Hotel in downtown Lansing, close to the state capitol and Michigan State University, has an indoor pool and a restaurant
Hotel at a Glance: Radisson Hotel Lansing at The Capital
Downtown Lansing’s attractions are within easy reach at this Radisson hotel. The hotel is within a six-minute walk of the capitol and museums, as well as the riverfront and the city’s minor-league-baseball stadium. When sightseeing is done, the Radisson’s indoor pool makes for a relaxing spot to end the day.
- Coffee and cocktails are poured at the bar.
- Where to eat: Capitol City Grille serves burgers and steaks in the restaurant and through room service.
- Open 24/7: a fitness center with cardio and weight-training equipment
- Free ride: A hotel shuttle takes guests to and from Lansing’s airport.
- Distance from Michigan State University: roughly 4 miles, about an eight-minute drive
Lansing, Michigan: State Capital and Birthplace of the Oldsmobile
At Lansing’s center, the dome of Michigan’s neoclassical capitol building pierces the sky. Inside, it’s bedecked with a glass-floor rotunda and more than 9 acres of ornate, hand-painted surfaces. Dive further into local history in the Michigan Historical Museum, where you can learn about early Native American settlers and tour a re-created copper mine. Little ones will enjoy exploring the hands-on exhibits at Impression 5 Science Center and seeing lions, camels, and cuddly red pandas at Potter Park Zoo.
The capital city is also known as the birthplace of the Oldsmobile. Of Lansing’s many automotive attractions, the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum is the most popular. Its artifacts include dozens of Oldsmobiles built between 1886 and 2004, the year production ceased. One of the museum’s crown jewels is the flashy, carefully restored 1938 REO Speedwagon fire truck.
At nearby Michigan State University’s Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, visitors can see contemporary artworks from around the globe, as well as a historical collection that spans back to ancient Greece and Rome. The museum itself is a work of art; its façade of pleated stainless steel and glass was designed by Zaha Hadid, recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize.