How much fun can you have in Mid-Michigan in one day on only one dollar? The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau puts forth this challenge for the 21st year later this month. Be A Tourist In Your Own Town allows locals and out-of-towners alike to experience many of the businesses and attractions that the region offers for just a buck.

Participants can purchase the one dollar passports at various locations around town, or at the offices of the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau offices in Lansing or East Lansing. This link provides a full list of selling locations. The passports grant free access to over 90 participating businesses and attractions from 10:00AM-5:00PM on May 30. Children ages 3 and under do not need a passport.

Free parking will be available in some select locations, including city of Lansing parking ramps, Old Town, MSU campus, and the Michigan Historical Museum. CATA will also provide 5 bus routes specifically for Be A Tourist. Round trip bus fares for those routes will only be 50 cents per person.

There's also a chance for participants to pick up on great prizes: gift certificates to a number of local businesses, overnight stays at a half dozen local hotels and motels, and the grand prize of a suite for 10 people at a Lansing Lugnuts game. Once you have purchased your passport, be sure to stop at some of the 63 locations that will stamp your passport. Once you have 10 stamps, you are eligible for the prizes.

Potter Park Zoo, the Michigan Historical Museum, and Impression 5 Science Center are participating attractions again this year. Abrams Planetarium, the Broad Art Museum and the MSU Museum are among the many attractions open to tourists on the MSU campus, while tours of Cooley Law School Stadium, R.E. Olds Transportation Museum, Lansing Public Media, and many others are accessible in Lansing. The fun even stretches to locations in Eaton County, Meridian Township, Delhi Township, and Mason.

There's lots of fun for all ages to take advantage of, and you will be hard pressed to find it for a better price. For more information and complete details visit www.lansing.org/BATYOT