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State Capitol

500 E Capitol Ave, Pierre, SD 57501-5007
+1 605-773-3765
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Wonderful self-guided tour book for an architectural gem!

This is a really nice restoration, and should be high on anyone's list of places to visit in... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Brian C
Tour of Pierre South Dakota

From the hills of South Dakota this town has a few gems worth visiting. The State Capital is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
heidih666
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Sawyer, Michigan
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This stunning Greek Revival building completed in 1910 was at first modernized and later, in 1989, restored to its original magnificence, making it the most fully restored capitol building in the U.S. Self-guided and free guided tours are available.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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500 E Capitol Ave, Pierre, SD 57501-5007
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a really nice restoration, and should be high on anyone's list of places to visit in Pierre. I was a bit put out by the total lack of security in the building (but it was interesting to just sign in and out on...More

Thank Brian C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the hills of South Dakota this town has a few gems worth visiting. The State Capital is gorgeous wish we had time to tour the inside, take the five mile trek to visit one of the largest man made dams called Oahe it will...More

Thank heidih666
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

A friend and I took a self guided tour of the state capitol. It was pretty cool to be able to roam the halls unattended, And experience history and what a day at the capitol is like. Lots of historical pictures and amazing architecture. Highly...More

Thank Belushi507
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

The Capital building is beautiful - a sight to see. And the grounds surrounding it was awesome - truly a sight to see. All the geese in the surrounding ponds-small lake - no sight any better to see. Children would love it and all nature...More

Thank Larry S
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Visited the capital for their Christmas tree display in December. Beautiful display, lots of trees, all with a theme related to the department or service that decorated them. Definitely recommend checking this out as they do the display every year.

Thank Bob W
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

visiting all the decorated trees that was on display in the Capitol bldg. on all the floors. Also checked out the memorial that is along the lake

Thank Rosie K
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

This building was renovated in the 1980's and has been well preserved. There is a Christmas Tree display in December that is second to none. There is a self guided tour year round and most of the building was open when I was there. A...More

Thank Gr8Trek
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

We visited around 2:00 p.m. on a beautiful October day for a tour and the capitol building pretty much looked closed for business. We started to walk around inside not seeing a soul. I was pretty much ready to leave when my husband wandered into...More

Thank PhoenixRobin
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

This is an easy state capital to visit. It is easy to find & there is parking close by. You can just walk around & follow the great tour brochure or you can get a guided tour. The building is both beautiful & simple. Stop...More

Thank harryatkck
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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

This building is very imposing from the outside and is open to the public; you can pick up a self-guide leaflet as you go in. The inside is very impressive with wide marble staircases and the Italian terrazzo tiled floors - see how many heart-shaped...More

Thank MikePbo
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Shelly L
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Response from Cheryl S | Reviewed this property |
Last day to view the trees is Dec 26th as far as I recall.
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