Walk around north campus. On the ancient shady paths of MSU's north campus there are numerous relics of the university's 130+ years as an academic center for the midwest. Canoeing on the Red Cedar River on a quite summer's day with the chimes of Beaumont Tower's clock ringing in the distance.
East Lansing and Michigan State University
On our great cross country journey of 2008 we drove from Monterey, CA to Washington, DC, and we spent our final night of the trip in East Lansing, Michigan. While I wanted to see the Ohio State - Michigan State football game the next day, tickets were very expensive, and we'd have to give up a whole day of traveling, so we opted for the UMass-Lowell vs Michigan State hockey game instead. Nothing like seeing the defending national champs play!
We stayed at the Quality Inn about a mile or two from campus, and we took taxis both ways. Before the game we wandered around campus a little, looking at the landmarks, the sports facilities, and some nature, before watching State beat UMass-Lowell 2-1 in a great game, with all three goals scored in front of us and in a quick, five-minute burst.
The next day we got up and were on the road out of the state of Michigan in an hour or so.
My college home for 4 years
East Lancing really has no tourist draw, however it does have the largest univeristy (land-wise) in the US. It is also a close drive to Detroit and the museums there.
This was a great place to spend my college years. Far form any large city and dificult to get into any real trouble with my new found freedom. It was also my first real adult trip away from home, so the beggining of a life of travel.
Some pictures to come soon!