My school held a prom there, and it was a beautiful location. They were able to place a number of tables around the sides of the room while still leaving a spacious dance floor. Pictures were taken upstairs. The building and the surrounding area had a nice atmosphere. I wasn't part of the site selection committee, but it must have been reasonably priced if a school that only charges a few dollars for prom tickets could afford it.
I've come here for the glow bowling and a few other open bowl events. The prices were decent, and they have well-maintained lanes and automatic scoring. They have a basic snack service with nothing spectacular, but you can get the pretzels and nachos people tend to get at a bowling alley. It's nothing special, but it's a perfectly acceptable bowling alley.
This is a small bowling alley, and it's certainly not the most modern facility, but it's conveniently located in the MSU Union. If you're a freshman without a car on campus, then this is probably the only bowling alley you're going to be able to go to. MSU bowling classes are also held in the lanes if you're looking to pick up a credit or two while pursuing a recreational activity.
Based in St. Johns, the Arts Council works hard to bring arts programming to the area. The fairly new Arts Depot is located in an intriguing reconstructed train depot that offers classes and a gift shop. The Concert in the Park series is another visibile accomplishment. It's a great shot of culture in a mainly rural county.
The MSU Museum mainly focuses on history and natural history topics. They have some interesting displays with authentic artifacts, but there just weren't enough of them. There are sometimes special displays that expand the collection's appeal. But I still don't feel that it's worth visiting just to go to the museum, but if you're already on campus, then there's no reason to not give it a quick walk-through.
This is best way to travel to Cedar Point. The fare is relatively cheap, and it's well worth it to not have to worry about driving home after an exhausting day at the park. The buses were always clean and comfortable, and they come with the usual tour bus amenities of bathrooms and TVs/VCRs. While they're well-known for their Cedar Point packages, I would recommend them for any charter bus needs.
For too many years I didn't realize what a great little art museum Michigan State University had. With a variety of styles and media, there's something for everyone.
The museum is great for field trips, and the staff was pleasant and helpful. The general museum collection is interesting in its own right, but look for special collections and shows for extra interest. For instance, when I taught Spanish, I took my class to the museum to see a special display of handmade Cuban books.
The museum is located in the center of campus, which can make parking tricky during the busiest times, but it's well worth stopping by.
I found this library to be very small, but despite the lack of space, it still has the power of the Genesee District Library behind it, so even if you can't find a book on the shelf, you can request it easily. The building is conveniently located on a main street in town.
This is the library I grew up with, and it always had the materials I needed for everything from casual reading to big reports. I'm sure it's only improved over the last few years (I rarely get a chance to go there anymore). They have a good selection of books, magazines and media, with many places to browse and a number of study carrels. They also have a selection of toys available for check-out, something I haven't seen in other libraries I've visited. The overall environment in the building was always pleasant.
While I'm not absolutely sure, this has to be the biggest library in the area. This library just has a bigger selection of everything than the libraries I've been to in surrounding cities. I especially liked their selection of academic journals when I was doing research, since many public libraries don't bother to carry these, but they have a good selection of every other type of reading material a patron could want. It's also a part of the Flint Cultural Center campus, so you can plan an entire educational day.