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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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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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Beautiful but Currently Closed

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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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Pella, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We went hoping to see the capitol in it's finest glory,but were sad to see we were too soon. Scaffolding is up all around the building and dome. Looks like they are restoring it so that future generations can enjoy. Will have to go again at a later date and see what we didn't this trip!

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We have been trying to visit state capitols whenever we travel. My daughter has a passport book that she gets stamped at each location. It's been fun to see how each one is unique and special. Unfortunately, we didn't get to visit Minnesota's state capitol because it is closed for a 3 year renovation. We didn't know about this until... More 

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Waukesha
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Unfortunately the Capital was under construction when we went there, so we really didn't get to check it out. But the area outside of the Capital is beautiful. There are a couple of different war statues along with glass panels that tell different stories. Very nice area outside.

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Elk River, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Okay, I don't remember how many years ago I actually did this tour, it is in the fall around Halloween and actors take you through in the twilight and talk about the history of the building. it is professionally done, and a lot of fun!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

See the building designed by master architect Cass Gilbert. Stunning views of the structure surround it. The views from the top of the stairs are equally beautiful. Take a tour of the supposedly haunted building.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

In past years our children went to a summer day camp day at he capitol. They especially liked the Civil War day. The camp leaders were in costume and my kids went home with interesting projects from the day. Go to the Minnesota Historical Society's web site to find programs, tours and camps at the capitol. The guides are both... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Now is not a good time to visit the Capitol Even the lawmakers have to go somewhere else to meet. It is undergoing renovations. I am sure it will be beautiful when it is finished

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