Be A Tourist in Your Own Town Lansing 2019


Be A Tourist in Your Own Town Lansing

Get all the 411 of what you need to know before attending Be A Tourist in Your Own Town Lansing 2019. 

Be A Tourist in Your Own Town Lansing

Be A Tourist in Your Own Town Lansing 2019

Be A Tourist In Your Own Town will celebrate its 25th Anniversary on Saturday, June 1st, 2019. This event first started in 1994, and still remains the same price 25 years later- $1.00. 

Be A Tourist In Your Own Town will take place on June 1st from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Cost is $1.00 per person. 

This year, you will find over 15 new attractions. Explore the MSU Broad Art Lab. Take the kids to the R.J. Scheffel Toy Shop or the new Launch Lansing Trampoline Park.

Are you 21 or older? Enjoy free samples at Looking Glass Brewing Company and BrickHaven Brewing Company. Popular favorites return like riverboat rides on the Michigan Princess, Potter Park Zoo and Impression 5 Science Center.

If you’re new to the area or looking for something fun to do for the whole family this weekend, then this is one event you do not want to miss! See the complete list of 2019 participating attractions and tours here.

Here’s everything you need to know about attending Be A Tourist In Your Own Town

  1.  Purchase passport: Participants may purchase a $1 passport from any of the following selling locations: AL!VE: Your Community Well-being Place, CATA Transportation Center, Celebration! Cinema, Studio C!, Zap Zone, Potter Park Zoo, Preuss Pets, NCG Cinema, Impression 5 Science Center, VanAtta’s Greenhouse, Lansing Art Gallery or either of the Greater Lansing Visitor Centers in downtown Lansing or on Grand River Avenue in East Lansing. Passports are on sale May 1st and will also be available on June 1st at multiple information stations throughout the region. To celebrate 517 Day, the GLCVB is offering Buy-One-Get-One-Free passports at the two visitor center locations only on May 17, 2019. Children three and under do not need a passport.
  2. Park and Ride CATA. CATA provides multiple Be A Tourist public bus routes that reach the majority of the attractions. Round-trip fares are only .50 cents per person. Parking is available at the Michigan History Center, on the MSU campus, or at the city of Lansing parking ramps. See route maps and parking info inside the passport or here.
  3. 5 Ways to Win! To celebrate the event’s 25th anniversary, 25 “silver tickets” have been hidden inside the passports. Receive one and redeem it for fabulous prizes! There are multiple other ways to win, from collecting “stamps” in the passport to photo contests on social media. Prizes range from hotel overnights, restaurant gift certificates, and a suite at the Lansing Lugnuts, to the grand prize of a $1,500 travel voucher from the Capital Region International Airport. (“Tourists” collect stamps at participating attractions. Participants may continue to collect stamps throughout the month of June, however regular admission prices will apply. Deadline to enter is July 8, 2019.) 

Using your passport will allow you entry into over 100 participating locations for FREE! So, if you’ve wanted to take the kids to Impression 5, the zoo, museums and more, Saturday, June 1st is the day to do it. Plus, several locations are offering additional discounts and activities during Be A Tourist in Your Own Town. 

Once you pick up your tourist Passport, you will see what each business is offering during Saturday’s event, including location and hours of operation.

Where do you find the Be A Tourist in Your Own Town Passport books?

You can pick up your passport books now at the following locations: AL!VE: Your Community Well-being Place, CATA Transportation Center, Celebration! Cinema, Studio C!, Zap Zone, Potter Park Zoo, Preuss Pets, NCG Cinema, Impression 5 Science Center, VanAtta’s Greenhouse, Lansing Art Gallery or either of the Greater Lansing Visitor Centers in downtown Lansing or on Grand River Avenue in East Lansing. Passports are on sale May 1st and will also be available on June 1st at multiple information stations throughout the region.

Generous Sponsors Donate Be a Tourist Passports to Under-Served Youth

The GLCVB would like to thank the following sponsors of Be A Tourist in Your Own Town for their generous contributions, not only to the event but for their generosity in helping underserved youth have the opportunity to participate. Their donations combined with the GLCVB partnerships help over 1,500 children and families in the community experience Be a Tourist on Saturday, June 1. Special thanks to LEAP, PNC Bank, Radisson Hotel at the Capitol, Brogan, Reed, VanGorder & Associates, MSUFCU, TownePlace Suites East Lansing, East Lansing Marriott at University Place and Davenport University. Passports are donated to various local organizations such as Child & Family Charities, St. Vincent Catholic Charities, Ele’s Place, Boys & Girls Club of Lansing, Community Mental Health, Capital Area Head Start and many more!

Learn more at www.lansing.org/BATYOT   

Facebook at www.facebook.com/BATYOT

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