Tour the Town Without Breaking the Bank


More than 90 businesses and attractions in and around Lansing will be featured on June 2 during the annual Be A Tourist In Your Own Town. “Passports” for the event are now on sale at various locations for just $1.

Created by the Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau (Greater Lansing CVB) to celebrate National Tourism Week, Be A Tourist In Your Own Town is meant to familiarize local residents with hospitality-related businesses and attractions in the Greater Lansing area. An estimated 15,000 residents take advantage of the event each year.

Featured attractions include one-day-only special tours involving Impression 5 Science Center, Potter Park Zoo, the State Capitol Building and the Michigan Historical Museum. While passport holders get into all event locations for free on June 2, they can still get their passport stamped during visits throughout the month. Those who gather at least 10 stamps can enter drawings for several prizes, such as a suite at a Lansing Lugnuts game, hotel overnight stays and gift certificates. Those who gather at least 15 stamps on their passport can be entered to win a $1,500 travel voucher for the Capital Region International Airport.

The Capital Area Transportation Authority is a partner in the event to provide five transportation routes, with dedicated stops and multiple busses on each route, for residents to get to most attractions.

Greater Lansing CVB recommends these tips to help people make the most of Be A Tourist In Your Own Town:

  • Buy your passport early and map out what you want to see.
  • Take part in the one-day-only tours. They may not be open the next year. 
  • Do only one bus route per year. 
  • Pick a theme based on the available attractions.

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