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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
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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Awesome Capitol Tours!

The tours are great and very informative. If you can get past the construction and the fact that groups tend to be crowded... if you are lucky you will have a guide that will let... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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215 reviews 215 reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The tours are great and very informative. If you can get past the construction and the fact that groups tend to be crowded... if you are lucky you will have a guide that will let you go out on the roof my the gold statues!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We battled the downtown construction on two consecutive days to get to the Capitol. On the second day of attempting to find it, we parked several blocks away and walked there. It is obviously under construction, but there was no signage to the effect that the entire Capitol is closed to the public until 2017. We asked an employee how... More 

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Minnesota
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

It's important to know that the Capitol is under construction so photos aren't as good and it isn't quite the same experience to go when it is under construction, but that said, it is great both for school field trips and for families to learn more about our history and government.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We budgeted an entire day to peruse St. Paul so we started with a windshield tour following our first stop at Landmark Center. It was disappointing to find that the building is undergoing a significant renovation, so we resolved to tour the area and take in some other sights, such as the artwork and sculptures at the Veteran's Center at... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Such an impressive, gorgeous building and grounds. We are free to walk through it on our own or take a guided tour with a docent. The tours are hourly, and the docent tour makes the experience very interesting and educational. I learned so much on the tour. I guess my only complaint is that I wish it was longer..,I wanna... More 

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Kingston, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

As Canadians, we find that state capitol buildings continue to be the best places to learn of a state's history and to meet friendly, helpful public servants who are understandably proud of these buildings. At the time we visited much of this capitol building was temporarily walled off in what appears to be a very ambitious restoration project. What we... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

It really doesn't look too different in design than the capital of Iowa, but the Capital of Iowa has a gold leaf dome. Tour guide was interesting. It is worth a visit if you happen to be in the area, but not a destination.

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We were shown around the capital by a extraordinary young woman who really understood what she was talking about. Very informative tour. Nice to see it before it closes down for complete renovation. A beautiful capital.

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Saint Paul
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

While I love the Minnesota capitol - my most recent visit during the renovation left something to be desired but the tour and tour guide were wonderful.

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Mendenhall
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25 helpful votes 25 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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Additional Information about Minnesota State Capitol

Address: Address: 75 Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55155
Phone Number: 651-296-2881
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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