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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 #15 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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Algonquin, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 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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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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74 reviews 74 reviews
62 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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118 reviews 118 reviews
75 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I was by the outside of the capital building several years ago and was very impressed. This time I had the luxury of going inside. What I had not planned on was the building being under almost total renovation. Much of it was closed to the public and many of the state offices have temporary quarters else where. There is... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Even with the construction going on at the Capitol, it's still worth a stop. Surely one of the finest structures of its kind in the country, the MN State Capitol Building is a work of art. Cass Gilbert, the architect, designed several local buildings and this building has to rank among his finest works in the country.

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Lisle, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We couldn't figure out where to park and someone walking by said that it was closed for renovations. So, we didn't go in. It was pretty from the outside though.

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Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

undergoing renovations so some areas closed and the tour was shortened, but we enjoyed it. Some nice architecture, beautiful marble. Really liked the war memorials on the lawn so be sure to see those.

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Orlando, FL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The building itself with all of it's locally sourced materials and history was fascinating however the tour guide was rather dull.

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