GLAD Tours is on the forefront of the emerging tourist industry in Lansing. There's more to Lansing than meets the eye (we are more than Michigan’s seat of government) and after 170 years its time to show off who we are and how we got here to the thousands of annual visitors.
GLAD Tours is the vision of the founder and Lead Tour Guide, Joy Gleason. A proud member of the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau, Ms. Gleason has been a Certified Tourism Ambassador for six years.
Are you bringing the whole team to town? Step-on tour services are available for groups with their own buses.
Walking tours are available of the following downtown Lansing areas:
East Capitol Avenue - The past meets the future on this 6 block stroll from Durant Park to the Capitol Building. Lansing’s ‘downtown food court' is a short walk from the end of the tour.
The Cherry Hill Neighborhood - This tour takes a look at one of the smallest neighborhoods with the most Victorian and Craftsman residential structures in Lansing.
The Downtown Riverwalk (Old Town to the City Market) - This tour starts in the Old Town neighborhood and ambles along the riverwalk to the Lansing City Market - Unless you would like to do it from the City Market to Old Town.
East Michigan Avenue Photo Op (Pennsylvania Ave. to Capitol Ave.) - This tour goes to some of the best spots for skyline and river view pictures in the downtown area. Not for the faint of heart, there is stair climbing and faster paced walking.
Is walking too slow paced for you? Check our website for exciting bike tours of the Greater Lansing Area! All tours are given upon request at your convenience.