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Michigan State Capitol

Capitol Avenue at Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI 48906
517-373-2353
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Ranked #1 of 44 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.
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Louisville, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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.

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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.

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Syracuse, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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.

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Traverse City, MI
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The Michigan State Capitol is a remarkable building. One of the most beautiful state capitol buildings, historically significant, it has been recently restored and lovingly cared for over the years. We had a one-hour long guided tour of the building and would have loved to have more. Our docent was fantastic! She really knew her stuff and obviously loved what... More

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Eugene
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Even if you are not from Michigan, the state capital building is worth seeing. Not only is it rich in architecture and beauty, but it tells an important part of our nation's history. Beautiful paintings and an amazing dome add to the time spent there.

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

"Art, history, architecture, civics, and much more. It's beautiful, and the tour guides are amazing.

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North Muskegon, Michigan, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Wow, such a beautiful building. Worth the tour just to see the architecture! Tour is well planned, but with lots of steps for those who have a hard time. Don't miss it though if you have time. Striking beauty along with the history. I've done the tour several times and would gladly go back.

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Lansing, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Beautiful building & grounds. A must see for children and history buffs. Site of many activities year round on the grounds outside.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Great Tour!! Great Building and Lots of local history!! Its a building for the people so its open to the public. Lots happening and close to downtown and many other attractions!!

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