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Michigan History Center

702 W Kalamazoo St, Lansing, MI 48915-1609
+1 517-373-3559
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Very nice Center

We were visiting Lansing and decided to go visit the Michigan History Museum and it happened to be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Erie Deneal J
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Davenport, United States
Impressive

We figured this museum would be about average, but we were pleasantly surprised. Very well laid... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ryan B
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Ne Ohio
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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. 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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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702 W Kalamazoo St, Lansing, MI 48915-1609
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+1 517-373-3559
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting Lansing and decided to go visit the Michigan History Museum and it happened to be archeology day. There were many great activities and it was a very fun day. We learned many new things and found the guest vendors interesting and some...More

Thank Erie Deneal J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We figured this museum would be about average, but we were pleasantly surprised. Very well laid out, elevators to each floor including the mezzanines. Each floor was a different time period of Michigan's history. It showed the impact of the different industries through out the...More

Thank Ryan B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the museum and were surprised by how few people were there. This museum has a well documented history of the state of Michigan and should be seen. I found the exhibits to be informative. From cars in Detroit to the president from Grand...More

Thank Jerome M
Engagement_Team, Engagement Specialist at Michigan History Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your thoughtful review, Jerome! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you'll come back to see us again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I believe that many of Michigan's population and tourist drive by this building not realizing how enjoyable it is to stroll through some of our history. We as a society often take for granted our history or only listen to what others tell us about...More

Thank Timothy N
Engagement_Team, Engagement Specialist at Michigan History Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your thoughtful and informative review, Timothy. We appreciate your feedback and hope that those who read it will bring their families to our museum to stroll through Michigan's history!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Spend a delightful couple of hours here in the multi-level history museum on a rainy day. Used senior discount ticket. As someone not from Michigan, the museum was a great introduction to the history of the State. Started with the native American peoples and moved...More

Thank BoiseNorthender
Reviewed 11 October 2017

After spending two fabulous hours at the Michigan History Center recently, one of my fourth graders exclaimed, "It was just like walking through our Michigan History Book!" I couldn't agree more. Our docent, Gladys, was full of knowledge about the history of our great state....More

Thank Kathy K
Engagement_Team, Engagement Specialist at Michigan History Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your and your student's feedback with us, Kathy! We always enjoy hearing about our visitors' experiences with Michigan history and are so glad to hear that your class enjoyed their time with Gladys. We look forward to seeing you around the...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a wonderful history museum. Unlike many that sacrifice substance for tactile sensations and noise, this is a place where learning is possible. Next time I go I want to bring a pencil and paper to take notes.

Thank Antityco
Reviewed 24 September 2017

I love History, and I am trying to work my way through the state checking off all the major venues from the bucket list. This museum had plenty of parking, a friendly staff, and was reasonably priced. If you have the SSS "park pass", the...More

1  Thank LifeisTooShort69
Engagement_Team, Engagement Specialist at Michigan History Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your detailed and thoughtful review! We're so happy you enjoyed your time at the museum. To confirm, parking is always free on the weekends and admission to the museum is free every Sunday. Admission Monday-Saturday is $6 for adults 18+, $4 for...More

Reviewed 23 September 2017

It's been about 20 years since we took our children here. Some has changed, while other parts are the same. In all, it's a fascinating way to learn history with all the hands-on exhibits and films from decades ago. We enjoyed perusing the exhibits and...More

Thank Trent W
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We love our home State and to see the History from every County and every notable place in Michigan was a treat! We will return here often.

Thank car0la66
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bmh1986
8 February 2016|
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Response from Andrei S | Reviewed this property |
6 dollars for adults, 4 for seniors (65+), 2 for children 6-17, and kids under 5 are free.
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perystrawberry
26 April 2015|
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Response from Brandy777219 | Reviewed this property |
Please call: 517-373-1359 with further questions.
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Martha J
5 February 2015|
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Response from Sheryl C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, within four blocks of several varied menu & priced restaurants. Check with Historical Center staff for suggestions.
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