East Lansing is home to the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and the Michigan Institute of Technology. Downtown is located in the center of Grand River Avenue and Michigan Avenue, a wide tree-lined boulevard that evolved from a 19th-century highway that connected Lansing to Detroit. Several other colleges are located near Lansing, including Thomas M. Cooley Law School, which has some of the largest law schools in the United States, and U-M School of Public Health. Grand River, the central business district of Lansing, is served by Grand River streets such as Michigan Street, East Lansing Boulevard, West River Street and East River Boulevard.
MSU has more than 200 degree programs, including the University of Michigan School of Engineering, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Michigan Institute of Technology. Lansing has one of the largest public schools in the United States with a total of about 2,500 students.
The 55 Summer Concert Series will feature live music from the region on Friday and Saturday in downtown East Lansing. The zoo also hosts family-friendly events, including the annual Michigan Zoo Summer Festival and Michigan State Zoo's annual Summer Music Festival. The garden is close to the university, but it also has a long history as a popular destination for outdoor activities for children and adults. This festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday, July 9 and 10, from 10 am to 4 pm at the main entrance of the zoo.
The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum is open to everyone and focuses mainly on contemporary art. If you are an art fanatic, this is certainly a museum you do not want to miss in your beloved city.
Originally built as East Lansing High School and later used as a middle school, the Hannah Community Center features a community center, library, gymnasium, art gallery and other facilities. One-fifth of the district's students come to Eastern Michigan from the Michigan Schools of Choice program, and some commute to Lansing to live elsewhere. The district has about 1,000 students from East and West Lansing, but that number rose when a tram line was built in the 1890s. There are a large number of students and families from those days - rural areas around the campus.
The changes began in 1887, when the city of East Lansing and Michigan State University School of Public Health founded what is now Harrison Road Center on Beal Street.
Since then, the two institutions have grown together and now form a fifteen-degree neighborhood that trains 44,000 students.
The many inner city complexes have led to a greatly increased population density in East Lansing. The city centre has the largest number of residential units in the city and the second largest amount of office space. Immediately north of the city centre are several residential complexes, where both students and year-round residents can live. In the northernmost part of the cities are the student-oriented residential complex, the university village and the growing number and density of residential buildings in the city center.
A cool small town with a local brewery offering a wide range of food and drinks and great views of the city centre.
Sartan basketball fans come to the stadium on matchday and fill the stands with green, spartan basketball fans. Gedopt was built on a site on Lake Lansing, where sailing regattas are held in the summer months.
The East Lansing Art Festival (# 45) is an art exhibition held on the spring weekend before Memorial Day. The festival includes the best-selling art fair and festival in the country, with the visual arts ranked 117th and the visual arts 153rd. Moonlight Film Festival # 56 offers free movies every second Saturday of the month from April to June at the Lansing Convention Center.
The Great Lakes Folk Festival (# 48) originated as a national folk festival that found its way to Lansing for 3 years before moving to the new city. In 1907, the incorporation of the city was proposed under the name College Park. Lawmakers approved the bylaws and changed the names to East Lansing, and proposed incorporating it as a city in 1907.
The agreement stipulated that the inhabitants of the Meridian Township should decide the fate of the country for 100 years. In 2001 and 2006, the city of East Lansing and Meridian County, Michigan, a small town of about 2,000 people, were annexed. The city has effectively added thousands of acres of land to its boundaries and is currently home to the largest population in the state of Michigan and the second largest city in Michigan.
In 1998 and 2001, East Lansing and DeWitt Township completed two 425s, both of which involved the annexation of 1,000 acres of land in Meridian Township and Meridian County. In November 2002, the eastern side of the city and the southern end of the Meridian Township became a 425 in November 2002, covering a total of 2,500 acres, or about 1.5 percent of the entire county's land.