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Minnesota State Capitol

75 Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55155
651-296-2881
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Ranked #14 of 63 attractions in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings
Owner description: The Minnesota Historical Society conducts regularly scheduled tours of this grand structure, which was built in 1905 and features stenciled ceilings,... more » Owner description: The Minnesota Historical Society conducts regularly scheduled tours of this grand structure, which was built in 1905 and features stenciled ceilings, murals, marble and sculptures. « less
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Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

undergoing renovations so some areas closed and the tour was shortened, but we enjoyed it. Some nice architecture, beautiful marble. Really liked the war memorials on the lawn so be sure to see those.

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Orlando, FL
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The building itself with all of it's locally sourced materials and history was fascinating however the tour guide was rather dull.

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Hollywood, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

If you're into architecture at all, plan a visit. An enthusiastic tour guide gave us lots of insight and takes the visitor to rooms/roof otherwise not accessible. Building was designed by Cass Gilbert (of US Supreme Court fame). Ornate decor includes a marble dome, interior decorated with more than 20 types of stone, designs typical of MN sculpted into vaulted... More

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Colorado
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73 reviews 73 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Having spent 30 minutes trying to park, when we finally got into the building, it was well worth it. The guides at the front desk were very helpful and sympathetic to our parking plight. It wasnt their fault! The free tour was excellent, including a trip up to the roof to see the golden horses. We got the on the... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Cass Gilbert's masterpiece and jewel of St. Paul is currently under renovation. The Minnesota State Capitol is always worth a visit, however there will be limited access to the building until renovation of the historic 1905 building is completed in 2015

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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75 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I was in St Paul recently and made time to check out the Minnesota State Capital. This is certainly a wonderful work of architecture with an art deco theme. It has some great art work and sculptures with great detail on the doors and elevators. A good visit for sure! Enjoy!

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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14 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

After Minnesota State House majority leader, Matt Dean, called the North Dakota State Capitol "embarrassing"; we just had to see what was so grandiose of the Minnesota State capitol that made his so pompous that he felt the need to insult others. I'm going to take the high road here, and refrain from unnecessary cruelty and lobbing insults. Truthfully-there is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This grand building has spectacular architectural and decorative features. It is wide open to the public and it is fascinating to see the three branches of state government at work. Enjoy the panoramic view of downtown St. Paul from the front steps.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Visited here for Arts Advocacy Day last month. It is a beautiful old building with lots of character. There is much construction going on right now, but you can still see much of the nice architecture.

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Aurora, Illinois
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Our family loves to visit capitols and tour them. We were very impressed with our docent (can't recall her name -- delta flight attendant). She was very knowledgeable and maintained my teenagers interested until the end of the tour. She was very eager and animated. You could honestly tell she was proud to be from Minnesota. I enjoyed all her... More

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