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Address: 500 E Capitol Ave, Pierre, SD 57501-5007
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+1 605-773-3765

This stunning Greek Revival building completed in 1910 was at first...

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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Capital building

Beautiful building and grounds. We enjoyed the artwork and majestic feeling inside. Very educational and beautiful and open everyday! Well done South Dakota!

Reviewed 13 February 2017
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful building and grounds. We enjoyed the artwork and majestic feeling inside. Very educational and beautiful and open everyday! Well done South Dakota!

Thank mojewett
Clark, South Dakota
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58 reviews
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Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

A must see when in Pierre ....just beautiful plus special music on the weekends...the building is truly a classic as well.

Thank JodyFuller
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

Finished in 1910 at a cost , South Dakota ended up with a modified version of the Montana Helena SC ! The building encompasses Wood , Stone, Marble & Brass and is a beautiful example of Govt. spending. Has been restored over the years and is in great shape today. We visited in the middle/muddle of frantic Xmas decoration and... More 

Thank Skeney57
rapid city, sd
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

Went to see the trees in the Capitol building. Every year they have a huge display with different trees. We enjoyed the decorations and were also able to see the legislative chambers while we were there. The building is old and has interesting architecture. It doesn't take long to see all of the trees (about an hour) so if you... More 

Thank rpdmom
Madison, South Dakota, United States
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Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful treat for the holidays to view 90 decorated trees. Hats off to our State for supporting this event.

Thank Tammy Jo Smith Z
Omaha, Nebraska
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

The state capitol has different organizations from around the state decorate the "organizational theme" on different trees, as well as the regular decorations for the capitol. This is a must see, as it is so beautiful. On Saturday the 3rd, there was live Christmas music being played.

Thank Eric C
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

The area has plenty of parking and gave me a pleasant evening out on the town seeing the sights and well worth seeing. Great walkways and paths with statuary of historical value!

Thank 909crosscountryman
Pierre, South Dakota
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

My Nephew and friend went to the State Capital Building to view the trees. Mount Rushmore is only 75 years old this year and Fort Pierre, SD is celebrating 200 years!! It was a great walk through and the smell of evergreen is in the air!! Come and Enjoy some Prairie culture.

Thank Tarea O
Rockford, IL
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306 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

But are not they all? This building is a beauty, craftman built it and well kept, not a large building, I have seem county courthouses that are larger but the building, grounds and setting are very unique. Enjoyed my visit

Thank BossRino
Queensland, Australia
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152 reviews
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

One of the best State Buildings I've seen. Beautiful gardens in a quaint little town. Make time to go off the beaten track and visit Pierre

Thank Perry W

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