Although there is plenty to see and do in the Capital City area, there’s no need to limit yourself. Lansing was chosen as the site for Michigan’s Capital City because it is centrally located. Whichever direction you choose, East or West, you are less than 90 minutes from a Great Lake. Take a trip to Saugatuck and hike the Lake Michigan Dunes. Drive to the Detroit area and visit the “Detroit Institute of Arts” or the world famous “Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Historical Museum”. Visit “America’s Beer City”, Grand Rapids, and attend a summer concert at the Frederick Meijer Garden. You are in the middle of a “water-winter wonderland”. Whatever your interests, we can offer suggestions for mid-Michigan day trips that will exceed your expectations.

Explore Recommended Mid-Michigan Day Trips

West towards Michigan’s Gold Coast

Grand Haven Beach Town
Saugatuck Beach Town
Saugatuck Dunes State Park
Meijer Garden and Sculpture Park
Summer Concerts
Gilmore Car Museum
Grand Rapids Beer City Tours
Meyer May House Tour (Frank Lloyd Wright)
Gerald Ford Presidential Museum
Grand Rapids Public Museum

East towards Motown & Michigan’s Thumb

Detroit Institute of Art
Detroit Historical Museum
Detroit Motown Museum
Detroit Fox Theater
Detroit Pistons, Red Wings, Tigers, Lions
Detroit Zoo
Detroit Casinos – MGM – Motor City – Greek Town
Detroit’s Greek Town
Lafayette Coney Island
Detroit City Eastern Market
Greenfield Village
Henry Ford Museum
U of M Law Library and Downtown Ann Arbor
Frankenmuth Bavarian Village
Dow Gardens and Pines House Tour
Alden Dow Home and Studio Tour