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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

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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This is where it happens in the land of 10,000 Taxes

I have seen lots of state capitols and this is one of the nicest. A mini US Capitol with large dome on a hill overlooking St. Paul. Take a tour if one is offered while you are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
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Little Elm, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately during our visit the capitol was undergoing what appeared to be major renovations so we really did not get a true feel of the beauty this capitol has to offer. It is conveniently located near the train which is nice. The grounds were beautiful and there were a few historical monuments to look at it while we were there.

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Cedar Park, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, I guess this is one state capitol I won't be visiting anytime soon. The building is closed and the only thing to see is quadriga surrounded by lots of scaffolding.

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Smithland, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The capitol building is under complete renovation at this time, so it was draped in cloth. There was nothing visible except the dome, so it was not a good time to visit. Supposed to reopen in 2017.

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Westerville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We planned to stop by before a hockey game, but we didn't get out of the car. The whole building was draped with scaffolding surrounding. I took a picture at an intersection.

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Redlands, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We make a point of visiting state capitols and were extremely disappointed to find the capital covered in scaffolding and ringed by a construction fence.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I have seen lots of state capitols and this is one of the nicest. A mini US Capitol with large dome on a hill overlooking St. Paul. Take a tour if one is offered while you are there. Lots of regional art too.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

My class attended Social Work Day at the Capital. I had only been to the capital once before at a young age. it was a nice trip but I do not prefer the big city life that some do.

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Saint Paul, Minnesoat
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Beautiful, but currently closed for renovation. The Governor and Legislators have been kicked out. Check the web for when it will be open again. I'm a retired Architect and in my opinion it is one of the most beautiful State Capitol Buildings in the country.

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Richardson, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Beautiful triple domed building with gold gilted domes and statuary at the top and Georgian marble for the base. Unfortunately, at the time of this review, it is under restoration due to water damage which is expected to last another two years.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Although I was unable to see/visit the Capitol, I enjoyed my brief visit of St. Paul using the Light Rail. On the Capitol Grounds are several statues and sculptures. About 5-10 minutes away are the St. Paul Cathedral, History Museum, Hill Mansion, and Summit Neighborhood. Please see my related reviews of these attractions and attached pictures. I would definitely come... More 

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