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Michigan State - Things to Do

Football sports with gardens and beaumont bell tower.


The MSU Pavillion hosts approximately 100 events each year. It is the home of the Spartan Stampede Rodeo, the Michigan Livestock Exhibition, the RV Show, the Lansing Home and Garden Show, AutumnFest, and numerous 4-H and FFA events.

MSU Dairy Store, the most delicious ice cream in Michigan! Proud of their agricultural roots, MSU is home to some of the best ice cream in the nation.  Go to Anthony Hall and tour the facility where the magic is made and grab a cone of one of their famous flavors!  You will also want to choose some of their thirteen excellent cheeses. (517) 355-8466

Michigan 4-H Children's Garden is a beautiful place for everyone. They are open from sunup to sundown everyday. (517) 353-0452

W.J. Beal Botanical Garden 5 acre botanical garden.

MSU Horticulture Gardens offer a unique, beautiful location for both wedding ceremonies and receptions. In fact, they are recognized as one of the most charming and romantic locations in Lansing! The Horticulture Gardens is also a great location to host your next baby shower, bridal shower, graduation party, banquet, or other event. (517) 355-5191

Beaumont Tower is in a beautiful setting at MSU. The bells ring to announce the time every day.  In summer, free carillon recitals are scheduled when a skilled player operates the keyboard. The Tower area is perfect to study, read or just relax.  There is an MSU legend that if a couple kisses in the shadow of the tower when the bells are ringing, they will be together forever.   

Wharton Center for Performing Arts Check out their schedule.  Call about a tour. (517) 432-200

Abrams Planetarium offers a variety of planetarium shows for people of any age!  (517) 355-4676 or (517) 355-4672

Michigan State Capitol  Take a tour of the State Capitol Building (517) 373-2353 or (517) 373-2348 

Michigan Historical Museum is a huge wonderful place, near the State Capitol.  (517) 335-2573