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Address: 400 High Street, Jackson, MS
Phone Number: 601-576-6920
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Activities: Leisure education
Description: Patterned after the National Capitol, this has been the Capitol building...
Patterned after the National Capitol, this has been the Capitol building for the state of Mississippi since 1903. Today it is major tourist attraction as well as the focus of Mississippi state government activities.
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Be sure and take the guided tour. Our guide was wonderful, knew so much history. We always try to visit state capitals when we are in the area of one and this one was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Atchison, Kansas
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Atchison, Kansas
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107 reviews 107 reviews
35 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Be sure and take the guided tour. Our guide was wonderful, knew so much history. We always try to visit state capitals when we are in the area of one and this one was impressive. Not as grand as some but still beautiful in it's own way.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The archives is most impressive. Just about any information you might want on Mississippi and Mississippians can be retrieved there.

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Vonore, Tennessee
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278 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We arrived at a time right after the time it said tours were leaving, and we did not want to wait another hour. We then wandered all over the Capitol, going to the visitor's section to look into the House and the Senate. The House Sgt. at Arms was at his post and answered some of our questions such as... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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761 reviews 761 reviews
197 attraction reviews
337 helpful votes 337 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The building is impressive in its way but better still was the hustle and bustle of a place hard at its political work. We visited both chambers in session, but found the House easier to relate to, not least because of its far better working sound system. It being during spring break there were many kids there and several had... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The whole dome is currently covered in scaffolding and you cannot currently walk or stand under the dome when you get inside. Despite all that, we still had a very nice free tour of the building conducted by a very knowledgable guide. If you like beaux art architecture and design, you'll love this place.

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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Had wanted to see the State Capitol while in Jackson, but when we did go down there, the area didn't appear to be particularly pedestrian friendly, nor did we see any places to park, so we didn't stop. It is in the midst of being renovated so there is scaffolding, etc.; perhaps when that is done it will be different.

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Kennewick
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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The capitol (new) offers tours starting at 09:30. The tour guide was knowledgeable. The legislature was in session so we could not take pictures from the senate gallery but could from the house gallery? We even met the governor as he walked by our tour group. Very nice of him to take a minute and shake hands!

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Pelahatchie, Mississippi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The Capitol is beautiful and full of History. It is under construction right now and will probably be until the end of 2015, but you can still tour and enjoy it. Excellent tour guides!

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Illinois
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70 reviews 70 reviews
36 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Surrounding area is in serious need of help, the area is not a place to walk at night, ok during the day but not so at night. Streets in need of repair and buildings in need or repair, they are trying to rebuild but it will still be years off.

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Charlotte, NC
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99 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My son, dad and I stopped by the state house on our way through Mississippi as we try to see all of the state houses when we travel through the states. I liked this statehouse because it is easy to get to from the interstate and has plenty of parking for visitors. While it was under some construction while we... More 

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