East Lansing Things to Do

  • Things to Do
    by Ewingjr98
  • Beaumont Tower
    Beaumont Tower
    by Ewingjr98
  • Things to Do
    by Ewingjr98

Best Rated Things to Do in East Lansing

  • Ewingjr98's Profile Photo

    Michigan State University

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Nov 10, 2008

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Beaumont Tower
    4 more images

    Michigan State was founded in 1855 as one of the nation's first land grant colleges, and it was the model for many in the future. With 46,045 students it is the eighth largest university in America. The main campus in East Lansing occupies 5,200 acres with 676 buildings.

    One pf the recognizable landmarks on campus is the Beaumont Tower that was built in 1928 and stands 105 feet tall.

    Was this review helpful?

  • heplion's Profile Photo

    The only real must see is the...

    by heplion Updated Aug 26, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The only real must see is the beautiful Michigan State Campus. Take a drive through the campus and stop at the natural history museum, the greenhouse and the AWSOME campus dairy store!! I recommend the rasberry chocolate chip and at least a taste of the chocolate cheese.....
    Established in 1855, I believe that this is the largest land grant univeristy in the country. A land grant univeristy is a college that was built on land that was set aside specifially by the government for the building of a univeristy. Most of them, including MSU, are mainly agricultural colleges.

    Was this review helpful?

  • spartan's Profile Photo

    The Mighty Spartans

    by spartan Updated Apr 4, 2011

    0.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Go Sparty Go

    Go visit Michigan State University
    I was a student at MSU from 1980 to 1984 (when I graduated) and still have wonderul memories of my college days there.

    If you get the opportunity to go to East Lansing, a walk arund this beautiful campus is a must. Also, if you get the opportunity to go to a basketball or hockey game, go. Both teams are ranked nationally.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Theater Travel
    • Music

    Was this review helpful?

  • Ewingjr98's Profile Photo

    Michigan State Hockey

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Nov 10, 2008
    4 more images

    The MSU men's ice hockey team started in 1924, and in 1950 it became a varsity sport. Since then the school has won national titles in 1966, 1986, and 2007. They play at Munn Ice Arena there tickets cost about $20 for non students. Michigan State's hockey team is in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association.

    Was this review helpful?

  • tvdandy's Profile Photo

    You have to check out the awesome campus.

    by tvdandy Written Jul 1, 2011
    Michigan State University
    4 more images

    Michigan State University is an absolutely beautiful campus. It is also the main reason people visit East Lansing. Grab your camera and take a stroll. Beautiful tree covered lanes with a nice little river which runs through the middle of campus. Very much a park like setting. Ivy covered buildings, including the famous Beaumont Tower. Make sure you where comfortable shoes, because the campus is huge and will take at least half a day.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Photography
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • tvdandy's Profile Photo

    Downtown East Lansing-a walkable town

    by tvdandy Written Jul 1, 2011
    Downtown East Lansing, MI
    3 more images

    Why not take a nice stroll in a lovely college town. Up and down Grand River Ave and M.A.C are where most of downtown lies. There are a town of cool places to shop, eat and browse. Like most college towns, this place is loaded with coffee houses, bohemian book stores, vintage clothes stores and music shops. More than your fair share of cheap eats bars and restaurants.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Hiking and Walking

    Was this review helpful?

  • RedCedar24's Profile Photo

    Tour MSU.

    by RedCedar24 Written Sep 7, 2002

    Make a day out of visiting MSU. Start with breakfast in the MSU Union, visit the MSU Museum, Art Museum, Beaumont Tower and the library in the morning. Have lunch at the International Center's food court. Talk a post-lunch stroll or canoe trip along the Red Cedar. Ride the bus around south campus in the afternoon and sit in on a class in a big lecture hall (no one will notice or care). Have dinner at Case Hall or Shaw Hall. Visit the Planatarium in the evening.

    Was this review helpful?

  • spartan's Profile Photo

    Tailgating before the game

    by spartan Updated Jun 3, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    If you happen to be in E. Lansing during the fall, it's football season so why not go to a game. But before you go, have a tailgate party.

    Related to:
    • Festivals
    • Beer Tasting
    • Food and Dining

    Was this review helpful?

  • spartan's Profile Photo

    Tailgating with friends

    by spartan Updated Jun 3, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Bring along your friends, warm blankets, food, drinks and a fun attitude. In this picture, you can see the party animals: Timmy, Chrissy, Jon, Doug (the one with the camcorder) and Tommy.

    Related to:
    • Food and Dining
    • Beer Tasting
    • Festivals

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: East Lansing

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

100 travelers online now

Comments

East Lansing Things to Do

Reviews and photos of East Lansing things to do posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for East Lansing sightseeing.

View all East Lansing hotels