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Michigan State Capitol

Address: Capitol Avenue at Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI 48906
Phone Number: 517-373-2353
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Ranked #2 of 77 things to do in Lansing
Type: Government buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1992, this building has served as Michigan's seat of...
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Type: Government buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: 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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Woodbridge, Virginia
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150 reviews 150 reviews
29 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Even though I am not a Michigander, the docent tour was very interesting from a U. S. History perspective. I had some time after a business meeting and am glad I took a Local's recommendation. The architecture is very interesting also. I think it is only open during the week, and some areas get closed based on what is going... More 

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Brignoles, France
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It was really good. Unfortunately some access were closed but I managed to see most of the palces...the supreme court... It is something you have to visit if you come to Lansing, it's free and you learn a lot about history if you take a tour guide.

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Lansing, Michigan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I love our state capitol building. Granted it is a historical piece of work. However due to the fact that there is not access to it on weekends, why should visitor come to Lansing for attractions. It should be open for visitors 7 days a week except National and state holidays.

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Mackinaw City, Michigan, United States
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95 reviews 95 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Beautiful historic interior. Informative tours. Every room is special bur the rotunda is the best by far. Amazing piece of work.

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Coldwater, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Traffic with the locals can be a little tricky with rude college drivers or business moguls being pushy pants otherwise alright as long as you have your gps on you. google maps is a must in this city.

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Northern Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I'm not sure if docent-lead tours are available to everyone or just to groups, but our tour was fantastic! Our great guide held the attention of 16 6th - 8th graders while sharing the architecture and history of the building and Michigan.The kids and the adults really enjoyed the hour long tour.

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Ionia, Michigan
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77 reviews 77 reviews
24 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Underutilized jewel of the city... What an honor to live in the Capitol City of a state. It never disappoints - every time I visit, I learn/see something different. To date, my best memory has been seeing Anita Baker perform live there!!! I Love Her!!!

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Marquette, Michigan
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I like seeing Capitol buildings they convey the true meaning of democracy to me. This building, as all do, displays great architecture and makes you appreciate our government.

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Sacramento
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Be sure to take the guided tour. The guide will ask you - elevators or stairs? Michigan State Spartan is the head guide. Surprisingly ornate.

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DeWitt, Michigan
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400 reviews 400 reviews
107 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Hanging out with my granddaughter for the afternoon, asking her how she wanted to spend the afternoon and she replied, "I want to see the Capitol," I have been several times over the years but never on the guided tour. We took the free guided tour, and she loved it, and even I learned many things about our state capitol... More 

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