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The Arts 

Common Ground Music Festival - July
Common Ground is situated in downtown Lansing along the banks of the Grand River in Adado Riverfront Park. Common Ground is an event for all your senses. This annual celebration features an outstanding line-up of musical acts, focusing on top-level, national, contemporary music performers, scores of food vendors, and a dynamic display of outdoor interactive activities for kids.

Kresge Art Museum  
Michigan State University 
127 Kresge Art Center East  
East Lansing, MI 48824 
Phone: (517) 353-9834 

No admission fee, click here for hours. Kresge Art Museum houses Michigan State University's collection of over 5,500 works of art, and offers a comprehensive calendar of temporary and traveling exhibitions, educational programs and tours, and special events 
and openings. 

Capital City Riverfest  
125 W Main Lansing, MI 48933 
Phone: (517) 483-4499 

Labor Day weekend community festival. 

Lansing Art Gallery
113 S. Washington Square Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: (517) 374-6400, Fax: (517) 484-2564
Non-profit arts organization serving the Greater Lansing community and the state-wide community of Michigan artists with monthly changing exhibitions, education programs, a lease/purchase gallery and gift shop.

Mackerel Sky Gallery of Contemporary Craft 
217 Ann Street Plaza East 
Lansing, MI 48823 
Phone: (517) 351-2211 
A contemporary crafts gallery bringing art to articles of everyday life 
through a full range of craft media.

Saper Galleries
433 Albert Ave. East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone: (517) 351-0815, Fax: (517) 351-0815
Enjoy more than 1,000 original works of art by 100 artists. Featured artists range from Peter Max to Rembrandt to Rockwell. The award-winning gallery offers free art searches, museum quality framing, and website.

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Things to Do: 

Abrams Planetarium Michigan State 
University East Lansing, MI 48824 
Phone: (517) 355-4676 
Public shows on weekends. Star shows, a domed sky theater, and educational programs are featured city planetarium.

Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens
A222 Plant & Soil Sciences Building
East Lansing, MI 48824-1325
517-355-5191 ext. 1328
Facility type: garden
Hours of Operation: Daily
Admission price: Free

Nokomis Learning Center  
5153 Marsh 
Okemos, MI 48864 
Phone: (517) 349-5777 
The Nokomis Learning Center provides exhibits and programs about Great Lakes American Indians. Group tours are available, and the center has a gift  shop with many authentic arts and crafts.

Planet Walk 
Along Grand River, downtown Lansing 
(517) 702-6730
Stroll along a trail and view a scale model of the solar system. The trail begins outside the Impression 5 Science Center and ends near the Potter Park Zoo. 

Potter Park Zoo  
1301 South Pennsylvania Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933 
Hours and Admission  

State Capitol Building Capitol Tour & 
Information Service 
P.O. 30014 
Lansing, MI 48909 
Phone: (517) 373-2353

Turner-Dodge House and Park  
100 E North Lansing, MI 48906 
Phone: (517) 483-4220 
An authentically restored national historic landmark, we are celebrating our 150th year. Turner-Dodge house is a beautiful example of Classical Revival architecture, and the only 19th century residence in the greater Lansing area open to the public.

Clara's Lansing Station (Depot Restaurant)
Exit Larch St. North
Right on Michigan Ave.
Left into Clara's
637 E. Michigan Avenue
(517) 372-7120 
Walk-thru Tour

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Places to Shop: 

Lansing Mall  
5330 W Saginaw Lansing, MI 48917 
Phone: (517) 321-0145 
Visit Lansing Mall located in Lansing, Michigan for the best in shopping, entertainment and dining! More info about Lansing Mall.
Meridian Mall Shopping Center 
1982 W. Grand River 
(517) 349-2030 
Meridian Mall, the market dominant, shopper savvy regional shopping center in Okemos, Michigan, offers 125 special stores, department stores Macy's, Younkers, JCPenney, and Bed Bath & Beyond, Schuler Books & Music and Dick's Sporting Goods, plus a food court, Ruby Tuesday, Olive Garden and Chili's Bar & Grill and the AMC Outer-6 Cinemas.

Eastwood Towne Center
3003 Preyde Blvd. Lansing, MI 48912
Phone: (517) 316-9209, Fax: (517) 316-9214
Shopping the way it ought to be! Featuring upscale fashion retailers, home furnishing shops & a variety of dining opportunities. Retailers include Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma, J Crew, Coldwater Creek, Banana Republic, PF Chang's China Bistro, etc.

Lansing City Market
333 N. Cedar St. Lansing, MI 48912
Phone: (517) 483-7460
The historic Lansing City Market, established in 1909, continues to offer consumers a taste of mid-Michigan's best. Located in the heart of the downtown entertainment district adjacent to the Lansing Center and Oldsmobile Park.

 Mid Michigan Mega Mall  
 15487 S US Hwy. 27 
 Lansing, MI 48906 
 Phone:  (517) 487-3275 
 Over 235 dealers offering antiques and collectibles, arts and crafts.

Wooden Skate Antiques,  
Jewelry & Gems  
1259 W Grand River 
Okemos, MI 48864 
Phone: (517) 349-1515 
Fax: 517) 349-8628 

One of Michigan's largest and most unique antique shops and award winning, full service jewelry stores; 1.3 miles east of the Meridian Mall.

Student Book Store  
421 E. Grand River Ave 
East Lansing, MI 48823 
Phone: (517) 351-4210 
Your #1 source for MSU Apparel

The College Store 
4790 S Hagadorn 
East Lansing, MI 48823 
Phone: (517) 333-0505 
Toll Free: (800) 336-0586
We're proud to offer textbooks for MSU, MSU Law, LCC East, and MSU Medical students and faculty. We're your source for Michgian State clothing and accessories. 

Triple Goddess Bookstore 
2142 Hamilton 
Okemos, MI 48864 
Phone: (517) 347-2112

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