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Washington State Capitol

Address: 416 Snider Avenue SE, Olympia, WA
Phone Number: (360) 725-3000
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Ranked #2 of 26 Attractions in Olympia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks

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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The Capitol campus is awesome, the architecture is beautiful, and everyone we encountered was incredibly kind and knowledgeable. We brought our four young children and they had a blast.

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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Whether you're interested in Washington State history or the architecture, bring your camera! The tour is only an hour and you can end in the museum. Look out for special events at the Capitol.

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Seattle, Washington
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12 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We liked looking around the Capitol building. There are not a lot of plaques to inform, so either get a guide or pick up some of the material that is near the entrance on the lower level. BTW, the gift shop on the lower level is quite impressive. I'm not usually a gift shop fan, but this one had a... More 

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Orange, California
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19 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Tour takes about 1 hour, lots of interesting facts and historical stories form our tour guide - the tour is free.

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Olympia, Washington
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The Capitol is one of my favorite places to take out of town guests! We live in Olympia and visit often. The Washington State Capitol Campus is beautiful. The Legislative Building, which is the center piece of the campus, has the tallest self-supporting masonry dome in the U.S. at 287 feet (87 m.) tall. The interior marble is gorgeous light... More 

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Kirkland, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

State Capitol is a decent place to visit, and you will feel free in there. There are guided tours for free, and the staff will lead you to different rooms that hold meetings by government - even weekends.

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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

i really did not like all the walking lol, but i really enjoyed the visit loved the scenery,history, the buildings, picturesque view

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Woodbury, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We attended a free guided tour of the State Capitol It was very informative and educational. This is an incredible building. The marble is stunning and must be seen. The furnishings are impressive. Take the time to attend this attraction. You won't be disappointed.

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

It was a beautiful sunny day and I decided to drive to the capital to walk around and check out all the statues and fountains. I have been in the Capitol Building a few times (even thought about getting married there) and the Hall of Justice (my favorite building name of all time) but walking around the grounds is a... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed several hours touring the capitol and it's grounds with the adjoining government buildings in a campus atmosphere. Definitely take a guided tour of the main building. Parking wasn't a problem and access is quick from the interstate.

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