We invite APA members who are new (or not so new) to MSU or the Greater Lansing area to feel more included in the community by attending the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau’s (GLCVB) 24th annual “Be a Tourist In Your Own Town” event on Saturday, June 2nd from 10:00am-5:00pm.  The APA is tagging onto an existing showcase event designed to create awareness of campus and local attractions.  Members would have over 90 attractions to choose from which in the past have ranged from kid-friendly like Potter Park Zoo and Impression 5 Science Center to others geared more towards adults, with breweries and various museums.

The APA will make available 200 passports for the event free of charge for members.  APA members in good standing can order up to 2. If members need additional passports they can purchase for $1 each directly from one of the passport selling locations.  http://www.lansing.org/events/be-a-tourist/.

This unique event brings together 15,000 residents and visitors who come out to enjoy the day, to explore and discover what makes Greater Lansing so great. This passport allows attendees into all the participating area attractions, hot spots and one-of-a-kind tours throughout the region for free on the day of the event. The list of participating attractions is still being developed by the GLCVB so check their website for further updates http://www.lansing.org/events/be-a-tourist/.

To order APA Passports (maximum of 2):

Email Tamela Smith, APA Area Rep at: smithta@msu.edu
Subject Line: Be A Tourist Passport Order
Indicate if you would like 1 or 2 passports
Give your legal name so we can verify APA membership


Last day to order passports will be May 15.  Passports will be available on a first-come-first service basis or until we are sold out.

Passports must be picked up by the APA member:

May 22 at the APA Picnic, 4:30-7:00pm, Patriarche Park, 960 Alton, East Lansing 48823

May 23 and 24th 12:00pm-1:00pm outside the Greater Lansing Visitor’s Center, 549 E. Grand River, East Lansing 48823 (near Grand River & Bailey).

The day of the event we plan to have a couple “meet up” points for APA members at designated times and locations.  This list will be finalized once the GLCVB finalizes the attractions. Information on APA meet up points will be distributed with the passports.  

Be a Tourist In Your Own Town, June 2nd