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Address: 75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55155-1605
Phone Number: 16512962881
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Note: The Minnesota State Capitol is currently closed to the public through...

Note: The Minnesota State Capitol is currently closed to the public through early 2017 for restoration.

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Still shrouded in scaffolding!

Beautiful building, still under renovation. Structure wrapped in construction netting.Should be fabulous when the scaffolding and netting comes down!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2016
Bangkok, Thailand
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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took the light rail out to this stop. We expected it to be beautiful, & I'm sure it is, but at present it's under wraps having a large amount of renovation. The gardens & sculptures in front of Capitol are beautiful.

Thank Dabblings
Westchester, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had this facility on our to-do list when visiting St Paul but had not realized the building and grounds were closed for renovation. The dome was shrouded by scaffolding and the grounds were all torn up. Had been looking forward to seeing the facility.

Thank 44statesandcounting
Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was very pretty, but when we went ( July 2016) the top was under remodeling or cleaning so that you couldn't see the top the building. It is also a short 12-14 minutes walk to the cathedral of St. Paul!

Thank Juless5
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great Capitol. I've been there many times and each time I find something new to explore. They are renovating it right now so you can't see all the building from the outside. Check before you go.

Thank 777Tweety777
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband is a big fan of visiting stat Capitols, but we seem to have a knack for being there when they are closed for renovations. But the grounds of the Minnesota Capitol made up for it. With memorials to all branches of service, civil rights, law enforcement, and more, it was quite though provoking. The most powerful area was... More 

Thank dawnl188
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Beautiful building, still under renovation. Structure wrapped in construction netting.Should be fabulous when the scaffolding and netting comes down!

Thank Raintree_Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Nice park but they need to do more to allow better access for tourists. The statues are nice and the structure a delight. Send the politicians home, they do little.

Thank Todd P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Built to commemorate Civil War and role Minnesota played in preservation of the union. Has confederate battle flag captured by MN 1st at Gettysburg. Is third capitol and the best one. Fun to explore when in or out of session. Tour is worth it! Make sure to get on the roof to see the twin cities and the gold chariot.

Thank moredog
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

No access right now unless you are a lawmaker. Way too much construction at the State Capitol all the time. You can always go to the State Office Building but you can't really see anything there but offices that are off limits unless you have appts. Parking is a nightmare during the session.

Thank A1NatureLover
Amherst, New Hampshire, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Visiting family, we rode the light rail from Minneapolis to tour the area. We got off at the station near the capitol building, however there was renovation happening.

Thank michaelr630

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