Lansing, Michigan:  12 Fun Facts

Lansing is centrally located and within 90 minutes of 90% of the state’s population, so Lansing is not only a great place to explore on its own, but it’s also a fantastic base for day trips throughout the southern half of the lower peninsula.

And with all the things to do the city has to offer, those from outside of Michigan will find plenty to keep busy for a more extended stay.

The 1980s band REO Speedwagon got its name and logo from the truck built in Lansing. You can check out a couple of versions of this truck at the RE Olds Transportation Museum, located in downtown Lansing. Another fun fact is it is the only Oldsmobile museum in the world.

REO Speedwagon

The Archives of Michigan, located inside the Michigan Library and Historical Center, contains one of the nation’s ten largest genealogy collections. That’s a fun fact about Lansing, Michigan!

Archives of Michigan

Look closely at the walnut woodwork and marble columns; most likely, you won’t be able to notice it’s painted pine and cast iron.

Michigan State Capitol Building

In its 107-year history, the company made more than 35 million Oldsmobiles—but there’s only one Oldsmobile Museum in the world: the R. E. Olds Transportation Museum.

History- R. E. Olds Transportation Museum 

The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum contains no right angles. The accordion-pleated steel and glass of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum is a contemporary art museum; the building itself is much a work of art as the exhibits inside.

The Broad Art Museum

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