The Spartan Country which is located in East Lansing and on the Red Cedar River banks is packed with natural spaces and a wealth of beauty. Those spaces sprawl across the entire MSU campus.
Even though most people in the country know the school because of Sparty, the Michigan State mascot, it’s also a world leader in terms of research. MSU’s Big Ten sports team is also quite popular.
MSU was founded in 1855 and became a pioneer land-grant college. This learning institution was dedicated to the advanced study of agriculture. Today, the university has more than 200 academic programs provided by seventeen degree-granting colleges.
However, beyond the academe, visitors could find numerous things to do and see on campus without the need to sign up for a class. Here are some things you can do while at MSU:
The MSU museum is the first Smithsonian-affiliate in Michigan. Its brim was filled with natural wonders and research artifacts from around the world. If you love dinosaurs, then this is the best place to visit.
Beal Botanical Gardens
These gardens are the oldest of its kind and continuously operated with more than 2,700 species that were organized in an economic and systematic landscape with ecological groupings. You should also visit the MSU horticulture garden while inside the campus. It has 3 adjoining gardens that included the landscape arboretum, research garden as well as the delightful 4-H garden for children.
If you want to view the wonders of this universe using the sky theatre, then go to Abrams Planetarium. Here, you could sit back and relax while enjoy the nice sky view.
This iconic bell tower is the carillonneurs’ favorite place. It’s where noontime recitals were played.
The farm is home for colt racing, mooing dairy cows, milking and beef calves frolicking. These are just some of the few sights that await one who visits the MSU farms.
Wharton Center for the Performing Arts
You can catch new major Broadway blockbusters in addition to a great performing arts lineup at the Wharton.
The MSU Dairy Store
It was always difficult to select between ice cream flavors, especially when you have over 32 flavors to choose from. MSU’s dairy store offers the best and freshest ice cream. You could also pick some award-winning and top class cheese varieties.
Eli and Edythe Art Museum
This art museum has the best Zaha Hadid design that presents international, groundbreaking and contemporary art across various media. It’s housed in a stainless, pleated steel with a multi-angled glass building. The art museum is in itself an architectural wonder.
Watch the Big Ten Sporting Events
The Spartan basketball, football and hockey are just among the favorite reasons why people visit Michigan State University. Resounding chants of Go White and Go Green could be heard across campus.
The Demmer Shooting Sports Education and Training Center
The Demmer is the training site for MSU rifle, archery as well as pistol club teams. It’s also open to the general public. So, if you want to learn how to use a firearm, you could simply register at the training center and a professional will help you with the training. In addition, the training center is known to promote the safe use of archery equipment and firearms.
Don’t leave Michigan State University without visiting the bronze Spartan Statue that is standing near the stadium. This statue symbolizes the Spartan spirit and their love for sports. Take a photo with your friends to commemorate one fine day of visiting a one-of-a-kind campus with the best educational facilities.