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Wyoming State Capitol

Cheyenne, WY
307-777-7220
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Ranked #6 of 32 Attractions in Cheyenne
Type: Government Buildings
Owner description: This Corinthian-style edifice was modeled after the Capitol in Washington, D.C. The famous Esther Hobart Morris Statue stands in front of the... more » Owner description: This Corinthian-style edifice was modeled after the Capitol in Washington, D.C. The famous Esther Hobart Morris Statue stands in front of the building, in honor of the first woman to hold judicial office in modern times. « less
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midwest
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Beautiful building, very friendly and helpful staff, interesting history. Leslie Arnett in governor Matt Mead's office was especially gracious and helpful. Find the upside down banister post and the representative's two photos with a red tie (in a black and white photo montage). Marvel at how little governing people actually need.

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Fullerton, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We've visited many state capitals but this is one of the most inviting. The state seal is in the ground at the front of the building. Behind the seal are statues of Chief Washakie (he played a key role in relations between WY's native tribes and the US Government) and Esther Hobart Morris (important for women's suffrage movement in WY... More

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London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
57 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This is a small, beautiful structure, with an extremely friendly staff. My husband chatted with the state trooper, on duty at the desk inside, at length & learned a great deal. The whole place is very 'user friendly'. We were able to park just outside the building. There is a very informative guide book which gives you the history of... More

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Pittsburgh
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is a beautiful building both outside and inside. It is interesting to see the actual rooms where laws are debated and the staff is very friendly. Do bring a camera!

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Pulaski
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Prior to entering the Capitol, my family had a picnic lunch on the lawn. Kudos to the groundskeepers; the grass was gorgeous and there was plenty of shade. We entered the Capitol and decided against a guided tour (we have a two year old), and opted for self-guided on. After our tour, we let the two year old crawl around... More

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is a great stop! The building is beautiful and the people, very friendly. We did a self guided tour and loved everything about this stop during our cross country motorcycle trip. Wyoming is just a beautiful place!!

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Telford, Pennsylvania, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The building was closed for Sunday, but I took a lot of photos of the outside. The building is beautiful and I like the statues of both honoring the Native Americans and Women.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The Wyoming State Capital is in a beautiful building with a gold plated dome. We picked up a booklet at the visitors desk that we used to take a self guided tour with. The glossy booklet gave a description of the rooms, artwork and construction of the courthouse. While we were there a group of teens were getting a guided... More

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Tampa, FL
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Nice building and grounds. Several statues. The dome is really neat. We were impressed with how quiet the area is.

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California
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42 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

If you have time after a visit to the nearby Wyoming State Museum, walk down the block and enter the capitol building which is built in Renaissance Revival style. Unlike other government buildings, this one is totally open to the public and admission is free. (Check in at the front desk which also has lots of information about Wyoming.) You... More

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