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Washington State Capitol

416 Snider Avenue SE, Olympia, WA
(360) 725-3000
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Ranked #2 of 27 attractions in Olympia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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329 reviews 329 reviews
105 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Took a guided tour of the capital. Very informative. Governor's office was open and employees and trooper were very polite and informative. Worth doing...it's free! Tour ends @ Gift shop. On a mission to visit ALL of our state capitols, this is number 37. Parking was $3 for 2 hours, I believe that there really should be free parking when... More

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Rochester, New York
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18 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The building is impressive to see and worth seeing if you are in the area. The real highlight of the capitol was the guided tour - the guide was very knowledgeable and very interesting to listen to. If you do not take the guided tour, you will miss out on a lot of the history of the capitol and the... More

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Chehalis, Washington
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

When you are in Olympia it is worth your time to stop and take in the Capitol building and the surrounding area. There are lots of locals shops just a few blocks and away that have kichy, interesting items.

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Highland
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72 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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
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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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266 helpful votes 266 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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29 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
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6 helpful votes 6 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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