Lansing Trip Guide | Midwest Living

Lansing Trip Guide

A trolley connects the capital (population: 115,000) to East Lansing, home of Michigan State University.
Lansing's Old Town neighborhood
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What to do

Old Town Galleries, restaurants, boutiques and bars fill historical buildings in the original downtown. Walking tours available. (517) 485-4283;

State capitol Take a free weekday tour of the 1879 building, known for its 160-foot-high rotunda. See reviews and ratings. (517) 373-2353;

Where to eat

Soup Spoon Cafe Close to the capitol, the food in this casual, artsy setting includes buoyant eggs Benny and massive breakfast burritos. See reviews and ratings. (517) 316-2377;

Troppo This upscale spot near the capitol has historical photos and an inventive menu. See reviews and ratings. (517) 371-4000;

Where to stay

Wild Goose Inn At a tidy Cape Cod near MSU, suites come with a fireplace, free Wi-Fi and luxurious bath with a whirlpool tub. From $139, including breakfast. See reviews and ratings. (517) 333-3334;

For information: Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (888) 252-6746;

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