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State Capitol Building

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Address: 600 E Boulevard Ave, Bismarck, ND 58505-0601

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A Skyscraper on the Plains !

We had a quick look after the ND Heritage Centre but had the bad timing of the Oil Pipe Line protests ! So the front was barricaded off but it was interesting to see their... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sydney Australia
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Sydney Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a quick look after the ND Heritage Centre but had the bad timing of the Oil Pipe Line protests ! So the front was barricaded off but it was interesting to see their thinking that after the Old Capitol burnt down , let's build the new one in Modernistic Style ?? Pretty plain & boxy but works in... More 

Thank Skeney57
Woking, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was good to get a look over Bismarck from on high, and seeing the upper and lower chambers out of session. There isn't much else to see beyond the old photos, so maybe not a place for a family outing!

Thank Richard M
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The building inside and out is worth seeing , if you enjoy seeing state capitols. Plenty of free parking. Pleased to see that Bobby Vee was included as a VIP citizen.

Thank Philip M
Fargo, North Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Interesting. Liked that one could go all the way to the top. Best picture was all the snow angels. Had ice cream at their cafeteria. Nice muesum next door.

Thank msum_rose
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127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Stopped in to explore the grounds and State Capitol. The flowers in the front spell our "North Dakota" and make a nice photo. The grounds are nice to roam around and take photos and the people we encountered were very friendly, smiling and pleasant. We looked for a gift shop in the Capitol building but it is located in a... More 

Thank Peter R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Like most people we were looking for a dome and found this very imposing tower instead. We located the tour desk and joined one that had just started. This is one of four tower type capital buildings in the country. The art deco architecture is imposing and the view from the top floor is great. Learning something about how North... More 

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Livingston, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We drove by the Capital and Governor's mansion both day and night. Very impressive architecture and stately.

Thank Tom V
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We were surprised by the office tower style capitol building without the usual central dome architecture. Expansive grounds around the capitol building allowing for some impressive pictures and picnic places. Easy parking. The capitol is in the northern prairies and takes a long drive to get there, but worthwhile to see this part of the country and the homelands of... More 

Thank Knox10SC
New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Well, there isn't much to say about the North Dakota State Capitol building. It is a lovely work of Art Deco but there is little else. The highest floor serves as the "observation deck". As a New Yorker it's hard to get excited about an 18story building. But as there is little to do in this burg, I would recommend... More 

Thank LizV2Kids
Fort Worth, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This state Capital on the outside is rather unassuming 1940's appearing building and not that lovely to look at. In all fairness we did not go inside and it could possibly be greatly decorated on the inside.

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