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Address: 5th avenue, Juneau, AK
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Visited in June 2012. They have tour guides! The young lady that was our tour guide was very knowledgeable!

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 20, 2015
Mandy W
West Columbia, South Carolina
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Bridgeport, WA
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74 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My parents, my wife, and I visited the Capitol Building on our Alaskan Cruise. I found the tour very informative and love how they allow for those all over Alaska to participate in their government. Allow at least an hour for the tour, and ask questions. The tour guides are very informative, and will go into more depth if asked.... More 

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West Columbia, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Visited in June 2012. They have tour guides! The young lady that was our tour guide was very knowledgeable!

Thank Mandy W
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138 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

It may not be as impressive as some other capitol buildings but I thought it was pretty. It is under construction so there were no tours. We just drove by as we were looking for parking.

Thank sabbysguide
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98 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

The building was in the process of renovations when we visited and as such could only gain access to the front foyer and lobby area. An employee gave us a brief history of the building

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

The State Capitol Building is still under a long-term renovation project - seismic upgrades ++ You can't see much at the present time.

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Jackson, New Jersey
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

My wife and I arrived just after nine in the morning for our self tour. When we entered the building the was a pamphlet on a desk, explaining the self tour, and you were invited to tour on your own, which we proceeded to do. We saw some of the offices, but it was obvious there was some work being... More 

Thank TheTravelinMan1944
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Looked cool, wanted to take pictures of Alaskas Capitol and see where Sarah Palin worked lol. Was closed and under refurbishment.. Should be nice in future

Thank David N Paola S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

We were very disappointed to find the Capitol not having tours, especially after walking 6 blocks uphill in the rain! We were allowed into the lobby where there are several interesting carvings, and we saw Alaska's copy of the Liberty Bell just outside the building. So sorry we couldn't see more.

Thank Dawn L
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

In Juneau, we took a walk uphill and more uphill (there was a better route) to the State Capitol. Oh what a disappointment. It is under renovation and all that you can see is a very small lobby. On the desk is the stamp if you are doing that at State Capitols. That's it! Before you go, check to see... More 

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Palatine, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

The capitol is currently closed. Can take photos of the front and step into the foyer. Renovations should take two years. My sense is the capitol is very much like any administration building with some flourishes.

Thank bLiselotte

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