Visit historical and family-friendly Lansing attractions nearby

Booking a room or suite at the Country Inn & Suites, Lansing, MI puts you close to a variety of attractions in and around the capital city. You can find educational, hands-on family fun at Impression 5 Science Center and the charming Potter Park Zoo. Easily access Michigan State University for a campus tour or a visit to Abrams Planetarium, or learn more about the area’s past at Meridian Historical Village and the Michigan Women’s Historical Center & Hall of Fame. If you need a Spartans game-day outfit, look for popular brands at Lansing Mall, less than two miles away.

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Abrams Planetarium

8.49 mi / 13.66 km from the hotel
Explore the wonders of the universe at this popular planetarium on the campus of Michigan State University. Be sure to check the schedule for special events like lecture series or sensory-friendly shows.

Old Town Lansing

5.09 mi / 8.19 km from the hotel
A creative and cultural district in downtown Lansing, Old Town includes unique local shops, restaurants, and entertainment in beautifully restored buildings. Take a self-guided walking tour to visit at your own pace.

Impression 5 Science Center

4.87 mi / 7.84 km from the hotel
Featuring exciting exhibits for toddlers, teens, and every kid in between, this science center includes hands-on displays about water, light, energy, nature, and, of course, the five senses.

Meridian Historical Village

11.59 mi / 18.65 km from the hotel
Historical houses, a log cabin, a barn, and a schoolhouse have all been restored to create this village that conveys a sense of mid-19th-century Michigan life.

Michigan State University (MSU)

7.85 mi / 12.63 km from the hotel
Located in east Lansing, MSU's flagship campus is known for academic excellence, first-rate research facilities, and high-performing athletic programs. Don't miss a home game at the award-winning Spartan Stadium.

Potter Park Zoo

5.35 mi / 8.6 km from the hotel
Lansing’s popular riverside zoo features red pandas, snow leopards, penguins, lemurs, and more than 150 other species of animals. Little ones love the camel rides and the Farmyard EdVentures with pygmy goats, burros, and other favorites.

Lansing Mall

1.57 mi / 2.53 km from the hotel
Eat, shop, and catch a movie all under one roof at this local shopping center. You can score a new outfit at T.J.Maxx and treat yourself to a fresh slice at Italian Village Pizza.

Michigan Women's Historical Center & Hall of Fame

4.5 mi / 7.24 km from the hotel
This museum displays cultural exhibits that highlight the heritage of Michigan’s most celebrated daughters. Well-known honorees include Rosa Parks, Gilda Radner, and Diana Ross.