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Washington State Capital Museum

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211 21st Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98501-2811
+1 360-753-2580
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A must see if around the area.

WE have been visiting all the State Capital when we travel if we are within reach and this one... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2017
Charmed4blue
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Very disappointed! We took a train from Seattle to visit the Capitol and the State Museum planning... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2017
irishsue70
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Small museum near the Capitol building.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good39%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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211 21st Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98501-2811
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+1 360-753-2580
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

WE have been visiting all the State Capital when we travel if we are within reach and this one didn't disappoint. Love all the capitol buildings. Most seem almost abandoned these days ..... Sad

3  Thank Charmed4blue
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Reviewed September 20, 2017

Very disappointed! We took a train from Seattle to visit the Capitol and the State Museum planning to spend a great deal of time at the Museum especially. We were sorely disappointed once we got there to learn in spite of all the listings for...More

2  Thank irishsue70
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

I've visited this museum since the 1960s, with its revolving displays on Washington artists, local history, and a now neglected native plant garden, this was a small local gem of a museum. In recent years the state increasingly transferred most of its museum functions to...More

1  Thank Glomared
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Reviewed August 31, 2017

Lived in Washington state most of my life and had never toured the State capital. It was fabulous. The tour guide was very friendly and informative. tour was free. Tours start on the hour starting at 10am. We parked in the lot by the visitor...More

1  Thank yardranger
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Reviewed February 11, 2017

What a beautiful building, if you can time it to make one of the tours please do but even if you can't, the building is amazing just to stroll around. Great history

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Reviewed January 29, 2017

Love this place. It's a great place to go for a nice trip with the family. Even if your not a history buff you can check out the amazing deco.

1  Thank Cody V
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Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

My family and I had enjoy this place, it has so much rich history and the beauty within the building, evening outside is beautiful. I love for what it stand for and how the system is manage. I recommend this place for anybody that wants...More

1  Thank Nelly D
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Reviewed April 3, 2016

The docents do a great job of giving visitors an overview of the capital itself and those things that make it special. Tours are on the hour and the one that we were on was just my son and I. It gave us the opportunity...More

Thank nat1225
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Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

Although a lot of people have mistakenly reviewed this as the state capital, this listing actually refers to the state capital MUSEUM on 21st Avenue, which has been closed since April, 2014. Too bad, because it was really a nice little museum.

9  Thank dianam41
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Reviewed February 26, 2015

Provides great history of Washington State. Recommend coupling it with a Capitol tour to enjoy the full experience!

1  Thank Austin K
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To complete my inquiry, the piece was subsequently displayed at the museum and I didn't retrieve it. Thanks for your assistance. E.R.(Cogdill) Jensen
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