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Address: 702 W Kalamazoo St, Lansing, MI 48909-8240
Phone Number: +1 517-373-3559
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10:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:30
Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

The Michigan History Center fosters curiosity, enjoyment and inspiration...

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. Admission to the Michigan History Museum is $6 for adults, $4 for Seniors 65+, $2 for children 6-17 and free for children 5 and under. 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.

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An underutilized GEM in Lansing!

I love going to the Michigan History Center with time to roam, reflect and explore Michigan history... There are so many cool and interesting things to see and learn about the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Ionia, Michigan
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Ionia, Michigan
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104 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love going to the Michigan History Center with time to roam, reflect and explore Michigan history... There are so many cool and interesting things to see and learn about the place we call home!

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Lansing, Michigan
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you have not been the history that this build has in it will blow your mind and the information that it gives you about our State . A great place to take the family please visit the book store

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Eaton Rapids, Michigan
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70 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If experiencing Lansing and Michigan history is on your agenda, then this is a must visit. This museum covers several floors and effectively traces geological evolution of the State and the native tribes through the introduction of the area's early explorers and the impact of the industrial revolution. We have been many times and each time find something new including... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My Granddaughters class was going to the museum for the day she asked me to come along. I had been before but it's such fun to see young people explore and discover. The kids were delighted when they saw a display that depicted something the had read about. They were busy as bees learning with their eyes and their other... More 

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Thank Charlene P
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Hello Charlene, Thank you so much for your thoughtful review! We are so glad your granddaughter and her classmates had so much fun while learning about Michigan history. We hope to see you at the museum again son! More 

Perry, Michigan
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78 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

If at all possible, get the behind the scenes tour. We bought it from a charity auction but you will be able to see how the exhibits are curated. Very interesting.

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Thank Angela D
Lansing, Michigan
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Good history museum of the state of Michigan, the environment, the first peoples, and the car industry.

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Lansing, Michigan
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

there is the state tree in the middle of the bldg how cool is that and artifacts of year past and it has an auditorium

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Thank G42na
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Hello! We are so glad you enjoyed meeting Carl, our tree, and hope that you will visit again soon! More 

Lansing, Michigan
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a place for everyone that visits Michigan! They tell the whole history of Michigan including the Upper Peninsula. It is also a fun place to visit. The people that work there are extremely helpful.

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Thank Buzz1955
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Thank you for taking a moment to review our museum! We are glad our staff could be of assistance to you and that you enjoyed the exhibits. We hope you will visit us again soon! More 

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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you're in Lansing, a visit to the Capitol and to the MI History museum and very much worth your time. You can spend a full day there, or cruise through in a couple hours. Take you time. Read about the incredible history of the great lake state. Who knows, you may just learn something...

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Thank Jeff H
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That you for your review, Jeff! We're so glad you find our museum both educational and entertaining and hope to see you again soon! More 

Lansing, Michigan
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a great place to learn about Michigan. I enjoy the chronological layout and the interactive exhibits. If you have plenty of time, see it all. If you only have an hour, the layout allows you to skip some things without feeling like you missed much. I also like the addition of an area for rotating exhibits. I have... More 

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Thank Joy G
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Thank you so much for your thoughtful and kind review, Joy! We are glad you enjoy the museum and hope to see you again soon! More 

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