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Capitol

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, Charleston, WV
304-558-4839
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Ranked #2 of 31 Attractions in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government Buildings, Architectural Buildings
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Designed by influential architect Cass Gilbert, this grand building, the highest state capitol dome in the United States, is open to the public for... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Cazy, West Virginia, United States
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67 reviews 67 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We took our students to tour the WV State Capitol last week. Many of them had never been there. It was an excellent tour. We got to see the House and Senate chambers and the governor's reception room. Our guides, Maryann and Grace, were quite knowledgeable, giving us many architectural, cultural, and historical facts and anecdotes. The building itself is... More

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Rutherfordton, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

During a weekend trip for a concert my husband, two friends, and myself ventured to see what we could find in Charleston. Along with the state museum, you must not miss the capital. Amazing self guided walk through this gorgeous historic building is well worth it. WV should be proud.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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469 reviews 469 reviews
177 attraction reviews
275 helpful votes 275 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The West Virginia capitol building is beautifully striking, especially when the sun shines on the gold dome. Positioned in a wonderful setting along the river in Charleston, I consider it one of the most beautiful state capitol buildings in the country.

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Columbia, SC
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131 reviews 131 reviews
14 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Spending the day in Charleston, we decided to visit the WV capitol. From the gold leaf on the dome to the wall to wall, floor to ceiling marble in this massive building there is beauty to be seen everywhere. West Virginians should be very proud.

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Fairview, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Parking is really close to the capital. There is a lot to see in close proximity to the actual capital. The inside of this amazing structure is simply incredible! The staff people inside were very helpful.

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95 reviews 95 reviews
93 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The capitol is very public accessible. It's pretty pretty. But there's relatively "simple" comparing to other capitols. There's no tour as well

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The Capitol is a beautiful building that is great for killing time between meetings. If you're a history buff you could make this your destination in Charleston. There are lots of historical sculptures on the grounds, and you can take a free tour of the building itself. The rotunda from the inside is something to see.

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I rated this as average only because we did not get to go on a tour, due to a wedding being held on the second floor, and the House and Senate rooms being closed for cleaning. We did get a brochure/map and poked around a bit, but it wasn't all that thrilling. I expect a tour would make it better.... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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166 reviews 166 reviews
50 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This building is very majestic and has an interesting history. We happened to be visiting on Labor Day and discovered that virtually everything was closed. The Capitol Building was open until 7pm. There were no guided tours that day, but the police assigned to the building were more than helpful. Well worth a visit.

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Arlington, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great tour of capitol with lots of history. The dome is visible for miles with the gold leafing on it. It is taller than the US capitol building by a few feet. It could use a little more historical paintings inside the dome

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