Technically located within three counties, the capital city of MI is a great place to explore. Lansing ranks #5 on the list of the largest cities in The Great Lakes State. It is a metropolitan city, and one of its nicknames is The Heart of Michigan. A cultural and historical hub, Lansing is a wonderful city for an adventurous vacation.
Potter Park Zoo can be one of your stops. Its location is 1301 South Pennsylvania Avenue, and there are over 100 species of animals housed there. It may be a smaller zoo in comparison to say Detroit Zoo, but it’s going to make for a nice family visit. There is an arctic fox, a snow leopard, bald eagles and so much more. With Potter Parker Zoo featuring a more intimate setting, you really get to learn a lot about the animals via guides that truly care about the place and its visitors.
Old Town Lansing on East Grand River Avenue is one place you will want to stop in the capital city. There are some great shops and some great restaurants there. One of the dining establishments has kind of a quirky name, Punk Taco, and it is really neat according to reviews. You might want to take the kids to the cute little pet store that is there. Sir Pizza is also a popular stop. Old Town is a great historic area of Lansing to visit and have fun for hours.