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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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10:00 am - 4:00 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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Amazing and fun

If you want to learn about Michigan history, this is the place. Very informative and the displays span a few hundred years. Learn about Native Americans, Michigan during the Civil... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

If you want to learn about Michigan history, this is the place. Very informative and the displays span a few hundred years. Learn about Native Americans, Michigan during the Civil War, WWII, cars, Michigan musicians, and way more. On Sundays there are no entrance or parking fees but they're only open 1-5 Sundays and you'll need the entire four hours... More 

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Lansing, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is an amazing place. A great library and an over the top museum that actually took me back to time. The Historical Museum has an amazing layout and a staff that not only looks the part they are informed and educated to serve in their respective exhibits - Young and old will enjoy this great place in Downtown Lansing

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I so enjoyed this site and all that it held for a genealogist at heart. This was my fourth or fifth trip to visit this site.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I went with my 5 year old who loved running around. He paid ok attention to the displays, and there's a little cafe on the first floor with snacks and coffee and small sandwiches and wraps. Parking is 1 dollar hourly in the parking lot across Allegan St from the building.

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This museum is a jewel. We learned a lot about Michigan history- it's displayed so you stay interested and it's great for the kids.

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Jabbeke, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We visited the museum on June 5. The parking lot is on the left side of the museum (1 dollar an hour). Before you leave you have to pay the parking. The second and third floor are nice with the diorama's. Visit the museum on a day that there are no school trips. When we visited there were 22 trips... More 

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Madison Heights, Michigan
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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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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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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 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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Additional Information about Michigan Historical Museum

Address: 702 W. Kalamazoo Street, Lansing, MI 48909
Phone Number: 517-373-3559
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Lansing
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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