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Missouri State Capitol

201 West Capitol Avenue, Jefferson City, MO 65101
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Oak Grove, Missouri
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We took a self-tour so had time to wander around the capital at a leisurely rate. There are elevators, but found the steps to be good exercise. Very beautiful building, interesting paintings, history, hands on things for children and big adults. We did hear some of the tour guides talking and they were very informative and interesting. Lots of restrooms... More

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Ava, Missouri
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

My wife and I did a self paced tour of the capital and really enjoyed exploring the old building. We were there at a time when their was hardly any one there so we had plenty of time to really look at all of the art and attractions inside of the building. We caught part of a tour at one... More

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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48 reviews 48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The capital is worth spending part of your day if passing through the Jefferson City area. There is always some sort of display setup inside the capital. They also offer tours during certain times. Spring is a good time to visit with the flower blooming and the fountains going. Within walking distance are several places to eat and the Amtrak... More

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854 reviews 854 reviews
351 attraction reviews
288 helpful votes 288 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Unfortunately we only had a short time, but glad we took some time to see it. The out side is very nice looking up on a small hill and stately/impressive. The art work and architecture was worth the time to stop and see.

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Saint Ann, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We went on the hour-long tour of the Capitol. Our guide, Patty, was very kind and informative and it was a pleasure to listen to her. We enjoyed learning about the Missouri State Seal, and seeing the history in the Benton mural room. The two museums (one about Missouri natural resources, one about Missouri's involvement in the Civil War) were... More

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Pleasant Hill, Missouri
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Being a loyal, true son of Missouri, a visit to my home state's capitol was a no brainer :) ....and an absolutely awesome trip! The domed capitol building sits up on a bluff that looks out over the Mighty Mo (Missouri River) and has fantastic architecture both inside and out. A beautiful building to take pictures, or just sit out... More

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The Dalles, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This one amazed me in Jefferson City. Very nice structure and very clean environment. Very peaceful and lovely. Cool stuff!

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Goleta, California
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132 reviews 132 reviews
37 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My teenage daughter and I took this tour and liked it. The guide was great (the former school librarian) and the building and artwork are beautiful. Not being from Missouri, we learned a lot about the state and its history. Can't beat a free tour.

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Annandale, Virginia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
36 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The Missouri State Museum is housed in the capitol building in Jefferson City. It is very well done. The exhibits depict the history of the state from ancient times to modern day. Various ethnic groups of the state are showcased in individual exhibits. There was also a good exhibit on the Civil War in Missouri. What a great way to... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

It was free, except for the 50 cents we spend on parking. the inside is awesome, the tour was great!!! Worth every penny!!! Hint .. go when they are out of session you get to see so much more.

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