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Michigan Historical Museum

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Address: 702 W. Kalamazoo Street, Lansing, MI 48909
Phone Number: 517-373-3559
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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: Michigan's story is told, from early civilization to present-day, through...
Michigan's story is told, from early civilization to present-day, through a variety of exhibits including "Precontact to 1900" and "Michigan in the Twentieth Century."
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an amazing museum showcasing Michigan

What a great display of exhibits. It starts with pre historic times in Michigan and works in chronological order. The museum also focuses on categories of progress and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Madison Heights, Michigan
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Madison Heights, Michigan
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75 reviews 75 reviews
35 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

What a great display of exhibits. It starts with pre historic times in Michigan and works in chronological order. The museum also focuses on categories of progress and the different regions of the state. I went with my daughter's third grade class and we had a great time.

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Chelsea, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

So much to lear about the early history, founding, and early industry of our state. Fun experience for kids and adults

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Brighton, Michigan
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427 reviews 427 reviews
49 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Without a scheduled kids' school trip, I never would have known this place existed! This is a great museum, and should be visited by anyone visiting Lansing who has even a passing interest in the history of the state. There are a LOT of displays to see and read about....much more than the typical "Michigan is the automobile" that many... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

amazing building - there is a huge white pine growing in the middle of the building; went once a month when the kids were elementary school aged - always had fun and learned a little bit more about MI history each time. Have also taken out of town guests to visit and they are impressed and a little surprised that... More 

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Lapeer, Michigan
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139 reviews 139 reviews
13 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Cheap enough but with a crazy internal layout it tells Michigan's story unevenly. There is a heavy emphasis on including native Americans and people of color at each opportunity. The museum is designed for teens/children and adults will be left wanting more exhibits. What is missing is any reference to the railroads which is odd to say the least. They... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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145 reviews 145 reviews
36 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Went back on a fee free day...check their website! I haven't been in years and being back was really great. Lots to read, wonderful, knowledgeable staff...perfect staycation trip!

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Lansing, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I go to this museum often. I always take my family and their small children. Lots of great hands on exhibits. A must see for tourists!!

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Mackinaw City, Michigan, United States
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106 reviews 106 reviews
15 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The standards are high in this museum. It is a beautiful building. The state library is on one side, the state museum on the other side. It was built with great care and is visitor friendly. Peaceful atmosphere. Very informative.

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Lansing, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Even if you don't like history, you should like this. It's multiple stories covering Michigan history from the beginning of civilization to the present. They also have nice temporary exhibits that change every few months. Definitely worth visiting more than once!

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Northern Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The kids enjoyed exploring the museum at their own pace. Our ticket taker challenged the kids to try to find the two or three items that were too big to big to fit in the elevator. It helped keep the students engaged and made sure none of them missed any of the exhibits. Two thumbs up for sure.

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