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The longest bridge in Nigeria: Third Mainland Bridge |© Zouzou Wizman / Wikimedia
The longest bridge in Nigeria: Third Mainland Bridge |© Zouzou Wizman / Wikimedia
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20 Unmissable Attractions in Lagos

Picture of Cynthia Okoroafor
Updated: 28 August 2017
Lagos: megacity, commercial nerve, touristic attraction, and land of opportunities. Naturally, a city such as it should only provide its residents and visitors with endless choices of sights, sounds, and activities, and it does indeed. Below are 20 of Lagos’ attractions that you certainly do not want to miss out on when you’re in town.

Tafawa Balewa Square

This is a ceremonial ground with a prestigious history and significant monuments (including memorials to victims of the world wars). With a 50,000 sitting capacity, Tafawa Balewa Square—popularly known as TBS or Race Course—hosts some of the biggest concerts and events in the city.

Located in Lagos Island.

Teslim Balogun Stadium

This FIFA rated stadium faces the National Stadium and has some of the best sporting facilities in the country. It witnesses numerous top-billed sporting festivals and events, particularly local and international football matches.

As viewed from one of the best angles at the #teslimbalogunstadium #lagos #nigeria

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Located in Surulere.

Third Mainland Bridge

Third Mainland Bridge is the longest bridge in Nigeria and the second longest in Africa. It is flanked on both sides by the Lagos Lagoon and records the highest amount of traffic in the state on weekdays.

The longest bridge in Nigeria: Third Mainland Bridge
The longest bridge in Nigeria: Third Mainland Bridge | © Zouzou Wizman / Wikimedia

Location: Oworonshoki – Adeniji Adele, Lagos Island.

Nigerian National Museum

The Nigerian National Museum is a good place to see ancient distinguished Nigerian archaeological and ethnographic artworks.

Artwork from the Yoruba tribe of Nigeria
Artwork from the Yoruba tribe of Nigeria | © Yanajin33 / Wikimedia

Located at Onikan in Lagos Island.

Lekki Conservation Centre

A popularly acclaimed urban nature park rich in landscape, greenery, and wildlife, it is excellent for recreational activities.

Located along Lekki-Epe Expressway and Okun Ibeju Village, Lekki Peninsula.

Wildlife at the conservation, Lekki
Wildlife at the conservation, Lekki | © Dotun55 / Flickr

New Afrikan Shrine

The New Afrikan Shrine (or simply Shrine) offers you an alternative and infectious music scene within a colorful and vibrant environment.

Afrobeat Dancers at the New Afrika Shrine
Afrobeat Dancers at the New Afrika Shrine | © Emmanuel Ogabi / Wikimedia

Located at Agidingbi, Ikeja.

Jhalobia Recreation Park and Gardens

As one of the most beautiful gardens in the entire country, visit Jhalobia for your landscaping options, or to simply enjoy the provisions of its fantastic surroundings.

A sky view of the gardens
A sky view of the gardens | © Moazlee / Wikimedia

Located on Murtala Muhammed Airport road in Ikeja.

Freedom Park

Lagos’ proud culture and heritage preservation site, and a favored location for the exhibition and expression of the creative arts.

Visitors at Freedom Par, Lagos
Visitors at Freedom Par, Lagos | © Emebiriodu Ugochukwu / Wikimedia

Located on Hospital Road in Lagos Island.

National Arts Theatre

It’s almost impossible to miss this unique landmark, due to its 31-meter height and architectural design. The National Arts Theatre is profoundly symbolic to performing arts in Nigeria.

National Arts Theatre, Lagos
National Arts Theatre, Lagos | © Crashdburnd / Wikimedia

Located at Iganmu, Surulere.

La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort

La Campagne’s exquisite environment captures and reflects the beauty and grandeur of Nigerian and African designs, cultures, and traditions. You can take it all in while enjoying your view of the Atlantic.

A chalet at La Campagne Tropicana
A chalet at La Campagne Tropicana | © Cynthia Okoroafor

Located at Ikegun in Ibeju-Lekki.

Hi Impact Planet

This amusement park lives up to its name. Its recreational facility offers fun and excitement all year round! However, its actual situation is on the outskirts of Lagos, within Ogun State territory.

The “Dream Machine” at the amusement park
The “Dream Machine” at the amusement park | © Wikimedia

Located along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

Silverbird Galleria

The first of a chain of entertainment centers within and beyond Nigeria, Silverbird Galleria’s magnificent structure stands as Lagos’ monumental figure for all things movies.

Located on Ahmadu Bello Way in Victoria Island.

Inagbe Grand Resorts and Leisure

An island of sun, fun, and the beach. Visitors holidaying at Inagbe resort are provided with a tasteful and sophisticated environment for relaxation and excitement.

Located at Amuwo Odofin, Lagos.

Iga Idunganran (The Oba’s Palace)

Iga idunganran is where the Oba (Lagos’ monarch) resides. The palace was built in the 15th century and features ancient tombs and shrines. It also plays host to traditional festivities and tourists.

“Iga Idunganran,” the Oba’s palace, Lagos
“Iga Idunganran,” the Oba’s palace, Lagos | © Yeniajayiii / Wikimedia

Located on Lagos Island.

Tinubu Square

This popular landmark features fountains, flowers, trees, and a life-sized statue of a historical figure—Madam Efunroye Tinubu.

Located on Broad Street in Lagos Island.

Kalakuta Republic Museum

Another solidification of Fela’s iconic status, the Kalakuta Republic Museum was once a family house of the Ransome-Kuti’s. Now, the one-story structure is where to go to get a look and feel of the legend’s former belongings, both professional and personal.

20 years after #AbamiEda passed away. You will remain alive in the heart of many. #felaanikulapokuti #felabration #kalakutarepublic

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Located on Gbemisola Street in Ikeja.

Eko Hotels and Suites

A visit to Lagos is incomplete if you don’t stop by at the impressive Eko Hotels and Suites. In addition to its excellent hospitality, Eko hosts the biggest, trendiest, and most exclusive events within its grand buildings.

Located in Victoria Island.

Nike Art Gallery

Nike Art Gallery is the biggest of its kind in West Africa, with four floors and an exceptional collection of artworks from different parts of the continent.

Located in Victoria Island.

Civic Centre

The first thing that strikes you about this multi-purpose events facility is its urban architectural design. The next thing is how only the most sophisticated events seem to take place there.

Located on Ozumba Mbadiwe Road in Victoria Island.

Kamp Ikare

Yet another captivating getaway that Lagos city has to offer, the quiet town and coastline of Ikare is perfect for those who don’t need to get loud to have the time of their lives.

How did your weekend go? #KampIkare #BeachHouse #AyeForeign Camera: #InfinixNote3

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Located at Ikare.