Explore the Treasures in Your Own Backyard!
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Posted by: Eric Dimoff
Be A Tourist In Your Own Town on Saturday, June 4th
One day plus one dollar equals one awesome experience! The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce the 22nd Annual Be A Tourist In Your Own Town; where a one dollar passport grants you free admission to over 80 attractions and hot spots on Saturday,
June 4, 2016 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
This local awareness event started over twenty years ago in the city of Lansing with just 18 attractions and has grown regionally to now include over 80 local partnering establishments. Old favorites include: Impression 5 Science Center, Potter Park Zoo and the Michigan Historical Museum. Be sure to visit one of the many new stops including: Knockerball Lansing, NCG Eastwood Cinema and WLNS-TV 6. Some attractions will offer a discount on services through June with the passport. Please visit www.lansing.org/BATYOT for a complete list of 2016 attractions.
“Residents are encouraged to come out and discover why nearly 5 million people visit our region each year,” said Tracy Padot, Vice President, Marketing Communications. “We hope locals will become ambassadors for Greater Lansing and when someone asks them what there is to see and do in the area they can respond with countless suggestions and a genuine sense of community pride.”
Here’s how the event works:
1. Purchase a Passport. Participants may purchase a $1 passport from either of the Greater Lansing Visitor Centers in downtown Lansing or on Grand River Avenue in East Lansing. (See website for additional selling locations.) Passports are on sale now and will also be available on June 4th at information stations throughout the region. Children three and under do not need a passport.
2. Park and Ride CATA. CATA provides 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 Historical Museum, on the MSU campus, in Old Town or at the city of Lansing parking ramps. See route maps and parking info inside the passport or at www.lansing.org/BATYOT.
3. Collect Stamps & Win! “Tourists” collect stamps at participating attractions. Collect ten stamps to be eligible to win one of the dozens of passport prizes. Participants may continue to visit attractions and collect stamps throughout the month of June, however regular admission prices will apply.