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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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United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Nice informative displays in a lovely building. Grounds are very lush and green - a good place to just relax.

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Fort Wayne
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The grounds were beautiful and easy to navigate with our double stroller. It seemed that while we were walking the grounds many employees were out and many of them were smoking on the grounds, which made it hard for us to enjoy being outside by all the beautiful trees, green grass, and flowers.

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Fremont, California
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1,311 reviews 1,311 reviews
830 attraction 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
27 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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25 helpful votes 25 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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39 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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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63 reviews 63 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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