About Lansing

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Lansing serves as the capital of Michigan and is located in the center of the state, about 90 miles west of Detroit (the largest city). The greater Lansing area has a population of nearly one half million people. It has all the attributes of a mid-sized city in addition to rural small town hospitality outside of the city. It also has the added benefits of a nearby college town atmosphere.

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In the city of Lansing and nearby East Lansing there is plenty to do including:

  • Visiting the Wharton Center for a Broadway production
  • Potter Park Zoo and the Gardens at Michigan State
  • Lake Lansing, County Parks and Nature Centers with canoeing, fishing, skiing and biking
  • Lansing Lugnuts: A Class-A minor league baseball team affiliated with the Toronto Blue Jays
  • MSU Big Ten Sporting events: Basketball and football are especially popular events to go to.
  • Take a walk or bike ride along the expansive Lansing River Trail

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The Michigan State University in East Lansing offers:

  • Big Ten College town atmosphere with plenty of shopping, restaurants and bars
  • Intramural sports and exercise facilities, pools, and Forest Akers Golf Course
  • Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum
  • The MSU Dairy Store serves fresh ice cream year-round

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In the entire state of Michigan there are even more opportunities including:

  • Thousands of parks and lakes (including the Great Lakes themselves)
  • Hundreds of festivals year-round
  • Historic Mackinac Island
  • Beauty: sand dunes, shores, wineries, apple orchards, golf courses, cross country biking and skiing to enjoy in all four seasons