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Alabama State Capitol

600 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104
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Ranked #17 of 37 Attractions in Montgomery
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government Buildings, History Museums
Activities: Leisure education, Group tours/walking tour
Traveler Description: The Capital building of Montgomery is a magnificent structure much like the National Capitol building, with a large white dome/rotunda.  The... more »
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Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

saw the spot where jeffferson davis was sworn in. be sure to see the view of the rotunda on the 2nd floor. it's free, take a quick run through.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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302 reviews 302 reviews
29 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

very well kept building and grounds. lots of history all around. amazing to think about all of the things that have occurred here. great view of the area from the top of the steps

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Houston, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Upon entering the capitol building the security guard greeted us nicely and politely and pointed us around at all the sights. The building isn't really in use anymore and is just a historic building. Everything inside is all original including the paneling on the walls. Only the governor actually worked there while all other operations were moved to the State... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

A beautiful historic building. As Europeans we are always amazed that these wonderful public buildings are freely open for the general public to wander round.

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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60 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We have visited about 20 capitols and this it the first that houses original antiques from the 1800's. The staff actually work in this museum. The outside was very beautiful but they were working on the inside so we could not see the dome. Interestingly, they a have a motto, "Cradle of the Confederacy and Birthplace of Civil Rights".

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Paulden, Arizona
20 reviews 20 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Did not go inside since I was traveling with my dog. This area is really nice to walk around. It is part of the Civil Heritage Trail.

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

we walked around the outside and inside of the capital. Nice painting and good historical facts. The nice thing about the capital is it's location to so many other important sites like the first confederate white house, Martin Luther king's museum and house, etc.

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Jabbeke, Belgium
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135 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We visited the capitol on May 31st. On a Saturday you can park your car in the streets around the capitol. You do not have to pay. Every hour on the hour is a guided tour. You can not go on a self-guided tour.

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south dakota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The grounds were very nice to walk around with plenty of information by the statues and signs identifying the significance of the trees etc. The buildings in the area were beautiful and the overall area was well taken care of.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

Me and my husband have seen a few state capitols lately (actually by accident!) and the Alabama one was very lovely. The lady on the information desk helped us with a map and some hints on where to start and then a nice man told us the history of the Alabama seal. It's quite small but has a grand interior... More

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