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Discover the best things to do in downtown Lansing

Whether work or play brings you to the Radisson, our convenient downtown location puts you within steps of the best attractions in Lansing, MI. If you’re here on business, make the five-minute walk to the State Capitol or stroll across the Grand River to conventions at the Lansing Center. Michigan’s capital city is also great for families, with Minor League Baseball just two blocks from the hotel and Potter Park Zoo about two miles to the south. Walk one block to shop at Lansing City Market, and then fit in some educational fun at the Impression 5 Science Center.

Family fun

  • Impression 5 Science Center (2 blocks)
    Kids can engage all five senses with interactive exhibits at this family-friendly museum.
    Phone: +1 (517) 485-8116
  • Lansing Lugnuts Baseball (2 blocks)
    Walk to Cooley Law School Stadium to root for the home team Lansing Lugnuts, a Class-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays.
    Phone: +1 (517) 485-4500
  • Potter Park Zoo (2.1 miles)
    Lansing’s popular riverside zoo features red pandas, Siberian tigers, penguins, lemurs and many other animals.
    Phone: +1 (517) 483-4222

Government and business

  • State Capitol Building (2 blocks)
    Tour Michigan’s beautiful capitol building and look for its famous features, including paintings of eight of the Muses.
    Phone: +1 (517) 373-2353
  • Lansing Center (0.2 miles)
    Here for a trade show? Take the enclosed pedway across the river to Lansing’s largest convention center.
    Phone: +1 (517) 483-7400


  • Lansing City Market (1 block)
    This riverside market offers both indoor and outdoor vendors. Pick up Michigan souvenirs, try artisan cheese, or even rent a kayak for an afternoon adventure.
    Phone: +1 (517) 483-7460
  • Eastwood Towne Center (3.4 miles)
    Spend an afternoon at this outdoor shopping center that features stores such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, Ann Taylor and Pottery Barn, plus several restaurants and a cinema.
    Phone: +1 (517) 316-9209

Other points of interest

  • R.E. Olds Transportation Museum (0.3 miles)
    Vintage car enthusiasts won’t want to miss seeing this museum’s historic vehicles, including the first-ever Oldsmobile.
    Phone: +1 (517) 372-0529
  • Michigan State University (2.8 miles)
    Located in East Lansing, MSU’s flagship campus is known for its excellent academic programs and top-notch research facilities.
    Phone: +1 (517) 355-1855
  • Abrams Planetarium (4.4 miles)
    Explore the wonders of the universe at this popular planetarium on the campus of Michigan State University.
    Phone: +1 (517) 355-4672

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