The popular event “Be a Tourist In Your Own Town” is back again this year. WKAR’s Katie Cook has more.
"Be a Tourist in Your Own Town" returns for its 24th year this Saturday.
The event allows locals to explore attractions in the Greater Lansing area for a single dollar. When it first started, there were around 10 attractions and now there are over 90.
Brendan Dwyer is Manager of Marketing Communications with the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.
“The hope for this event is to inspire and educate residents of the Greater Lansing area to become fans of all that there is to see and do in this area, so that they have a good feeling about this community, they’ve got a strong feeling that they’re then sharing with friends and family that they would invite to come visit. Because at the Convention and Visitors Bureau we feel that that positivity that a resident has, it shows to the visitors. And we want visitors to come here and see happy residents.”
When you buy a passport for one dollar, you gain free admission and sometimes free samples to a number of attractions. For example, this year, you can ride on the Michigan Princess riverboat, visit Abram’s Planetarium, or do some yoga with goats.
You can take a tour of the State Capitol, the Capital Region International Airport, the Lugnuts Stadium, and our very own WKAR TV studios.
The event is only on Saturday, but you can collect stamps for your passport through the month of June and then send it in to enter a drawing for a variety of prizes.
For more information about the event such as parking, bus routes, and where to get passports, visit the website here.