Lansing to holds event to show residents highlights of the city
On Saturday, Lansing will kick off the 2011 summer tourism season with the Be a Tourist in Your Own Town annual event.
Tracy Padot, vice president of marketing for Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau, said she expects more than 12,000 people will tour Greater Lansing on Saturday, when local business open their doors to people from around the area.
For a $1 passport, visitors will have access to more than 60 venues in the Lansing area, including pontoon boat rides on the Grand River, an instrument petting zoo at the MSU Community Music School and even the opportunity to rappel down the 23-story Boji Tower in downtown Lansing.
“We really hope that we’re educating (people) about all the great offerings we have,” Padot said. “They become ambassadors for our region, and when their family comes to visit, they’ll have a lot of things to do.”
MSU plays host to a number of activities during the event as well, including a scavenger hunt for children and their families at Kresge Art Museum.
Christine Nichols, events coordinator for Kresge Art Museum, said children can explore the museum searching for art on the scavenger hunt list as a way to learn more about what the museum has to offer.
Passports are available through Saturday in multiple locations in Lansing.
For more information, visit lansing.org/batyot or call the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau at 517-487–0077.