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Alabama State Capitol

Montgomery, AL
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Ranked #15 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

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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126 reviews 126 reviews
59 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
120 helpful votes 120 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
53 helpful votes 53 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
37 helpful votes 37 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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302 reviews 302 reviews
154 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 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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