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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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180 reviews 180 reviews
15 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 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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332 reviews 332 reviews
93 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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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204 reviews 204 reviews
103 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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
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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35 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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8 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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17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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