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Minnesota State Capitol

75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55155-1605
+1 651-296-2881
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Renovation Almost Done, A Beautiful Result

The final exterior work is being done, the upper level interior still underway and the rooftop... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2017
John G
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Afton, Minnesota
Renovation of the Minnesota State Capitol Building

An architectural masterpiece by Cass Gilbert incorporating exquisite materials with traditional... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2017
John H
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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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Connect with this landmark building designed by Cass Gilbert through its amazing stories — and learn about its incredible architecture, art and history.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55155-1605
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

The final exterior work is being done, the upper level interior still underway and the rooftop access is closed until the renovation is complete. M<y first visit there impressed me about how beautifully designed and constructed the building was for it's era of the early...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 18 February 2017

An architectural masterpiece by Cass Gilbert incorporating exquisite materials with traditional classical design to enable functional space for our three branches of state government. The artwork reflects our history, values, and hopes. Truly a people's building in a grand manner. It's location sees over the...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We took advantage of the free guided tours of the Minnesota State Capital! Excellent! Our guide, Lisa, from the Historical Society knew her stuff. It was interesting to see the contrast in the paint colors. The halls are beautiful and the rotunda, something to see!

Thank DebbieMorse
Reviewed 15 February 2017

went with a big group. free tours are available, and you can arrange to meet a legislator while you're there - which we did. the tour guides didn't comment on any of the controversial depictions of native americans - but that's not particularly surprising. there...More

Thank Grace L
Reviewed 11 February 2017

It wasn't until I took a tour that I realized that there is so much about Minnesota that I don't know. The Capitol is almost done undergoing a massive renovation. If you haven't been here before or its been awhile, you've got to go on...More

1  Thank HBR2000
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Such a nice buiding with really friendly people. You can walk around and look at everything and they will answer any questions you have.

1  Thank Snickerdoddle
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Stopped in for a legislative day the rotunda is just beautiful in fact the total building is magnificent. Enjoyed a couple three photo ops. Even caught a event.

2  Thank surestop
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The newly restored Minneosota State capitol has undergone a massive restoration project, and is now once again open to the public.

1  Thank Mary F
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We are on our quest to visit every state capitol and were disappointed this one was shrouded in scaffolding and canvas with the grounds all fenced off and under extensive renovation. Our pictures will reflect a building under construction. Beautiful, grounds on a sunny, clear...More

Thank Knox10SC
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Minnesota's state Capitol is a beautiful structure both inside and out. It is under restoration and not open to the public at present. It is expected to re-open in early 2017. Many beautiful surprises have been found by the meticulous craft persons who are doing...More

Thank M G
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rdb88
I would like to know if tours are being offered at the State Capitol? How much do they cost? What are the opening hours? Are the tours by appointment only or can you just show up?
4 December 2016|
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Response from pastry-and-poetry | Reviewed this property |
The Minnesota State Capitol will reopen January 2017. Public guided tours will return Jan. 3. 45-minute guided tours will be offered on the hour, Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm and Sunday, 1 to 3 pm. They are free.
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Gisselle L
How did Minnesota get its state capitol?
8 May 2015|
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Response from Pip18Wisconsin | Reviewed this property |
Hi ---Initially the state capital was going to be in Stillwater. I believe St. Paul was picked because it was on the Mississippi River and there was lots of travel there. Otherwise --- check the state capital site and it... More
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