Where Main Street Meets The 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

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Want to know what’s happening soon in Lansing?

Lansing’s WinterFest Schedule- February 20
9-4      Registration (TJ Hunters)$5 wristband for adults; $3 children (admittance to all activities and chili cook off)
9-4      Ice Carving Demonstrations by Chain Reaction Carvings (Main Street Plaza)
Hot dogs, hot chocolate & s’mores over the fire (Main Street Plaza)
9-4     Craft & Vendor Show ( TJ Hunter’s Banquet Hall )(no wrist band required) Silent Auction
10-4    Indoor Activities- Hot Wheels racetrack, bean bag toss, paper airplane launcher and crafts for kids (Milty’s Party Room)

11-1 Ice Cutting Demonstration-(Village Creek Boat Launch)
11:30-1 Guided hike up Mt. Hosmer, with hot dogs and s’mores (leave from TJ Hunters) Wear snow boots!
1-3     Horse-drawn sleigh rides (wagon rides if no snow) (sports complex)
Turkey Bowling (baseball diamond)
Snowshoeing, (baseball diamond )
3-4     Fur bearing animal pelt display; Taxidermy animals display (Milty’s Party Room)
4-6     Chili Cook-Off ( TJ Hunter’s Banquet Hall)(admission-Wristband or $5 adults/$3 kids)
Shopping in Lansing’s Unique Shops
Food for purchase at TJ Hunter’s Banquet Hall & Milty’s, as well as other restaurants
10-4 Hot Chocolate & Coffee at Milty’s Party Room

WinterFest is Sponsored by
Main Street Lansing

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Keep up to date with what’s on Lansing’s calendar for the next few months. Visit our Main Street Lansing Page for more information
February 20– Lansing’s Winterfest, Craft Show & Chili Cook Off- Family fun for everyone
Click here for registration form: registration form 2016 knei
March 19– Main Street Lansing- Annual Meeting and Fundraiser


Cruise the Mississippi River, fish off the bank or from your boat. Explore the backwaters. Rent a houseboat and camp on the sandbars. Water ski, jet ski, and tube on the mighty Mississippi.Click on the picture for more information.

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. Click on the picture for more information.

If you love to fish, you’ll love Lansing, Iowa. Anglers from every state enjoy visiting our town and fishing in the majestic Mississippi River. Click on the picture for more information.


Bring your bow or rifle and head to Lansing, Iowa for a truly amazing hunting experience. Located along the beautiful Mississippi River, Lansing offers spectacular hunting opportunities. Click on the picture for more information.


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. Click on the picture for more information.


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. Click on the picture for more information.