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The State Capitol Building

Address: 5th avenue, Juneau, AK
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Ranked #36 of 60 things to do in Juneau
Type: Government buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Government buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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English first
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172 reviews 172 reviews
79 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Beautiful architecture. A bit different than I expected but it is a very nice building in the heart of downtown Juneau. Near the governor's mansion.

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Burnsville, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The guide did an excellent job of shortening the free capitol tour to half an hour so we had enough time to walk back to the cruise ship. In that I was in elementary school when Alaska became our 49th state, I thought it was fun to hear about the details and view the art work, artifacts, and photos pertaining... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We walked in without checking in and did a self guided tour. It was a little strange since our statehouse (Indiana) seems to be on lockdown with guards and sign in sheets, metal detectors, etc...We just wandered around and went in chambers, and up to the Governor's office. There was a lot of construction going on, so we didn't get... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

state capitals are normally great places to visit, but this one is about like a below has been office building in a midsize town

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Classic City, GA
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Free hourly tour if you need to get in out of the rain. The building is beautiful and the free tour includes access to many areas of the legislative chambers that are very interesting to see. Not entertaining enough for kids though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Was surprise the capital building was open for tours on Sunday. Nice tour with a very knowledgable student guide.

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256 helpful votes 256 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The building may be unattractive (it was originally an office building for the Alaska Territory, never designed as a State Capitol, so no dome) but the tour is excellent. Of course, this depends on the tour guide's knowledge and enthusiasm. Our young guide, Evan Wood, was terrific, invited questions at every turn and proved to be a mine of unsanitized... More 

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Barrington, Illinois
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157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I wanted to get to downtown Juneau and just take a peak at what was going on. We had a 3 hour layover on the Alaska Maritime Highway. As it turns out, the only way to get to Juneau from the AMH terminal is via a $35 (one way) taxi ride. Bus service or other normal tourist friendly service are... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The capitol is just a "ugly" former federal building, however, the real charm is on the inside. The inside tells and shows the history of Alaska's statehood. I learn and enjoyed my stop by the AK capitol.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I didn't actually go into the building, so I don't know what the tour is like, if there is one. The bus driver on the way to one of our Juneau excursions said the Alaska State Capitol building was voted the ugliest capitol building in the U.S., and I don't hesitate to believe it when she pointed it out. It... More 

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