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Washington State Capitol

416 Snider Avenue SE, Olympia, WA
(360) 725-3000
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Ranked #2 of 28 Attractions in Olympia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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202 reviews 202 reviews
55 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I love to tour state capitol buildings. Washington's is pleasant - not the nicest and not the worst. If you share the hobby, you will want to visit. The reception room is lovely.

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Hilo, Hawaii
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55 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The Washington State Capitol is an impressive Capitol Building. Behind the office building across from the Capitol is a beautiful view of Capitol Lake at the lower end of the Puget Sound inlet. There is also a memorial statue to the service people that fought in World War I at the entrance to the Capitol.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Certainly an impressive building with 5 types of marble covering almost every surface and the largest collection of Tiffany lights in the world including a five ton monster. You can visit or see most rooms including the two debating chambers. But downtown Olympia is boring and seedy and we struggled to find anywhere pleasant to have lunch so as a... More

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Waretown, New Jersey
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a highly recommended educational and fun tour. I learned a great deal about the building and the history. Our guide was exceptional. The tour was so interesting it overran from 60 minutes to more like 90 because of the questions that the group were asking.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

So much history in this building and the surrounding property. Beautiful marble wall and staircases all heated by steam pipes throughout. A must see for anyone who is visiting or even those who reside in Olympia.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We had an evening to kill in Olympia before we headed into Olympic national Forest for a week. I didn't really investigate what Olympia had to offer, other than where we would eat dinner. As we drove to dinner I couldn't miss the impressive domed building that is the capitol! After dinner we stopped by and walked around the campus.... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Pictures just can't replace actually looking up at this magnificent piece of history BUT it's worth trying.... after all you'll want to share your experience. Great restaurants in the immediate area too!!!

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Palm Bay, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Toured the state capitol in Olympia with a group of 30 people. Our guide was very informative and we throughly enjoyed the tour.

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Olympia, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The best Capitol building I have been in. Take a tour for sure, but leave some time to just hang out at the sundial, especially when the sun is out.

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Bellevue, Washington
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Great place to visit. It's a fine example of neoclassical architecture. The dome and chandelier are very impressive in real-life. There are free tours each hour, which I would recommend because you can see the house and the senate rooms and hear a lot of interesting things. We went Saturday around noon and we had no problem finding parking. If... More

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