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10 Things to Do in East Lansing

With Castle Pointe’s great location in Lansing, it is surrounded by many attractions and restaurants. Lansing is made up of lots of great attractions and eateries for you to try! Next time you want to spice up your weekend with a change of scenery or discover a new hobby, check out our list below! Visit these attractions and try these delicious restaurants today!


Top 5 Things To Do In East Lansing 


1. Potter Park Zoo


The Potter Park Zoo is a great place to go and visit while living in Lansing. While you’re there go and see the Amur Tiger, Bactrian Camel, Gray Wolf, Spider Monkey, and so many more amazing animals. Experience several different attractions as well such as the Animal Gift Shop to buy a fun souvenir to remember your time at the zoo, Camel Rides, and more.  

There are also several different opportunities for education such as summer camps, family programs, conservation programs, overnight experiences, and others. Be sure to look at the special events that are occurring such as Animal Meet & Greets as well as the Upcoming Events Calendar. This events calendar has fun events such as Grandparent’s Day at the Zoo or College Day. Visit the Potter Park Zoo today.

1301 S Pennsylvania Ave
Lansing, MI 48912
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2. MSU Museum


Go on over to the MSU Museum to learn some great information and explore amazing exhibits. This museum opened on the MSU campus in 1857. The museum houses many artifacts that you will want to see. Some of the exhibits that are featured are: Under One Sky: Global Connections in an Adire Quilt, Beyond the Black Panther: Visions of Afrofuturism in American Comics, and Science on a Sphere at the MSU Museum.

There are also several different Educational opportunities that are offered at the MSU Museum. Some of these educational opportunities that are included are Field Trips, Special Programs, and Resources for Classrooms. The MSU Museum has an events calendar that includes future fun events at the museum and other fun events such as the Dinosaur Dash and National Fossil Day.

409 W Circle Dr
East Lansing, MI 48823
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3. Lake Lansing 


Lake Lansing is a great place to relax and unwind and is just a short drive from Castle Pointe. Enjoy a variety of different activities at the lake to include paddleboarding, kayaking, or another non-motorized watercraft. You can also fish either on the shore, on a non-motorized boat in the lake, or on the pier. There is a variety of different fish that are in the lake to catch such as Northern Pike, Catfish, and several others.

Spend the day here and pack a picnic lunch and use the picnic tables and grills. There are also many other amenities at the lake to include a bait store, playground, and concessions. Be sure to also explore one of the walking trails and walk, run or hike. Whatever you choose to do you will enjoy it!   

6271 E. Lake Drive
Haslette, MI 48840


4. W.J. Beal Botanical Garden


The W.J. Beal Botanical Garden is used by students at MSU but the public is welcome as well to explore the garden. Within the garden, there are several different collections to go and see. These collections are the Wetlands, Plant Families, Landscape Plants, Endangered and Threatened Species, Forest Communities, and more.

There is a lot to learn and discover when you come and visit the W.J. Beal Botanical Garden. Have a tour here too to learn in-depth about all of the Collections. You are sure to love it here!

W Circle Dr
East Lansing, MI 48824
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5. Meridian Historical Village 


The Meridian Historical Village is a place that you will want to come and visit while you are living in Lansing. The historical village is made up of several historical buildings such as The General Store, The Barn, The Log Cabin, The School House, The Farm House, and several others. The village also has both school tours and private tours that are available for people to learn more about the history behind the Meridian Historical Village.

Be sure to visit their website to see the events that they have going on. They also have a Summer Day Camp for Children during the summer as well as other events throughout the year that they are open. You will not want to miss this amazing experience.  

5151 Marsh Rd
Okemos, MI 48864
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Top 5 Amazing Places To Eat In East Lansing 

Castle Pointe’s great location in East Lansing, MI means that there are many great restaurants located near the apartment community. Try them out today!



Crunchy’s is a delicious spot to grab a bite to eat. Start off with the Loaded Tots or the Mac & Cheese Bites. They also offer buckets of food on their menu. Some of these Bucket items include Stout Sliders, Pretzels, Onion Rings, and more. For mains, they offer chicken wings, wraps, sandwiches, burgers, and a variety of other options. Some of the menu items that we recommend are The Famous Crunchy Burger, Chicken Bacon Wrap, or the Southwest Chicken Club. Don’t forget to grab some dessert before you leave! Try the MSU Bakers Cookies.     

254 W Grand River Ave

East Lansing, MI 48823




Pizza House 

Pizza House is a great place to have some great food with friends and enjoy a great atmosphere. For a starter, try the Capri Tomato and Fresh Mozzarella, Three Cheese Nachos, or one of their World-Famous Bread Stix. There are a variety of different entrées to chose from. Some of these options include salads, pizza, burgers and sandwiches, pasta, and more. We recommend the Chicken Pesto Pizza, Spinach Alfredo Pizza, or the Portobello Mushroom & Swiss Burger. For dessert, try one of the many Shakes & Malts.     

4790 S Hagadorn Rd Suites 114-116
East Lansing, MI 48823


Lansing Brewing Company 

The Lansing Brewing Company has many delicious options on its menu that everyone will enjoy. Try an appetizer such as the Cauliflower Wings or the Paved with Gold Cheese Dip. For mains, they have several different options to include salads, burgers, sandwiches, and more. If you are craving a salad be sure to try the Jerk Salmon Salad. If you are craving a sandwich try the Jive Turkey Reuben. Be sure to also try one of their Signature Beers with your meal too.  

518 E Shiawassee St
Lansing, MI 48912



Sansu is the spot that you want to try out if you like sushi. They are open for both lunch and dinner. For lunch try out a Bento Box. For dinner, start out with an appetizer and try the Edamame or Avocado Boat. For a dinner entrée, try the Teriyaki Chicken, Bento- Teriyaki Tofu, or the Grilled Salmon. But don’t forget the sushi menu. Try out one of the Sansu Signature Rolls. We recommend the Mango Passion Roll, the Baked Scallop Roll, or the Fusion Roll.

4750 Hagadorn Rd #100
East Lansing, MI 48823


The Cosmos

While you are living at Castle Pointe you will have to come and try The Cosmos. Not only will you enjoy their delicious food but you will also love the atmosphere. For a starter, try the Loaded Fries, Truffle Popcorn, or the Buffalo Cauliflower Dip. Then for mains, try out the Trust Us Pizza. Pizza you don’t know what you will be getting, but you know that it will be delicious. Be sure to also try the Spaceball Pizza. Don’t forget to try the Doughnut Holes, they are great.  

1200 N Larch St
Lansing, MI 48906