One day plus one dollar equals one awesome experience.
The 24th Annual Be a Tourist in Your Own Town starts from 10 AM-5 PM Saturday afternoon.
The event is held by the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau and buying a $1 passport grants you free admission to over 90 local attractions and hot spots.
Here's how the event works:
1. Purchase a Passport. Participants may purchase a $1 passport from any of the following selling locations: AL!VE: Your Community Well-being Place, CATA Transportation Center, Celebration! Cinema, Studio C!, Zap Zone, Potter Park Zoo, Preuss Pets, NCG Cinema, Impression 5 Science Center, VanAtta's Greenhouse, Lansing Art Gallery or either of the Greater Lansing Visitor Centers in downtown Lansing or on Grand River Avenue in East Lansing. Passports are on sale May 1st and will also be available on June 2nd at multiple information stations throughout the region. Children three and under do not need a passport.
2. Park and Ride CATA. CATA provides multiple Be A Tourist public bus routes that reach the majority of the attractions. Round-trip fares are only 50 cents per person. Parking is available at the Michigan History Center, on the MSU campus, in Old Town or at the city of Lansing parking ramps. See route maps and parking info inside the passport or at www.lansing.org/BATYOT.
3. Collect Stamps & Win! "Tourists" collect stamps at participating attractions. Participants may continue to visit attractions and collect stamps throughout the month of June, however regular admission prices will apply. Thanks to Capital Region International Airport a special grand prize is available for 2018. Gather 15 or more stamps on your passport from June 2-June 30 to be entered in a drawing to win a $1,500 travel voucher. Deadline to return assport pages is July 9, 2018.
Learn more at www.lansing.org/BATYOT Facebook at www.facebook.com/BATYOT