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“Quick pic of North Carolina history”

North Carolina State Capitol
Ranked #20 of 151 things to do in Raleigh
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Owner description: The State Capitol building, built in 1840, is an excellent example of a civic structure in Greek Revival-style architecture. Though recently renovated, the building does contain some original furniture.
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“Quick pic of North Carolina history”
Reviewed August 4, 2012

Classic state capitol architecture in a park like setting central to Raleigh and displays of various NC historical events. The usual pictures of past governors and judges. Well preserved legislator chambers and offices. Self guided tours or guided tours.

Visited July 2012
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“Another Nice Capitol”
Reviewed July 25, 2012

Arrived mid-morning on a beautiful day. The Capitol is situated on nice grounds that have numerous statues and a military tribute to all 5 of the branches of service. There is a huge parking lot across the street with reasonable rates.

It is a very down-home atmosphere here in Raleigh. The people are really nice. Only self-guided tours are available here, and you can be in and out of the building in under an hour.

Scored a business card from current Governor Bev Perdue, did not get to meet her, but got it from two really nice State Troopers.

The most interesting thing on the inside of the Capitol is the sculpture of George Washington that was done by an Italian artist from Italy that never even seen Mr. Washington. It portrays GW as an Italian Renaissance Man...it is quite interesting...you've never seen Mr. W portrayed this way.

The Capitol houses the OLD Senate and House. The new one's are located about a block north in the much newer and larger Legislative Building. The L.B. is open for viewing and you can see where both the House and Senate now meet.

There are also two great museums located within one block of the Capitol...Natural History and Science Museum, which are both free and must see's as well.

Visited July 2012
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North Carolina
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“North Carolina Proud”
Reviewed July 22, 2012

Enjoyed going back as an adult to a place I visited on elementary school field trips. Beautiful grounds .

Visited July 2012
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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“School field trip”
Reviewed July 19, 2012

Really nice building. It was a guided tour on a school field trip.

Visited April 2012
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Little Elm, Texas
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

This was our fourth stop on our visits to the capitol sites on our recent trip and we definitely enjoyed our walk around the grounds. The capitol structure is very well designed with a lot of nice decorative features. The grounds feature a number of monuments which offer a great insight to the state's history.

Visited July 2012
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