Honoring Michigan residents, past or
present, who have made significant contributions to the state
or nation, the Michigan Walk of Fame is downtown Lansing's
newest attraction. Made up of 18" x 30" bronze plaques embedded
in the sidewalk, each plaque displays information on the inductee's
life and contribution. Plaques will be available for public
viewing by Michigan Week in May 2006.
Located in the heart of Lansing's commercial district the
Michigan Walk of Fame is within walking distance of the Michigan
State Capitol, the Michigan Library and Historical Center
and a number of other museums and attractions. The Michigan
Walk of Fame is the first Walk of Fame in the nation to honor
the contributions of its residents on a statewide basis. Visitors
are welcome to view the plaques at their leisure year-round.
A selection committee, coordinated by the Michigan Historical
Museum, reviews nominations separated into six categories:
The committee bases its decision on a series of criteria to ensure fairness. The nomination process is open to all interested people and/or organizations and Michigan residents are strongly encouraged to make a nomination.
The Michigan Walk of Fame was conceived by the Lansing Principal Shopping District to celebrate the accomplishments of great Michiganians; promote Lansing as Michigan's capital city; and create a permanent tourist attraction in downtown Lansing, which is currently undergoing an economic revival.
The Michigan Walk of Fame is a strategic partnership between the
Lansing Principal Shopping District/Downtown Lansing,
Inc., Michigan Historical Museum and the