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State Capitol

Address: State Street, Augusta, ME
Phone Number: 207-287-2301
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Ranked #4 of 20 Attractions in Augusta
Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Landmarks

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New York City, New York
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353 reviews 353 reviews
255 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Known for its only surviving wooden made fort, a great walk inside and along the river overlooking the bridge, spectacular colors of trees-an extra bonus.

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Olathe, Kansas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We enjoy visiting capitol buildings with a rotunda and dome. This building does not disappoint. The dome rises 185 feet. You can view the inside of the dome from the rotunda. Of special note, near the center of the floor under the rotunda is a swirl-shaped fossil estimated to be more than 475 million years old. Outside, "The Lady of... More 

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Augusta, Maine, USA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Enough said. Please see my other reviews regarding the major human rights and Constitutional problems with Augusta and Maine in general.

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Saint Hyacinthe, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

A real beautiful bulding, with a lot of history, had a really good guide, the visit is in english, but our guide was also a french speaker. Great Visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Our tour guide, Dan, was the best. We had an excellent tour on Thursday of this week. Dan was very knowledgeable and even introduced us to one of the Maine State Senators. We'll worth the trip. A must do in Augusta.

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San Francisco, California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
45 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Well it is the state capitol, and maybe if you are from Maine, its interesting in that respect, but as out of state visitor, there wasn't much here, except a good place to stop for lunch driving on to our next destination. It didn't help that hte actual building is closed on the weekend.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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293 reviews 293 reviews
138 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is an impressive structure dominating the skyline of Augusta. The Legislature was not in session but we were run through very tight security entering the building. There was a tour available that lasts about an hour but we decided to wander around the building by ourselves. While the outside of the building is impressive, we were not overwhelmed by... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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98 reviews 98 reviews
28 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Small grounds, easy to walk; good to visit. Dome being restored; varied architecture. Park nearby. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

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Vassalboro, Maine, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I haven't been to tour other state capitol buildings but ours in Maine is fantastic. I probably had the nickel tour when I was in the local school system but I don't remember much of it. The two chambers are very nicely kept. The hall of flags offers a great view up into the dome. The exhibits on the lower... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

The state capitol in Augusta is not the largest. But the architecture is very nice, the interiors are interesting and our guide on the tour was very helpful and told some insightful stories. Definitely worth visiting.

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