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State Capitol

State Street, Augusta, ME
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Ranked #2 of 19 attractions in Augusta
Type: Government Buildings, Architectural Buildings
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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268 reviews 268 reviews
126 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
66 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Went here one time with a small group from school and enjoyed it. Give it a chance you might like it!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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120 reviews 120 reviews
52 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We try to hit the state capitols when we travel and toured the Maine capitol at 9 a.m. The tour guide - Dan - was very nice and informative. We were the only 2 on the tour - so it was nice that we could ask questions as we wanted. The capitol is not very fancy compared to others we've... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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137 reviews 137 reviews
39 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

This isn't the prettiest State Capitol or State House, but it's the only 'parliamentary' building in the world which I've visited which allows visitors actually into its chambers.

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Amboy, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

The state building is really great and the staff were very helpful and informative. I really liked the dome and reading about the state's history.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

We visited late on a Friday afternoon so nothing was in session. The staff was very helpful and invited us to tour all of the House and Senate floors. The rotunda is beautiful and the balcony overlooking Augusta gives a lovely view. Beautiful artwork.

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Guilford, CT
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

This is the best organized Capitol I've ever had the pleasure to visit. If you have work to do with legislators, you'll be very pleased!

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