Chances are, if you’ve visited Lansing before, you’ve been to Northwest Lansing. The State Capitol building and much of the downtown area is located here. But to see only that is to have missed much of what makes Northwest Lansing so special. The area is nestled by the Grand River and has some of the finest riverfront properties and parks the city has to offer. Moores Park on the south side of the area is home to one of the oldest currently-operating pools in the country. Frances Park, also on the south side, has a gorgeous rose garden that blooms in a stunning harmony of colors for only a few weeks a year. In addition to its natural resources, Northwest Lansing also boasts some of the best historic properties in the city. The Darius Moon homes and the former Michigan School for the Blind property are must-visits on any history buff’s tour of Lansing. The Genesee and Walnut neighborhoods also have many homes on the National Register of Historic Sites. And if celebrating history is your thing, the Lansing Juneteenth Celebration and Parade, which celebrates the day slavery was abolished in the United States, is not to be missed. Aside from its historical significance, Northwest Lansing is also the site of some of Lansing’s best cultural, musical, and educational opportunities. The Common Ground music festival, now in its 18th year, hosts some of the country’s top performing artists on the Lansing riverfront. The Michigan History Center, Lansing Community College, and Cooley Law School attract both Lansing residents and visitors alike to their educational campuses. Even if a visit to the State Capitol is what brought you to Northwest Lansing, we hope you stay to experience so many of the other wonderful opportunities to study the past, celebrate the present, and prepare for the future that are offered in Northwest Lansing.