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“A great history of Michigan” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Michigan Historical Museum

Michigan Historical Museum
702 W. Kalamazoo Street, Lansing, MI 48909
517-373-3559
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Ranked #2 of 44 Attractions in Lansing
Type: History Museums, Museums
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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."
Okemos, Michigan
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“A great history of Michigan”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

A wonderful museum. You start with pre-white men and progress thru The French & Indian Wars, Statehood, Farming, Lumbering, to Manufacturing. Also the the wars from Civil War thru Vietnam are covered. Walking thru a colonial French fort and then a copper mine. Being inside a lumber mill and a automobile assembly plant. Walking down on a 1920 business street. So much to absorb. Several visits are needed. A must visit if you like history.

Visited February 2013
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Lansing, Michigan
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“Great Museum for Kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

This museum is small, but its really good for kids. I would recommend going on a guided tour as you get a lot of extra information.

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Lansing, Michigan, United States
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“fun time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

man, you'll definitely need several hours to enjoy the multi-level historical museum. centrally located and parking abundant. my kids LOVE going here.(FREEEEEEE)

Visited July 2012
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“a good family trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

We made the trip here from Grand Rapids for a visit with four children, 2-8. It exceeded expectations and all four of our children were engaged for a couple of hours. Since we visited on Saturday, parking was free and we also received a discount for having the MI recreation pass, so our total entrance fee was $8. The museum is located over two levels in the building that also houses the state library and archives. Some of the exhibits are a bit tired and a few are in need of repair (especially the "push the button" types) but it is overall a well designed and very informative experience. The children's scavenger hunt was great and kept our three older kids occupied and engaged. Our older girls especially enjoyed the various films about mining, logging, the 1920s, etc. Would definitely recommend for a family visit.

Visited November 2012
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Des Moines, Iowa
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“Auto History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

We were on a car history trip this year and stopped here based on comments in our AAA book. We were surprised there was a fee to enter the museum, but it was worth it. There is a lot more to see here than what we had time for this trip, but the museum is very well structured and the displays are good teaching tools and good information for adults.

Visited October 2012
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