Exhibitor Driving Directions & FREE Parking Information - Lansing Center

2019 Great Lakes Trade Exposition
Lansing Center: 333 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48933

FREE PARKING: (Click here to download the FREE Parking Flyer for your vehicle's dashboard (PDF))
Through the generosity of the Greater Lansing Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, we have FREE parking available for exhibitors in two areas just east of the Lansing Center. These areas will accommodate trucks, trailers, and regular vehicles and are available all three days of the 2019 Great Lakes Trade Exposition. If you park in these free areas you must place a pass on your dash. Passes can be obtained at the Exhibitor Registration area located at the back of the Exhibit Hall on Monday, January 28 and at the Registration area in the main hallway of the Lansing Center on Tuesday, January 29 and Wednesday, January 30.

Here are the locations and map of these lots:
#A: Depot Lot, 637 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48912
#B: Pere Marquette Dr., at a bagged meter, just west of the Depot Lot. These spaces are reserved for Semi-truck and trailers and are along the street on Pere Marquette Drive.

Driving directions and the three options we have for exhibitors to move-in:
Option 1: Loading docks for off-loading of material with a forklift—you must start in the Truck Staging Lot.
Option 2: Driving directly onto the show floor for hand/forklift unloading—you must start in the Truck Staging Lot.
Option 3: Park beneath the Lansing Center Exhibit Halls and utilize the Service Elevator to hand carry up booth material.

1) For exhibitors planning to use the loading docks and need to have their booth materials off-loaded with a forklift:
– For your safety, convenience, and to save time please make sure your materials can be off-loaded onto the loading dock by fork lifts from the back of your truck.
– You’ll need to pull into the Truck Staging Lot (see driving directions below).
– Move-in procedures are as follows:
As you pull into our Truck Staging Lot please look for the Lansing Center Security. They’ll have a master list indicating your move-in time and what booth you are exhibiting in. Once you check-in with Security they’ll either direct you over to the Lansing Center and a move-in door or they’ll place you in a staging line and send you over as the movein doors become available. Please stay with your vehicle while it is in line and also while it is being unloaded. As soon as you have unloaded, please move immediately so that the next vehicle in line can enter the dock or ramp.
– Of Special Note:
o You must start in the Truck Staging Lot to move in to the 2019 GLTE using the loading docks.
o Due to space constraints, exhibitors WILL NOT be allowed to leave their vehicles unattended in the loading dock area.

2) Driving directly onto the show floor for hand/forklift unloading (those not needing the loading docks to off-load:
– You’ll need to pull into the Truck Staging Lot (see driving directions below).
– Move-in procedures are as follows:
As you pull into our Truck Staging Lot please look for the Lansing Center Security. They’ll have a master list indicating your move-in time and what booth you are exhibiting in. You should let Security know that you will be driving directly onto the Show Floor and DO NOT need the loading docks. They will either direct you over to the Lansing Center and to the move-in door onto the show floor or they’ll place you in a staging line and send you over as space becomes available. Please stay with your vehicle while it is in line and also while it is being unloaded. As soon as you have unloaded, please move immediately so that the next vehicle in line can enter the dock or ramp.
– Of Special Note:
o You must start in the Truck Staging Lot to drive directly onto the show floor for hand/forklift unloading.
o Due to space constraints, exhibitors WILL NOT be allowed to leave their vehicles unattended on the show floor.

3) Park underneath the Exhibit Hall and hand carry up booth material:
– Pull into the Lansing Center parking area (see driving directions below).
– Use the Service Elevator to get your booth items up into the Exhibit Hall.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS to the LANSING CENTER:

FROM THE DETROIT AREA:
Follow I-96 West to the 496 Downtown Exit. Continue on 496 to exit 7A to
Grand Avenue. Turn right onto Grand Avenue (north). Follow Grand Ave. to
Shiawassee. Turn right on Shiawassee and go across the river to Cedar St.
Turn right on Cedar, then right onto City Market Drive (just past the Lansing
City Market) which changes into Museum Drive (just after the Lansing City
Market). You will see Security Guards on your left at the Truck Staging Lot
OR continue towards the Lansing Center to park underneath the Exhibit
Halls and utilize the Service Elevator. PLEASE NOTE: the free parking is
only available in the Depot Lot or on Pere Marquette Dr. at a bagged meter
(just west of the Depot Lot).

FROM THE FLINT AREA:
Follow 69 West to 127 South to the 496 West Downtown exit and continue
on 496 to exit 7A to Grand Avenue. Turn right onto Grand Avenue (north).
Follow Grand Ave. to Shiawassee. Turn right on Shiawassee and go across
the river to Cedar St. Turn right on Cedar, then right onto City Market Drive
(just past the Lansing City Market) which changes into Museum Drive (just
after the Lansing City Market). You will see Security Guards on your left at
the Truck Staging Lot OR continue towards the Lansing Center to park
underneath the Exhibit Halls and utilize the Service Elevator. PLEASE
NOTE: the free parking is only available in the Depot Lot or on Pere
Marquette Dr. at a bagged meter (just west of the Depot Lot).

FROM THE SAGINAW AND BAY CITY AREA:
Follow I-75 South to 69 West to 127 South to the 496 West Downtown exit
and continue on 496 to exit 7A to Grand Avenue. Turn right onto Grand
Avenue (north). Follow Grand Ave. to Shiawassee. Turn right on
Shiawassee and go across the river to Cedar St. Turn right on Cedar, then
right onto Museum Drive, just past the Lansing City Market. You will see
Security Guards on your left at the Truck Staging Lot OR continue towards
the Lansing Center to park underneath the Exhibit Halls and utilize the
Service Elevator. PLEASE NOTE: the free parking is only available in the
Depot Lot or on Pere Marquette Dr. at a bagged meter (just west of the
Depot Lot).

FROM THE JACKSON AREA:
Follow 127 North to the 496 Downtown Exit. Continue on 496 to exit 7A to
Grand Avenue. Turn right onto Grand Avenue (north). Follow Grand Ave. to
Shiawassee. Turn right on Shiawassee and go across the river to Cedar St.
Turn right on Cedar, then right onto City Market Drive (just past the Lansing
City Market) which changes into Museum Drive (just after the Lansing City
Market). You will see Security Guards on your left at the Truck Staging Lot
OR continue towards the Lansing Center to park underneath the Exhibit
Halls and utilize the Service Elevator. PLEASE NOTE: the free parking is
only available in the Depot Lot or on Pere Marquette Dr. at a bagged meter
(just west of the Depot Lot).

FROM THE BATTLE CREEK AREA:
Follow 69 North to 496 East Downtown Exit and continue on 496 to the
Cedar/Larch & Pennsylvania exits. Follow the Cedar/Larch signs and exit
right onto Larch Street going (North). Follow Larch to Shiawassee. Turn left
on Shiawassee (go one Block) to Cedar. Turn left on Cedar, then turn then
right onto City Market Drive (just past the Lansing City Market) which
changes into Museum Drive (just after the Lansing City Market). You will
see Security Guards on your left at the Truck Staging Lot OR continue
towards the Lansing Center to park underneath the Exhibit Halls and utilize
the Service Elevator. PLEASE NOTE: the free parking is only available in
the Depot Lot or on Pere Marquette Dr. at a bagged meter (just west of the
Depot Lot).

FROM THE KALAMAZOO AREA:
Follow I-94 East to 69 North to 496 East Downtown Exit and continue on
496 to the Cedar/Larch & Pennsylvania exits. Follow the Cedar/Larch signs
and exit right onto Larch Street (going North). Follow Larch to Shiawassee.
Turn left on Shiawassee (go one block) to Cedar. Turn left on Cedar, then
right onto City Market Drive (just past the Lansing City Market) which
changes into Museum Drive (just after the Lansing City Market). You will
see Security Guards on your left at the Truck Staging Lot OR continue
towards the Lansing Center to park underneath the Exhibit Halls and utilize
the Service Elevator. PLEASE NOTE: the free parking is only available in
the Depot Lot or on Pere Marquette Dr. at a bagged meter (just west of the
Depot Lot).

FROM GRAND RAPIDS AREA:
Follow I-96 to 496 East Downtown Exit and continue on 496 to exit 6 (Pine /
Walnut St.). Merge onto the service drive and take about ½ mile to Grand
Avenue. Turn left (north) onto Grand Avenue. Follow Grand Ave. to
Shiawassee. Turn right on Shiawassee and go across the river to Cedar St.
To park under the Lansing Center, turn right on Cedar, then right onto City
Market Drive (just past the Lansing City Market) which changes into
Museum Drive (just after the Lansing City Market). You will see Security
Guards on your left at the Truck Staging Lot OR continue towards the
Lansing Center to park underneath the Exhibit Halls and utilize the Service
Elevator. PLEASE NOTE: the free parking is only available in the Depot Lot
or on Pere Marquette Dr. at a bagged meter (just west of the Depot Lot).