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“This 1930s Art Deco Tower seems uninspiring” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of State Capitol Building

State Capitol Building
Ranked #3 of 33 things to do in Bismarck
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Austin, Texas
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721 reviews
370 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 393 helpful votes
“This 1930s Art Deco Tower seems uninspiring”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

I went on a very nice tour w/a class of school children. The capitol is very functional and clean, but rather uninspiring. The interiors, with their darkish panels are evocative of the Alaska State Capitol. The view from the observation deck on the 18th floor is quite nice, however. The have free postcards, very nice volunteers at the information desk, and free parking.

Visited May 2013
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Yet to go on tour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

I have not been on a tour of this building, but I've had a few business dealings here and it really is a beautiful building. The really special thing about it is that you can practically see it from any where in the city (and some of the surrounding cities because Bismarck is so flat), and I hear the view from the top is just as amazing. One day I will make it to the top :-).

Visited March 2013
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Michigan
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389 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Beautiful green grounds, and a large office building”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

The ND capitol building is the tallest building in North Dakota... which is not a big measure. This capitol building is also unique in the sense that it is the only U.S. state capitol building that is an office building. Nothing special to really see here, but if you are in Bismarck, it is worth checking out and in the summer walk around the beautiful green grounds.

Visited April 2013
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“State services centralized”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

The capital building is very different than most states. In Bismark like most capitol cities the capitol is easy to find. North Dakota's capital looks like a modernistic type sky scraper. There is no dome and it doesn't show the Western expansion historical side of the state. It is well kept and a nice building. I ceratinly do enjoy that most of the state's service agencies and departments are surrounding the capital and make it nice as a centralized service for finding those you ned to speak with. As far as being a "MOST BEAUTIFUL" not so much....but the capital building is still prettier than Lincoln, NE.

Visited April 2013
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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Skyscraper”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

Everything is readily accessible . Access to the House and Senate chambers. Hall of Fame in the basement. Check out the monkey-wood doors on the main gallery level

Visited December 2012
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