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Address: 600 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58505
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Unique Art Deco - Worth the trip!

I love this building!! I have visited a number of times, and taken the tour (free) twice!! It is a great art deco building, with beautiful finishes and fixtures. The hall of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Bismarck, North Dakota
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Bismarck, North Dakota
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this building!! I have visited a number of times, and taken the tour (free) twice!! It is a great art deco building, with beautiful finishes and fixtures. The hall of fame in the lower level is kind of hokey, but I still love it!! Go to level 1 for a grand view! Do take the tour, you get... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't wait until #50 to include North Dakota in our Capitol tour (seems there's a Tshirt for that since so many conclude with ND). This one of only a few modern looking capitol buildings (no rotunda). But is wonderfully art deco. And the view - the folks of North Dakota have done right by their green space surrounding the... More 

Thank jenehr
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We just road past it - different than many state capitol buildings and the museum looks good although we did not have time to visit it.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

I visited Bismarck for the first time and wanted to see the State Capitol building. The building is the tallest one in Bismarck. It has been erected in the 1930s following a fire that destroyed the old State Capitol building. The tour guide, Darlene, took us to see the House and the Senate rooms and gave the information on the... More 

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Oregon City, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Our tour guide was fantastic in explaining the background of the building. We learned that there are only 4 skyscraper capitals and was built this way to maximize use. The marble and wood used is breathtaking. To see the House, Senate and Supreme Court rooms was cool. We are trying to see all 50 and this one was a pleasant... More 

Thank Scott F
Mt Airy NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Not the typical ancient dome covered ornate building, but still well done. After seeing the roll-a-round office chairs, I couldn't help but appreciate the mix of traditional desk and modern comfort. There is an observation deck available by elevator. Take a few minuets to look over the old photographs and to appreciate the very sturdy and attractive wicker furniture. There... More 

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This capitol building is one of only 4 in the country without a traditional dome-shaped structure. Built in the early 1930's, it is art deco in design and quite beautiful. Exterior photos don't do justice to the beauty of this very unique capitol. We took a tour on Labor Day and really enjoyed our excellent tour guide Marlan. He showed... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I happen to like state capitols and visit them whenever possible. The North Dakota capitol building is probably the tallest building in the state. And when everyone else tried to copy the caitol in Washington, D.C., North Dakota went its own way.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

The building is worth seeing if you are in the area, but not a must see. more than likely you will pass by it while driving. It's not out of the way if you want to stop by.

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Washburn, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We arrived late in the day so the Capitol Building was closed but the grounds around the capital are beautiful, with art, flowers, descriptive plaques, arboretum, etc. Very enjoyable.

Thank Meg K

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