Things To Do In Lansing

Three-Week CrossFit On-Ramp Program or 12 CrossFit Classes at Genesis Fitness Center (Up to 61% Off)

Genesis Fitness Center

Waverly

Intense, constantly varied CrossFit workouts build strength and boost stamina

$200 $79

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Annual Individual or Family Membership to R.E. Olds Transportation Museum (Up to 49% Off)

R.E. Olds Transportation Museum

The Stadium District

More than 50 vehicles built from 1886 through 2003 celebrate the legacy and innovation of R.E. Olds

$25 $13

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$75 for $150 Worth of Services at KSK Martial Arts

Ksk Martial Arts

Old Everett

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$150 $75

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Intro to CrossFit Class or Month of Unlimited CrossFit at Mid Mitten CrossFit (Up to 51% Off)

Mid Mitten CrossFit

Lansing

Instructors help everyday people crush their personal fitness goals with high-octane regimen of functional exercise techniques

$95 $49

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18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart Rental for Two or Four at Highland Hills Golf Club (Up to 54% Off)

Highland Hills Golf Club

DeWitt

18-hole course bookended by par 5s leads players from links-style front nine to wooded back-nine layout

$56 $28

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Group Training Classes at I.Q. FIT Fitness & Wellness Center (Up to 80% Off). Three Options Available.

I.Q. FIT Fitness & Wellness Center

Eastside

Dedicated trainers aim to improve health & physiques with fitness programs in a 6000 sq. ft. newly remodeled facility with full amenities

$120 $29

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Five Group or Small-Group Exercise Session at The Institution (Up to 55% Off)

The Institution

Downtown Lansing

Certified instructors teach trendy classes such as BodyPump by Les Mills, Insanity, TRX suspension training, and Zumba

$40 $19

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5 or 10 All-Ages Martial-Arts Classes at Shinn’s Tae Kwon Do (Up to 72% Off)

Shinn's Tae Kwon Do

Multiple Locations

Experienced and credentialed instructors lead students of all ages in tae kwon do classes

$73 $24

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Five or Ten All-Ages Martial Arts Classes at Velocity Martial Arts (Up to 71% Off)

Velocity Martial Arts

Waverly

Students get fit while learning practical self-defense techniques of kickboxing, krav maga, and taekwondo from certified instructors

$75 $24

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Three Weeks of Foundations Classes or Three Months of Unlimited CrossFit at CrossFit Sanction (Up to 55% Off)

CrossFit Sanction

Lansing

Classes use of the body’s muscle systems that allow for fast bursts of speed, long tests of endurance, or powerful feats of strength

$60 $27

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$19.95 for a 30-Day VIP Membership to Go Work Out ($69 Value)

Go Work Out

Lansing

VIP membership includes unlimited access to indoor track, machines, weights, and group classes, plus sauna access & free on-site babysitting

$69 $19.95

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One or Two Groupons, Each Good for Buckets of Range Balls at Sycamore Driving Range & Learning Center (50% Off)

Sycamore Driving Range & Learning Center

Southside

Two buckets of range balls per visit to help hone your drive; facility also includes a putting green

$20 $10

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$15 for $29 Toward One Month of Children's Day Classes at Patsy Watson School of Dance

Patsy Watson School of Dance

Colonial Village

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$29 $15

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Four or Eight Weeks of Unlimited Back-to-School Boot Camp at Fit Body Boot Camp (Up to 82% Off)

Fit Body Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

Boot camps help sculpt silhouettes throughout the course of four or eight weeks

$247 $59

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One or Two Painting Classes at Wine and Canvas (Up to 50% Off)

Wine and Canvas

Multiple Locations

Local artists give step-by-step instructions to help students create painted masterpieces

$35 $19

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$13 for Laser Tag or Mini Golf for Two with Glo Items at Zap Zone (Up to $26 Value)

Zap Zone

Lansing

After choosing a glowing mouth guard, necklace, or bunny ears, two people can enjoy a match of laser tag

$26 $13

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$25 for Two-Day German Festival with Beer Mugs and Food and Drinks for Two at Old Town Oktoberfest (Up to $40 Value)

Old Town Oktoberfest

Old Town

Two-day festival with live music from alternative-rock headliners, German and American beer, and German foods such as spaetzle and bratwurst

$40 $25

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A group of ESPN analysts looking for a bite to eat before taping their shouting match would do well to wander through Tripper's. Upon entering, they could brush up on fodder for their next debate by watching the eatery's 50 televisions flicker with heart-pumping sporting events from across the globe, from college football and Australian rugby to playoff baseball and amateur yak tickling.

Though they might posit a PTI-worthy opinion or two of their own, the sports fans who flock to Tripper's share two universal traits: a love of Michigan sports teams and a craving for classic pub eats. They keep their morale and energy high by devouring custom pizzas, Angus burgers, and homemade, seasoned potato chips in between whistles. Glasses of craft beer from Arcadia and Bells rise and clink amidst a wall of roaring cheers, celebrating touchdowns, game-winning goals, and home runs that make the ball shriek like Roger Daltrey. For those unsatisfied with letting others doing their competing for them, Tripper's has a collection of pool and foosball tables and arcade games. Tripper's chefs also sate classic American cravings at on-location parties with their catering and menu-planning services.

350 Frandor Avenue
Lansing,
MI
US

Since 1825, the Old Town area has seen both prosperous times and, for the second half of the 20th century, stretches of destitution. Within the last 30 years, dedicated locals have started turning Old Town back around, dropping its building vacancy rates from 90% to fewer than 10%, and establishing a slew of festivals, art venues, and boutiques. The Old Town Commercial Association plays its role in this cultural and economic renaissance by holding the annual Old Town Oktoberfest, a Midwestern interpretation of the traditional German holiday.

Over the course of two days, live polka bands provide a soundtrack for German-style dancing and festivities. Vendors pour German and European Oktoberfest beers from Spaten, Warsteiner, and Frankenmuth, and autumnal beers from American breweries such as Sam Adams and Blue Moon. Local restaurants serve authentic German dishes such as spaetzle, potato soup, frankfurters, and bratwurst throughout the fest, allowing visitors to taste the country’s staples without having to stow away in a UN ambassador’s suitcase.

1232 Turner St.
Lansing,
MI
US

Moonlight pools in the gym’s entryway as the nighttime visitor stops to fumble for her keycard. It’s 3 a.m. She worked the night shift again and wants to work off some tension. Her fingers grasp the small plastic card and with a quick swipe, she’s inside. Immediately enveloped by the warm glow of Snap Fitness, she joins the other late-night exercisers in pounding on the treadmill and lifting weights before the sun rises.

Accessible 24/7 via keycard, guests enter Snap Fitness to tone their physiques on myriad cardio and strength equipment day or night. During staff hours, they can seek out fitness assessments and one-on-one sessions with personal trainers, which ensure all moves are performed effectively, topped with a dose of motivation. The trainers devise personal fitness plans for each guest, taking into account their strength, cardio, and flexibility conditions to help them tackle weight loss, boost overall body strength, or attempt to finally unveil the mysteries of arcane cable-weight machines.

325 S Waverly Rd
Lansing,
MI
US

Woldumar Nature Center greets visitors with a coterie of trees, flowers, and grasses that populate 178 acres of diverse environs representing the region's larger ecosystem. Visitors explore the center's trails spanning 5 miles of lush scenery, which treats them to a prairie of wildflowers waving their vivid heads in the breeze, the Grand River flowing throughout 1.25 miles, and a hardwood forest that casts cool shade in the shadows of beech and maple trees. Deer peacefully forage in the apple orchard, and a butterfly garden hosts a feast for the gentle winged insects. The herb garden showcases common household herbs such as rosemary alongside oft-forgotten useful plants such as calendula, which pinky swears it goes well in potato soup. The nature center's knowledgeable staff lead educational programs year-round that fill brains with experiences in geocaching, exploring the Grand River, and watching live owl presentations.

5739 Old Lansing Rd
Lansing,
MI
US

Ransom Eli Olds was certainly one of Lansing's most prolific citizens. The inventor, entrepreneur, and financier helped revolutionize the automobile industry, specifically through the two companies he founded in the area: Olds Motor Works in 1897 and REO Motor Car Company in 1904.

  • Size: the museum's collection holds more than 50 vehicles and thousands of automotive relics
  • Oldest Vehicle: the 1886 Oldsmobile Steam Carriage?Olds's first horseless carriage, this three-wheeled vehicle ran on gasoline and dreams
  • Most Modern: the 2003 Cadillac CTS
  • Eye Catcher: the Oldsmobile '88', a bright blue stencil-covered stock car that won 22 of 37 races in 1953
  • Don't Miss: the Curved Dash Oldsmobile, the first high-production automobile
  • Pro Tip: cars rotate in and out of displays; call ahead if you're interested in a specific vehicle
240 Museum Dr.
Lansing,
MI
US

For more than 30 years, ZZ Underwater World has initiated swimmers into the world of scuba diving. Their year-round classes have taught people to safely plumb the depths of the Earth's largest seas, and their instructors are both SSI- and PADI–certified, rendering them able to certify their students and lead them on any level of dive from snorkeling to deep scuba. ZZ Underwater World's onsite shop sells snorkels and flippers among other gear from a wide range of brands, useful for people who thought Waterworld was a prophecy and are stocking up. The staff also hosts scuba vacations, taking troupes of divers to explore the wrecks of the Great Lakes or world-class destinations such as Belize or Fiji.

2016 E Michigan Ave
Lansing,
MI
US