Quality Inn University
3121 E. Grand River Ave.
Lansing, MI 48912
Phone: (517) 351-1440
Fax: (517) 351-6220
Arts & Museums
The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University is named after its namesake philanthropists and art connoisseurs. This 2012, contemporary art depository is avant-garde in every sense. Its magnificent oblique facade of corrugated glass and stainless steel is a sight to behold. Its wide repertoire features artifacts from Greek and Roman eras, Middle Ages and Renaissance art and Modern artwork in the forms of paintings, canvases and sculptures. Their historical collection is from the former Kresge Art Museum of the university. The primary focus will be workmanship post 1945. The museum has many spaces that is also available on rent for various events.
Named after the founder of the Oldsmobile, Ransom Eli Olds, the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum highlights the history and displays landmark cars manufactured by the company. Featuring a classic collection of brilliant, rare, vintage cars, which includes the first ever Oldsmobile of 1897, the place also houses engines and other memorabilia of the iconic car company. If vintage cars get your motor running, this place is not to be missed!
Sophisticated hands-on science center featuring a wonderful array of physical and natural world exhibits for all ages.
This museum is the only museum of its kind in the U.S. and it features a collection of historical surveying artifacts.
This is definitely not for the weak hearted. Michigan State Brain Collection at the Michigan State University has 156 brain specimens of mammals as well as humans and is considered to be one of the world's largest collection of well preserved sections of the brain. Get educated on how this important organ evolves and the difference in each creature. Some of the animals featured are the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin, California Sealion, American Badger and yellow mongoose. Appointments are a must to visit this place.
Charming museum that celebrates Michigan women in its permanent and changing exhibits including works by outstanding Michigan women artists and photographers.
The first permanent art gallery in Lansing, this nonprofit arts organization serves local and state wide artists through monthly exhibitions, educational programs, a gallery, and a gift shop.
Highlights of this center include 26 permanent galleries on four levels depicting the history of Michigan from prehistoric times through the late 20th century. Also features a walk-through copper mine, a one-room schoolhouse, a 1957 Auto Show, and a S & H Greenstamps Store.
Through programs, exhibitions and special events, The Nokomis Native American Cultural Learning Center helps fulfill its mission of preserving and presenting the history, arts, and culture of the Anishinaabe people - the Ojibwa, Odawa, and Potawatomi nations.
The Depot is a symbol of this transportation town. The museum houses permanent exhibits in the back room and three temporary exhibits in the front room.
See antique technology in action at the Steam Railroading Institute. Steam-powered locomotives are restored and set back on the tracks. Visit for an educational day out.
The Curwood Castle was home to author James Oliver Curwood and was built in 1922 to resemble a Norman chateau. The exterior of the castle is made of yellow stucco containing fieldstones, and the slate roof features a copper trim. This landmark is now a museum, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 3, 1971.