwy., intersection of I-69 and I-96, Dimondale, (517) 319-1000 www.thesummitsportsandice.com

Educational Institutions Central Michigan University’s Global Campus CMU is a fully-accredited research-intensive university founded in 1892, with its main campus in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Its many off-campus locations, including East Lansing, pride themselves on delivering exceptionally high quality undergraduate and graduate programs in compressed formats, specifically designed to serve the needs of working adults. 2900 West Rd., Ste. 301, East Lansing, (517) 337-8360, (877) 268-4636 www.cel.cmich.edu/lansing

Great Lakes Christian College Want an education that will make a difference? At our comfortable campus on Lansing’s west side we offer the opportunity to develop character and spiritual maturity as you pursue your formal education. GLCC holds the distinction of small class sizes and very affordable tuition. Eighty percent of full-time professors hold earned doctorates. “Intellectual, Spiritual and Personal Growth.” 6211 W. Willow Hwy., Lansing, (517) 321-0242, (800) 937-4522 www.glcc.edu


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Lansing Community College LCC offers courses in general education, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment, as well as customized professional development and training for the region’s employers. At the University Center students can earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees from six partner universities. 422 N. Washington Sq., Lansing, (517) 483-1957, (800) 644-4522 www.lcc.edu

Michigan State University Michigan State University has been working to advance the common good in uncommon ways for more than 150 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU focuses on creating solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges, while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive community of scholars. East Lansing, for general information call (517) 355-1855 www.msu.edu

Thomas M. Cooley Law School Founded in 1972, the Thomas M. Cooley Law School is a private, nonprofit, independent law school accredited by the American Bar Association and the Higher Learning Commission. Cooley operates its Juris Doctor program, Joint Degree programs, and Master of Laws programs across Michigan in Lansing, Auburn Hills, Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor, and Tampa Bay, Florida. 300 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing, (517) 371-5140 www.cooley.edu

University Center at Lansing Community College The University Center at Lansing Community College is six universities: Lawrence Tech, Western, Ferris State, University of Michigan-Flint, Northwood and Sienna Heights. Offering over 30 bachelors and masters degree programs in downtown Lansing. Visit us at www.lcc.edu and find out how you can save money in a 3+1 program. 210 W. Shiawassee St., Lansing, (517) 483-9770 www.lcc.edu/uc

Local Resources AAA Michigan A A A Travel is a full-service travel agency for all your cruise, tour and vacation package planning needs. Free guidebooks and maps available for members. Serving Lansing for over 90 years. 3415 E. Saginaw, Suite G, Lansing, (517) 487-6171 Open Mon.–Fri. 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m. www.aaa.com

Downtown Lansing Branch of the Capital Area District Libraries CADL serves 23 municipalities in Ingham County with 13 libraries and a Bookmobile, offering books, movies, music, downloadables, public computers, WiFi and a wide array of instructional and entertainment programs. Cards are free to residents in the service area; yearly cards may be purchased by non-residents. Hours, locations and more at cadl.org. 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing, (517) 367-6300 www.cadl.org

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Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau Count on the experts to help you plan the perfect trip to Greater Lansing. Looking for a romantic weekend or a family-friendly venue to take the kids? How about a place to hold your family reunion, meeting or conference? Or do you just want a fabulous place to have dinner? Now with two Visitor Center locations to serve you, the Greater Lansing CVB can help! 500 E. Michigan Ave., Ste. 180, Lansing Open Mon.–Fri. 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. 549 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing Open Tue.–Sat. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–3 p.m. (517) 487-6800, (888) 2-LANSING (252-6746) www.lansing.org

Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce For more than 110 years, the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce has been dedicated to helping employers and businesses in the region grow by providing business education and networking, enhancing member visibility and advocating for a prosperous economic climate. 500 E. Michigan Ave., Ste. 200, Lansing, (517) 487-6340 Open Mon.–Fri. 8 a.m.–5 p.m. www.lansingchamber.org

Move to Mich Move to Mich is a partnership of world-class organizations, each offering complementary resources focused on bringing people and companies to local Michigan communities. Offering a full range of services including home sale, home purchase and rental properties to professional movers and travelers, our team can support any personal, corporate or industrial relocation. 3695 Okemos Rd., Okemos, (517) 706-2430, (866) 369-0555 www.movetomich.com

check   it out Five reasons to host your next event in Greater Lansing! With a central location in the state, your conference attendance will improve dramatically. Our unbeatable Services team will bend over backwards to make your meetings run smoothly and effortlessly. Greater Lansing boasts over 500 Greater Lansing Certified Tourism Ambassadors who are knowledgeable and well-versed in everything Lansing has to offer a visitor. Greater Lansing is just plain affordable. Enough said.

Travel Michigan Statewide travel information. (888) 78-GREAT (47328) www.michigan.org

Emergency and Health Services Medical, Police or Fire Emergency Dial 911

Lansing Urgent Care 505 N. Clippert St., Lansing, (517) 333-9200 2289 W. Grand River Ave., Okemos, (517) 349-2300 Open Mon.–Sat. 9 a.m.–9 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.–6 p.m. www.lansingurgentcare.com

Sparrow Health System Sparrow Hospital 1215 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, (517) 364-1000 www.sparrow.org Sparrow Clinton Hospital 805 S. Oakland, St. Johns, (989) 224-6881 Sparrow St. Lawrence Campus 1210 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing, (517) 364-1000 Mason Urgent Care 800 E. Columbia St., Mason, (517) 244-8900 Open seven days a week, 8 a.m.–10 p.m. (including holidays) Okemos Urgent Care 2248 Mt. Hope Rd., Suite 106, Okemos, (517) 381-4001 Open seven days a week, 10 a.m.–10 p.m. (including holidays)

The Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau is accredited with Destination Marketing Association International. That means that our high standards reflect well on your convention attendees.

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Our Valued Advertisers Art Craft Display, Inc................................................42 Arts Council of Greater Lansing..............................24 Bagger Dave’s.........................................................15 Best Western Plus....................................................80 Candlewood Suites.................................................66 Capital Area Transportation Authority.....................74 Capital Regional International Airport.................................................75, Back Cover Thomas M. Cooley Law School..............................78 Courtyard by Marriott..............................................43 Dean Trailways of Michigan....................................73

• Complimentary Hot Breakfast featuring Eggs and Sausage

• Complimentary Hi-Speed Wireless Internet

• Indoor Pool and Hot Tub • On-site Fitness Center • Located just minutes from Michigan State University and area businesses

Downtown East Lansing..........................................19 Downtown Lansing, Inc.................................... 58–59 Downtown Williamston..................................... 68–69 Dusty’s Wine Bar.....................................................15 East Lansing Marriott at University Place...............42 Eastwood Towne Center.........................................67 Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum.................................. Inside Front Cover The English Inn........................................................53 Fairfield Inn East Lansing........................................80 Grand Traverse Pie Company.................................65 Hampton Inn and Suites Okemos...........................71 Holiday Inn Express–Dimondale............................14 Holiday Inn Express–Okemos................................55 Indian Trails Incorporated........................................75 Ingham County Parks..............................................73 Lansing Area Museums............................................9 Lansing Mall.............................................................65 Lansing Parking Services........................................75 Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce.............66 Lexington Lansing Hotel..........................................66 Lugnuts....................................................................64 Mason Chamber of Commerce..............................75 Meridian Township...................................................57 Old Town Commercial Association.....................8, 70 Pizza House.............................................................48 Quality Suites...........................................................24 Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol...................71 Residence Inn..........................................................28 Sleep Inn–DeWitt.....................................................43

2335 Woodlake Dr. • Okemos, MI 48864 517-347-1000 • Fax 517-347-5092 www.fairfieldinn/lanfi E-mail: ffi.lanfi.gm@marriott.com

2013 edition published by Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau Phone: (517) 487-6800 • (888) 2-LANSING (252-6746) FAX: (517) 487-5151 • www.lansing.org E-mail: glcvb-info@lansing.org 500 East Michigan Avenue, Suite 180, Lansing, MI 48912 Executive Editor: Tracy Padot, vice president, marketing communications

Contributing Editors: Jessica Cornman, marketing communications coordinator; Katie Atkins, manager, multimedia & graphic design

Spartan Hospitality Group............Inside Back Cover

Printing: QuadGraphics, Midland, Michigan

SpringHill Suites......................................................42

University Quality Inn...............................................43

Photography: Jacob Bahns, Jacqueline Bastion, Roger Boettcher, Jessica Cornman, Brendan Dwyer, The English Inn, Thomas Gennara, David Grist, Lansing State Journal, Diana Liang, Michigan State University-University Relations, Matt Mohundro, MSU Museum, Tracy Padot, Macie Schriner, David Trumpie, Wharton Center for Performing Arts, Williamston Theatre.

Wendy’s...................................................................51

Cover Photos: Thomas Gennara

Wharton Center for Performing Arts.......................25

All listings are members of the Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Towne Place Suites..................................................71

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Advertising Solicitation: Jan Pfeiffer, membership manager Design and Production: CiesaDesign, Lansing, Michigan

The Summit at the Capital Centre...........................79

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Managing Editor: Lori Lanspeary, leisure marketing manager

SpareTime Entertainment........................................55

Staybridge Suites....................................................43

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For more information about Bureau membership or advertising in the Visitor Guide, please phone (517) 377-1410.

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Newest & Largest Hotel and Convention Center in Lansing Newly renovated meeting and banquet rooms with 30,000 square feet of space 300 fully upgraded spacious guest rooms with refrigerators, 42" flat screen plasma televisions, microwaves and coffee makers Full-service restaurant catered by our Executive Chef Executive lounge (Newly remodeled Valencia Club) Free parking and high speed Internet Exercise room, whirlpool, sauna, indoor pool with sun deck

6820 South Cedar Street Lansing, MI 48911 517-694-8123 Toll Free: 1-800-333-8123 Or visit us online: www.bestwesternpluslansing.com


THE SPARTAN EXPERIENCE IS UNIVERSAL. Come see for yourself. Visit us on the web at: kelloggcenter.com • stateroomrestaurant.com • breslincenter.com • conferences.uh.msu.edu • msuunion.com • golf.msu.edu • msutennis.msu.edu • spartansignaturecatering.com

517-432-3086


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