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Minnesota State Capitol

75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55155-1605
+1 651-296-2881
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Such an impressive, gorgeous building and grounds.

Such an impressive, gorgeous building and grounds. We are free to walk through it on our own or... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2015
Risa Y
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Another Brilliant State Capitol Restoration in Progess

As Canadians, we find that state capitol buildings continue to be the best places to learn of a... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2015
CeciliaWest
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Kingston, Ontario
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75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55155-1605
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Reviewed 26 May 2015

Such an impressive, gorgeous building and grounds. We are free to walk through it on our own or take a guided tour with a docent. The tours are hourly, and the docent tour makes the experience very interesting and educational. I learned so much on...More

Thank Risa Y
Reviewed 6 May 2015

As Canadians, we find that state capitol buildings continue to be the best places to learn of a state's history and to meet friendly, helpful public servants who are understandably proud of these buildings. At the time we visited much of this capitol building was...More

Thank CeciliaWest
Reviewed 24 March 2015

It really doesn't look too different in design than the capital of Iowa, but the Capital of Iowa has a gold leaf dome. Tour guide was interesting. It is worth a visit if you happen to be in the area, but not a destination.

Thank RandyKasal
Reviewed 3 March 2015

We were shown around the capital by a extraordinary young woman who really understood what she was talking about. Very informative tour. Nice to see it before it closes down for complete renovation. A beautiful capital.

Thank Pip18Wisconsin
Reviewed 18 February 2015

While I love the Minnesota capitol - my most recent visit during the renovation left something to be desired but the tour and tour guide were wonderful.

Thank diane_StPaul
Reviewed 27 December 2014

We loved the architecture of the building and the elegance of the rooms visible to visitors. Unfortunately, the building is under renovation, so there were areas we could not see. I'd advise those interested to check in advance to see whether it's all done. Once...More

1  Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 22 December 2014

The building itself is beautiful. See the legislative chambers and the supreme court. The tours give you a sense of how state government operates.

1  Thank Thaddeus P
Reviewed 22 October 2014

Visited the inside of the Capital. Beautiful interior. A very interesting band was playing on the capital lawn. the Solidarity band, local musicians with interesting instruments. A political band for the people.

Thank Reg C
Reviewed 11 October 2014

Every Minnesotan should visit the State Capitol to see its beautiful interiors and Marble facade. Quite an architectural treasure that even out-of-state travelers should not miss.

1  Thank Mike S
Reviewed 10 October 2014

This has been somewhat of a disappointment showing out of state visitors as we drive around the twin cities. With all the work from the unsightly "light rail" traveling too close and too much construction and building. Now with the new office building going to...More

1  Thank David H
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rdb88
I would like to know if tours are being offered at the State Capitol? How much do they cost? What are the opening hours? Are the tours by appointment only or can you just show up?
4 December 2016|
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Response from pastry-and-poetry | Reviewed this property |
The Minnesota State Capitol will reopen January 2017. Public guided tours will return Jan. 3. 45-minute guided tours will be offered on the hour, Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm and Sunday, 1 to 3 pm. They are free.
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Janet N
I watched a youtube video with my students about the State Capitol and they mentioned that the chandelier in the building was lit once a year. When is it lit and why? My 2nd graders and I would like to know. We have quite a few guesses.
27 March 2016|
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Gisselle L
How did Minnesota get its state capitol?
8 May 2015|
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Response from Pip18Wisconsin | Reviewed this property |
Hi ---Initially the state capital was going to be in Stillwater. I believe St. Paul was picked because it was on the Mississippi River and there was lots of travel there. Otherwise --- check the state capital site and it... More
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