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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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 January 2015
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Lansing, Michigan
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Lansing, Michigan
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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.

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2 Thank 0110susancelsor
Lansing, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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.

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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2 Thank Tom S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2014

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

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Panama City, Panama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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 

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1 Thank CaptainMatthew
albion mi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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

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1 Thank frauline1
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141 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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.

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2 Thank Angelica M
Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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.

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1 Thank MaliLisa
Lansing, Michigan
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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.

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