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lansingmichigansealLansing, the state capitol of Michigan and a famous, historic city, has many beautiful and fun attractions throughout the summer. While summer is already half way over, that doesn’t mean there’s a shortage of fun in the Greater Lansing Area. Lansing offers all kinds of excitement without feeling like you’re spending too much. The area is artsy, exciting and beautiful–perfect for a family getaway while the warmest months are still ahead.

Lansing Lugnuts Baseball Game
It isn’t summer unless you’ve been to a baseball game. The Lansing Lugnuts offer just the right amount of silly and baseball combined–with fireworks after games, giveaways, and even a live camel. That’s right. Each Wednesday, the Lansing Lugnuts show off a live camel in celebration of Humpday. Take a trip to the Cooley Law School Stadium to see the Lansing Lugnuts play ball.

Sundance Riding Stables
Located in Grand Ledge near Lansing, Sundance Riding Stables offers one-hour guided tours on horseback on their 200 acres of scenic countryside. They welcome any rider of any skill level to participate and enjoy the beautiful Michigan scenery while on horseback.

Lansing River Trail
If you’re a bicylcer, enjoy the famous Lansing River Trail which extends more than 13 miles on paved road and boardwalk. The trail allows bikers a new perspective of Michigan’s natural beauty. The trail extends far and wide from Impression 5 Science Center downtwon to Michigan State University.

4-H Children’s Garden
There’s nothing quite like a garden that incorporates a pizza themed garden. Guests exploring the greenery can wind their ways through the secret maze of the garden that includes all kinds of crops, from wheat and tomoatoes to onions and peppers. This is just one more to capture Lansing’s beautiful scenery.

8716405918_98d93369d4MSU Diarty Store Ice Cream
Located right in the heart of Michigan State University in East Lansing, and on the northern tip of campus as well, sit dairy stores that offer all kinds of ice cream. The original Dairy Store sits in the middle of campus at the production faciility in Anthony Hall, and another is located at the MSU Union. It is a must-visit for each summer and the stores serve the freshest ice cream, made right on campus.

About the Author: Julia is a guest contributor for Lansing Economic Area Partnership, an organization committed to building a prosperous business region in the Greater Lansing Area.

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