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“Beautiful State Capitol, don't just drive by, go inside!”

Montana State Capitol
Ranked #3 of 47 things to do in Helena
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Beautiful State Capitol, don't just drive by, go inside!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2011

Go inside to see the stained glass windows, murals, giant bell and dome. We had 20 minutes to spend before going to the airport and other vacationers had told us to check it out. Well worth the quick stop! Beautiful Catholic Church nearby, also worth a stop to look inside!

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Nashville, TN
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“Good Tour of a Grand Building”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2011

The free tour of the state capitol building is worth the time -- its a very pretty building, and the tour guide provides history and interesting facts about the building as well as admission to the legislative rooms. We expecially liked the dome and the C. M. Russell painting. I also recommend walking around the grounds and the nearby area.

Visited July 2011
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“A real surprise.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2011

Make sure you ask for a tour. You can not get in to see all the rooms without it. It is a beautiful building expecially inside. Well worth the time spent. You need no reservations. You just walk in and ask.

Visited August 2011
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Lakewood, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Enjoyed touring the capitol building”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2011

For anyone not familiar with Montana's history as a state, the capitol is a good place to visit for an introduction. The booklet provided for the self-guided tour is nicely written. Be sure to visit the House of Representatives chamber to see the massive Charles Russell mural. After visiting the capitol building, we highly recommend a visit to the Montana Historical Society Museum, which is just across the street to the east. There are many excellent exhibits at the museum, including a gallery of Russell's work.

Visited April 2011
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San Diego, California
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“Watched Senate debate a bill”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2011

We visited the state capitol on a snowy day and it was awesome. We watched the Senate debate a bill for bit. A security guard pointed out some nice vantage points to see the murals on the wall. Very historic building well worth the time to self tour.

Visited April 2011
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