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Address: 75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55155-1605
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Note: The Minnesota State Capitol is currently closed to the public through...

Note: The Minnesota State Capitol is currently closed to the public through early 2017 for restoration.

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Beautiful Architecture

A must see if you are from Minnesota or you just love architecture. I found it beautiful and interesting.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 September 2014
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Albertville, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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73 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2014

The building itself is beautiful. See the legislative chambers and the supreme court. The tours give you a sense of how state government operates.

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Winchester, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2014

Visited the inside of the Capital. Beautiful interior. A very interesting band was playing on the capital lawn. the Solidarity band, local musicians with interesting instruments. A political band for the people.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2014

Every Minnesotan should visit the State Capitol to see its beautiful interiors and Marble facade. Quite an architectural treasure that even out-of-state travelers should not miss.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2014

This has been somewhat of a disappointment showing out of state visitors as we drive around the twin cities. With all the work from the unsightly "light rail" traveling too close and too much construction and building. Now with the new office building going to be built nearby, it's going to make this once beautiful and historic area an eyesore... More 

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014 via mobile

We are so grateful we arrived too early for a docent led tour and instead self guided. Outside is covered in scaffolding and the electricity on the 2nd floor was out so my husband held the bathroom door ajar so I could see. If you have been to other state capitol you will find this one quite modest with little... More 

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Albertville, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2014

A must see if you are from Minnesota or you just love architecture. I found it beautiful and interesting.

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Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2014

The capitol is under renovation, but it's still worth taking the time for the guided tour. They run every hour.

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Bethesda, MD
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2014

Two big disappointments- the rotunda was closed for repair, and the guide we had treated us like we were in the third grade. Perhaps she had to fill time because of no access to the rotunda, but I've been to many state capitol buildings and this was by far the worst tour. Building is worth seeing

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Madison
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

I visited during their evening ghost tour. The building was lighted with the old lighting, the guides pointed out the imported stone, the Minnesota stone, the photos, changes, carvings, etc in the Capitol. Was great fun and very spooky.

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Algonquin, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2014

Minnesota's state capitol building in St Paul is iin a great accessible location with ample parking. It is open to tourists and is a great place to explore, since it is a historical building and has many floors and passageways. You really get a sense of the awesome responsibility of being a legislator by traversing the building and sitting in... More 

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