One day plus one dollar equals one awesome experience! The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce the 23rd Annual Be A Tourist In Your Own Town; where a one dollar passport grants you free admission to over 90 attractions and hot spots on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 from 10am to 5pm.
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 90 local partnering establishments. Old favorites include Impression 5 Science Center, Potter Park Zoo and the Michigan History Center. Be sure to visit one of the many new stops including: Capital Region International Airport, Lansing Makers Network and Studio C!. Some attractions will offer a discount on services through June with the passport. Please visit www.lansing.org/BATYOT for a complete list of 2017 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:
- Purchase a Passport. Participants may purchase a $1 passport from any of the 15 area selling locations: CATA Transportation Center, Celebration! Cinema, Studio C!, Zap Zone, Potter Park Zoo, Preuss Pets, NCG Cinema, Lansing City Market, Impression 5, 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 now and will also be available on June 3rd at four information stations throughout the region. Children three and under do not need a passport.
- Park and Ride CATA. CATA provides six 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, 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.
- Collect Stamps & Win! “Tourists” collect stamps at participating attractions. Collect fifteen 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. Thanks to Capital Region International Airport a special grand prize is available for 2017. Gather 15 or more stamps on your passport from June 3rd to June 30th to be entered in a drawing to win a $1,500 travel voucher from Capital Region International Airport. (Regular admission prices may apply after June 3rd.) Deadline to return passport pages is July 8th, 2017.