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Michigan State Capitol

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Address: Capitol Avenue at Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI 48906
Phone Number: +1 517-373-2353
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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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Nice tour of the State Capital, learned a lot about our State Government. Beautiful building, would recommend visiting.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Marquette, Michigan
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Marquette, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice tour of the State Capital, learned a lot about our State Government. Beautiful building, would recommend visiting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The State Capitol was restored about 20 years ago. Many criticized the expenditure, but were not critical with the results. The original craftsmanship, now in full view, is breathtaking! The woodwork, is stunning. Using the State flag as the inspiration, the chandlers have detailed carved replicas of the White Tailed Deer, arranged in a beautiful profile. The walls have intricate... More 

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East Jordan, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a wonder Fall walk down town! There is so much to see and do in Lansing. We stopped at local shops and Restaurants. Tons of Fun!!

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is one of the best restoration projects in the United States! I worked in the building before it was restored and can tell you how badly a building can be abused!!! Yeah restoration project in the 90s was a miracle! Since that time, staff has treated this gem with great love and care. Visit the Michigan Historical Museum about... More 

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Snover, mI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We visited as my son was chosen as a senator for a day. Stand was very helpful. Our tour guide was friendly and easy to listen to. Overall a great day for a 3rd grade boy and his mom!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I've been visiting state capitols for a hobby. This is a nice one to visit; my tour guide was quite knowledgeable. The Senate was in session, so we didn't get much info in the chamber, but it was interesting to sit in the gallery and observe for a little while. One downside--parking is not convenient. Street parking is metered, and... More 

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Springfield, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This building isn't much to look at from the outside, just a box with a small dome on top. When you get inside it's a different story. We joined a tour with a class of 3rd graders but our tour guide was excellent and very able to handle the kids. We learned a lot that we wouldn't have gotten just... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

the bldg is filled with dated items like like fixtures and checkered stair cases and the carved wood work and the 5 story atrium

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you ever visit Lansing, this is a must see. Incredibly well restored and maintained, if you live in Michigan and haven't visited the capitol, you're missing out.

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is a building everyone should see when they are in the mid Michigan area! You will be amazed at the workmanship that has been put in the building. The dome has freshly been painted, it is beautiful. The building materials are all from Michigan.

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