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Washington State Capitol

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Address: 416 Snider Avenue SE, Olympia, WA
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Beautiful building, free tours

We were in the building for a Legislative Day for a trade group. We got there a day ahead of time so went over just to nose around. Got there just as a volunteer was starting a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Vancouver, Washington
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Vancouver, Washington
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were in the building for a Legislative Day for a trade group. We got there a day ahead of time so went over just to nose around. Got there just as a volunteer was starting a tour. Really interesting about the history of the building, the origins of the state seal, etc. The building housing the legislative chambers and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Touring this grand building is really a nice thing to do even on a rainy day. Everybody is friendly and helpful

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our capitol is uniquely beautiful, full of different marbles and a stately atmosphere. I volunteer at the Visitor Center and one of our most popular attractions is the free tour of the Legislative building with its dome. The grounds are well maintained and hold several memorials, something to interest everyone.

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Ontario, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful tour of the legislative building of the capital. We had adults, teens and a young child in our group and everyone enjoyed the tour. Learned a lot about how the House and Senate were set up. P,us the building g is beautiful and fascinating with lots of history.

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Olympia, WA
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104 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Folks don't think to visit the Capitol, however it is well worth the visit. The marble throughout and the history associated with the building makes the visit memorable.

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing special, but a very beautiful campus, especially for a small City / State Capitol. I used to live in Olympia for many years and I've actually spent a lot of time there with School, Boy Scout, and other field trips...

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Bainbridge Island, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Do not miss if you have never been. Whether a local Washingtonian or a foreign visitor it is impressive and open every day.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Dave S was an enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable guide through the capital building. We received huge amounts of history about the building and the state of Washington. Absolutely gorgeous building and entertaining guide. Great way to stay out of the rain

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Beautiful building; we took the tour as a work group and were impressed with the architecture, history and with the knowledgeable tour guide and his interesting pieces of trivia. The price tag (free) was also awesome!

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Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

The Capitol building is beautiful do not miss a visit if you are in the area. We didn't do a guided tour because the timing didn't wasn't right for us. We still enjoyed wondering through the halls and looking in the different rooms, all employees we encountered were very helpful and chatty.

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