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Address: 416 Snider Avenue SE, Olympia, WA
Phone Number: (360) 725-3000
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Beautiful State Capitol

I was impressed with the size of the State Capitol buildings and the various departments that provide support and improvements to the various programs that are available to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Olympia, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I was impressed with the size of the State Capitol buildings and the various departments that provide support and improvements to the various programs that are available to the public. The Capitol Building overlooks the Puget Sound and has great areas for meeting friends and listening to music on the grass grounds. Take the time to park and walk around... More 

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Yakima
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

First time visiting our state capitol buildings. They are an amazing piece of our history and well worth a visit. I will bring my family here in the near future.

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BC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Very awe inspiring buildings. Spend some somber moments in remembrance of those who gave up their lives to protect ours at the Law Enforcement Memorial.

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Olympia, Washington
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77 reviews 77 reviews
8 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

There's not too many places you can get excited about in a town after you've lived there 20 years, but this is one of them for me. The Washington State Capitol is a wonderful place to visit. The grounds are beautiful and the interior is inspiring. If you take the tour, you get to learn more about the history. This... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

visited with my kids enroute to a destination further south of Olympia. Folks were very welcoming (we even got free parking as some part of the senate was out for the day). The building is awesome and we got to see the house in session as well. Very informative for my kids.

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Salem, Oregon
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The Washington State Capitol, like most other state capitols, is a showcase for the state and it's history. Park at the visitor center for 2 hours ($3) and walk for a block or 2 to get to the capitol building itself. We took advantage of the restrooms and maps at the visitor center to get us started. We were able... More 

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Mount Vernon, Washington
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Probably a more beautiful setting than our National Capitol will ever be, at least, in my eyes.. My home town, so I am biased. The grounds are always beautiful all year round. This state should have been named Columbia, not Washington.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Beautiful views, especially from The lake. The architecture is spectacular both on the new capital building and the old. Beautiful large areas to walk in. Every direction is a beautiful and picturesque view. Gorgeous from Tumwater lookout as well.

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Olympia, WA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My children grew up with the Capitol as their playground. We lived two blocks away. My daughter loves to take her son on walks through the campus and tell him about playing statue next to the dancing sculpture, or the fountains that used to flow on the East Campus, but now just holds weeds. Much of the East Campus landscaping... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This is truly incredible for a state capitol. It feels as though it should be located in Washington DC instead!

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