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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, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Leisure education
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Owner description: Built in 1851, the capitol building served as the first capitol for the Confederate States of America.

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Houston, TX
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We looked at some of Montgomery's top attractions, such as MLK's church, the Rosa Parks memorial, and the Civil Rights Memorial. Then we strolled over a few blocks over to see the state capitol building. We were flabbergasted to see a bigger-than-life marble statue of Lorleen Wallace, dead center in the entrance lobby. Clearly Montgomery thinks this symbol of their... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Interesting to walk around the grounds and read about the history of the monuments and get a close up view of the architecture.

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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This capitol sits on well manicured grounds and is surrounded by elegant white government buildings. It has a dignified architecture and unusual color schemes for a state capitol which makes it quite interesting. The rotunda is a work of art in itself. Well worth visiting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We did a self-guided tour of this building. It is quite nice inside and has a gift shop with a large array of things to purchase. The grounds are well kept with several statues including Jefferson Davis. There is a huge monument to Confederate forces that was probably erected in the nineteenth century.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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70 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

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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71 reviews 71 reviews
23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
62 helpful votes 62 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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93 helpful votes 93 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
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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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