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Address: State Street, Augusta, ME
Phone Number: +1 207-287-2301
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It's kinda plain. Friendly security. Grumpy workers.

I visit the state capitols whenever I can. The last time I was here I was in grade school and didn't remember anything about it. Parking was easy. It's a very plain capitol. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Cassandra C
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Santee, California
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Santee, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit the state capitols whenever I can. The last time I was here I was in grade school and didn't remember anything about it. Parking was easy. It's a very plain capitol. The inside dome is ordinary. The decor is kind of boring. The best parts were the animal dioramas and butterfly displays; and that you could sit on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

The staff at the Augusta State Capitol were very friendly and the views were very nice and informative. There is a lovely view of the city and capitol grounds from the veranda. They even have a number of rocking chairs to sit in and absorb the lovely surroundings.

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Voorburg, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

Parking was easy. The entry not hard to find. After security we were free to walk through the building. It was very interesting. There are no clear directions within the building, but we spoke with several people who work there. They gave a lot of information and stories. All in all a good visit.

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

The Maine State Capitol was built in 1832 to house the new state's government. It is located on US-201 in southern Augusta, with plenty of parking nearby. If you are in the area, it is worth checking out - the building is beautiful, and it has a new copper dome, which has not yet rusted green. It's definitely cool!

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Sugar Land, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Capitol building is easy to find. There is abundant parking on the back side. Building is well maintained. The front is very striking, but we could not locate a public entrance to allow photo ops. After a brief visit to the grounds, we did a "drive by" to take a photo of the front. (Our visit was a Sunday; everything... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

See the hall of flags and appreciate the history! Ascend the rotunda and take lots of cool pictures! Take the tunnel underground to the next building and visit the cafe☕️ Don't forget the Maine State Museum!

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Beautifully landscaped and impressively maintained Capitol building. Not sure about the building behind, which spoils the impression, but well worth a stop and a viewing. Plenty of free parking available around the building. It is being restored at the moment.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

We were able to park in large lot behind building and take a relaxing walk up to building. Nice layout. Good pictures except for some renovations to the roof.

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Park across street is nice to relax in, State House is massive and pretty. Inside could have more. I HAVE Visited all 50 Capitals and this is ordinary. Museum next door is nice great locomotive to start with.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

The Maine State Capitol building is definitely worth the stop! There is so much history in this building. We were able to walk around and go into the House of Representatives and Senate. Beautiful artwork and decor throughout, friendly staff. Only disappointment, we visited on a Monday and the gift shop was closed:( Also, on the property is a nice... More 

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