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Michigan State Capitol

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Address: Capitol Avenue at Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI 48906
Phone Number: 517-373-2353
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Designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1992, this building has...

Designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1992, this building has served as Michigan's seat of state government since its completion in 1879.

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We went to the #FlintWaterCrisis rally herw. It was not my first rally, however, I have to say...every time I am here the Michigan State Police are so friendly and helpful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Flint, Michigan
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Flint, Michigan
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the #FlintWaterCrisis rally herw. It was not my first rally, however, I have to say...every time I am here the Michigan State Police are so friendly and helpful.

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Lyons, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are so lucky to have this historical building within driving distance. I had not been since I came with my elementary school class. I'm glad I took the time and took my time to take it all in!

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Thank Charlene S
Anchorage, Alaska
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We learned a lot about the history of the capital building, even that the ornate-looking wood is actually pine painted to look like fine wood. The rotunda is of course one of the main attractions, as is the governor's office and even the Michigan chandeliers.

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Thank Miranda D
North Bergen
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Built in 1879, the Michigan State Capitol building has survived the wrecking ball several times. One of the few remakng historical buildings left in Lansing, Mich, it is well worth taking a tour.

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Thank Ricci E
Voluntown, Connecticut
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the opportunity to explore your capital. The tour staff, especially reception, are delightful. I enjoyed the self guided tour. Be aware that there are many school tours taking place. If there is a school tour you will need to join it.... this was a slight drawback for me and I would have liked a tour... More 

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Thank Betty33958
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love it or hate it, history, go and see and walk the halls of the Capitol and learn some history. The staff was too notch. Session was not in today, but nonetheless, I appreciated the hospitality of this state's demeanor and kindness.

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Thank MatthewBlase
Sacramento, California
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

The area is very impressive. It is friendly and full of vigorous student life. Great dining locations, good apartment life, real college town. Lansing is a very good place to raise Children and the Capitol area is a safe zone.

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Thank cyberbob2015
Northville, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

A good tour to take with the entire family. Impressive architecture and great stories along the way. Take change with you to feed the meters. There are NO change machines for parking and only a couple places willing to provide change without a purchase.

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Thank Matt M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

This building is a marvel. It's impressive interior is memorable. Modeled after the Capitol in Washington DC. Start at the 3rd floor and work your way down. The dome is heavenly top to bottom.

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DeWitt, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I took a group of senior citizens on an outing for a tour of the capitol. It was great! They loved it, the tour guide was wonderful, knowledgeable and very patient. Will definitely be doing this one again!

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