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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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9:00 am - 4:30 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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Great unknown gem

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
Matt S
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Brighton, Michigan
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Brighton, Michigan
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384 reviews 384 reviews
42 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
36 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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Lansing, Michigan, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I visited several times during winter months to use Michigan Archives for genealogical research. Very friendly and helpful staff, nice room for research, access to many on-line sources.

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Lansing, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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