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Address: 702 W Kalamazoo St, Lansing, MI 48909-8240
Phone Number: +1 517-373-3559
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Closed now
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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
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Michigan History Center fosters curiosity, enjoyment and inspiration...

The Michigan History Center fosters curiosity, enjoyment and inspiration rooted in Michigan's stories. Home to both the Archives of Michigan and the Michigan History Museum, the Michigan History Center offers experiences for visitors of all ages and interests. Admission to the Michigan History Museum is $6 for adults, $4 for Seniors 65+, $2 for children 6-17 and free for children 5 and under. There is no admission charge for the museum on Sundays. There is no admission charge for the Archives of Michigan. The Archives are open 1:00 - 5:00 pm Monday-Friday, and 10:00 am - 4:00 pm on Saturday.

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Good history museum

Good history museum of the state of Michigan, the environment, the first peoples, and the car industry.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Lansing, Michigan
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Lansing, Michigan
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good history museum of the state of Michigan, the environment, the first peoples, and the car industry.

Thank BigA21
Lansing, Michigan
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

there is the state tree in the middle of the bldg how cool is that and artifacts of year past and it has an auditorium

Thank G42na
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Hello! We are so glad you enjoyed meeting Carl, our tree, and hope that you will visit again soon! More 

Lansing, Michigan
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place for everyone that visits Michigan! They tell the whole history of Michigan including the Upper Peninsula. It is also a fun place to visit. The people that work there are extremely helpful.

Thank Buzz1955
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Thank you for taking a moment to review our museum! We are glad our staff could be of assistance to you and that you enjoyed the exhibits. We hope you will visit us again soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're in Lansing, a visit to the Capitol and to the MI History museum and very much worth your time. You can spend a full day there, or cruise through in a couple hours. Take you time. Read about the incredible history of the great lake state. Who knows, you may just learn something...

Thank Jeff H
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That you for your review, Jeff! We're so glad you find our museum both educational and entertaining and hope to see you again soon! More 

Lansing, Michigan
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to learn about Michigan. I enjoy the chronological layout and the interactive exhibits. If you have plenty of time, see it all. If you only have an hour, the layout allows you to skip some things without feeling like you missed much. I also like the addition of an area for rotating exhibits. I have... More 

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Thank you so much for your thoughtful and kind review, Joy! We are glad you enjoy the museum and hope to see you again soon! More 

Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely place for a reception and you learn something while socializing, drinking and snacking! The museum is on several floors but there are elevators. No worries!

Thank Carolyn J
Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

This museum is very well done. I'm interested in the 1920s & was able to walk through a 1920s street scene, see many vehicles from that era, see a typical 1920s bungalow home & many other things. It has multiple floors so is quite expansive.

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Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

I remember going to the museum as a school aged child when it first opened (~25 years ago). Over the years of school, I went a few times on field trips. My most recent trip before this one was 7 years ago. My in-laws were in town and we were looking for something to do on a rainy day, so... More 

Thank Dan D
Prentice, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

I visited the museum in August with my family and we had a wonderful time. There is so much to do and see.. The map we were provided did help in knowing where we were, as there is just so much. I look forward to returning as there was just too much to take in,

Thank Timothy F
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

One of the reasons that I went was the following that I saw on the website of this museum "Claude Shannon of Gaylord is credited with the theoretical basis for binary code, the foundation of everything digital; during World War II, he helped develop message encryption. Our new exhibit shows you more about the mathmetician's (sic) groundbreaking accomplishments...and something of... More 

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