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The R.E. Olds Transportation Museum

March 25th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

See this Oldsmobile '88' NASCAR racer at the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum

See this Oldsmobile ’88’ NASCAR racer at the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum

Oldsmobiles may no longer be being made but their history is a long and rich one – and no where is this made more apparent than at the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum in Lansing, Missouri.

At the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum, you’ll learn how Oldsmobile played an integral role in the automobile industry. For example, did you know that the Oldsmobile Curved Dash vehicle was the first mass-produced car, manufactured on the first automotive assembly line between 1901 and 1904? Though Henry Ford’s assembly line was the first to assemble cars on a moving line, Oldsmobile invented the assembly line.

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Visit the MSU Museum In Lansing, MI

February 10th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

MSU Museum - Tyrannosaur SkeletonOne attraction you don’t want to miss when in the Lansing area is the Michigan State University or MSU Museum. With three floors of exciting collections, the MSU Museum has something for everyone.

Michigan’s most popular natural, cultural history museum the MSU Museum features exhibits devoted to world cultures, evolution, animal diversity and heritage with an emphasis on the Great Lakes region.

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Find Your Michigan Ancestors

September 25th, 2011 by insideout

Our families give us indelible traits. We are each our own person, to be sure. We are each unique. Yet we have a connection with those who came before, those who survived so that we might survive. Thinking about this can boggle the mind.

Stay at the English Inn while research your genealogy in Lansing.

Not everyone is interested in genealogy, and not everyone should be. But for those who are, it is a fascinating field of study. It can lead people around the globe in search of family. People have discovered long lost relatives in remote villages in the Alps. They’ve also learned something about themselves by learning about their ancestry.

Genealogy Research at the Library of Michigan is open to the public Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you think you’ll find some answers there, why not go and see?

The Library of Michigan is less than 30 minutes from our Eaton Rapids Bed and Breakfast. Travel here with a friend who is patient and thorough – a friend willing to help you be an ancestral sleuth. If nothing else, your search will be rewarded with a stay at our luxurious, historic inn.

Please see Genealogy for information about doing research at the Library of Michigan.





Beal Botanical Garden

September 7th, 2011 by insideout

The W.J. Beal Botanical Garden at Michigan State University is a special place.

Beal Garden Entrance

The Beal Garden Entrance - a thing of beauty in and of itself.

The oldest continually operating university botanical garden in the country, Beal Botanical Garden is a haven for observation, growth, and peace. Students go to Beal Botanical Garden to make use of an unparalleled outdoor laboratory. Guests of our Michigan Bed and Breakfast go there to bask in its beauty.

Beal Botanical Garden is located on the campus of Michigan State University, approximately 20 miles northeast of our Lansing area Bed and Breakfast. Self-guided tours of the garden are encouraged through the use of detailed plant labels. Some folks go there to learn about specific plants, visiting the Lanscape Plants or the Wetlands areas. Others go simply for the opportunity to walk and sit in a lovely, peaceful setting.

More information about the gardens may be found at Beal Botanical Gardens.

The Lansing Boat Show

January 11th, 2011 by insideout

Do you love to boat? In a state such as Michigan, where there are more than 11,000 inland lakes and more than 3,000 miles of Great Lake coastline, boating is almost imperative. If you don’t have a boat, or if you’d like a different or new one, consider attending the upcoming Lansing Boat Show. Stay in our Lansing Bed and Breakfast while you’re in town.

This could be you.

The Lansing Boat Show takes place this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (January 14 – 16, 2011) at the Lansing Convention Center. Admission is free and there is no pressure to buy, so enjoy browsing to your heart’s content. The snowier and colder it is in Michigan during the winter, the warmer and sunnier it will be during the summer – or at least that’s what we like to imagine. Bring your dreams of basking on the deck of your new boat to the Lansing Boat Show.

We recommend (if we may) ample consideration before you buy; after all, for every person who joyously purchases a boat there is a person eager to sell a boat. Browse the show Friday or Saturday, then discuss your options over dinner at our Lansing Bed and Breakfast. Linger over dinner, and linger over your decision.

Whether or not you make a purchase, boat shows are fun. Learn about new models and get a feel for prices. Sit in kayaks, walk through yachts, run your hands along sleek sailboats, … and dream.

Holiday Parties at our Lansing Restaurant

October 4th, 2010 by insideout

a toast

Add a Champagne toast to your special event.

It may feel like summer just ended and fall has barely arrived, but in truth, the holidays will soon be here. October is a good time to plan ahead for holiday parties and luncheons at our Lansing inn. As a special incentive to help you organize your calendar, we’re throwing in a Champagne toast for parties of 20 or more booked before November 1, 2010.

Our Lansing inn and restaurant frequently hosts a wide variety of special occasions: Lansing area businesses looking to treat employees to an unforgettable holiday event, families hoping to congregate in a neutral zone, and surprise birthday bashes or anniversary parties. Our banquet and conference rooms (five in all) include a formal drawing room with mahogany paneling and room for fifty, a garden view dining room with three walls of leaded windows and space for twenty-four, and a grand ballroom with dance floor and room for seventy-five guests. Intimate or grand, a full meal or heavy appetizers, it is our goal to make your special event all you want it to be.

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