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Alabama State Capitol

600 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104
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Ranked #16 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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Birmingham, Alabama
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100 reviews 100 reviews
45 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

My husband and I took the guided tour of the Alabama State Capitol and I highly recommend it. Our tour guide was a wealth of information and stories. The interior of the building has a beautiful rotunda...best picture taking is by laying down on the floor directly below and centered on the rotunda. How do I know that? That's what... More

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Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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Sarasota, Florida
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117 reviews 117 reviews
75 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

As with all State Capitol's, the building is a worthwhile visit. You have access to the interior and just seeing the dome is a lifetime's achievement..Do not miss this

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Cleveland, Ohio
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304 reviews 304 reviews
30 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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34 reviews 34 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
59 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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193 reviews 193 reviews
135 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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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