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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 #16 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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Trabuco Canyon, California
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226 reviews 226 reviews
125 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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
20 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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147 reviews 147 reviews
37 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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11 attraction reviews
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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Algonquin, Illinois
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Minnesota's state capitol building in St Paul is iin a great accessible location with ample parking. It is open to tourists and is a great place to explore, since it is a historical building and has many floors and passageways. You really get a sense of the awesome responsibility of being a legislator by traversing the building and sitting in... More

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Asheville, NC
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134 attraction reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

State capitol buildings are some of the best examples of public architecture we have in this country, and Minnesota's is prettier and more interesting than most. It bears more than a passing resemblance to the U.S. Capitol and to St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, and when it was built in the early 1900s, it was considered an architectural masterpiece. A... More

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Hong Kong
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62 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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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91 helpful votes 91 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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