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State Capitol

400 High Street, Jackson, MS
601-576-6920
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Ranked #2 of 42 attractions in Jackson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Government Buildings
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: Patterned after the National Capitol, this has been the Capitol building for the state of Mississippi since 1903. Today it is major tourist attraction... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Putrajaya, Malaysia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
32 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We drove in early in the morning on the off chance of being able to get in. There was a lot of scaffolding around the building and some windows were boarded up - not very encouraging, but we found a parking space and walked up to the entrance, through security and straight to visitors desk where 2 ladies welcomed us.... More

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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126 reviews 126 reviews
59 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We have toured 20 State Capitols so far and this building is one of the most beautiful. The use of marble in carvings, columns, adorning walls, & other creative ways is stunning. There is marble in various colors and textures. The grand staircase is of marble creating a wavy balustrade and the landing looks out facing beautiful stained glass windows.... More

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Reno, Nevada, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This was lovely and photo ops abound. Local pottery and friendly advice in the gift shop. Take the stairs all the way to the top for the best view.

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Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We were there on a very quiet day in July, and the capitol employees were very friendly and informative. The architecture is just beautiful with all the stone used throughout the building. A wonderful touch on the fourth floor is the clear tile in the flooring outside the senate and representatives chambers that allows natural light through to the third... More

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Redmond, Washington
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Was never on our travel agenda but we ended up in downtown Jackson near the Capitol none the less. We were just going to just take a few pictures from the outside but decided to wander inside. From the security guard to the gift shop woman, everyone was just so friendly. We didn't have time for the organized tour so... More

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Tahlequah, Oklahoma
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a beautiful old State Capitol Building, located in downtown and easily accesssible. The grounds are very well kept and the old trees provide tons of shade. It is so picturesque. Enjoyed time just walking around the entire block.

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Gaffney, South Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This building and the supreme court building and others were very historic to me. We did not get to go inside of these buildings but the exterior was nice.

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Houston, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We weren't able to see the inside of the capitol building as it was all locked up. A disappointment as it is a nice looking building.

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Jabbeke, Belgium
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193 reviews 193 reviews
135 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We visited the capitol on June 16th. We took the guided tour at 11 am. There are guided tours at 9:30 am, 11 am, 1 pm and​ 2:30 pm. This was our 14th Capitol we saw and it is a nice one. Do not miss the stained glass in the senate and the house of representatives. In the gift shop... More

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Austin, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Just a wonderful 90 minute tour given by a lovely lady that loves her city and state. We felt very welcomed and informed by the time we departed.

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