Michigan State University Campus & Local Area

Photo of MSU Sparty statueEast Lansing is a family-friendly environment with activities on campus including a 4 star-rated golf course, children's garden, intramural pool, bug house, planetarium, museums and more. Lodging is available within walking distance to campus and downtown East Lansing. Bring the family or friends and make it a vacation to the region or the state. Michigan, the Great Lakes State, has a "mitten full" of activities to offer.Photo of MSU golf course


On Campus:

  • Take lab tours and observe the Undergraduate Engineering Residential Program
  • Visit the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory
  • Horse, cattle and sheep farms are open for visits
  • Forest Akers Golf Course with outdoor pool and other on-campus recreational activities 
  • Botanical gardens and children's garden
  • Butterfly house

In the East Lansing and Lansing area:Photo of entrance into MSU Children's 4H gardens

  • East Lansing is a quaint college town with boutiques, restaurants, pubs, and book stores
  • Lansing offers the impression 5 Science Center (a hands-on experience), the Michigan Historical Museum, the Potter Park Zoo, the Lansing Lugnuts minor league baseball, and the State Capitol

See the Great Lakes State and enjoy all it has to offer:

  • Visit the Detroit institute of Arts, Detroit Historical Museum, Detroit Science Center, or attend a Detroit Tigers game
  • Explore Historic Greenfield Village (including Edison Menlo Park complex and Wright Cycle Shop) and the Henry ford Museum in Dearborn
  • Nearby Grand Rapids offers the Meijer Gardens, the Gerald ford Museum
    and Presidential Library, the John Ball Zoo, and art and children's museums
  • Drive north, south or east to casinos and entertainment
  • The shores of both Lake Michigan and Lake Huron are within a two hour drive, with numerous beaches and recreational opportunities

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