Michigan State University

EAST LANSING & LANSING LANDMARKS

Michigan State Capitol Building
100 Capital Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933

Construction of the Capitol Building took six years and contains over nine acres of hand-painted surfaces.  Materials such as pine, cast-iron and plaster were painted with intense detail to look like rich woods and expensive marbles.  A painstaking restoration of the entire structure, down to the intricate artwork, took place from 1989-1992.
Admission is Free.
Tours offered Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm

Michigan Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Located in front of the Hall of Justice between Ottawa and Allegan Streets
Lansing, MI

Erected and dedicated in 2001, this monument is a powerful tribute to the 2,651 Michigan casualties who died during the Vietnam War and honors the more than 400,000 soldiers from Michigan who served.

Malcolm X Home Site Marker
4705 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Lansing, MI 48910
Civil rights spokesman Malcolm X called Lansing home in the 1930’s as a child and teenager. His former home sat on this site that is now a registered historical landmark.