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Michigan Historical Museum

702 W. Kalamazoo Street, Lansing, MI 48909
517-373-3559
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Ranked #4 of 41 Attractions in Lansing
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Michigan's story is told, from early civilization to present-day, through a variety of exhibits...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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."

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Mackinaw City, Michigan, United States
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88 reviews 88 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
34 helpful votes 34 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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