Lansing is a capital of US state of Michigan. In census 2010, city’s population reached 1 14,297 that made it fifth largest city of Michigan. The population of Metropolitan Statistical Area was 4, 64,036. The Lansing Metropolitan area referred to as “Mid Michigan” which an important centre for education, cultural, governmental, commercial and industrial functions.
This area has two medical schools, one veterinary school, two nursing schools, two law schools that includes Michigan University and Michigan State University, big Ten Conference University, the Michigan State Capitol, the State Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, a federal court, the Library of Michigan. One can easily travel Lansing place and its several destinations by hiring the comfortable Lansing Limousine. It provides good travelling experience to the travellers.
Elephant Incident at Lansing
On 26 September, 1963, a twelve years old 3000 pound female dancing elephant, whose name was ‘Rajje’ rebelled against trainer while having performance in a shopping centre circus. Near it was Logan Street and Holmes road in Lansing and escaped in streets, here around four thousand local residents arrived. Inspired by growing crowd, Rajje’s rampage took through men’s wear, sporting goods and gift departments of local Arlan’s discount store.
Each year in August month, the Michigan festival includes LGBT pride parade from riverfront Park to capitol. The Capital City African American Cultural Association celebrates African American Parade and Heritage Festival every year. The chair of CCAACA is Dr. Michael C. Murphy and was pastor of St. Stephen’s Community Church and is at present pastor of people Congregational, United Church of Christ, Washington, D.C.
The parade highlights African American culture and also recognizes prominent African American individuals available in community and also their contributions in Lansing grand marshal of every parade. This festival instantly following the parade consists of live entertainment, soul food and other lots of fun for adults as well as children.
It is held each year on first Saturday in August and starts from 11 a.m. in downtown Lansing, Michigan. This festival held at Ferris Park in downtown Lansing. In year 2009, they celebrated their ten years. The annual Silver Bells in city Electric Light Parade starts via streets of downtowns Lansing each November and Friday.
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Museums of Lansing
Lansing has number of small museums. They are as follows-
- The R.E. Olds Transportation Museum is dedicated for education of role of Lansing in development of transportation, especially automobile
- The Turner Dodge House is a museum which is dedicated to early pioneers of Lansing. The museum resides in the Classical Revival styles Turner dodge Mansion, which was built in year 1858 for James and Marion Turner.
- The Impression 5 Science centre is a children’s science centre which is located at historic wagon works factory on Grand River.
- The Michigan Library as well as Historical centre have one of the tenth largest genealogy collections in nation. It has museums dedicated to Michigan’s history along with other attractions.
- Michigan Women Hall of fame is a museum dedicated to historical achievements of Michigan women.