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Michigan State Capitol

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Address: Capitol Avenue at Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI 48906
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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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Best Capitol Building in the Union

Historically and architecturally the most interesting Capitol in the US. Excellent tours and very easy access.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
johnlamacchia
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Lansing, Michigan
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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Historically and architecturally the most interesting Capitol in the US. Excellent tours and very easy access.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a lot of history here. Take the time to go on a tour. There is so much to see and appreciate here.

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Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for a visit after a very long day of driving and supper downtown. The place was crawling with Pokemon Go'ers, but they were harmless. We enjoyed the architectural features to this unique state capital buildings. Bring a camera and enjoy the views.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must stop, see and take the guided tour every Saturday for FREE!! Beautiful historic building with great detail. Good for every age group.

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Somewhere, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the privilege of doing an internship here, and what a beautiful building inside and out! The guided tours are a good option if you want the background history, or you can just walk it yourself and enjoy the sights. Splendid!

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Trout Lake, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Restored from once almost total decrepitude into one of the prettiest of State Capitols. Taken back to very close to what it looked like when first built (with the exception of electric lighting). Original wallpaper copied, woodwork repaired and painted as original, lighting fixtures matched, overhead stained glass ceilings in House, Senate and center dome that are a must see.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

I feel everyone should visit their local capital and see what goes on there and maybe even get the chance to sit in a room. I don't feel little children would like it since sometimes tours need to be quiet.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I dropped by on a Saturday morning. Surprised to find free guided tours around . It has an unique architecture and style. The guides were well informed and very courteous.

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Take the time to take a tour, the guides are absolutely top-notch. This is a beautiful building with a rich history. The House and Senate meet Monday through Thursday, check the schedule ahead of time to catch them in action.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is one of the great 19th Century architectural gems which has been lovingly restored to its former glory. Originally built between 1872-8, it was opened on January 1st 1879. Elijah Meyers of Springfield Illinois was the architect and he won the design commission through a competition. The success of his design resulted in Meyers designing more state capitols than... More 

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