Adado Riverfront Park is one of the largest parks downtown and is home to several events throughout the year. An accessible playground was added in 2023.
The Brenke Fish Ladder was built in 1981 to help fish swimming up the Grand River pass the dam without injury. The fish ladder is a peaceful place to visit along the river and you can always find fishermen nearby catching catfish, carp, sunfish, and other
Crego Park is one of Lansing's newest parks. With an extension just east of Aurelius Road off the Lansing River Trail and a parking lot off Mt Hope Ave, Crego is easily accessible to everyone. There is a small lake with a kayak lift and boardwalks to enjo
The LRT runs right through the center of downtown Lansing where you'll find several restaurants, galleries, and of course, the state Capitol building.
Hawk Island County Park is a family park with rowboat and pedal boat rental, a swimming beach, picnic areas and shelters, sand volleyball, horseshoes, paved accessible walkways (1.5 miles) and fishing docks and a concession stand.
Impression 5 is a hands-on learning environment that challenges its visitors to experience, discover, and explore the world in which they live. Impression 5 achieves this by producing hands-on exhibits and participatory programs.
There are several excellent locations to put your kayak or canoe in either the Red Cedar River or the Grand River. Kruger Landing at Aurelius Road is a popular spot and Crego Park is a great place to paddle around a small lake.
Maguire Park was the southern entrance to the river trail until the south extension and the Sycamore Creek trail were added. There is playground equipment, a pavilion and generally ample parking.
Moores Park is situated along the south side of the Grand River in REO Town. The park has picnic shelters, trails, and access to the river. On the north side of the river is the Eckert Street Power Plant, home of Wynken, Blynken, and Nod.
Old Town is an eclectic collection of shops, galleries and restaurants. Throughout the summer, there are numerous festivals and special events going on.
The Zoo encompasses over 20 acres and features more than 500 individual animals representing approximately 160 different species.
REO Town is Lansing's oldest settlement, the site of the original home of the REO Motor Car Company, and a reinvigorated commericial district. REO Town is a thriving community where people meet to create, experience, and share art.
Scott Woods sits north of Hawk Island County Park and is one of the best places for wildlife viewing. It's also very shady so it's a great place to go on a hot summer afternoon.
James Turner built this home in 1858. From 1900 to 1903, his daughter Abby and son-in-law Frank Dodge expanded the home. The expansion included a first floor kitchen, additional bedrooms to the second floor, and a third floor Ballroom.