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Minnesota State Capitol

Address: 75 Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55155
Phone Number: 651-296-2881
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Ranked #15 of 50 Attractions in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The Minnesota Historical Society conducts regularly scheduled tours of this grand structure, which...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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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
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.

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Mendenhall
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 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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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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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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Madison
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I visited during their evening ghost tour. The building was lighted with the old lighting, the guides pointed out the imported stone, the Minnesota stone, the photos, changes, carvings, etc in the Capitol. Was great fun and very spooky.

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