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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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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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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Renovations have just begun to the exterior of this Capitol building, but the interior was renovated years ago, so it's visible in all its glory. We had a great tour here and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Savannah, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Renovations have just begun to the exterior of this Capitol building, but the interior was renovated years ago, so it's visible in all its glory. We had a great tour here and were particularly impressed with the intricate chandeliers that can be found throughout the building. It's free and definitely worth visiting, especially once the renovations are through and the... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful architecture from what you can see it was being renovated! Nice location and easy access. Family oriented and historical info on cite!

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

A day trip to the state Capitol is a scaled version on how American government works at least that is the easiest way to explain it to youngsters. We decided to go on a Friday to be able to see the inside of both chambers because the house & senate are not in session. Guided and self-guided tours are available.... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Went with our son's class and learned a lot. It's definitely worth visiting for the art and architectural views alone.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The State Capitol tour was awesome. Everyone was so very nice. The State Capitol as a very nice lot for handicap accessible parking on the grounds of the Capitol and entrance without steps! The tour was informative. We were able to borrow a wheelchair. Our guide was knowledgeable and kind to all. The tourist desk staff were also very nice... More 

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DeWitt, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It's your house...and it's amazing. Get on a docent led tour...you will be amazed at the craftsmanship that went into building this truly remarkable building.

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DeWitt, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Beautiful place to visit at least once. Especially in fall. Nice little gift shop, take your time and look around.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The capital has a lot of history in it and every person from Michigan should take the time to visit it. I had the opportunity to see the government in action and it was pretty amazing. The architecture of the building is beautiful - If I remember correctly, the architect who designed this building designed it after the capital in... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The Capitol building is now open on Saturday from 10:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m.for guided tours only. This is a NEW so you have no excuse not to visit especially if you live in the area. This beautiful building is open for guided tours from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The public areas of the Capitol are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Being in Lansing and skipping one of the most beautiful historical buildings would be the greatest sin for history buffs :) As we were told, this building in Victorian style is the only state capitol building in the U.S. designated as a National Historic Landmark. It's definitely worth a visit to take historical stairs made of wood, visit a historical... More 

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