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Minnesota State Capitol

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Wonderful tour.

Tours leave on the hour and last about 45 minutes. Guides are very knowledgeable (sophie) and was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Dominating Structure

The state capitol and cathedral dominate the landscape of downtown St. Paul, highlighting America’s... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Connect with this landmark building designed by Cass Gilbert through its amazing stories — and learn about its incredible architecture, art and history.
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75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55155-1605
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tours leave on the hour and last about 45 minutes. Guides are very knowledgeable (sophie) and was able to answer most questions about the building and government. Well worth our time to see this amazing business. We went at a quiet time and the tour...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The state capitol and cathedral dominate the landscape of downtown St. Paul, highlighting America’s former emphasis on good governance and religion. Wish we had the time to take a tour inside the Capitol. At night it is beautifully lit up: Summit Ave serves as a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

MN StAte Capitol recently underwent massive, multi year renovation. The results are excellent and make the unique art and marble sparkle. A must see on any trip to MN.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

The newly-renovated State Capitol is a "must-see" place in St. Paul. Lots of great Minnesota history in this spectacular building.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ann V
Reviewed October 31, 2018

I have never been disappointed by a capitol building tour. In the first place, the architecture of the buildings is always amazing, with a combination of materials and furnishings that are hard to find outside the halls of government. In addition, tour guides are full...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jim L
Reviewed October 31, 2018

I have been to several state capitol buildings but this is by far the most ornate and intricate. The tour guide, Katie, provided a remarkable experience adding details above and beyond what was expected. I gained a great appreciation of the men and women who...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dewayne P
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Wish I could remember the name of our guide; she was excellent. Learned about the history of the state, building, government and architecture. Guided tours on weekdays are 10:00 am–2:00 pm. Tours leave on the hour and are 45 minutes. There is a visitor hourly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

I was able to visit the capitol this past spring (2018) and view the incredibly restored building. The 1905 masterpiece, designed by Cass Gilbert whose public buildings in the Beaux Arts style reflect the optimistic American sense that the nation was heir to Greek democracy,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank TravelTalkDeborah
Reviewed October 12, 2018

One of only four marble domed buildings in the world (along with the capitol of Rhode Island in Providence, the US Capitol in Washngton, DC, and St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican) this Cass Gilbert project is a beautiful government monument.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank v0yageur22
Reviewed October 9, 2018

This is a beautiful building!! Beautiful architecture, lovely marble columns, nicely maintained chambers. We didn't take a guided tour but did talk with docents in the house & senate chambers. They were friendly and helpful. If you appreciate fine architecture, don't miss this one!

Date of experience: August 2018
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December 3, 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.
Gisselle L
May 7, 2015|
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