The 10 Best Things to Do in Lagos State, Nigeria

November 12, 2017 Mikaela Didonna

Lagos, sometimes referred to as Lagos State to distinguish it from Lagos Metropolitan Area, is a state located in the southwestern geopolitical zone of Nigeria. The smallest in area of Nigeria's 36 states, Lagos State is arguably the most economically important state of the country, containing Lagos, the nation's largest urban area. It is a major financial centre and would be the fifth largest economy in Africa, if it were a country.
Restaurants in Lagos State

1. Nike Art Centre

2 Elegushi Beach Road, Lekki, Lagos 550104, Nigeria +234 803 409 6656
Excellent
70%
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4.5 based on 253 reviews

Nike Art Centre

Nike Art Centre, Lagos, is one of Nigeria's hidden treasures. Located in Lekki, Lagos, the four-story building compromises of an art gallery and textile museum featuring over 7,000 pieces and soon to have Coffee shop. The Centre has a diverse collection of art by a multitude of artists, celebrating Nigeria's talent, offering visitors an insight into all cultures of Nigeria through the medium of art. It can take up to a full day to discover all the Nike Art Centre has to offer. Fortunately, the gallery is open 7 days a week often holding art Exhibitions, workshops and cultural days. If you're feeling creative you can take an art course with Nike or go on one of her week-long retreats outside of Lagos in Osun state (Osogbo), Kogi state (Ogidi) and Abuja, all of which you can visit with 'Nike Tours'. The tours offer overnight accommodation at her guesthouses, and partake in creating traditional African crafts such as adire, batik, indigo, beadwork, painting, or carving. Nike Art Centre is an impressive gallery and a must for art lovers.

Reviewed By tobasotunmbi - Lagos, Nigeria

This is truly an amazing place to visit should you find yourself in Lagos. I was planning to visit when a friend of mine visited the place. He talked so sweetly about the place and i just thought he was sugar-coating until I visited the gallery on my birthday with my sisters and we were wonderstruck. We visited three different places and the highest note of the day was our time at the gallery. The ambience is as tranquil as possible allowing you to savour the creativity of each distinct artwork. I'm still relishing my amazement of the depth, dexterity and cultural aura of each piece. I know I'm definitely going to visit again and soon.

2. Lekki Market

Oba Elegushi Street | Off Lekki-Epe Expressway Between 4th and 5th Roundabout, Lagos 550104, Nigeria +234 803 833 1862
Excellent
29%
Good
56%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
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1%
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4 based on 158 reviews

Lekki Market

Reviewed By ShaileshK W

Lekki market is amazing place for finding local goods including handicrafts, woodwork, metalwork, painting, precious stones, old coins etc. Need to bargain for shopping.

3. Lekki Conservation Centre

KM 19, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos 550104, Nigeria +234 1 264 2498
Excellent
29%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
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Poor
3%
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4 based on 380 reviews

Lekki Conservation Centre

Reviewed By Bunmi O - Nigeria

There are two options; the Nature walk where you go through the park and end at the family picnic area. The Canopy walk where you climb the longest canopy walk in Africa and also end at the family picnic area.
We saw some monkeys (one snatched a biscuit from a kid who was not alert). I recommend you go in the morning before 11am so that you can see all the animals.
The challenge I have is that the service at the reception was quite poor. The POS did not work so its advisable you come with cash. Its also a great idea to come as a group if you are visiting during off peak period. You may be asked to wait till there is a larger crowd before the nature/canopy walk can be done.
After collecting tickets the guide will give a brief summary about the place, dos and donts...
In all it was a good one but the canopy walk was my favorite.
I strongly advise you come with water as there was no sign of a store in the park

4. Freedom Park Lagos

Old Prison Ground Broad Street, Lagos 550104, Nigeria
Excellent
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4 based on 181 reviews

Freedom Park Lagos

Reviewed By nneejima - Lagos, Nigeria

Open air, with indoor facilities. Great place to hang out with your buddies. It has a compelling history.

5. Ikeja City Mall

Obafemi Awolowo Way, Lagos 550104, Nigeria
Excellent
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60%
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4 based on 78 reviews

Ikeja City Mall

Reviewed By CSRam - Lagos, Nigeria

The place has very high footfall mainly for food, mobile phone shops,shop rite, movies and after 10pm for the first floor restaurant cum bars. Serious shoppers have good variety of clothes, accessories(jewellery), perfume has gone very expensive after USD so not many takers there. Overall a nice place where you can spend around 2 hours without much stress as the parking space is good too.

6. The Cathedral Church of Christ

29 Marina St., Lagos 101231, Nigeria
Excellent
45%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
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4 based on 37 reviews

The Cathedral Church of Christ

Reviewed By toyino746 - Lagos, Nigeria

I have had cause to be in this Church severally for weddings ,burials and other services.The Church is built and well maintained to world class standard ....it is very clean and the services always well coordinated .the services I attended were very nice and genuine

7. Badagry Slave Museum and Black History Museum

Badagry Town, Badagry 103101, Nigeria +234 805 373 9895
Excellent
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25%
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4 based on 24 reviews

Badagry Slave Museum and Black History Museum

BRIEF HISTORY OF BADAGRY Badagry was founded around 1425 A.D. before its existence, people have been living along the Coast of Gberefu, which later gave birth to Badagry. Fishing, Farming, salt making from ocean water were the main occupation of the people. The natives believe that Badagry was founded by a famous farmer called ‘Agbedeh’ who lived at Gberefu Sea Beach and maintained a farm land across the lagoon in the present Badagry. ‘Greme’ means farm in Ogu language and the people who visited Agbede’s farm, when asked, would say they went to ‘Agbedegreme’ meaning agbede’s farm. The word was later coined to Agbadarigi by the Yoruba settlers and was later corrupted to Badagry by the European slave merchants before the end of the senteenth century. The people of Badagry are heterogenous. They are mainly Ogu of Whydah, Whra, Wheme and Ga/Ewe clans who migrated from the former Dahomey and Awori-Yoruba who are descendants of Oduduwa of Western Nigeria. The traditions of

Reviewed By Zariyah M - Winona, Minnesota

This museum was powerful to walk through. The tour guides were informative and thorough. It's so hard to see what my ancestors had to live through and try to picture it, but this museum gives you a pretty close look into what slaves had to...MoreThanks for your review Zariyah. We promise to make more research to see that we inform our tourists more adequately from time to time and also see to preserving the authenticity of our history. Thank you.

8. GET Arena

Oniru estate | Off Ozumba Mbadiwe, Lekki 105102, Nigeria +234 709 521 1515
Excellent
36%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
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Poor
8%
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4 based on 25 reviews

GET Arena

Reviewed By Jonathan C

Great family fun centre, Best burgers in Nigeria, Karts all well maintained and safety was not an issue Staff friendly and polite site has a large parking area with security an amusement arcade pool table just about everything you want for family fun with the Palms shopping centre 5 mins walk away Great day out for all the family current price was 4000 naira for ten laps but look out for 50% off deals online

51b Bishop Oluwole St. | Victoria Island, Lagos 101241, Nigeria
Excellent
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Red Door Art Gallery

Reviewed By 523Sadcustomer523 - Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

I was opportune to visit this gallery recently on one evening. The modest front façade perhaps signpost their ambition to take measured surefooted steps to be a force to be reckoned with. They have a rich collection, well arranged and very enthusiastic employees. It was refreshing to see some works of Ghariokwu Lemi, Nigeria has really produced some great minds

10. Tarkwa Bay Beach

Tarkwa Bay, Nigeria
Excellent
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Tarkwa Bay Beach

Reviewed By Andrea N

We were 4, we took a speed boat out of the crowded city and channels. The wheatear was great. we enjoy every single moment of peace after a noisy working week. The plastic bottles, wastes from the nearby city, were everywhere, single black spot in an unforgivable wonderful day.

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