Lansing, MI

Travel Guide
Michigan State Capitol which includes heritage architecture
The capital of Michigan has a picturesque college campus, one of the best car museums in the country and great antique shopping.

The city of Lansing is located in the center of Michigan. As the state’s capital, it is of great governmental importance, but the city’s Midwestern charm and many attractions have been attracting visitors for decades.

Downtown Lansing is integrated with the bustling campus of Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Browse for treasures in its historical shopping district, which has antique stores, local boutiques and well-known brand names. 

The Michigan State Capitol is the centerpiece of Lansing. This beautifully restored National Historic Landmark is in the heart of downtown. Take a guided tour of the building, which is still the working seat of the Michigan Senate and the Michigan House of Representatives. 

Visit the suburb of East Lansing, home to Michigan State University. This “Big Ten” school is one of the largest and most highly esteemed public universities in the U.S. You will notice a large collegiate presence throughout Lansing, especially during weekend nights or at big sporting events.

A wide range of museums appeal to visitors of all ages. Young children can experience hands-on science exhibits at Impression 5 Science Center. If you like contemporary art, Broad Art Museum on the university’s campus is a must-see. Also on campus, Michigan State University Museum contains fascinating ancient artifacts such as dinosaur skeletons.

The auto industry plays a huge part in Michigan’s history and General Motors still has a large presence in Lansing. R.E. Olds Transportation Museum is dedicated to the founder of Oldsmobile. As one of the highest rated automobile museums in the country, it covers nearly a century of automobile memorabilia ranging from early traffic signs to a complete collection of Oldsmobile cars. 

Lansing is a short drive from some of Michigan’s biggest attractions. The largest city in the state, Detroit, is 90 miles (144.8 kilometers) away. Lansing is also conveniently located between three of the Great Lakes. You can reach Lake Huron, Lake Michigan and Lake Erie by car in less than 2 hours. 

Where to stay in Lansing

Hilton Garden Inn Lansing West, MI
Hilton Garden Inn Lansing West, MI
3 out of 5
633 N Canal Rd, Lansing, MI, 48917
The price is ¥15,157 per night from Aug 3 to Aug 4
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Lansing. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an indoor pool. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (307 reviews)
"Enjoyed our stay. Everything was as advertised. Nothing to criticize."

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

Hilton Garden Inn Lansing West, MI
Hyatt Place Lansing - East
Hyatt Place Lansing - East
3 out of 5
2401 Showtime Dr, Lansing, MI, 48912
The price is ¥15,638 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 2
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Lansing. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff in ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (978 reviews)
"Clean, well-maintained, great breakfasts!"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

Hyatt Place Lansing - East
Courtyard by Marriott Lansing Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Lansing Downtown
3 out of 5
600 EAST MICHIGAN AVENUE, Lansing, MI, 48912
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥17,783 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Lansing. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a fitness center. Popular attractions Spartan Stadium and Lansing Mall ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (114 reviews)
"Great location to the Capitol and also downtown. Super quiet, easy parking, nice to be right next to the lovely Capitol City Market. Super clean and overall, a great stay. Would definitely recommend!"

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

Courtyard by Marriott Lansing Downtown
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Outdoor Hot Tub, Cozy king bed, Private entrance
Outdoor Hot Tub, Cozy king bed, Private entrance
Lansing, MI
The price is ¥6,761 per night from Jul 18 to Jul 19
Stay at this vacation home in Lansing. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Lansing Mall and Spartan Stadium are located ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Excellent Find
"This stay was just perfect. We brought our puppers and everything was exactly as described. Hot tub is a very nice perk!"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

Outdoor Hot Tub, Cozy king bed, Private entrance
Centralized Self-Checkin 2 Bedroom (MSU area)
Centralized Self-Checkin 2 Bedroom (MSU area)
Lansing, MI
The price is ¥16,766 per night from Jul 16 to Jul 17
Stay at this vacation home in Lansing. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and a TV. Popular attractions Spartan Stadium and Lansing Mall are located nearby. Discover ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
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"Everything i expected on the listing."

Reviewed on May 11, 2022

Centralized Self-Checkin 2 Bedroom (MSU area)
Lansing Layover #12| Project Runway
Lansing Layover #12| Project Runway
Lansing, MI
The price is ¥13,386 per night from Jul 23 to Jul 24
Stay at this business-friendly apartment in Lansing. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and a TV. Popular attractions Lansing Mall and Spartan Stadium are located nearby. ...
Lansing Layover #12| Project Runway
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