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Michigan State Capitol

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Address: Capitol Avenue at Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI 48906
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+1 517-373-2353

Designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1992, this building has...

Designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1992, this building has served as Michigan's seat of state government since its completion in 1879.

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Fun time at the Capital

I enjoy walking into the Capital and feeling the awe and hearing the sounds of others also in awe of the beautiful rotund. The kids and adults like it equally. You can feel the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Charlene P
Lansing, Michigan
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Lansing, Michigan
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I enjoy walking into the Capital and feeling the awe and hearing the sounds of others also in awe of the beautiful rotund. The kids and adults like it equally. You can feel the serious nature of the work that is done there and the responsibility that comes with the job of governing.

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A trip to the capital is worth the time. The original architecture, and maintenance thereof is extraordinary.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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139 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were driving through and stopped to see the state capitol at 4am. It is beautifully lit up and there are a few informational plaques to read out front. Worth a look.

Thank panama2000
Midland, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to the capitol many times but have never took the tour. Take the tour, I learned so much, the capitol is beautiful. It is wheelchair accessible, family friendly, I spent at least an hour, I could have spent more time if I could.

Thank starrJ2013
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a few pictures, found out that there were free tours. My oldest daughter is 18 and a senior in college. She absolutely loved of second of our time spent inside the capitol. My youngest daughter is 6; she was mesmerize by all of the art work. Andrew was our tour guide; he was AMAZING!!! We can't wait... More 

Thank Amy C
Dunlop, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here on a Sunday so was quiet. Beautiful building and grounds. The Vietnam Memorial is stunning. Worth a visit if you are in town.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

had several hours to kill while visiting Lansing area, saw this site on Tripadvisor. Great advice, very interesting tour with lots of historical background on Michigan and a very beautiful building. Michiganders should be proud of this work. Hard to find the entry but it is at the lower level on the east side. Very good access to building and... More 

Thank Carol Ann M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a field trip to visit the history museum and the Capitol Building. This tour did not disappoint! Our tour guide was charming, loving on some of our little visitors (homeschool families), and knowledgeable of the nuances of the building. The architecture and artwork are incredible. We visited during spring break so there was not political work happening which... More 

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Novi, Michigan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free tours are every half hour. This building is a treasure!!! We took a guided tour and loved every minute of it. The guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. We took home the self guided tour book for additional information. This is a MUST DO tour!!!

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Chicago, IL
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good tour. Came in early on a Saturday, first people there to get a free private tour. Able to take pics and learn about the history behind the building. Definitely would recommend if you are visiting Lansing.

Thank amitdds

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