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“A Saturday Visit----definitely Unexpected.”

The State Capitol Building
Ranked #48 of 93 things to do in Juneau
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We took a chance to see the State Capitol building during our Saturday visit.....surprised by it being open. We were able to either take a free guided tour or walk around on our own. We were able to visit the Chambers of the Legislature and the Hall Of Governors. We got a chance to see the hallway with all oof the history of how Alaska became a State. Very interesting stop, especially if it is raining.

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Reviewed August 26, 2013

It was nice to see all the offices and stuff, and explore around the state house. There are so many artifacts and interesting things to read around the whole building.

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Reviewed August 22, 2013

We always tour state capitol buildings when we visit capitol cities, so we made time for the statehouse in Juneau. The building is currently undergoing work on the front exterior. On a day in late July, the columns did not support anything, and work was obviously in progress. The front doors were not in use, and unfortunately, no signage pointed the way to enter the building. Of course, we walked the wrong way and ended up walking three quarters of the way around the building. Once inside, we easily found the tour office which was open even on a Sunday. A tour was underway, and since we decided not to wait 40 minutes for the next tour, we used the brochure provided to do a self-guided tour. We’ve certainly seen grander buildings, but we enjoyed the time learning a little more Alaska history and seeing the rooms, photos, and artifacts. If you have a map of downtown Juneau, it’s easy to walk from the statehouse to nearby St. Nicholas church and the governor’s mansion.

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Reviewed August 3, 2013

We have started visiting state capitol buildings on our trips, and we are learning a lot. Alaska has an interesting history, and our guide was very good at explaining it. The building is undergoing MAJOR renovations so we had to enter through a back or side door, but when the work is done it will be nicer. Definitely worth seeing.

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Reviewed August 2, 2013

With the exception of marble columns in front, it looks just like an old office building, with no dome, rotunda, etc. Our guide was dynamic and gave us great information and some history of Alaska. He was a theatre major, and he had appropriate Alaska jokes and witticisms that made our tour go by too quickly. He was obviously intelligent and knew the answers to all our questions. I'm glad we saw it, but now it's "Been there, done that," so I wouldn't go again.

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