Lansing Travel Guide
Lansing Country Club - The Lansing Country Club offers the best value of private Country Club membership in the Northwest Indiana/ Northeast Illinois region. LCC is a Golf and Fishing Club including 175 acres of land and lakes. Their golf course is pretty challenging, as 15 of the 18 holes have water hazards on them. The unique 7th hole allows golfers to drive from one state (Illinois) into another (Indiana.) (Wentworth Avenue) (Tel: 708-474-7550)
Bock Park Lansing has many beautiful parks and gardens scattered throughout the city, all of which are maintained by Lan-Oak Park District. The highlight is probably Lan-Oak Pool which is located at Bock Park just south of the expressway on Chicago Avenue. It's the best way to relax on a summer day and get back in tune with nature.
Lansing Celebrations If your idea of fun is local festivals and parties, then Lansing provides more opportunities for entertainment. The summer season begins with the annual Good Neighbor Day Parade, sponsored by the Lansing Chamber of Commerce. Midsummer brings the Grande Ole Fourth of July celebration and the Sidewalk Sale Festival. Closing the summer season is the annual Hometown Fest. All of which are plenty of fun.
Shedd Aquarium Having over 6600 species of fish in 206 tanks, the Shedd Aquarium is now the world's largest indoor aquarium. It features small whales, dolphins, seals, and other marine mammals. Guided tours of the Oceanarium are very cheap and are well worth it. (1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.) (Tel: 939-2438)
Cafe Borgia Great Northern Italian cuisine, good wine list, knowledgable and attentive staff. Great place for lunch or dinner, and good prices, too!
submitted by Bob Lukens, 29/04/05
Shopping in Lansing provides both variety and convenience to residents and visitors alike. Retail sales annually are $225,000,000. Although Lansing doesn't not seem to have any unique items that are a must buy, the quality of most of the homemade items sold around town are quite good. The downtown business district extends several blocks on Ridge Road and offers a wide range of quality merchandise and services. Torrence Avenue businesses and shopping centers add to the number of services provided to Lansing shoppers.
The Landings Shopping Center on Torrence Avenue provides additional shopping in its 50 stores that include six major chain stores.
Lansing Restaurants and Bars
IHOP The amount of IHOP restaurants in the Illinois area is quite astounding. IHOP has a wide variety of mouthwatering selections for breakfast, lunch and dinner. From pancakes, omelettes and egg breakfasts to burgers, chicken and steak. Whether you're young or old IHOP can guarantee that there is something on the menu that you'll love. (16851 Torrence Ave) (Tel: 708-474-2240)
Olive Garden Italian Restaurant - Another of the really good European restaurants in the city. Here you can enjoy a delicious Italian meal complemented by a great glass of wine. The simple pleasures that define true Italian hospitality. They're an essential part of Italian living. When you're here, you're Family! (16601 N Torrence Ave)
Heaven on Seven On the nearby Chicago Loop you'll find Heaven on Seven, which is thought of as the local Cajun nirvana. The mantelpiece has paintings of just some of the amazing food that can be found within. Vegetables, alligators, and crabs are just some of the items in the paint. The long to get in is quite long, but well worth it. (111 N. Wabash Ave.) (Tel: 263-6443)
Due Due is the younger sister to the great Pizzeria Uno chain of restaurants, the difference is that this is where the chain began. Due has a stunning terrace and much more space than the crowded Pizzeria Uno down the street, but the same great deep dish pizza and pasta. (619 N. Wabash Ave.) (Tel: 943-2400)
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