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Alabama State Capitol

Montgomery, AL
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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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Richmond, Virginia
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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192 reviews 192 reviews
135 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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85 reviews 85 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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Nashville, Tennessee
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95 reviews 95 reviews
88 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

A very beautiful capitol building. Three floors and plenty to see. So much history here. The House and Senate meet across the street but their former wings are preserved. The grounds are a worthy stroll as well. Do not miss the star outside the front door marking where Jefferson Davis was sworn in as President of the Confederacy.

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Shelton, Connecticut
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We got a free parking pass from the Tourist building at the old train station - parked right outside the building. Nice self guided tour of the building. The guide by security demonstrated the way sound moved around the room. Be sure to ask about that.

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Orlando, Florida
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272 reviews 272 reviews
153 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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