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Lansing, Michigan Celebrates 20 Years of "Be A Tourist In Your Own Town"

Greater Lansing Michigan Convention & Visitors Bureau
Be a Tourist in Your Own Town

In Michigan's Capital city of Lansing, The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau announces the 20th Annual "Be A Tourist In Your Own Town"; where a one dollar (yes, only one dollar) passport grants you free admission to over 70 attractions and hot spots on Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Whether you're there for business or pleasure, Greater Lansing, Michigan is a one-of-a-kind setting for a visit to remember! Explore nearly endless dining options. Browse unique boutiques. Celebrate culture and the arts in their world-class performance venues and galleries. Catch Spartan Spirit on the Campus of Michigan State University.

See more at: http://www.lansing.org

Greater Lansing Michigan Convention & Visitors Bureau
Greater Lansing Michigan Convention & Visitors Bureau Be a Tourist in Your Own Town

Greater Lansing Michigan Convention & Visitors Bureau

This local awareness event started two decades ago in the city of Lansing with just 18 attractions and has grown regionally to now include over 70 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: BWL Depot, Zap Zone!, City Limits Bowling Center, Red Cedar Spirits and Le Chat Gourmet Culinary Arts. Some attractions will offer a discount on services through June with the passport.

Visit www.lansing.org/BATYOT for a complete list of 2014 attractions.

Greater Lansing Area
Greater Lansing Area Le Chat Gourmet Kids Culinary Arts

Greater Lansing Area

“Residents are encouraged to come out and discover why nearly 5 million people visit the 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 sense of community pride.”

Golden Ticket Giveaway!
Golden Ticket Giveaway! Lansing Art Gallery

Golden Ticket Giveaway!

In celebration of the event’s 20th anniversary, the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau will be inserting 20 golden tickets into 20 different passports among the thousands sold before May 31. Those that receive the lucky golden ticket may redeem it for a $20 VISA gift card.

How the event works...
How the event works... Potter Park Zoo

How the event works...

Here’s how the event works:

1. Purchase a Passport. Participants may purchase a $1 passport from any of the 15 area selling locations:

AAA Michigan, Arts Council of Greater Lansing, CATA C.T.C, Celebration Cinema, Impression 5 Science Center, Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing City Market, NCG Cinema, Preuss Pets, Potter Park Zoo, Studio C!, Van Atta’s Greenhouse, Zap Zone or either of the Greater Lansing Visitor Centers in downtown Lansing or on Grand River Avenue in East Lansing.

Passports are on sale now and will also be available on May 31st at four information stations throughout the region. Children three and under do not need a passport.

More on how the event works...
More on how the event works... Zap Zone

More on how the event works...

More on how the event works...

2. Park and Ride CATA. CATA provides four Be A Tourist public bus routes that reach the majority of the attractions. Round trip fares are only 50 cents per person. Parking 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.