Lansing Information

Lansing, the capital city of Michigan, is situated about 90 miles west of Detroit and is mostly in Ingham County. According to the 2010 Census Bureau, Lansing's city population is about 114,297 and is the fifth largest city in Michigan. Lansing is sometimes referred to as the Car Capital of North America. It is the birthplace of Oldsmobile, and Lansing produces more cars than any other city in the United States.

Despite Lansing being undeveloped Compared to Detroit when it was chosen as the capital, it has grown considerably and is host to many activities now. There are lots of things to see and do in Lansing, Michigan, including visiting museums and attractions, sports and recreational activities, parks and gardens, wine tasting, and arts and cultural events. You will also find great restaurants and lodging.

On the list of things to see and do, you should consider the Michigan Historical Museum, the Potter Park Zoo, the State Capitol, and Michigan State University. For lovers of the arts, you can also see the Greater Lansing Ballet Company, the Lansing Symphony Orchestra, the Old Town BluesFest, and you can even see a Broadway show at the Wharton Center. In addition to these cultural events, you can go biking or hiking on trails, play golf, and watch the city's minor league baseball team, the Lansing Lugnuts.

Great restaurants, shops, and hotels are also available on your visit to Lansing. Dining options include everything from casual and family dining to chain restaurants, bars and grills, and local fare. Lansing is also home to Bonner's Christmas Wonderland, which is the world's largest Christmas store and is open all year. If you're looking to shop, you can find great stores in the three major shopping malls or the specialty boutiques. And, finally, when it's time to call it a night, there are many options for lodging, including charming Bed & Breakfasts and major hotel chains.

Lansing is a thriving capital city and has much to offer visitors. If you are planning a trip to Lansing, or even just thinking about one, download the free Greater Lansing mobile app for iPhone, Blackberry, and Android.