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Address: Raleigh, NC
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Built as the first building in the U.S. to house a state general assembly.

Built as the first building in the U.S. to house a state general assembly.

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Although the building is approaching 60 years in age it has maintained a sense of openness for interactions with the representatives. The galleries that overlook the House and... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for one of those legislative buildings with 'wow' factor, this is most definitely not it. On the outside it looks like...a building. It is much more spacious than one would think on the inside, but it is not architecturally interesting, nor is it particularly noteworthy. One would be much better served visiting the museums across the... More 

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Thank Everette W
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Although the building is approaching 60 years in age it has maintained a sense of openness for interactions with the representatives. The galleries that overlook the House and Senate are designed in a way to allow visitors excellent viewing of the deliberations. the roof top gardens have declined somewhat since the building was opened and the courtyards in the four... More 

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Thank Mark B
Raleigh, North Carolina
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

I work a block away from the Legislative Building and walk over quite often to get a meal or salad to go. It' pretty busy when the legislature is in session but you have a better selection of food.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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255 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015

I enjoy going there as a tourist. Maintained well and the hearings are educational. It is a nice place to visit . And see government legislature at work.

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Thank sophiedog6123
Raleigh, North Carolina
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Even though many elected officials, lobbyists and school groups visit and use this building to see lawmakers in action, don’t miss this architectural treasure trove of skylights, indoor fountains, polished brass and vintage modern furniture from the 1960s. Walk up the stairs with the plush red carpeting. Walk out to second floor balcony and look onto Centennial Plaza. The building... More 

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Thank Emy L
East Bay, California
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408 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2014

I enjoyed seeing the Legislative Building. You can go upstairs and look down into the current house and senate chambers. Worth a short visit.

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Thank theheatonfamily
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

The Legislature Building is a unique building with lots of excesses. For example inside it has gold plated drinking fountains and an air conditioned and heated garage. Has a snack bar and cafeteria downstairs. Lots of school groups visit. Go to the museums across the street instead.

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Thank Don N
Manteo, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2014

We stopped in on a whim while touring some other attractions. We were treated warmly and given nice information by the greeters. The building was fairly quiet, and we wandered around admiring the view, nice marble, lovely gardening and water features as well as state history informational displays.

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Thank snippychick
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2013

Our legislative building is somewhat unique but would not win any architectural awards. It is kind of boring and not very inviting.

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Thank John F
Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 April 2013

This building is full of asbestos and North Carolina politicians. Not a good place for your kid's class trip.

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