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Crowne Plaza Lansing

Explore Lansing

From the Potter Park Zoo and Lansing Mall to shopping at Old Town and baseball at Jackson Field, there are plenty of things to do in Lansing, Michigan.

Featured Attractions

Michigan State Capitol

Michigan State Capitol Building & Downtown Lansing

Capitol Ave and Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48933

Step back to the Victorian era with a visit to Michigan's award-winning Capitol building, featuring over nine acres of hand-painted surfaces. Tours of public areas and House and Senate galleries are available every half hour. Downtown Lansing also offers a variety of fun activities including: River Town Adventures (kayak, canoe, & paddleboard rentals), Impression 5 Science Center, Michigan Historical Museum, R.E. Olds Transportation Museum, JoyRide Pedal Tours, and Adado Riverfront Park.

Michigan State University

Michigan State University

426 Auditorium Rd., Room 150,, Hannah Administration Building, East Lansing, MI 48824

Michigan State University is much more than an institute for higher education. It also offers some of the top attractions in Lansing, including Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, botanical gardens, and the Abrams Planetarium to explore.

Horrocks Farm Market in Lansing Michigan

Horrocks Farm Market

7420 W Saginaw Hwy, Lansing, MI 48917

No visit to Lansing is complete without a visit to Horrocks Farm Market. Located just minutes from our hotel, this market has served the Lansing area for over 60 years and is one of the top things to do in Lansing. Enjoy the beer and wine garden, tavern, gourmet popcorn, coffee, and caramel apples all year long.

Lansing Shuffle

Lansing Shuffle

325 Riverfront Drive, Lansing, MI 48912

Take a ride over to Lansing Shuffle to socialize and explore the renovated Lansing City Market.  With seven different restaurant options, two full-service bars, and a lounge to choose from, this space provides a variety of food and drinks for guests to enjoy.

Golf course with hole and flag

Local Golf Courses

  • Eagle Eye Golf Club 
  • Hawk Hollow Golf Course 
  • Timber Ridge Golf Club 
  • Forest Akers Golf Courses 
  • Royal Scot Golf
  • College Fields Golf Club 
  • Centennial Acres Golf Course

Other Things To Do in Lansing

Other Things To Do in Lansing

Potter Park Zoo

1301 S Pennsylvania Ave,, Lansing, MI 48912

Meet over 350 animals spanning 160+ species at the Potter Park Zoo in Lansing. From lions and snow leopards to penguins and birds, there are plenty of fascinating animals to learn from. Bring the whole family and enjoy a snack at the Savanna Grill, camel rides, and a tour of the zoo’s special Farmyard EdVentures exhibit.

Old Town Lansing

Established in the mid-1800s, Old Town Lansing thrives today as a place for visitors and locals alike to enjoy shopping, dining, and socializing. With quaint brick buildings, leafy trees, and a bike path overlooking the Grand River, Old Town Lansing makes a perfect afternoon adventure.

Jackson Field

505 E Michigan Ave,, Lansing, MI 48912

Experience the thrill of baseball at Jackson Field, where you can watch the Lansing Lugnuts or the Michigan State Spartans play ball. With six full-service concession stands and array of game-day vendors, you’ll have plenty to eat while you enjoy the game.

Local Tips

Local Tips

Must See

No visit to Lansing is complete without a visit to Lansing's newest entertainment venue, Lansing Shuffle. Kayak on the Grand River or enjoy a pick-up game of pickleball at Delta Mills Park. The Lansing area is also home to museums, parks, golf courses, and shopping.

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Challenge your team to the escape room at Breakout Escape Rooms Lansing or test your tossing skills at Bull's Eye Axe Throwing. Stroll the riverfront at Adado Riverfront Park. Cheer on your favorite sports teams at Michigan State University, Hope Sports Complex, Lansing City Arena, and Mount Hope Park. There's always something fresh and exciting to do in Lansing!


Looking for something new to see or do while visiting Lansing? We recommend exploring Fitzgerald Park if you love an outdoor adventure or a visit to Potter Park Zoo for animal lovers. Venture to the West Side of Lansing for a game of pickleball, or check out the Ledges and go picnicking, canoeing, or hiking. Visit our front desk for a visitor’s guide.

Must Do

There are plenty of exciting attractions in the Lansing area. Catch a Lansing Lugnuts baseball game at Jackson Field. Take a tour of our State Capitol. Visit the Michigan State University horticultural gardens. Stroll the River Trail and Hawk Island Park. Local shopping is available in Old Town, the Eastwood Towne Center, and the Lansing Mall.

Don't Go Home Without

Don't go home without visiting the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, catching a show at the Wharton Center for Performing Arts, or exploring the unique galleries, shops, and eateries in Old Town. The Crowne Plaza Lansing West places you within minutes of these must-see attractions—and many more.