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Michigan Historical Museum

702 W. Kalamazoo Street, Lansing, MI 48909
517-373-3559
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Ranked #3 of 44 attractions in Lansing
Type: History Museums
Owner description: Michigan's story is told, from early civilization to present-day, through a variety of exhibits including "Precontact to 1900" and "Michigan in the... more » Owner description: 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." « less
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Midland, Michigan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

They are doing some renovations in the place right now, but you can still see most of the museum. If you have one of the Michigan park passes on your car, you get a discounted admission of only $4 per person instead of $6. This has a very nice history of Michigan over 3 floors and has been updated since... More

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Scotts, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

A three-story museum at a minimal cost ($6 adult). One receives such a diverse exposure to Michigan, which includes music, autos, labor unions, civil rights, lumber, mining, wars, homes, rural life, exploration and settlement, schools, trade, etc. Many of the exhibits are not contained, which means one can enjoy being "up close and personal." Docents are available for any questions.

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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
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great place for a family visit. The history of our state comes alive. Done very well! It doesn't take too long and should be included with a trip to the capital building.

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Lansing, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Beautiful building loaded with Michigan history items. Nice parking area. Handicap friendly. Nice gift shop.

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
35 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This is a nice museum to go to, just make sure you aren't there when there are school tours going on. It offers low admission and has a lot of information to offer. I especially liked the Civil War part of the museum. When I went there, there was a volunteer who gave me some more insight on the Civil... More

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Perry, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Even though I'd lived in Michigan all my life, I'd never been to the museum so my husband and I went together as part of our "date" day/night.. we went late morning-early afternoon on a weekday thinking it would be less busy, and it was SWARMING with elementary school children doing field trips lol.. the gal working the admissions desk... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The Michigan Historical Museum begins with Native Americans, leads you through the timber industry and copper mining to the labor movement and manufacturing to Stevie Wonder and Motown. The admission price is low and the education and entertainment value is high. There's something for almost every age group, and even someone who has lived much or all of their life... More

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Linden
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Being in the state capital I thought this museum would be better than most but it was disappointing. The displays were quite average and several were closed. I didn't find anything to be that interesting. We stopped in the cafe before leaving, the eating area was very dreary & had not one picture or painting on the walls. If you... More

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Wyandotte, MI
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

My daughter attends Michigan State University. Because we live a couple hours away when we visit I always try to find things to do to help occupy time. My recent search uncovered Michigan Historical Museum. Looking at the museums website I discovered they offer FREE admission and FREE parking on Sunday’s. Perfect as that was when we were visiting with... More

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

See and experience an overview of Michigan history as you walk through the three floors of exhibits. Many places to stop on the pathway -- test your knowledge of history, ride a cart on a corduroy road and watch movie clips of history. Fun for all ages.

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