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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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State Capital

Wonderful architectural experiences. Great for kids to see where our state government functions. And you might meet someone you know there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Chelsea, Michigan
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Chelsea, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Wonderful architectural experiences. Great for kids to see where our state government functions. And you might meet someone you know there.

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Brighton, Michigan
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386 reviews 386 reviews
42 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The Capitol is a great place to visit, especially through a guided tour! The architecture, construction, and history of the building is incredible, and really any visitor to Lansing should appreciate what the Capitol has to offer (all politics aside). From the lower level, to the rotunda, to the chambers, to the governor's office....all fantastic places to see and experience.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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156 reviews 156 reviews
29 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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31 reviews 31 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
20 helpful votes 20 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
24 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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