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CAPITOL PARKING AND MAPS

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Buses may drop off passengers at the drive (off Ottawa street) at the northern end of the Capitol at the Heritage Hall entry. Buses may then proceed to the free designated bus parking on Walnut Street or the State Historical Museum. Tours coming from the Michigan Historical Museum or the Hall of Justice are encouraged to transport guests to the Capitol by bus and use the new Heritage Hall drop off.

Please be advised that between June 6-October, 2022 the main expressway (I-496) through downtown Lansing will be closed to all traffic-both east and westbound. Clearly marked, brief detours on parallel roads will need to be made and this may increase travel time to and from the Capitol. Please adjust your travel time accordingly.

Buses park for free at the Michigan Historical Center in the south parking lot between Washtenaw, Butler, Kalamazoo and Sycamore Streets. The entrance for the parking is located off Kalamazoo Street, three blocks north of the I-496 expressway and two blocks east of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

If you have questions regarding parking and access to Capitol entrances please contact the Capitol Tour, Education and Information Service at (517) 373-2353.

Michigan Avenue Looking West.
The Michigan State Capitol, seen from Michigan Avenue in downtown Lansing c. 1950.
Image Courtesy of the Michigan State Capitol Archive, Lawler Collection


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Metered parking for cars, trucks, and vans is located on the streets surrounding the Capitol. Various meters allow between one and four hours of parking at the rate of $1.25 per hour.

Personal vehicles may park for $1.00 an hour at the Michigan Library and Historical Center in the south parking lot between Washtenaw, Butler, Kalamazoo, and Sycamore Streets. The entrance for the parking is located off Kalamazoo Street, three blocks north of the I-496 expressway and two blocks east of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (M-99). Parking fees are paid at the entry/exit gate by credit card only.

On weekends, free parking is available at meters on any city street, or at the Michigan Historical Center in the south parking lot between Washtenaw, Butler, Kalamazoo, and Sycamore Streets. The entrance for the parking is located off Kalamazoo Street, three blocks north of the I-496 expressway and two blocks east of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (M-99).


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A Printable Collections of maps for your visit
Downtown Lansing
Downtown Lansing with Destinations
Greater Lansing Area
Greater Lansing Area with Destinations
Capitol Complex
Michigan State University

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  • From Alpena

    Follow M-32 west to I-75 south. Take I-75 south to US-127 south. Take US-127 south to I-496 west. Follow I-496 to Pine/Walnut St exit and then follow Walnut St. (one way going north) to Allegan St. Turn right onto Allegan St. (one way going east). The Capitol is on the left.
  • From Detroit

    Follow I-96 west to US-127 north. Take US-127 north to I-496 west. Follow I-496 to Pine/Walnut St exit and then follow Walnut St. (one way going north) to Allegan St. Turn right onto Allegan St. (one way going east). The Capitol is on the left.
  • From Flint

    Follow I-69 west to US-127 south. Take US-127 south to I-496 west. Follow I-496 to Pine/Walnut St exit and then follow Walnut St. (one way going north) to Allegan St. Turn right onto Allegan St. (one way going east). The Capitol is on the left.
  • From Grand Rapids

    Follow I-96 east to I-496 west. Follow I-496 to Pine/Walnut St exit and then turn left onto Walnut St. (one way going north). Take Walnut St. to Allegan St. Turn right onto Allegan St. (one way going east). The Capitol is on the left.
  • From Jackson

    Follow US-127 north to I-496 west. Follow I-496 to Pine/Walnut St exit and then follow Walnut St. (one way going north) to Allegan St. Turn right onto Allegan St. (one way going east). The Capitol is on the left
  • From Kalamazoo

    Follow I-94 east to I-69 north. Follow I-69 north to Lansing Road (exit 70). Take Lansing Road to I-496 east. Follow I-496 to Pine/Walnut St exit and then turn left onto Walnut St. (one way going north). Take Walnut St. to Allegan St. Turn right onto Allegan St. (one way going east). The Capitol is on the left
  • From Marquette

    Follow M-28 east to M-123 south. Take M-123 south to I-75 south. Continue on I-75 south to US-127 south. Take US-127 south to I-496 west. Follow I-496 to Pine/Walnut St exit and then follow Walnut St. (one way going north) to Allegan St. Turn right onto Allegan St. (one way going east). The Capitol is on the left.
  • From Mt. Pleasant

    From Mt. Pleasant: Follow US-127 south to I-496 west. Follow I-496 to Pine/Walnut St exit and then follow Walnut St. (one way going north) to Allegan St. Turn right onto Allegan St. (one way going east). The Capitol is on the left.
  • From Traverse City

    Follow M-37south to M-113 east. Take US-131 south to M-115. Continue on M-115 and merge onto US-10 east and then onto US-127 south. Take US-127 south to I-496 west. Follow I-496 to Pine/Walnut St exit and then follow Walnut St. (one way going north) to Allegan St. Turn right onto Allegan St. (one way going east). The Capitol is on the left.

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