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State Capitol Building

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

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Impressive edifice

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 October 2016
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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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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.

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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 

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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 

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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We had a lovely tour guide and learned a lot about ND and the Capitol Building. the tour was free, a good length (about 45 minutes) and appropriately paced. The building has lots of beautiful arts and crafts features. Our favorite stop was the "monkey room" - you'll have to take the tour to find out more.

Thank RandiFayeC
Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

If you happen to be in Bismarck stop by the capitol building for an interesting free tour, and see the surprisingly large and modern (and also free) state museum next door. The Capitol Building isn't the prettiest or most impressive state house from outside, but the inside features some very cool Art Deco architecture that will surprise you. Our tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

A fun stop in Bismarck! The building is a great example of 1930's architecture. The observation deck offers stunning views of the city as well as interesting historical photos, The main floor portrait gallery of notable North Dakotans makes for a fun stroll through history. Volunteers and staff are both friendly and helpful. The grounds are beautiful and feature a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice and clean facilities and grounds. Tours are nice. Excellent views of the surrounding area and nice historical pictures in observation area. Family friendly.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Free tours offered at the top of hour every hour except noon. Tour guide was fun and very knowledgeable. Cafeteria offers an impressive and reasonably priced yummy lunch.

Thank RJFfromCO

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