History Buffs

History comes alive when you immerse yourself in some of Greater Lansing's museums, monuments and era-themed festivals. Learn about how the city of Lansing came into existence at the Michigan Historical Museum or see some of the first cars ever manufactured at the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum. Adults and kids alike will enjoy the variety of information to learn about and the hands-on displays at many of the attractions.

Historical Hot-Spots

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State Capitol Building

Whether you're native to Lansing or just visiting, touring the State Capitol is an absolute must. Lansing's State Capitol was designed by Elijah E. Myers, took six years to construct and contains over nine acres of hand-painted surfaces.

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Can't Miss Events

Car Capital Celebration

Car Capital Celebration

This free car show celebrates Lansing's automotive history and features over 200 classic cars, muscle cars and collectible vehicles. All makes and models welcome. Food Vendors, Exhibitors and DJ on site.

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Must-See Museums 

Michigan Historical Museum

Michigan Historical Museum

Visitors are surrounded with Michigan history from prehistoric times through the late twentieth century. Major exhibits include a three-story relief map of Michigan, walk-through Upper Peninsula copper mine and 1957 Detroit Auto Show.

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History Lesson

Can't wait to learn more about Greater Lansing's history? Get your fill now by clicking on one of the links below to read up on the history of the auto industry and more.

Bring History Home 

Love History? We bet you are a fan of antiques too then! Greater Lansing has some great stores filled with collectibles from the past that are sure to bring back memories.

Our tip: Bring your kids and share with them some of the memories you have from various items you find–like an old toy.