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First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site

200 South Main Street, Saint Charles, MO
636-940-3322
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Type: Historic Sites
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- Jun 2, 2014
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TN
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

If you are there, you should visit! The area is a treat to wander and experience - the historical landmarks are interesting to note.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This place seemed to get crowded at various times over the weekend we visited. However, there is alot of history and interesting information to be found here. Definitely worth checking out while in St. Charles.

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Arkansas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Many things to see here, the staff was helpful event though there were a log of people going thru, truly a must see if you are in the old part of St Charles, a lot of history documented here

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The kids and I were just walking down Main Street one day and I said, "Let's stop in here." Little did I know they were celebrating Missouri's birthday and we were directed out back to enjoy some activities. One was to show how to start fire with a flint rock, which my daughter loved. Another was to explore the old... More

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St. Charles,Mo
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

While the Capitol was being built in Jefferson City ,Mo-St. Charles was the capitol for about five years. Basically because the state was given free rent. The building has been restored to it original look. The visitors bureau offer guided tours. The main street of St. Charles is filled with restaurants and shops. You can also take a buggy ride... More

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Central KY
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

worth the time and short walk from the Arch. self directed tour but there is a park ranger available to answer questions. City Garden is within walking distance.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

When Missouri achieved statehood in 1821, its constitution stipulated that the capital be located within 40 miles of the mouth of the Osage River. That site turned out to be Jefferson City, but in 1821 there was nothing there, so the new government needed a place to meet. The residents of the small French fur-trapping village of St. Charles offered... More

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Hermann, Missouri
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This is the site of the first MO state capital. The tour guide was very informative and toured us through all of the buildings on the site grounds. It was very authentic and took you back in the times of when it was a working capital. Learned lots of historical trivia

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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77 reviews 77 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Walking up and down Main Street along with a nice riverfront park offers something for everyone. Main Street has many restaurants and other drinking establishments. Main Street also offers a different variety of shops and offices. On many of the buildings is a plaque offering a pIcture of what each building looked lIke at one time along with a short... More

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Springfield, Missouri, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Food-Food-Food of ALL kinds- Trendy shop to see. Outside cafe's & Patio Bars. right on the River. Casinos right their. Some excellent antique shops. We have even participated in Civil War living history events. Their is everthing to see & do.

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