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Washington State Capitol

416 Snider Avenue SE, Olympia, WA
(360) 725-3000
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Ranked #2 of 24 attractions in Olympia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Jensen Beach, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Last Wednesday, i traveled to Olympia, WA and took a tour of the state Capitol Building and Grounds. It was absolutely a striking building. The tour of this capitol was interesting and fun. It was a history buffs paradise. The tour was full of fun facts and we had access to many of the rooms in the building. The various... More

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72 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

there is a lot to see around the Capitol Building in Olympia, WA. Many different statues and plaques for you to learn from. We were there to take night pictures of the capital. Felt very safe. Also took pictures of the old Captial Building (during the day). It is now the state educational building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The city was a little run down, but the capitol was AMAZING! It was crazy to be able to be inside and touch everything! It was such a great experience and I recommend it to everyone!

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Olympia, Washington
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Living in Olympia, we have visited the State Capital many times. We have done the tour with both the volunteer docents and the State Historian, either way it is a great way of getting extra information the self guided tour just cannot produce. Having traveled the world and the old architecture of European nations, this gem is on the same... More

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Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
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139 reviews 139 reviews
17 attraction reviews
262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

A beautiful, stately building erected in the 1920's. Visitors are encouraged to enter. The interior stonework is magnificent as are all fixtures and fittings. You can check out the halls of governance for the senate and state representatives. The entire state capitol campus speaks proudly of Washington State's self-image with memorials and neatly kept grounds. Guided tours operate and there... More

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We have been several times now to this wonderful building one of the best State Capitol buildings in the country. It's free to get in and very accessible. Absolutely take the free guided tour by the very well informed docents, we've picked up great information every time. No restrictions on photography inside and some wonderful shots inside this marble Palace... More

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Maple Valley, Washington
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Nice place to take people from out of town. We liked the memorials and the guided tour of the inside of the capital. Well maintained grounds, glad it was a nice day when we were there. Got to see where they make up the laws for us common folks.

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Tumwater, Washington
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15 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Beautifully maintained grounds, free tours inside, and a walking trail to Capitol Lake make this THE place to take visitors to Olympia. It is worth taking the tour and exploring the history of the building. The State law enforcement memorial is on site, as well as a war memorial. Be sure you pay for parking, enforcement is strict and you... More

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Okemos, Michigan
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306 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

My wife and I finding visiting state capitals very interesting. Visited the Washington Capital and enjoyed the escorted tour on the hour. It lasted about 45 minutes. The Capital is beautiful with many Tiffany chandeliers including the big one hanging from the done. This one weighs 10,000 pounds. You cannot bhelp but enjoy the tour.

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Olympia, Washington
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

My husband and I just went for a walk around the lake then up to the Campus...Breathtaking views from the top. The flowers, trees and grounds are beautiful. The architecture is interesting. If you are visiting our Fine Little City, please take the time to walk around.

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