Where Main Street Meets Mississippi
“The Mississippi River towns are…pleasing to the eye, and cheering to the spirit.
The Mississippi Valley is as reposeful as a dreamland.”
— Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi
Cruise the Mississippi River, fish off the bank or from your boat. Explore the backwaters. Rent a houseboat and camp on the sandbars. Waterski, jetski, and tube on the mighty Mississippi.
Shopping & Relaxing
Horsfall’s Variety beckons with over one million items. Visit delightful boutique shops and antique stores. Unwind at a local restaurant or bar and end your day at a B & B, RV park, or motel.
Fishing & Hunting
The Mississippi’s pristine Pool 9 is home to 104 different species of fish such as sunfish, crappies and highly-prized walleye and bass. Ranked second in the world for its trophy whitetail buck, the Lansing area abounds in wild fowl such as turkey, ducks, and geese.
If birding is your passion, Lansing is your paradise. Bald eagles soar above the limestone bluffs year round. The Mississippi Flyway is used by 80% of migratory birds in the U.S. Spring and autumn bring 20,000+ elegant tundra swans and American white pelicans.
The Great Outdoors
Nestled on the river’s edge below towering limestone bluffs, Lansing and the surrounding area are the ideal setting for outdoor activities: hiking, biking, snowmobiling, camping, snowshoeing, and skiing.
Main Street is lined with authentic buildings from Lansing’s rich mercantile past and ends at the Mississippi, where steamboats docked in yesteryear. In 2014, Main Street was designated a National Register Historic District.