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Alabama State Capitol

Montgomery, AL
334-242-3935
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Ranked #14 of 36 attractions in Montgomery
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Orlando, Florida
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187 reviews 187 reviews
97 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

You can enter the building from the side entrance where the gift store is located. You'll have to pass through security and then you will be given a sheet with points of interest. The interior of the building looks like it has seen better days; could use some sprucing up and more services dedicated to visitors.

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Hayden, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

School field trip. Great history lesson, photo ops. What made it a trip to remember was the tour guide. He did an awesome job.

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Chicago
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

This was a very nice way to spend an early evening. I suggest you go after 5:00 pm when most of workers in the area have left. There are numerous plaques to read on the historical events that happened in the area, walk the grounds. Read all the little details. Nice way to wind down.

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Camp Pendleton, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Very easy to get to, lots of parking space, friendly people, and nice place to spend a day visiting all the sites within walking distance. Worth a detour to visit but compared to other state capitals it rates average. Unfortunately not a place I would visit more than every few years.

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Thorsby, Alabama, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We had plans to attend the Alabama State house to walk in the footsteps of lawmakers. We finished our agenda early so decided to take the girls to the Capitol. FYI pack lite because you have to go through a metal detector. It's a self guided tour so you go at your own pace. I would've loved a map of... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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64 reviews 64 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

A nice place to visit for some architectural beauty. Statues on the grounds and flags of the US. A must see if doing the historical sightseeing thing.

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North Canton, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We toured the state capitol building on Saturday morning and were blessed to have as our docent a personal, knowledgeable, informative, and gracious gentleman with a great sense of humour. He brought to life the interesting history of the capitol and its previous governors including very personal anecdotes about his personal relationships and experiences with George Wallace. The stories were... More

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Redlands, California
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154 reviews 154 reviews
70 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We found the mixture of the capitol building, the first White House of the Presidency and the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, all within a block of each other very interesting. The capitol building is beautiful, inside and out, particularly the colorful inside dome and murals from history of the state. Of note for me was the portrait of Governor George... More

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We felt very welcomed here, our tour guide was excellent and he had been in the civil rights march. He could tell us so much about the civil rights movements in the 1950s and 1960s.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We did not get chance to go inside building as it was close. But from outside is good, monuments, liberty bell, solder's statue gives a good look to this building. It is not like a must see place but if you are in area it is worth to visit. Simply park car in once place and visit state capitol, confed... More

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