The Michigan State University campus lies on the banks of the Red Cedar River and is adjacent to the city of East Lansing.
The beautiful, park-like campus is large (over 2000 acres) and is adorned with towering oaks, flowering fruit trees, and flower gardens.
Highlights include the W. J. Beal Botanical Gardens, Beaumont Tower, the Wharton Center for the Performing Arts, the MSU Horticulture Demonstration Gardens, the Michigan 4-H Children's Garden, and the Red Cedar River itself.
Jogging/biking trails extend through the campus along the river and join the Lansing-area river trail, which continues through parks and wooded areas for approximately 4 miles to north Lansing. The river trail provides easy access to Potter Park Zoo, Impression 5 Science Museum, the Boarshead Theatre, downtown Lansing, Lansing Community College, the Breke Fish Ladder, and the Turner-Dodge house.