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New Capitol Building

400 S. Monroe St., Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL
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Ranked #15 of 42 Attractions in Tallahassee
Type: Architectural Buildings, Observation Decks/ Towers, Government Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
Description: This building replaced the "Old Capitol" for state government business.
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
21 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Definitely worth taking the fast elevator to the top to see the vista in four directions on a clear day. No charges and a lovely way to get your bearings if you have a street-plan to hand up there.

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Palm Bay, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

If you are in town I would take the time to visit the Capitol. I went with my 3 teens who agreed it was interesting. The view from the top floor is amazing, plus there is art work and a few "hall of fames on lower floors".

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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276 reviews 276 reviews
168 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

the only thing this building has going for it, is it's view. go to the observation deck and you can see 360 around the city. if you look to the SE (not sure if anyone even knows this), you will see the "hills" suddenly drop off into an extremly flat area to the horizon, that is the ancient coast line.... More

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Lake City, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I was fun to see where our laws are being made. The 22nd floor had a beautiful view and a great art collection. I hate that every time I go they are never in session.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We spent an hour or so walking around the Capitol building. The top floor is an observation deck with windows all around. You can see all of Tallahassee and I have to say I was surprised by how awesome the view was. On the lower floors, you can see the Senate and House chambers from an observation level. We visited... More

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Whenever friends or family visited in Tallahassee we would trek up to the 22nd floor of the New Capitol and I could give them a tour of the city from above. There are usually beautiful art installations by local artists on the walls and prints available in the shop downstairs. Information on various buildings is listed, and visitors can also... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Modern building or Legislature to meet. Art gallery on top floor. Wonderful view of Tallahassee from top. New Capitol is centered right behind old Capitol which makes for a neat photo shot. Old Capitol is mostly a museum, a beautiful historical building & grounds, makes a unique view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Fun vintage capitol. Hard to believe it's called the "new" capitol - it's quite "That 70's Show" - but fun. Wonder what was up with legislators, governor, and staff when they allowed this design to be built in the early 70's. Very iconic. We now need a newer capitol bldg - something outrageous. Very phallic. Love the dolphin sculptures out... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

To really appreciate what happens in the Capitol, try to visit when the Florida legislature is in session. The galleries above the House and Senate chambers offer a vantage point to our government in action. And make sure you go to the 22nd floor for the panoramic views of Tallahassee.

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Tallahassee is the home of one of the tallest state capitol buildings in the US. There is an observation deck that gives you a full panoramic view of the entire area from 22 floors up and the building sits on one of the tallest hills in the county. You can see the campus of Florida State University and Florida A... More

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