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Embrace Lansing through Independence Commons

What a better city to settle down with your family then the state’s capital? HomeFirst™’s Independence Commons is a community located just a short 20 minute drive away from downtown Lansing. Far enough away from the busy city, but close enough to be within the urban space in a matter of minutes. Independence Commons offers many recreational activities such as a fitness center, a community pool, walking trails, playgrounds, and basketball courts, in addition to necessities such as on-site storage, and professional management teams. But sometimes, it’s nice to get away from home for the day. Here are some activities or places to visit in the Lansing area that HomeFirst™ recommends!

Potter Park Zoo

What better family outing than a trip to the zoo? For kids young and old, zoo animals can put a smile on anyone’s face, and with over 160 different species to choose from, every member of the family can find his or her favorite animal. The Potter Park Zoo also hosts events year-round and offers low rates for children, and extra low rates for local adults and seniors, making the zoo the perfect day trip for any member of Independence Commons, no matter what age.

The Capitol Building

Looking for a more educational day trip? The Michigan State Capitol Building is open for guided tours throughout the week between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and on Saturday between 10 a.m and 3 p.m. Your family will learn all about how our state is run at the site where it all happens!

Michigan Historical Museum

Open 7 days a week and located in the East Wing of the Michigan Library and Historical Center, the Michigan Historical Museum offers even more great Michigan learning experiences for your family. Young children and seniors can enter for discounted rates, making it easy for your family to learn about Michigan’s history through 5 engaging exhibits of pre-settlement Michigan through the late 20th century.

Impression 5

Maybe your family isn’t full of history nuts, but full of science enthusiasts instead! If so, Impression 5 offers a fun, hands on space for kids and families to learn about science. It’s located downtown on Museum street, still only 20 minutes away from Independence Commons.

River Town Adventures

If the outdoors is more your forte, check out River Town Adventures, Lansing’s premier canoe and kayak rental and tour source. No matter your group size, you can pick your favorite route and schedule a trip. River Town Adventures has many different routes to choose from at very affordable rates.

In Lansing, the possibilities for family fun, adventure, and learning are endless. This Michigan capital city is always bustling with things to do, so after a busy day in the city, Independence Commons offers a quiet place to call home and rest until your next adventure downtown, or wherever else life takes you. Take a look at the manufactured homes for sale in Independence Commons and contact HomeFirst™ today and make the Lansing area a permanent home for you and your family!

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