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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 this...

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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Full of tributes

Was quite surprised to see all the military tributes and memorial scattered across the capitol grounds. Tearjerking quotes from soldier to their loved ones at home was especially... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Bettendorf, Iowa
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Was quite surprised to see all the military tributes and memorial scattered across the capitol grounds. Tearjerking quotes from soldier to their loved ones at home was especially unique. Definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to the State Capitol numerous times either to visit a legislator and for a photo shoot. All though it is presently closed to the public here are some shots exemplifying the Capitol prior to the renovation both from the outside and in the inside. When the renovation is finished the Capitol will be brought back to its... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 368 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most beautiful capitols in the US! They offer free tours....and you can even sit and watch our legislators and senators in action during session!

Thank lisampls
Hefei, China
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The best food is under the tunnel system to the west, through the basement of the state office building, and into the transportation building. Way better than the Capitol Cafeteria.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

I have been there couple of times. I´m not from the U.S. but it is still fascinating to visit the state capitol!

Thank Eyrun J
Little Elm, Texas
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374 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

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 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

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.

Thank darthgrim
Smithland, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

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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131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

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 303 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 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.

Thank Robert C

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