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Address: 400 High Street, Jackson, MS 39201
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+1 601-576-6920
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Patterned after the National Capitol, this has been the Capitol building...

Patterned after the National Capitol, this has been the Capitol building for the state of Mississippi since 1903. Today it is major tourist attraction as well as the focus of Mississippi state government activities.

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Beautiful capital building

This is a beautiful capital building and if you have the time you can take the guided tour to receive a lot of great information.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Farmington, Missouri
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Farmington, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful capital building and if you have the time you can take the guided tour to receive a lot of great information.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is never a time that you go to see an exhibit, especially a state capitol that it isn't awesome and awe Inspiring. Get out and go.... Go see this building.

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Lenoir City, TN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Capitol building is beautiful just to walk through, but if you take the time (about an hour) to take the self-guided tour you will really appreciate the materials and methods used in the construction of this building. Just the information about the double dome structure and the gold leaf on the eagle is worth the trip. And, if you... More 

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Lehi, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

The art glass alone makes this a worthy destination. Remarkable architectural features have been masterfully restored. Self-guided tours with a printed guide from the reception desk take you throughout the building, exploring its aesthetically rich elements.

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Raymond, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Built almost entirely of marble, this building is one of the crown jewels of the Magnolia State. Constructed between 1901-1903, it represents one of the finest examples of Beaux Arts architecture in America, There are 11 different types of marble, numerous special features, and much history in this building, The Capitol attracts visitors from all over the world and has... More 

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Meridian, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

Capitol #20 on my wife's bucket list item to visit all 50. Though a smaller Capitol, the building feels grand yet warm and comfortable at the same time. Steve, our tour guide, provided a wealth of information, including an excellent discussion of the transition of the Democrat "Solid South" to the Republican leaning tier we see today.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

My wife and I were spending the night in a hotel, passing through to Dallas. I got bored and suggested we go downtown to see how it looked. We "accidently" found the Capitol and I was blown away by how beautiful it was at night. The entire area is full of government building and churches. I was so impressed, we... More 

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Sallisaw, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

I went on a guided tour. The guide was personable and knew everything. I got to meet Wilfred, the Assistant Sergeant at Arms for the House of Representatives. He was super cool. The capitol was beautiful.

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Really stunning architecture in a place with some great decorations and a lot to see. The Capitol Park is nice as well.

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Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

We arrived on a quiet week day in September. The lady in front who receives the visitors offered us a tour, just the 2 of us. She really took all her time to take us through the whole building. Magnificent! What a beautiful building with many interesting details and definitely worth the time and visit! We spent about 2 hours... More 

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