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Capitol Complex

Carson Street, Musser and 5th, Carson City, NV
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Ranked #6 of 26 attractions in Carson City
Type: Government Buildings, Libraries, Parks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Tour the lovely grounds of this historic complex which includes: the Nevada State Capitol building, an architecural marvel made of native sandstone... more » Owner description: Tour the lovely grounds of this historic complex which includes: the Nevada State Capitol building, an architecural marvel made of native sandstone with marble hallways, the Legislative Building, the Supreme Court and the State Library and Archives. « less
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Fremont, California
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1,033 reviews 1,033 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The Carson City Capitol Complex is a very nice place to walk under the trees. There are beautiful plants. The Nevada Supreme Court, the legislative buildings, and the capitol, etc. are all on the grounds. There are statues. There is one for Kit Carson, a trailblazer. Carson City is named after him. There are memorials to fallen peace officers and... More

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Santa Clara, CA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Beautiful grounds, always quiet, shady (great in summer and fall), a little history scattered around. Some interesting statues in the actual complex. Check out the U.S.S. Nevada Memorial.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This is the smallest or second smallest state capital building in the country. It struck me also that they do not get a lot of tourists visiting. We called to double check hours at the number on the website and it seemed to be a mystery to the folks we talked to. The museum at the south of the capital... More

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reno
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Nice visit to get a glimpse of Nevada history as well as current legislative facilities. Security guards are so friendly and welcoming. Well worth a trip.

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Clarkston, Washington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

The Capitol area is lovely with old well-kept buildings, lawns and shade. Didn't have a chance to go into any of the buildings but enjoyed a stroll around the grounds.

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Carson City, Nevada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The halls of the old capitol are lined with displays from the beginning of the Territory to statehood. They even have a rope cutting used in the hanging of Julia Boulet's murderer. A good place to visit on a hot day. The Carson City Mint is just across the street and the State Railroad museum is just a mile or... More

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New York City, New York
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101 reviews 101 reviews
39 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Like Carson City itself, the Capitol building is simple, easy to negotiate and friendly to visitors. A pamphlet of info is provided and you can walk around at your leisure, looking at the art and architecture.

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ontheroad
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

The grounds are so grown up it's hard to get a picture of the building. Not much to see, but it is a part of history so a must. Small museum inside.

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East Bay, California
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133 reviews 133 reviews
64 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Great short visit. Very nice grounds if you are looking for somewhere to eat a sack lunch. Has a walking tour (get brochure from security inside) that takes you around the first and second floors. Much history displayed amongst working offices. Don't miss the frieze around the top of the walls on the first floor. It shows many things unique... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
65 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

The heart of Carson City and a shining example of capitol city charm and majesty. The complex is beautiful without being gaudy or extravagant. I enjoy walking through the senate lawn and enjoying lunch or taking a few minutes to read a book under the many trees that blanket the site with cooling shade.

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