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Address: 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, Charleston, WV
Phone Number: 304-558-4839
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Designed by influential architect Cass Gilbert, this grand building, the...
Designed by influential architect Cass Gilbert, this grand building, the highest state capitol dome in the United States, is open to the public for tours and features decadent interior details like marble walls a massive crystal chandelier.
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i thought it was really a beautiful capitol full of history and beauty; i was disappointed that there was no tour that day but one of the senior staff saw how upset we were..and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Newington, Ct
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Newington, Ct
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

i thought it was really a beautiful capitol full of history and beauty; i was disappointed that there was no tour that day but one of the senior staff saw how upset we were..and he took it upon himself to show us the sights.....made our trip!!!! by the way, don't miss the grounds; right now the tulips were in bloom.... More 

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Kingston, Ontario
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

A visit to the West Virginia State Capitol and Grounds gives an excellent introduction to the history of this mountainous, coal-mining state. As Canadians travelling through the U.S. we had only ever zipped through the north east corner of West Virginia on our way further south. This time, heading north from Florida, we decided to spend a bit more time... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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319 reviews 319 reviews
179 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Beautiful grandiose capitol. We enjoyed walking and touring the capitol in Charleston. Beautiful marble floors and walls adorn this capitol with an gorgeous chandelier in the rotunda. The grounds of the capitol complex were enchanting with benches to sit under the tall oak trees while taking a break. We met locals visiting the capitol on this Saturday. One couple offered... More 

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Bluefield, West Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The state Capitol building in Charleston is a magnificent structure. Large expanses of marble and beautiful rotunda make this building a must see when visiting Charleston WV. It stands out in the skyline because of the gold guilded dome.

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The pork sliders were delicious and the price just right. We would have liked to know that the kitchen closed at 2:00 however. We spent time in the museum at the Cultural Center and went back to the Capitol for lunch between 1:30 and 2:00. We had to hurry to be able to grab a sandwich thinking they didn't close... More 

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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142 reviews 142 reviews
67 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This capitol building is a beautiful structure, but our visit was disappointing. We had checked the web before we went and wanted to take one of the tours offered throughout the day. When we got there, we were informed there were no tours that day because it was Nurses Day at the capitol and it was too noisy to give... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

If you have never been in a capitol building you will enjoy it. If you have seen others I would skip it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

A magnificent 1930's structure with a commanding setting along the banks of the Kanawha River in Charleston, WV. A must see if you are in the area. One of the most impressive capitols in the US.

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Summerfield, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I have been to the Capitol building numerous times. Everytime I see it, it just gets more and more beautiful!!

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Clendenin, West Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Situated on the banks of the Great Kananwha River there is not a more gracious place to spend a few hours to unwind from your day of travel.

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