‘Be A Tourist’ event is June 3 in Lansing
By Haneen Hammad
Explore the treasures in the greater Lansing area as part of the 23rd annual “Be A Tourist In Your Own Town.”
The event grants participants free admission to over 90 attractions and local businesses on Saturday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For just $1, participants can purchase a passport from 15 area selling locations. These include: Zap Zone, NCG Cinemas, Impression 5 Science Center and Potter Park Zoo.
Passports are on sale now and can also be purchased on the day of the event.
After participants have purchased a passport they can ride a CATA bus to reach a majority of the attractions. Round-trip fares are only 50 cents per person.
Parking will be available at the Michigan History Center, on the Michigan State University campus, in Old Town or at the city of Lansing’s parking ramps.
Tourists can collect stamps and win prizes by visiting participating attractions.
Some attractions include: Old Town Chalk walk, Impression 5 Science Center and Lansing City Market. Others include various museums, businesses, parks, entertainment venues and nature centers.
Several LCC sites are also on the tour, including the Downtown Sculpture Walk, Shigematsu Garden, the TV and radio stations, and LCC’s Veterans’ Memorial, according to Tonya Causley, project coordinator for the LCC President’s Office.
“We provide a brochure for our sculpture walk, which is self-guided for anyone participating during the ‘Tourist In Your Own Town’ event. We also invite people into our Radio Station located in TLC.
“We are excited to be a stopping point as part of this annual event at which over an estimated 15,000 residents and visitors participate in.”
For more information on “Be A Tourist In Your Own Town,” or for a list of all the attractions, visit www.lansing.org/BATYOT/