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Minnesota State Capitol

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Address: 75 Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55155
Phone Number: 651-296-2881
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Description: The Minnesota Historical Society conducts regularly scheduled tours of...
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.
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Bummed to Find Renovation Occurring

We budgeted an entire day to peruse St. Paul so we started with a windshield tour following our first stop at Landmark Center. It was disappointing to find that the building is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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123 reviews 123 reviews
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We budgeted an entire day to peruse St. Paul so we started with a windshield tour following our first stop at Landmark Center. It was disappointing to find that the building is undergoing a significant renovation, so we resolved to tour the area and take in some other sights, such as the artwork and sculptures at the Veteran's Center at... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Such an impressive, gorgeous building and grounds. We are free to walk through it on our own or take a guided tour with a docent. The tours are hourly, and the docent tour makes the experience very interesting and educational. I learned so much on the tour. I guess my only complaint is that I wish it was longer..,I wanna... More 

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Kingston, Ontario
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

As Canadians, we find that state capitol buildings continue to be the best places to learn of a state's history and to meet friendly, helpful public servants who are understandably proud of these buildings. At the time we visited much of this capitol building was temporarily walled off in what appears to be a very ambitious restoration project. What we... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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484 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

It really doesn't look too different in design than the capital of Iowa, but the Capital of Iowa has a gold leaf dome. Tour guide was interesting. It is worth a visit if you happen to be in the area, but not a destination.

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Wisconsin
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73 reviews 73 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We were shown around the capital by a extraordinary young woman who really understood what she was talking about. Very informative tour. Nice to see it before it closes down for complete renovation. A beautiful capital.

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Saint Paul
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

While I love the Minnesota capitol - my most recent visit during the renovation left something to be desired but the tour and tour guide were wonderful.

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Mendenhall
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We loved the architecture of the building and the elegance of the rooms visible to visitors. Unfortunately, the building is under renovation, so there were areas we could not see. I'd advise those interested to check in advance to see whether it's all done. Once finished, it's going to be eye-popping. The staff at the visitor's desk was very helpful... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The building itself is beautiful. See the legislative chambers and the supreme court. The tours give you a sense of how state government operates.

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Winchester, Kentucky
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12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Visited the inside of the Capital. Beautiful interior. A very interesting band was playing on the capital lawn. the Solidarity band, local musicians with interesting instruments. A political band for the people.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Every Minnesotan should visit the State Capitol to see its beautiful interiors and Marble facade. Quite an architectural treasure that even out-of-state travelers should not miss.

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