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Address: Lansing, MI

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Nice downtown area to walk around in and great food

Several restaurants in this area are amazing, I especially like Meat for BBQ. This is a nice place to walk around, visit shops or take pictures, overall a nice place to spend a... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2015
Lansing, Michigan
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Lansing, Michigan
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 9 January 2015

Several restaurants in this area are amazing, I especially like Meat for BBQ. This is a nice place to walk around, visit shops or take pictures, overall a nice place to spend a lazy afternoon.

1 Thank MiTraveler2014
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014 via mobile

I loved this area to shop. It was super. People in the stores r very quaint. I thought i was somwhere else other than Lansing. After been gone for 32 yrs i just found a new hm aeay to shop. Its fantastic.

2 Thank 0110susancelsor
Lansing, Michigan
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298 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2014

We had to check out the festival. Beer tents, items to buy with logo on it, German foods to try. My fiancee tried all the meats and I tried desserts. Parking for the event was just on the streets with parking meters.

Thank Dayzdx8
Lansing, Michigan
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39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2014

40 years ago I came back from visiting Chicago's Old Town and tried to tell everyone that Lansing''s North End, as it was referred to then, was better for architecture and right on the river too and everyone told me I was crazy. It was a skid row back then with some very rough bars (two New Years Eves in... More 

2 Thank Tom S
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2014

Nice to see the original part of Lansing revitalized. Lots of nice shops, galleries and restaurants.

2 Thank Lawcamp98
Panama City, Panama
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2014

The transition from 'old' to 'old town' was some time ago. This area hosts many fun street fairs and parties in a nice re-gentrified (but not overly done) venue. Old Town Lansing has a wonderful river-walk and gives one the feel of times gone by. Leave the cell phone in the car and spend the afternoon dining and strolling along... More 

1 Thank CaptainMatthew
albion mi
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39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014

very quaint shops and unique restaurants to check out. we enjoyed the afternoon just looking around . We had lunch at Meat , very good and then had a cupcake at Whipped. nice way to spend an afternoon with friends

1 Thank frauline1
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2014

There is quiet a bit to do in Old Town. There is the river walk and a lot of boutique shops to wander. Plenty of places to grab a bite or a full meal.

2 Thank Angelica M
Lansing, Michigan
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2014

There are new stores coming and going, but the rehabbing being down in Old Town is exciting to see. It is slowly but surely finding a new base of clientele with stores such at Meat BBQ, Whipped Bakery, and a fun popcorn shop with samples of gourmet popcorn. There are galleries and antique stores, as well.

1 Thank MaliLisa
Lansing, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2014

It is a very eclectic area. The buildings are well maintained and original....so many galleries and art shops. They also hold quite a few music and art fests in old town.

1 Thank mickbead

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