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“We have one of the most beautiful state capitols in Helena.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Montana State Capitol

Montana State Capitol
Montana Ave. and 6th St, Helena, MT
406 444 2511
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Ranked #3 of 20 Attractions in Helena
Type: Government Buildings, Landmarks
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Helena, Montana
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15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“We have one of the most beautiful state capitols in Helena.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

The Governors office is located at the Capitol and you just might run into him if your lucky. There are majestic tall domes in the center of the capitol with stained glass. It was crafted many years ago and it took great engineering to make it the beautiful state building that it is. You wont be disappointed.

Visited September 2011
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“Magnificent Building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

I am here daily during the legislative session and count myself very lucky that I can work in such beautiful surroundings. There are good tours and they are worth the time.

Visited April 2012
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Helena, Montana
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“An average capitol building, but don't miss the art”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Wonderful artwork (murals) by CM Russell and E.S. Paxon in the House of Representative chamber are a "must see" if you're into western art. View into the dome is nice but the rest of the building is not much to see

Visited November 2011
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Madison, Wisconsin
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“Take the Free Tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

If you want to learn more about a state, visit their capitol buildings. The Montana State Capitol is one you should not miss, if you are in Helena. The architectural style is Neoclassical. It was completed in 1902. The massive rotunda that has four circular paintings surrounding it.

Loved the free capitol tour! The tour guide was a young woman that knew much about the history of the capitol and Montana. Had a chance to see the Lt Governor arriving for work with his dog. The governor brings his dog to work also. The C.M. Russell painting in the senate is outstanding. He painted it from the Native American’s point of view.

Mule deer frequently graze around the capitol & the surrounding homes.

Parking is nearby – you can visit the capitol, the Montana State Historical Society and take a tour of the city on the Last Chance Train/Trolley. And only park once!

Visited June 2011
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Montana
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“Our home and proud of it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

I wasn't sure when we first moved here about the small town ideal, but it is a true community and has some real unique places that make us happy to call it our home.

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