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State Capitol Building

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Address: 600 E Boulevard Ave, Bismarck, ND 58505-0601

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Very interesting, different and with delightful people to help

We had read about this very different state capitol - an 18 story "office building" instead of a domed capitol. We arrived around noon, got a bite to eat in the building cafeteria... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Overland Park, Kansas
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Overland Park, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had read about this very different state capitol - an 18 story "office building" instead of a domed capitol. We arrived around noon, got a bite to eat in the building cafeteria - lots of options, very reasonable prices and great selection (much of the food service closes at 1:30) - then caught the 1:00 tour. We really recommend... More 

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Lehi, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The severe straight line tower may not attract like more classically-styled state capitols, but the magnificent art deco interior is completely worth an hour's self-guided tour. The main hallway is unbelievably majestic. Take time to visit the superb legislative chambers. The first elevator on the right takes you quickly to the 18th floor observatory. This is a must-see when passing... More 

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Valley City, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group was made of approximately 30 people from all over the United States. For most of them it was their first time to North Dakota. They were very impressed with the Capitol Building and its history. The tour guide was excellent and one could tell she really enjoyed her job. One constructive thing, the last tour is at 11:00... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As the tallest building in ND, and part of our history, it's a great place to visit. The highlight for my smaller kids was going to the observation deck on the 18th floor. Very cool pictures to look at up there too.

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Canton, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a tour with two others on a Sunday. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable, but the tour itself was no more than 20 minutes. I'm not sure it's worth stopping really.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's something interesting about the way this building towers above Bismarck, nothing else comes close to the height of this building. We went on the free tour, they brought us all throughout the building talking about the architecture. We got to go in the supreme Court, Senate, house, and observation deck.

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Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Their free tour takes about 45 minutes and does a good job giving the history of the building and the operation of the state government. This is the best capital architecturally of the ones we have visited, (about 25 so far). We find the clean Art Deco lines pleasing and still beautiful. The 18th story has a good collection of... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Square building for a capital?? Tallest building (almost) in the STATE? But inside is very nice, they do tours during the day, and they have a hall of fame in the basement. Phil Jackson in the hall?? Check! Angie Dickinson? Check. Worth a see if you're in Bismarck.

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When you see the North Dakota State Capital Building from the outside, it is anything but impressive. It raises the question of, what were they thinking? However, if you take the time to do the 30-minute tour, you will change your view. The woman who gave our tour was great. She was knowledgeable and personable. The inside of the building... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice place to check out in Bismarck. The Observation deck is great for the views! It was fun walking around and looking into rooms. I really liked the pictures that were hanging up of notable North Dakotans.

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