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State Capitol

Columbia, SC
803-734-2430
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Ranked #12 of 49 attractions in Columbia
Type: Government Buildings, Architectural Buildings
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: A beautiful building with wonderful architectural detail.
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Bella Vista, Arkansas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

State Capitol building is full of history as are some other capitol buildings in the south. Nice thing to do if you enjoy spending a little time learning about our states.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I was recently in Columbia, SC and had some time on my hands and decided to visit the capitol building. It really is impressive and historic. There are marks on the outside of the building that are remnants from when General Sherman and the union troops attacked the city. It is well worth the visit.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

There is so much to see here! The grounds are beautiful, the statues and flags are great, and there is so much to take in! In the building, the beautiful artwork and masonry are sights to see. I would devote hours if you want to full experience, but a quick trip would be sufficient.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

WOW! There is so much you can learn about SC just by visiting the historic,antebellum state house/grounds!

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MIAMI
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656 reviews 656 reviews
197 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We did not have time to take the guided tour, so we watched the informative 15 minute movie detailing the building's history. Afterwards, we did a self guided tour of the second floor, where there is the senate chamber and house chamber. Be sure to see the sword and the mace. Look up at the inside glass dome and all... More

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Cedartown, Georgia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I would devote about 4-5 hours to taking everything here in. First you can walk around the Capitol and take in all of the statues of historic figures. There is also a free tour given inside. After the tour you will want to walk around again to see everything they were talking about.

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Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

This was the first time I went into our State Capital building and it was efficient going through security and the building has beautiful structure and wonderful turn-of-the-century type of decor. It was great going up the huge stairs and seeing the large rooms that the representatives are in, watching the TV monitor on what was being discussed and passed,... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Has been remodeled. Has history from the 1800's. Free guided tours are available. The Governor has his office here. The Senate and the House meets here also. Well worth the visit.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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108 reviews 108 reviews
62 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Beautiful area to walk around and observe all the monuments, trees and history. The stars on the capitol building cover old cannon ball shots. How awesome is that for history?! Also had a tour of the inside with a very knowledgeable curator.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

We just left the capitol and really liked it! Easy to find, nice area, found parking meter easily right on grounds. Friendly gift shop people are helpful. Smaller capitol easy to tour. Pretty grounds with lots of shade. Worth an hour to check it out!

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