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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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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Too much dust

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Saint Paul
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This has been somewhat of a disappointment showing out of state visitors as we drive around the twin cities. With all the work from the unsightly "light rail" traveling too close and too much construction and building. Now with the new office building going to be built nearby, it's going to make this once beautiful and historic area an eyesore... More 

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

We are so grateful we arrived too early for a docent led tour and instead self guided. Outside is covered in scaffolding and the electricity on the 2nd floor was out so my husband held the bathroom door ajar so I could see. If you have been to other state capitol you will find this one quite modest with little... More 

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Albertville, Minnesota
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

A must see if you are from Minnesota or you just love architecture. I found it beautiful and interesting.

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Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The capitol is under renovation, but it's still worth taking the time for the guided tour. They run every hour.

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Bethesda, MD
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41 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Two big disappointments- the rotunda was closed for repair, and the guide we had treated us like we were in the third grade. Perhaps she had to fill time because of no access to the rotunda, but I've been to many state capitol buildings and this was by far the worst tour. Building is worth seeing

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