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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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Beaux Arts at its Finest

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2014
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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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213 reviews 213 reviews
94 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
39 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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205 reviews 205 reviews
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136 helpful votes 136 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Brandon, Mississippi
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95 reviews 95 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Enjoyed the building grounds, and the beauty and historic characteristics of the building. Very beautiful.

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