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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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Beautiful building and surrounding area.

I was here for the Christmas tree lighting last year with my girlfriend, and the whole area is beautiful. Architecturally, Michigan has one of the most beautiful capitol buildings... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Andrei S
Clemmons, North Carolina
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Clemmons, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was here for the Christmas tree lighting last year with my girlfriend, and the whole area is beautiful. Architecturally, Michigan has one of the most beautiful capitol buildings of any state. The plaza surrounding the building is also a great venue for outdoor events like the Christmas tree lighting and concert that followed it. Lansing is an excellent town... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you can do the tour, you will enjoy this building more than if you just walk around it. The tour guides get you to see more than you would if you just walked around. Also, try to visit on a day when the Legislature is in session (Tues, Weds, Thurs during the school year). Watching a session is interesting... More 

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Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We decided to tour the Michigan Capitol building in Lansing on a rainy day. The outside of the building was under renovation. Not so attractive because of that, but the inside was beautiful. Lots of fancy wood and marble features and a picturesque dome. The Senate and Legislature chambers were impressive from above the floor and on the floor. Our... More 

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Flint, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

This is it - the Michigan State Capitol! This is where magic happens, everyday. Representatives and Senators from districts across Michigan come together to debate and jockey ideas for the benefit of every Michigan resident. Some decisions have long term benefits, while others are ill-placed. Neither side is good or bad, just like the people representing the citizens. Longitudinal foresight,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This building is open for visitors during the week when House and Senate representatives are in session. You can have guided or self-guided tours. However on Sunday it is closed. On Saturday they gave tours but only till 3 pm and only guided. I believe last tour starts at 3pm. It is so worth your time to enter this beautiful... More 

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Sao Caetano do Sul, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Could not see inside, just walked around, not much in that area on a Saturday, was expecting more, it seems there was an event in the morning, but not sure if could visit

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We took a free guided tour of the Capitol and were amazed at the beauty of the building, which is now undergoing major remodeling. The Capitol has fascinating architecture and a fascinating history. We were delighted to find that on the day we took the tour there were a number of school groups also there for the tour, so the... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

You must visit this to me is one of the most beautiful place for it to be a State Captiol the officer the painting and just the all around building to good on the House and Senate Floor there so much history .

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Coral Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We do capitols (this was #29). It was truly one of the most beautiful buildings. The free guided tour was terrific. Our tour happened to be with a school group, which made it that much more fun and interesting.

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Topeka, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

My husband and I are trying to visit all state capitals and just could not pass this one by since we were in the area. A nice and quiet Monday before the legislature went into session. Were surprised that there was no security check point to get thru as that has become the norm. It's newly remodeled and beautifully done... More 

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