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Georgia State Capitol

206 Washington Street, Capitol Square, Room 214, Atlanta, GA 30334 (Downtown)
404 656 2844
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Ranked #58 of 188 attractions in Atlanta
Type: Government Buildings
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Nashville, Tennessee
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Although Atlanta was not the first capital of Georgia it is the present one and the capitol is definitely worth a visit. As most capitol buildings it is very beautiful with its own unique take on the building embedded in Georgia history. There is a museum with unique artifacts on the top floor concerning Georgia history with a wing devoted... More

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Redlands, California
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We visited late one afternoon and it took a walk around the entire building before we were able to find a way inside (a ground level entrance off MLK, Jr. Drive). The capitol grounds and building are not as beautiful or large as some capitol buildings, but there are fun portraits and statues. I particularly enjoyed the contrast of the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Stop in soon to see the huge Christmas Tree & Christmas decorations. Truly a nice visit..!! I have been in Georgia 23 years & this was my first visit. Truly enjoyed all the huge paintings including General Lee. All the marble is cool too. Very very clean Capitol.

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Newington, Ct
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We really enjoyed visiting much more than expected. Even though we were not on a organized tour, there were enough guides and even a senator to explain what the different rooms signified. i especially enjoyed being able to actually see the Governor's office; All 4 floors are packed with history; it was also so much bigger than i expected....Capitol definitely... More

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Houston, Texas
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105 reviews 105 reviews
58 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We have made it a habit to stop at state capitols whenever we get the chance. You always learn a lot of stuff and it is interesting to see the variety in design. This particular building, although very large, is a little austere on the inside. It was built on a budget and that budget was met (what a concept,... More

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Modoc, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We had a free tour during the off season. Lots of artifacts, in fact, the entire top floor is a museum. Take at least a couple of hours to see it all. If you stop in the Governor's office you can sigh the guestbook (they will send you a Christmas Card!) and get a little bag of Georgia peanuts! Wonderful... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

First off, that's what she said. Now that I have that out of the way, I was pleased to check another capitol off of my list, and Georgia's state house did not disappoint. It has very large wings and informative exhibits depicting Georgian history. The Senate and House rooms are pretty decent. I think the House room is prettier even... More

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Durham, NC
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

State capitols are always a good freebie for some fun learning .. and this is a bonus with a lot of historical cases on the fourth floor.. you could spend a day or just an hour or two there..

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

This was our 24th capitol to visit, and I have to say it was one of my least favorite. Difficult to get to in downtown, parked in garage ($3 for an hour, not bad), no "wow" picture ops from a couple blocks away (buildings in the way), peeling paint inside dome, Senate and HOR not labeled, info desk closed before... More

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Elgin, Texas
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294 reviews 294 reviews
167 attraction reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

After passing through security (bring photo ID - copy of my passport was acceptable), I was given a brochure of the Capitol since I missed the morning free guided tour. Average Capitol building, probably since I'm biased on the Texas Capitol which holds tours all day long and no gift shop for buying trinkets.

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