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Top Ten Things to Do in East Lansing

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With so many things to do in the East Lansing Area, it may be hard for you to plan your trip. Not to worry. We at Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center have chosen our Top Ten list of Michigan State University activities. For even more attractions and recreation choices, visit our Lansing area guide.

Cheer On At Spartan Stadium
Pack into Spartan Stadium with 75,000 of your closest friends to cheer Michigan State University’s Spartans as they take on their Big Ten rivals.

Breslin Center
Hosting a variety of events each year, from basketball games to concerts to meetings and more, the Breslin Center features luxurious box suites for the perfect seats to any show.

Wharton Center for Performing Arts
The lights of Broadway come to Lansing at Wharton Center for Performing Arts, hosting performances by traveling Broadway shows, the University’s very own Department of Theatre, and the Greater Lansing Symphony Orchestra.

Eli & Edyth Broad Art Museum
The art museum features international contemporary art with a host of rotating exhibitions, as well as videos, films, and social action.

Beal Botanical Garden
The Beal Botanical Garden is the oldest operating garden of its kind in the entire United States. The Garden features more than five acres of plants, with many of them rare or endangered.

Forest Akers Golf Course
Play like a pro on this award-winning golf course, home to Michigan State University men’s and women’s golf teams.

Abrams Planetarium
Stargaze any time of day in Abrams Planetarium, boasting a 360°-domed theater. Using a computer-graphics sky projector, their hour-long show reveals what’s beyond our planet.

State Capitol
Watch Michigan’s history occur at the State Capitol building. Dedicated in 1879, the Capitol complex has expanded to include a Historical Center and the Library of Michigan.

MSU Dairy Store
Taste the freshest cheeses and ice cream sold at the MSU Dairy Store. Spartan cheeses, yogurts, and ice creams are all made next door in the MSU Dairy Plant.

Canoe the Red Cedar River
This seasonal activity lets you view beautiful Lansing from the Red Cedar River. Start behind Bessey Hall on the MSU campus, and relax in the scenic beauty of nature.