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“Under construction but still worth a visit”

Minnesota State Capitol
Ranked #8 of 130 things to do in Saint Paul
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Owner description: Connect with this landmark building designed by Cass Gilbert through its amazing stories — and learn about its incredible architecture, art and history.
Reviewed August 6, 2014

Even with the construction going on at the Capitol, it's still worth a stop. Surely one of the finest structures of its kind in the country, the MN State Capitol Building is a work of art. Cass Gilbert, the architect, designed several local buildings and this building has to rank among his finest works in the country.

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Reviewed August 5, 2014

We couldn't figure out where to park and someone walking by said that it was closed for renovations. So, we didn't go in. It was pretty from the outside though.

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Reviewed July 18, 2014

undergoing renovations so some areas closed and the tour was shortened, but we enjoyed it. Some nice architecture, beautiful marble. Really liked the war memorials on the lawn so be sure to see those.

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Reviewed July 15, 2014

The building itself with all of it's locally sourced materials and history was fascinating however the tour guide was rather dull.

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Reviewed July 14, 2014

If you're into architecture at all, plan a visit. An enthusiastic tour guide gave us lots of insight and takes the visitor to rooms/roof otherwise not accessible. Building was designed by Cass Gilbert (of US Supreme Court fame). Ornate decor includes a marble dome, interior decorated with more than 20 types of stone, designs typical of MN sculpted into vaulted ceilings and architectural arabesques. And a dramatic gold leaf horse-drawn chariot outside at the base of the dome. It took about an hour. Afterward, we walked the capitol mall in front of the building to see the 20+ statues and memorials... also worth the effort.

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