A quirky arts culture, a growing foodie scene and Big Ten football come together in this quintessentially cool college town
Take your place in the thriving student population of East Lansing. Centered around Michigan State University, the city is buzzing with a vibrant campus culture and though it may be small, there’s plenty to see and do around the area.
You’ll spend plenty of time on the sprawling campus of MSU, where you can explore over 5,000 acres. Relax in open green spaces whilst enjoying the carillon chimes of Beaumont Tower. Catch a show at Wharton Center for Performing Arts and get your creative juices flowing in the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum.
Venture off campus and you’ll receive a friendly Midwest welcome everywhere you go. Amble downtown to browse in quaint shops and coffee shops like Red Cedar Café on E Grand River Avenue. Check the schedules to see what exciting cultural and arts festivals are on, and head out in the evening to explore the city’s booming restaurants. Grab some friends and a table at the student favourite Peanut Barrel.
When you want to explore Michigan’s great outdoors, East Lansing boasts a number of beautiful parks and natural spaces. Kick back on the sandy beach or have a sailing lesson on Lake Lansing and take in the stunning landscape of the Red Cedar River Trail.
For the ultimate college experience, get tickets for a Michigan State Spartans football game at Spartan Stadium. Before kickoff, soak in the atmosphere and get an authentic taste of all-American sports at a traditional tailgate party, you'll be chanting "Go Green, Go White!" in no time.