Quality Inn University
3121 E. Grand River Ave.
Lansing, MI 48912
Phone: (517) 351-1440
Fax: (517) 351-6220
Public library providing a variety of books, new and traditional resources, educational programs, and miscellaneous community services.
The Always a Champion statue, a bronze replica of the legendary basketball player Earvin Johnson, fondly called Magic Johnson, is located right outside the Breslin Center. Unveiled by Johnson himself in 2003, the statue stretches about 12 feet (3.65 meters) high. Designed by Omri Amrany, the sculpture depicts Johnson at the 1979 Spartan Championship game wearing his Spartan uniform.
Established on the campus of Michigan State University in 1872, W. J. Beal Botanical Garden is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the country. The idea and initial plan for the garden was laid out by Professor William Beal, after whom the park is named. Today, the garden is host to thousands of species of native as well as exotic plant life. The garden has been a site for numerous plant based researches, and is a haven for botany students. Tours of the facility are available, and the garden can also be rented for weddings and private events. Check website for more.
Designed especially for children, this delightful garden features a tree house, garden house, an amphitheater, and over 60 themed gardens. It is one of five parts of the Horticultural Demonstration Gardens at MSU. The garden is open dawn to dusk, from April 1 through October 31.
Established in 1915, Potter Park Zoo is a fairly large zoo that protects and shelters almost 500 animals of different species. Be it a student or a kid, the zoo offers an insight in to the wildlife and its inhabitants. Check website for more details.
Located along the riverside of Michigan's Grand River, this picturesque park features plenty of open space and lush greenery. A 13 mile walkway is often populated by walkers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. The park also features sculptures along the pathway.
The Ottawa Street Power Station that was once an electric and steam generating station, is now home to the Accident Fund Insurance Company of America. The original structure is included in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 2008.
Designed as a downtown festival park, this scenic walkway connects comfortable parks, historic sites, and activity centers for over eight miles.
The St. Mary Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Lansing, Michigan. This majestic looking chapel was designed by E. A. Bond in 1913. The church features Late Gothic Revival influences, along with an intricate rose window and German made stained glass windows. The site was added to the list of National Register of Historic Places in 1990.
Planted over 100 years ago, this is a garden lover's paradise and features a pavilion, park benches, and picnic tables.
Step back in time to the Victorian era at Michigan's award-winning Capitol with features including a glass floor rotunda and nine acres of decorative handpainted surfaces. Tours are available every half hour.
Beautiful Classic Revival architectural style house with features including magnificent Ionic columns, French glass windows, hand-crafted oak woodwork, 12 foot embossed, tin ceilings, and five fireplaces. Historic tours are available as well as lectures, educational programs, and special events.