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Address: 400 S Monroe St, Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL 32399-6536
Phone Number: 850-488-6167
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This building replaced the "Old Capitol" for state government...

This building replaced the "Old Capitol" for state government business.

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Great Architecture!!!!

I was killing time driving around Tallahassee and decided to see the Capitol building.... it's pretty cool to look at and imagine the engineering and building that went into this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2016
gary c
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Carolina, Puerto Rico
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Carolina, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I was killing time driving around Tallahassee and decided to see the Capitol building.... it's pretty cool to look at and imagine the engineering and building that went into this place... I love to see different varieties of architecture wherever and whenever I travel!!! It's worth the drive to see and appreciate its genesis.

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Abilene
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

the views from the twenty second floor observation area were very nice. We enjoyed the visit and recommend it.

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Topeka, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

The interior of this office building does have a rotunda type feature and was more traditional in spots . The House chambers were nice and the Senate side is undergoing renovation. Pretty quiet since the legislature was not in session. Parking is hard to find for visitors. Love the views from the top f;oor.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

It's worth the stop for a free tour of the building, but it doesn't have a ton to offer. Go to the top for a nice panoramic view of the city.

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Lakeland, Florida
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40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

This is an ugly building, despite having been designed by Edward Durrell Stone. The observation area on the top floor is desolate - an empty space, looking out on nothing much more than other government buildings. Entry is unwelcoming - awkward to find too. The public areas of the building were empty and quiet - admittedly, the legislature was not... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

If you are in the area worth a brief visit. Where Fla government happens. No tour. Observation deck is worth the elevator ride. Café is a nice stop for coffee, etc.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Cons: 1. Yes, it is a really modern Capitol building, and some people take issue with any departure from a Neoclassical style-- for reasons good and bad, that aren't worth debating here. More on this in the "Pro" section below 2. It is not the easiest place to self-tour. There is a guide, but a cartographer would have had an... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The New Capitol is a very modern glass and steel structure with an outstanding front fountain. It is a must see for all of us that live in Florida. The best part for me was the view from the top out all four sides.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

The best part of the New Capitol Building is the elevator to the observatory on the 23rd floor. Once there you can walk around inside of the observatory and check out most of the city.

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Mendenhall
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

This tall "new" building sits on beautifully landscaped grounds, with a spectacular dolphin fountain display near the entrance. There are things to see on several floors; the state seal in the lobby area is particularly impressive. Most impressive, however, is the top floor, which is completely enclosed, with huge windows allowing a clear view of Tallahassee. There are pictorial signs... More 

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