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State Capitol Building

Address: 600 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58505
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Ranked #5 of 12 Attractions in Bismarck
Type: Government Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Great views from the top, but only a few years back I remember getting the whole 360 view. Now there's a cafe up so the view is limited. Still, a great experience. Nothing like seeing for miles in every direction.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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210 attraction reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Most people that I know don't like the North Dakota State Capitol Building, and I can't understand why. I think it's one of the two most unique state capitol buildings in the lower-48; along with architect Bertram Goodhue's fantastic example in Lincoln, NE. The story behind the North Dakota building is as interesting as the architecture itself is. I stop... More 

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Bemidji, Minnesota
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61 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

There is nothing amazing or outstanding about this capital. Its tall considering the rest of the plains but head across the road where the good stuff is.

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you've never been to the ND State Capitol, take the time to go and take the tour. It is very unique in that it is 18 stories tall and built for efficiency yet beauty. It was built in the 1930's during the Great Depression at a total cost of about $2 million. No expense was spared, however, with brass,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

I may be biased in this, because I love history and I love North Dakota; but I think the state capital is very interesting! From the portraits of famous people from North Dakota, to the wheat details in the main hall, to the very top floor (where the view is great); the capital is a fun day trip. And make... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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78 reviews 78 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Made it - this was my 50th state and 50th Capitol to visit. Beautiful grounds and beautiful architecture with the building. Had a tour guide name Darlene (if I recall correctly), she was a hoot and provided a wonderful tour. Had me laughing a lot. She knew her stuff about the building and about all the people within it. At... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We took a group of 8 high school students and 3 adults to visit the ND state capitol. We had a great time taking the tour. Our guide was informative and kept things fun. She really knew her stuff. She took us to various areas of the building including the house and senate chambers and the supreme court. The view... More 

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Regina, Canada
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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Interesting in that they pretty much used a standard office tower as the "capitol building"... nothing to see here... someone from ND should go check out some capital architecture next door to see how it's supposed to be done, and start from scratch. The nearby McDonald's was surprisingly modern though...

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Corinth, Mississippi
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We went there while we were visiting the Heritage Center, its a very beautiful place so if you go to Bismarck make sure you check out theState Capitol Building, its a must see.

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San Diego, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Art deco on 1st floor is attractive and view ok if it is a clear day and you like flat land. Go if you have 15 minutes after the Heritage Center.

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