Best Places to Visit on Campus that Aren’t Under Construction

As we head into summer, you may have noticed more and more construction projects popping up around campus. If you want to know exactly where all of that work is happening so you can avoid it as you make your way around MSU, here is an interactive map.

With a campus as large as MSU, even when half of it is under construction, there are still many beautiful and fun places that you can visit. We’ve compiled a list locations you should check out if you want to enjoy campus during the season of road work.

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    Photo courtesy of Communications and Brand Strategy

    Beal Botanical Garden: Not only is this garden beautiful, but it’s also historically significant as the oldest continuously operated garden of this type in the U.S.!

  2. MSU Observatory: Come study the galaxy at the MSU observatory, located at the edge of campus and far away from any construction!
  3. The River Trail: On the banks of the Red Cedar is a walking and bike path runs through the center of campus. This is the perfect place to walk if you want to get out of the sun and enjoy the soothing sounds of the river (you may also find some friendly MSU ducks and squirrels along the way).
  4. The MSU Dairy Store: The Dairy Store at MSU sells arguably the best ice cream ever.
  5. Beaumont Tower: No trip to MSU would be complete without a trip to this campus landmark.
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    Behold the winding paths within Baker Woodlot.

    Baker Woodlot: This is a little-known sanctuary located on campus that allows you to take a break from civilization and explore nature.

  7. Broad Art Museum: You can stop for a picture outside the futuristic building or head inside to look at their awesome exhibits.
  8. Summer Circle Courtyard: This courtyard hosts Summer Circle Theatre, which is free for anyone who wants to attend. The theme this season is Travel Across America…and Beyond!
  9. AbramsPic-slider-croppedAbrams Planetarium: Have some family friendly fun by taking in one of the featured star shows.
  10. The Gallery at Snyder/Phillips: A contender for best dining hall on campus, The Gallery offers great food and an even better atmosphere.

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