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“State capitol building is worth a visit”
Review of Old State Capitol

Old State Capitol
Ranked #6 of 38 things to do in Frankfort
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Old Capitol is privvy to some of Kentucky's speckled history. Free guided and self-guided tours are available.
Peoria IL
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65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“State capitol building is worth a visit”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

The capitol building pictured is the current capitol building. There is also the 'old state capitol' elsewhere in Frankfort. Having been in all 50 states, we are now deliberately visiting the capitol buildings - most of which are lovely structures with outstanding artwork inside. The Frankfort building fits that description. We reserved spaces on the 9AM tour on a Tues; Stephanie was our knowledgeable & friendly guide. Photos are allowed. The dome resembles the dome at Les Invalides, Paris (where Napoleon is buried) & the sculptures include Lincoln & Colonel Sanders! Tours are free & you learn a lot of history.

Visited November 2012
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English first
danville ky
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“nice place to visit”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

beautiful building. displays the true history of the state. great family vacation spot. encourage children to visit and learn about their state. nice casual drive to city.

Visited November 2012
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Alexandria, Kentucky
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70 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“historic”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

Beautiful architecture in quaint beautiful little town. We stopped by on the way home from our trek on the Bourbon trail. They were doing renovations, so we didn't go inside, but the grounds were lovely.

Visited September 2012
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Frankfort, Kentucky
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Come by and visit!`”
Reviewed June 27, 2012

Pictured is the new Capitol; Old State Capitol is downtown. One of the more interesting Capitols. New murals in the Rotunda. Be sure to check out the Floral Clock.

Visited June 2012
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Georgetown, Kentucky
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed June 11, 2012

Great setting for photos, beautiful building and a true piece of history.

Visited March 2012
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