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Things to do in Lansing

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Nature
“The "Lab of O" is a world-class research and teaching facility unique to Cornell. Join the guided Behind the Scenes Tour from 11am - 12pm on Tuesdays (also offered Thursday - Sunday) to learn about the history and current areas of study at the Lab. After the tour, pick up a trail map and bird list for the Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary, and see how many avian critters you can spot. Don't forget to stop by the gift shop, featuring books and toys designed to instill a love of birds and science.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Delicious Italian food- sit at the pizza bar and watch them make your dinner”
  • 21 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Movie Theatre within a solid mall that has Target, Old Navy, Dick's Sporting Goods and a Planet Fitness”
  • 8 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Some major retail stores like Target, Old Navy, Bath & Body Works, Claire's, Victoria Secret's, American Eagle's, and Famous Footwear”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bakery
“Full line bakery cafe with outrageous sandwiches, homemade soups, salads and entrees. Freshly baked artisan breads, authentic bagels and fine pastries. Domestic and international cheeses and large selection of organic fair trade coffee and tea.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“By far one of my favorite places to eat. Fantastic Japanese Hibachi and Sushi. Don't let the strip mall exterior fool you its a hidden gem.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Cafe
“Great locally roasted coffee and cheese shop. Also lots of kitchen and food accessories store.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Health
“Fun atmosphere for entire family...pool(s), racquetball, lounge area and gross motor skill play space as well as safe day care opportunities while you workout in the gymnasium or take cycling/yoga...”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“A local business. The owner is very civically minded. Huge selection of wines and in our part of town. tastings every Friday afternoon.”
  • 3 locals recommend
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  • 3 locals recommend
Route
“It is the location of Cornell's Ornithology Lab and a nice short nature walk. Great for bird watchers”
  • 3 locals recommend
Pharmacy
“Our go-to pharmacy. You can walk (its a little long but there are sidewalks) or take the bus.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
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“Good beer, good food. Amazing food and drink specials....seriously you WILL BE shocked!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“1/4 Mile North of Farmhouse. Bright vertical sign says "BOOKERS". Good food, outdoor dining & music in summer.”
  • 3 locals recommend
University
“Fantastic bird watching from inside the gorgeous new facility or on one of many walking trails. Andy Goldsworthy made a sculpture in the woods. Great gift shop.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Italian Restaurant
“Delicious Italian food- sit at the pizza bar and watch them make your dinner”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“By far one of my favorite places to eat. Fantastic Japanese Hibachi and Sushi. Don't let the strip mall exterior fool you its a hidden gem.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Good beer, good food. Amazing food and drink specials....seriously you WILL BE shocked!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“1/4 Mile North of Farmhouse. Bright vertical sign says "BOOKERS". Good food, outdoor dining & music in summer.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Good food, all-u-can-eat salad bar with your meal. Basic & great deal. Sports bar to boot.”
  • 1 local recommends

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