The 54-A Judicial District Court has jurisdiction over the City of Lansing in Ingham County. It is located on the 6th floor of City Hall at 124 W. Michigan Ave., 6th Floor City Hall, Lansing, Michigan.
Michigan district courts typically handle land contract disputes, landlord-tenant cases, misdemeanor criminal offenses, civil lawsuits, small claims, and civil traffic infractions. Judges also perform civil weddings.
Things to Do around the 54-A District Court
The 54-A district court is close to the Lansing school district as well as museums, parks, and the Old Town. Check out these local attractions while you’re in Ingham County.
1. REO Town
REO Town is the birthplace of the American automobile industry. It is named after Ransom Eli Olds, the automobile maker who gave the world the Oldsmobile.
Pronounced “Rio” and not “are-ee-oh,” this old town made REO vehicles from 1905 to 1975, starting with fancy cars and eventually expanding to utility vehicles and semi-hauling big rig trucks.
During its peak, the REO plant employed around 4,500 workers known as REO Joes. It had its own clubhouse where townsfolk enjoyed a night of dancing, bowling, movies, concerts, and all forms of entertaining performances. The community even named their radio station WREO.
Today, the REOs have all disappeared except for some vintage models displayed at the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum in downtown Lansing. One of the top-rated automotive museums in the United States, it houses a diverse collection of around 55 classics dating from 1897 to 2004, including the only 1897 Oldsmobile left in existence.
From the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum, the path will take you to the charming Old Town of Lansing, where you can stop by to dine or drink.
2. Potter Park Zoo
Another highlight of your Lansing tour is the Potter Park Zoo. Home to over 500 magnificent creatures from 160 species, Potter Park is a 20-acre zoo located within an 80-acre park.
One of the zoo’s most popular attractions is the camel ride. Guests are invited to meet Molly, Maple, and Joy – Potter Park’s resident camels. They give visitors a short tour around the camel ride area.
Another fan favorite is the Bird and Reptile House, featuring rare and endangered species such as the Madagascar hognose snake, Puerto Rican crested toad, and cotton-topped tamarin, which you can explore up close.
3. Impression 5
What makes downtown Lansing so great is that all the must-see attractions are located within a five-block radius – walkable in just five minutes!
From the Potter Park Zoo, head to the Impression 5 science and nature museum. Engineers and builders fabricate their own exhibits on-site to see the colorful displays come to life. This museum features amazing exhibits, including the giant Light Mosaic, the Shadow Wall, and the very popular Pop bubble room. Impression 5 is named after the five senses: sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch.
4. The Record Lounge
Vinyl is back in Lansing. In fact, vinyl is outselling digital music at independent retailers like The Record Lounge. If you’re looking for new and used vinyl records, this is the place to talk music.
5. Michigan History Center
Another highlight of downtown Lansing is the Michigan History Center which houses the Michigan History Museum and the Archives of Michigan. Learn about Michigan’s past all the way from the end of the Ice Age through the late 20th century through the lens of 26 permanent galleries and special exhibits. The 3-story relief map, a U.P. copper mine, and the 1950s auto show are a popular among tourists.
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