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10 Things to Do This Weekend in Grand Ledge

If you are looking for something fun to do near Grand Ledge, check out our list below! Great attractions and eateries await you this weekend, like the Potter Park Zoo and Cancun Mexican Grill!

Top 5 Places To Visit


1. Michigan State Capitol 

Anchoring Downtown Lansing for nearly 150 years, the Michigan State Capitol building is home to the legislative branch of the Michigan state government. The Capitol’s magnificent cast-iron dome towers 267 feet above the city, and the exquisitely furnished interior features floors of Vermont marble, limestone, and translucent glass, ornately carved wood, as well as murals and frescos painted throughout.

The Capitol has undergone significant restorations completed in 1992 and 2016, with tours offered throughout the year. In addition to hosting the Michigan Senate and House of Representatives, the Capitol also features, commemorations, celebrations, protests, and more throughout the year. Stop by the Capitol Gift Shop to pick up Michigan-inspired apparel, art, books, and gifts!

Capitol Ave at Michigan Ave
Lansing, MI 48906


2. Michigan State Spartans Athletics 

Competing in 25 men’s and women’s varsity sports in the NCAA Division I Big Ten Conference, the Michigan State Spartans are the hottest tickets in town. With one of the most successful athletic programs in the nation, the Spartans have amassed 30 national championships, including six in football and two in men’s basketball. You won’t get far in Mid-Michigan without seeing MSU’S signature green & white.


The football team plays home games at 75,000-seat Spartan Stadium, while men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball call the 16,000-seat Jack Breslin Student Events Center home. The Breslin Center also regularly hosts concerts, comedy shows, and other events. MSU baseball, softball, soccer, tennis, and many more teams compete at venues throughout campus. 

550 S Harrison Rd
East Lansing, MI 48824



3. Eli and Edith Broad Art Museum 

On the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing, the Eli and Edith Broad Art Museum is an architecturally striking 46,000 square-foot facility dedicated to contemporary art. The MSU Broad is home to more than 7,500 items in the permanent collection, as well as a variety of temporary exhibits, art courses, and other community events throughout the year.


There are no shortage of interesting museums in the Mid-Michigan region, including the Michigan History Center in Lansing, the MSU Science Museum on the Michigan State campus in East Lansing, the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum, the Impression 5 Science Center interactive museum for children, as well as the Michigan State Capitol, the Turner-Dodge House & Heritage Center, and many more!

547 E Circle Dr
East Lansing, MI 48824


4. Potter Park Zoo 

Spanning more than 100 acres along the banks of the Red Cedar River, Potter Park Zoo is home to more than 500 animals across over 150 species. The zoo features habitats ranging from the native natural habitat of the nearby Red Cedar River to Siberian tundra and African jungle. Popular exhibits include the snow leopard, African lions, tamarin monkeys, kangaroos, red pandas, and penguins.


The Zoo hosts a variety of educational programs like Keeper Talks, community events such as Boo at the Zoo, Wonderland of Lights, breakfast with Santa, and private gatherings throughout the year. Concession options are available throughout the park, and don’t forget to stop by the gift shop to pick up a souvenir to commemorate your visit!

1301 S Pennsylvania Ave
Lansing, MI 48912
(517) 483-4222


5. Wharton Center 

The Wharton Center for Performing Arts on the campus of Michigan State University is an internationally-renowned 2,250-seat venue hosting plays, musicals, operas, symphonies, concerts, speakers, and more. Opening in 1982, the Wharton stage has welcomed numerous Broadway plays.


320 Wharton Center
East Lansing, MI 48824


Top 5 Amazing Places To Eat In Grand Ledge 

Crossroads BBQ

Best Barbecue

Just off the Saginaw Highway in south Grand Ledge, Crossroads BBQ turns out mouth-watering, wood-smoked pit barbecue paired with made-from-scratch sides. Choose from brisket, pulled pork, ribs, and chicken, pile on some sweet potato rolls, coleslaw, potato salad, or barbecue baked beans, and wash it all down with a tall glass of authentic southern sweet iced tea!

508 S Clinton St
Grand Ledge, MI 48837
(517) 627-0555


Sophia's House of Pancakes 

Best Breakfast

Off Charlevoix Drive on the southeastern edge of town, Sophia’s House of Pancakes serves all-day breakfast, lunch, and Greek cuisine. From breakfast staples like Belgian waffles, French toast, crepes, blintzes, and eggs any way you like them, to lunch favorites like club sandwiches, melts, gyros, salads, and burgers, Sophia’s has something for everyone.

1010 Charlevoix Dr
Grand Ledge, MI 48837



Best Italian Cuisine  

From their convenient location in the heart of downtown Grand Ledge, Cugino’s has been serving authentic Italian cuisine since 2001. Start with an order of calamari or toasted ravioli, then take your pick from Italian classics like chicken parmigiana, fettuccine alfredo, lasagna, and a variety of delicious pizzas and calzones. Don’t forget to save room for tiramisu, cheesecake, or cannoli!

306 S Bridge St
Grand Ledge, MI 48837


Cancun Mexican Grill 

Best Mexican Food 

Bridge Street’s Cancun Mexican Grill makes an excellent choice when you have a hankering for something from south of the border! Whet your appetite with housemade tortilla chips and guacamole or queso, then choose from southwestern favorites like fajitas, enchiladas, tacos, burritos, Rellenos, tamales, carne asada, and much more!

300 S Bridge St
Suite 100
Grand Ledge, MI 48837


Jersey Giant Subs 

Best Deli 

Jersey Giant Subs features generously portioned submarine sandwiches inspired by the traditional delis of the east coast. Build your own sandwich from a wide array of fresh ingredients, or try one of Jersey Giant’s famous subs, including several options crafted exclusively from meats, cheeses, and veggies sourced from the great state of Michigan!

508 S Clinton St
Grand Ledge, MI 48837