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The State Capitol Building

5th avenue, Juneau, AK
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Ranked #21 of 26 Attractions in Juneau
Type: Government Buildings
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Barrington, Illinois
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310 reviews 310 reviews
80 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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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103 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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
14 helpful votes 14 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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Albany, New York
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95 reviews 95 reviews
35 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I enjoyed the knowledge of the person who gave the tour. I wish I got his name. He was very interesting and enjoyed sharing some of the stories behind the photos and surroundings in the chambers. A great tour to take for sure when in Juneau.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I used to give tours at the WY Capitol so I like to check out other capitol buildings when I can. I was absolutely shocked when we found the Alaska Capital building. Sadly, besides the pillars out front there is no indication this building is anything more than a regular office building.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Probably the most unattractive capitol in the US. Pretty sure that this was designed and built by East Germany.

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Troy, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

It was surprisingly interesting compared to what I thought it would be. The tour was nice and it was a small group. The building seems boring, but like all capitals, there was a lot of history and details.

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Bellingham, Washington
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This roughly half hour tour is interesting and informative. Two of us got a personal tour immediately because we were tight on time. The building is ornate and the story about the state flag creation was worth the time alone.

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Dakota, Illinois, Usa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We were very happy that we took the time to visit the State Capitol, and take the free tour that was given by one of the very knowledgeable young guides who were there this summer. When we went we were in a small group of only three, so our guide had plenty of time to answer our questions. In only... More

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Southern California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

If you want to know a little more about Alaska, it's politics and it's politicians, this is a great tour. The guides are really knowledgeable and personable. The tour is very informative and well worth the time. They give you a historical perspective of Alaska that is well worth listening too. Plus, it's free!!

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