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“Amazing place.”

New York State Capitol
Ranked #1 of 65 things to do in Albany
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The New York State Capitol has served as the seat of government for New York since the 1880's. Over 125 years old, the building is a marvel of late 19th-century architectural grandeur. Built by hand of solid masonry, it took 5 architects and 32 years to complete. Over the years meticulous restoration has been done to maintain and protect the Capitol for future generations of New Yorkers.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator
Ossett, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Amazing place.”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is an amazing place, both on the outside and on the inside. Try to plan ahead and get on a tour of the Capital Bldg. You get to walk round the hall where all the decisions for the State are made, really close up as well, ie. can sit in the chairs of the members.

Well worth a visit.

Visited October 2012
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Albany, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A Beautiful Building with Great History”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

If you are planning a trip to Albany, be sure to schedule a tour of the NYS Capitol. This building is truly a work of art. With its Million Dollar Staircase and beautiful legislative chamber, it truly is a lovely building. The tour guide will also fill your head with great stories about the NYS legislature. Well worth it!

Visited March 2012
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Albany, New York, United States
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6 attraction reviews
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“Excellent!!!”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

Building has exotic interiors and Victorian-style appearance. Moreover, I could roam the government building freely. I felt like government officer

Visited September 2012
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Kailua Kona, HI
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227 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Closed on Sunday”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

Only got to see the outside. Looks like a very active downtown mall area. Could not spend much time there.

Visited October 2012
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Kansas City
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149 reviews
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“Million Dollar Staircase- Fabulous!”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

We stopped by the NY State Capitol and stumbled across the Million Dollar Staircase and wow, is it incredible! One could easily spend a couple of hours looking at the carvings. Hard to describe and words really don't do it justice. It is truly an incredible piece. This along is worth a visit, you won't be disappointed!

Visited October 2012
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