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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 #15 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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Hong Kong
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74 reviews 74 reviews
62 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

it's beautiful and grand, I think most of the State capital is similar, yet it's worthwhile to go and take a look, it's free, it seems has guided tour, but need to check the time on it's webpage. think senate chamber is the most beautiful one among the 3 chambers (other 2 are house and court chamber)

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Stowe, Vermont
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful capital building, but it is currently going through extensive remodeling and restoration so main parts are not available. still, it is wort seeing. the staff were very helpful in taking us through the areas that were open.

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Rego Park, New York
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118 reviews 118 reviews
75 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Yuo can wander around this building on your own if you like, but the free tour is well worth the time. It lasts about 40 minutes, and the guide (ours was excellent) explains all the different features of the public rooms that you are allowed into. The tours leave at the top of every hour. Climb the stairs and turn... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I was by the outside of the capital building several years ago and was very impressed. This time I had the luxury of going inside. What I had not planned on was the building being under almost total renovation. Much of it was closed to the public and many of the state offices have temporary quarters else where. There is... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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166 attraction reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Even with the construction going on at the Capitol, it's still worth a stop. Surely one of the finest structures of its kind in the country, the MN State Capitol Building is a work of art. Cass Gilbert, the architect, designed several local buildings and this building has to rank among his finest works in the country.

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Lisle, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We couldn't figure out where to park and someone walking by said that it was closed for renovations. So, we didn't go in. It was pretty from the outside though.

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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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44 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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