Michigan History Center, Lansing

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The Michigan History Center includes the Archives of Michigan and the Michigan History Museum, the flagship of the Michigan Historical Center's 12-site Michigan History Museum System. Located in downtown Lansing, the museum features more than 25 galleries of permanent exhibits, special exhibits and a three-story-high topographical map of the state.
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  • August 8, 2017
    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 exh...  more »
  • July 27, 2017
    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...  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    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 ...  more »
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  • February 15, 2017
    Wonderful place to go! The staff are very kind and knowledgeable. My 5 year old son enjoyed it for almost two hours, if you knew him that would speak volumes to the quality of the museum. We will definitely be coming back. BTW, it's totally free on Sunday.
  • May 15, 2017
    Fantastic museum to spend an afternoon with the kids! This is a hidden gem in Lansing. Can be difficult to find but woeth a visit. The displays are incredibly informative and quality built.
  • July 8, 2017
    Awesome place to take the family and learn about Michigan's history! Loved being here!
  • March 14, 2017
    Great for most ages all the way down to about 2 yrs. A lot of items to touch and explore. Very large exhibits that awes the younger ones. Restrooms on every level. Cons: Long way from parking lot to entrance and not enough parking.
  • April 1, 2017
    Such a great place! I went with my girlfriend and we spent close to 2.5 hours to go through the whole place! Such an informative and great place to spend an afternoon!

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