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. (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. (517) 316-2377;

Troppo This upscale spot near the capitol has historical photos and an inventive menu. (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. (517) 333-3334;

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

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