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Address: State Street, Augusta, ME
Phone Number: 207-287-2301
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i just love taking my kids to see the state capitol. first, learning a lot about the state history and also being there not just learning it in school. been to at least more than... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 23, 2015
wakisobol
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McKinney, Texas
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McKinney, Texas
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181 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

i just love taking my kids to see the state capitol. first, learning a lot about the state history and also being there not just learning it in school. been to at least more than a dozen capitol and every single one of them are unique in it's own architecture.

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Scarborough, ME, United States
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186 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This Capitol is beautiful inside and out. I was surprised to learn that it was built in 1832 because it looks like a new building on the inside. The staff was very friendly and helpful. A nice way to learn about Maine history.

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Port Townsend, Wa
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126 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

This building allows you to see its history as development and change took place over many years. Some beautiful features but also seems approachable. The rotation of governor portraits was unusual. Our guide was friendly and had an engaging sense of humor as she shard facts and history. I'd recommend for children as well as adults.

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Kennewick
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125 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Our tour guide was very knowledgable and provided some interesting history facts. The building is beautiful. Tours are only given hourly from nine until noon. They are well worth the time.

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Tallahassee
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114 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

It looks like its location's is because it's on the highest point of land in the city. Unfortunately the terrain, surrounding buildings and tree locations prevent decent pictures being taken by amateur photographers like me. I also did NOT notice that the building was open to the general public.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Building opened in 1832. Today a 4-story building. Governor's mansion is across the street. In 1909 it was expanded and the dome was added. It is a copper dome and the statue on the top is "wisdom". The Capitol was upgraded and refurbished in 2001. It is not the largest or most ornate capitol we have visited, but maybe that... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I am interested in seeing state capitols and visited as many as possible in my travels. The Maine state capitol is an extremely imposing building and it was built to be impressive.

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Orland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I've visited nearly every State Capitol building in the country (48 of them to be exact). Maine was one of my most enjoyable visits. All of the employees were very friendly and accommodating. After asking permission, I was allowed to photograph the two chambers (House and Senate)...and all of the lights were turned on for me to make the photo... More 

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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

We popped in one morning and asked if we could get a tour as I had been there several years earlier and had an awesome tour. Luckily we were able to get a tour right then! The tour was just as good as the last visit! I'd recommend stopping by for a tour if you're in the area and enjoy... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The capital building is a typical collection of grand halls, offices, and portrait gallery. However, if you get a chance to sit and observe a live debate it is well worth the time you spend. Seeing party politics in action is enlightening, as representatives try to talk around the rules to get their points across about people and their motivations.... More 

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