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“Capital Visit - Beautiful”

Michigan State Capitol
Ranked #2 of 76 things to do in Lansing
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Owner description: Designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1992, this building has served as Michigan's seat of state government since its completion in 1879.
Reviewed June 6, 2013

My daughter was in town for a competition called Odyssey of the Mind. While there, my friend and I took our two daughters who are in the fifth grade to the Capital building. We tagged along with another school group who happened to be in the fifth grade as well. We met two senators and had many questions answered. When our tour group had to leave, we asked if we could see some more of the beautiful building. The staff accommodated us to other parts of the building, gave us specific information about the painting, pictures on the wall, etc. It was a wonderful tour and well worth the time. They have a great staff who take the time with children as well as adults. I would highly recommend!

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

One of America's great buildings, this masterpiece of a capitol has grandeur, true characteristics of the state, and actual government activity all in the same place. Fortunately, it doesn't cost anything to visit, and there are no metal detectors to prevent you from easily visiting. Parking is often readily available, except during days when the legislature is in session.

Worth driving a ways to see. Afterwards, take a walk around the (often ignored) grounds, and head to the Historical Museum

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Reviewed April 29, 2013

This capitol is on the National Registry of Historic Buildings. It is rather like a geode: plain and brown on the inside, but sparkly and beautiful on the inside. The interior of the dome is beautiful, as are the many pinkish panels on the interior walls.

Thank capitollover
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

Most state capitol building looks similar, and nothing special about this building. An okay place to visit but not worth more than a half-hour.

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Reviewed March 20, 2013

I think everyone should see their own state capital along with any other capitals whose city you happen to be in. After all, it's the place where all the business of the state takes place. The Michigan state capital in Lansing is a pretty building. It is definately worth taking a stroll through it on your own or on a tour. The information and stories you get on a tour are more in depth, but if you only have a little time, a self guided tour is a good way to go.

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