Michigan State Capitol
Michigan State Capitol
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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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  • IrishFan2014
    Alpena, Michigan86 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Capital Visit
    Stopped at the state capital building while traveling through the Lansing area. Lawmakers were not in session so not much going on however it was nice to look around with the capitol building quiet. Rotunda is under construction but was able able to walk around inside and see the past governors portraits. Gentlemen at the visitors desk was very friendly and helpful.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 August 2023
  • MidwestKathM
    Detroit, Michigan1,070 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning State Capitol worth a visit!
    Recently had occasion to plan a daytrip for family visiting from out West. The Michigan State Capitol, in tandem with other nearby sites, was a perfect site to take in! After going through security, we began to walk through the building, floor by floor, wing by wing. The Rotunda was not open as it is undergoing a yearlong refresh, although we could see some of the Governor portraits. Still there is plenty of other sites throughout the building to enjoy. Designed by Elijah Myers, built in the 1870s, the building features the work of some of the best artisans of the day. The iron staircases. Beautiful hardwood. Stunning ceilings and walls. Light fixtures and door handles and even door hinges feature the state capitol and other state symbols. We stopped in the State Senate chambers and talked with the Sergeant at Arms. We watched the State House in chambers. We were to peek into the Governor's Office. Free admission. Plenty of metered parking on the streets. Definitely worth a return visit!!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 October 2023
  • Tim M
    Suffolk, Virginia20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour!
    Beautiful building and historically accurate. Tour starts out in Heritage Hall, on the north side, with a short, very well done video that gives a nice overview. Our tour guide, Jacob, was excellent and very knowledgeable. He allowed time for those who needed to use the elevator and obviously enjoys what he does. This is our 50th state capitol and, I have to say, one of the better ones!
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 June 2024
  • Denise K
    559 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Great Visit!
    The tour guide was very knowledgeable. I have seen 14 capitols. This was one of the better tours. We got to peek in the Governor’s office, saw the House and Senate from the balcony and the old Supreme Court. One negative was that the liberty bell replica is not viewable to the public. It is in Constitution Hall. However, the security guard was able to call someone to get us an escort to see the bell.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 June 2024
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Denise K
Woodridge, Illinois, United States559 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
The tour guide was very knowledgeable. I have seen 14 capitols. This was one of the better tours. We got to peek in the Governor’s office, saw the House and Senate from the balcony and the old Supreme Court. One negative was that the liberty bell replica is not viewable to the public. It is in Constitution Hall. However, the security guard was able to call someone to get us an escort to see the bell.
Written 29 June 2024
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Tim M
Suffolk, VA20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Beautiful building and historically accurate. Tour starts out in Heritage Hall, on the north side, with a short, very well done video that gives a nice overview. Our tour guide, Jacob, was excellent and very knowledgeable. He allowed time for those who needed to use the elevator and obviously enjoys what he does. This is our 50th state capitol and, I have to say, one of the better ones!
Written 25 June 2024
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norna12
Canton, MI58 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Not much to see, not much to do. May have been because we were there over a holiday, but we just sort of wandered around, saw the history timeline hallway, and took some pictures outside.
Written 7 April 2024
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MidwestKathM
Detroit, MI1,070 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Recently had occasion to plan a daytrip for family visiting from out West. The Michigan State Capitol, in tandem with other nearby sites, was a perfect site to take in! After going through security, we began to walk through the building, floor by floor, wing by wing. The Rotunda was not open as it is undergoing a yearlong refresh, although we could see some of the Governor portraits. Still there is plenty of other sites throughout the building to enjoy. Designed by Elijah Myers, built in the 1870s, the building features the work of some of the best artisans of the day. The iron staircases. Beautiful hardwood. Stunning ceilings and walls. Light fixtures and door handles and even door hinges feature the state capitol and other state symbols. We stopped in the State Senate chambers and talked with the Sergeant at Arms. We watched the State House in chambers. We were to peek into the Governor's Office. Free admission. Plenty of metered parking on the streets. Definitely worth a return visit!!
Written 25 October 2023
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BigMerk
Glasgow, UK2,558 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
I enjoy visiting State Capitols. As a road-tripper they often offer free parking and - on a practical note - free Wi-Fi, shelter from the weather and restrooms!! Not to mention the stunning decor. We did a self tour and managed to see the Senate and House as well as the great interior decor of the building. Very impressive and worth a visit.
Written 5 October 2023
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dambanker
Toronto, Canada1,751 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
Was in the area so I stopped in for a quick visit. Went early in the morning and found lots of parking. The woodworking throughout was very interesting, especially the chandeliers. Unfortunately the rotunda was under construction when I was there. Lots of history inside and worth a visit.
Written 5 October 2023
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Bill H
Lansing, MI7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Business
It's a beautiful building and the tours are great - the guides are knowledgeable and good presenters. It's fun to tag along with school groups - the kids are always in awe and enthusiastic.
Written 8 September 2023
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IrishFan2014
Alpena, MI86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Stopped at the state capital building while traveling through the Lansing area. Lawmakers were not in session so not much going on however it was nice to look around with the capitol building quiet. Rotunda is under construction but was able able to walk around inside and see the past governors portraits. Gentlemen at the visitors desk was very friendly and helpful.
Written 17 August 2023
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Mike K
Chicago, IL452 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Did a self tour and it was very interesting! Everyone associated with the building was very nice and it felt very secure at the same time. Quite a wonderful spot.
Written 27 May 2023
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Jerry H
Marquette, MI81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
A nice capitol building to visit, the tour is informative and worth the time. A nice part of a trip to Lansing.
Written 14 January 2023
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