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Address: 400 S Monroe St, Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL
Phone Number: +1 850-488-6167
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This building replaced the "Old Capitol" for state government...

This building replaced the "Old Capitol" for state government business.

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Wonderful view on the 22nd floor

We loved the visit to the top of this building where sites were marked for you to pick them out in the distance. They had a nice photo exhibit too. The legislative area was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 September 2016
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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410 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We loved the visit to the top of this building where sites were marked for you to pick them out in the distance. They had a nice photo exhibit too. The legislative area was underwhelming and closed off except to see through the glass walls. Plenty of marble inside this building. Too bad they don't have a very pretty outside... More 

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Weston, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

In an otherwise nondescript tower and office building, the view from the observation center of Tallahassee is incredible

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Though only certain elevators get you there, take the elevator to the 22nd floor for a view "as far as the eye can see" of Tallahasse and its environs. The building is so tall that it not only dwarfs the next door old Capitol, but you can't see it looking down from the 22nd floor. The 5th floor provides access... More 

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

It was pretty great to go inside and see where my home state's government works.There really wasn't anything for a visitor to do except see the observation tower on the 22nd (top) floor and see where Florida's government works so I wouldn't recommend visiting the capitol with children.

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Biahibe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

At the top of the Capitol, there is usually an art exhibition to see, as well as giant, continuous windows all around (with photomaps generally explaining what you are seeing). I don't get tired of going up there!

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Carolina, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

I was killing time driving around Tallahassee and decided to see the Capitol building.... it's pretty cool to look at and imagine the engineering and building that went into this place... I love to see different varieties of architecture wherever and whenever I travel!!! It's worth the drive to see and appreciate its genesis.

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Abilene
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

the views from the twenty second floor observation area were very nice. We enjoyed the visit and recommend it.

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Topeka, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

The interior of this office building does have a rotunda type feature and was more traditional in spots . The House chambers were nice and the Senate side is undergoing renovation. Pretty quiet since the legislature was not in session. Parking is hard to find for visitors. Love the views from the top f;oor.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

It's worth the stop for a free tour of the building, but it doesn't have a ton to offer. Go to the top for a nice panoramic view of the city.

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Lakeland, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

This is an ugly building, despite having been designed by Edward Durrell Stone. The observation area on the top floor is desolate - an empty space, looking out on nothing much more than other government buildings. Entry is unwelcoming - awkward to find too. The public areas of the building were empty and quiet - admittedly, the legislature was not... More 

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