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“So much marble!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of State Capitol

State Capitol
1900 Kanawha Blvd. East, Charleston, WV 25305
(304) 558-2000
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Ranked #2 of 46 things to do in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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.
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“So much marble!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

What a beautiful place to visit. We walked right in and there was a person at the desk who offered us a map. We enjoyed the videos which helped explain the history of the building as well. The building had so much marble. It was on the walls, the floors and even some of the hand rails. There was an 8' crystal chandelier in the middle under the dome and the place was huge. Very impressive. They also mentioned there was a free museum in one of the other buildings. We went there and were very pleasantly surprised by the size of the collection and variety. Definitely a must go if you are visiting the area.

Visited October 2013
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ann arbor
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“very nice.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

It was a beautiful buiding with very nice grounds. I enjoyed going through here and would advise others to check it out.

Visited October 2013
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Holts Summit, Missouri
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Very beautiful building. took a tour. unfortunately the Senate Chamber was being remodeled and the House Chamber was occupied by a group so was unable to enter those portions of the building. Tour guide was friendly and informative of the historical aspects of the Capitol. Very beautiful building!

Visited October 2013
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Martinsburg
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

The capitol is beautiful. Inside and out. Inside you can read the history and see the bear and giant chandelier in the dome. I have never done a guided tour, but I hear they have them. Do be sure to have change to pay the meter outside!

Visited July 2013
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Near Chicago, IL
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“Stunningly Beautiful Capitol Building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

In my opinion, this is the most beautiful capitol building in the United States and rivals the national capitol in Washington, DC. The dome and the crystal chandeliers are magnificent. Unfortunately, we visited at a time when there were no guided tours and when the House and Senate chambers were closed. We visited on a Saturday and metered parking was available right outside the building. We will certainly plan to return the next time we are in the area.

Visited September 2013
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