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Address: 600 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58505
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see the government

You can see the capital grounds open to the history of north Dakota. you have the highest view in bismarck

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jad B
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can see the capital grounds open to the history of north Dakota. you have the highest view in bismarck

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Great Falls, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Built in the Depression, with stone and wood that cannot be found any longer with this quality, it is a wonder to behold in every respect.

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Most recently I visited the State Capitol for the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. The ceremony was very nice. But the building is amazing. The art deco style is beautifully done. I took a tour a year or so ago and since then have had a greater appreciation for the design and materials used in the building. And it feels so... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

People were rude, the sidewalks are not maintained well. Not much to see, so spend your time here looking at other things.

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

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 October 23, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 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 

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Mt Airy NC
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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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