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“Great Pictures” 5 of 5 stars
Review of State Capitol

State Capitol
State Street, Jackson, MS
601-576-6920
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Ranked #2 of 42 attractions in Jackson
Type: Historic Sites, Government Buildings
Activities: Leisure education
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Owner description: Patterned after the National Capitol, this has been the Capitol building for the state of Mississippi since 1903. Today it is major tourist attraction as well as the focus of Mississippi state government activities.
Bennington, New Hampshire
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great Pictures”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Good opportunity to take picutures, beautiful building! Would have loved to see the inside, but were there just overnight.

Visited May 2013
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La.
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“Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

It was beautiful in the capital, definitely a must see. The people are super friendly there, they told us all about the capitals history, very interesting.

Visited May 2013
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Madison, Wisconsin
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Beautiful building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

If you are interest in history then it is a must if you are visiting Jackson, Mississippi. We strolled around the grounds and took pictures of the building on a beautiful spring day. It was Sunday so the building was closed. But when we asked where the closest restroom was, a very nice police officer let us into the building to use the facilities. It was southern hospitality at its best. The building looked beautiful inside. We chatted with the officer for a little bit and he gave us some history. What a gentleman and it gave us a great appreciation for the people of Mississippi.

Visited March 2013
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Montevallo, Alabama
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“Very beautiful capitol building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Admission is free, but you do have to go through metal detectors and security. They offer tours, but i was running short on time so i had to skip this. (Unfortunate because the tour guide was a doll). The capitol building is beautiful - great rotunda and dome. Several monuments outside on the capitol grounds. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the Jackson area.

Visited March 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“A Real Beauty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

My wife and I visit state capitols, and Jackson was our 45th. This is an extremely beautiful building and we both rank it in the top three of the prettiest capitol buildings that we have visited. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and spent a considerable amout of time explaining the unique features of the building. The building is constructed from materials all over the country and features several different styles of columns, including both Greek and Roman. We highly recommend touring the building when you are in Jackson.

Visited January 2013
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