We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Michigan State Capitol

Capitol Avenue at Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI 48906
517-373-2353
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 47 Attractions in Lansing
Type: Government Buildings
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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.
Write a Review

87 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    48
    28
    8
    2
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Ionia, Michigan
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

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!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Marquette, Michigan
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sacramento
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
DeWitt, Michigan
Top Contributor
327 reviews 327 reviews
87 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saginaw, MI
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We did the guided tour and really enjoyed it. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the building, it's history and Michigan's government. I would highly recommend going!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Florence, Kentucky
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The Michigan State Capital is large, ornate, and functional. It is one of the larger capital buildings I have visited. The woodwork, old chandeliers and ceilings are beautiful. If you have time, go with the guide. You will hear a lot more about each room, hall, or stairway you see. The tour guide had interesting stories for children and adults... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Louisville, Kentucky
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The Michigan state capitol is a nice trip, particularly if you like history, politics, or beautiful buildings.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tillamook, Oregon
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The tour was informative and educational. So many capitol buildings to visit, so little time. The rotunda sound effects was one of the favorites in our group.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Syracuse, New York
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Take a tour or tour on your own with self-guided booklet. Interesting facts about the history, art, and architecture.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Traverse City, MI
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Work was being done on Capitol entry, scaffolding & construction. Didn't realize nothing would be open on Saturday but at least my two Grand Rapids grandchildren got to see the outside & look at the Memorials!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Michigan State Capitol also viewed

 

Been to Michigan State Capitol? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing