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Michigan Historical Museum

702 W. Kalamazoo Street, Lansing, MI 48909
517-373-3559
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Ranked #4 of 45 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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Lansing, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Friendly staff, great displays. Liked the through the decades display. It was fun to see things and reminisce1

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Florence, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I was impressed at how abundant Michigan is in lumber, minerals, mining, shipping and manufacturing. I was also impressed with how much Michigan contributed to manufacturing aircraft and military equipment during WW II. There were easy to understand displays of early settlement, geology, weather and animals too. There is a lot to see.

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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The museum has a wonderful collection , which is well presented. Would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Lansing Michigan. The museum was empty when we went, most locals have done this museum as a school trip when younger. If you a tourist or travelling through with time to kill would highly recommend spending a few hours here.

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Coopersville, Michigan, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This museum tells a lot about Michigan. Its an interesting place to go and fun too. If you go to Lansing and you like seeing history of the state, this would be a great place for the whole family to visit.

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Midland, Michigan
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
22 helpful votes 22 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
36 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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