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Best things to do in East Lansing

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Shopping Mall
“Macy's, JC Penny's, H & M, American Eagle, Planet Fitness and many other retail stores. Full dining area and many affordable restaurants inside mall parking lot. ”
7 locals recommend
Museum
“Fantastic modern art museum designed by Zaha Hadid with interesting rotating exhibits.”
11 locals recommend
Lake
5 locals recommend
Theater
“Watch the latest shows and concerts in the Wharton Center. We might be a small town, but we have all the great musicals and plays coming into town! :) ”
8 locals recommend
Bar
“Craft beer and great good in the center of East Lansing's night life. Quite busy throughout the night. Outside patio is a hot spot during non-winter seasons. See if Sam is working. He's a good friend and a great server. ”
10 locals recommend
Store
“Ice cream and other dairy products from MSU cows, created by MSU students, managed by MSU students. Super Yummy!”
6 locals recommend
Stadium
2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“A little farther away than Kroger, but Meijer are larger stores with more than just groceries. Think a more high quality WalMart for anyone travelling form outside Michigan.”
4 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Visit Frandor Shopping Center for a wonderful mall experience with stores and dining such as Kirkland's, Kroger, Party City, TJ Maxx, Olga's and Panera. Watch out for traffic here during peak hours. Unless your from NY City, then... piece of cake.”
3 locals recommend
Bar
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“Delicious sushi and a great lunch menu that won't break the bank. Try their lunch bento boxes! You won't be disappointed. ”
4 locals recommend
Bar
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“Good food and drink at a reasonable price near MSU campus. Large outdoor patio. ”
7 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Great movie theatre. On the nicer side, you choose the seats that go along with your tickets. They have a full restraunt that can serve you meals and adult beverages during the movie as well! ”
3 locals recommend
Bar
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“They have great pizza, live music and rooftop seating. Overlooks the lake and the park. Easy to walk to. ”
4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Nice sushi for both vegetarians (try their Veggie Boogie!!) and non-vegetarians. They also have some nice hot Japanese dishes. A little bit on the pricey side, but great for a date or a special occasion. ”
1 local recommends
Restaurant
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1 local recommends
Bar
“Unique hole in the wall lunch spot that also serves dinner and evening karaoke. Kown for their burgers.”
3 locals recommend