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Michigan History Center

702 W Kalamazoo St, Lansing, MI 48915-1609
+1 517-373-3559
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Interesting place to visit

I found this to be one of the best museums I've been to. Exhibits were awesome and very informative.

Reviewed yesterday
Athens, Ohio
Engaging Exhibits for All Ages

I have been to the History Center many times. Today we took 2 children ages 8 and 12. The center... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lansing, Michigan
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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.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
702 W Kalamazoo St, Lansing, MI 48915-1609
+1 517-373-3559
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Reviewed yesterday

I found this to be one of the best museums I've been to. Exhibits were awesome and very informative.

Thank lynnhH9929OF
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to the History Center many times. Today we took 2 children ages 8 and 12. The center takes you through the history of Michigan from the time of the Paleo-Indians up to the 1970's. Many exhibits are interactive and touching is encouraged....More

Thank XTeachie2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Archives, Library and History Museum was a great experience. The staff showed us how to use the resources and were so helpful at every turn. This was my first time looking up genealogy records and they made it fun and exciting.

Thank Kathie L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm 24 and like history, but don't love it. I enjoy interactive museums with models and things to look at rather than read in length. This museum has a great mix of both. My father reads every plaque and learns a great deal. My now...More

Thank Tiffany H
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I love this museum! So much Michigan history in it! Very well done! Plan to spend several hours to really enjoy it!

Thank Jill W
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

This is the place to go if you love history. I haven't been through the museum in years but I remember finding it really educational. I visit to work on my family tree. No better place in Michigan for information.

Thank lfeb14
Reviewed 26 May 2017

I was not sure if there's a better museum about the history of Michigan. Kind and helpful staff (there was one kind lady on the second floor more than happy to answer any of my questions about history!). Displays outlined the history and characters of...More

Thank Asiago_L
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

I absolutely love visiting this place and so do my sons. We have been coming here for years and seems like we never see everything. There is so much history under this one building. It's like Night at the Museum, but Michigan oriented. I believe...More

Thank msndpendant
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful, very comprehensive, and, for some reason, very underlooked museum. Neat building, goes chronologically through Michigan history, great fun and educational trip-- doable in a few hours, but plan 3 plus if you want to have time to really absorb and see...More

Thank meadmarc
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Took the family to check out the museum over spring break. It has a lot of fun things to see. The displays are well done and the people they have walking around telling people about the displays are knowledgeable and entertaining. We had a great...More

Thank Tom Q
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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.
26 April 2015|
Response from Brandy777219 | Reviewed this property |
Please call: 517-373-1359 with further questions.
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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.