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Minnesota State Capitol

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Excellent Guided Tour

Wish I could remember the name of our guide; she was excellent. Learned about the history of the... read more

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IllinoisKate1
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Most beautiful capitol in any state!

I was able to visit the capitol this past spring (2018) and view the incredibly restored building... read more

Reviewed 3 days 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 yesterday

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

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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank TravelTalkDeborah
Reviewed 5 days ago

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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've visited nearly all of the state capitols, and this is certainly one of the better looking, more architecturally interesting ones. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Citallwic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the State Capitol is considered Cass Gilbert's first major project, it's easy to see his architectural genius. The stone exterior, crowned by a gilded horse-drawn chariot on the south façade, is exquisite. The rotunda is filled with statuary, Civil War battle flags, and classic...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened to catch a Sunday tour around the recently renovated capitol building. The guide was excellent, integrating the detail of the building into the history of the state and really helping us appreciate the story. I don't think we'd have enjoyed the visit half...More

Thank S N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stop and pick up a self-guided tour leaflet as it will be most helpful in understanding the surroundings. The Rathskeller cafeteria that is located in the basement resembles a German dining hall that has heavy, carved wood. The first floor has a beautiful view of...More

Thank J L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another typical state capitol in this country. As all places have the same stores and restaurants, so do all capitals have their capitols.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We used Google Maps Parking Option to find a parking garage on Rice Street. We parked adjacent to the Transportation Building and were able to take underground walkways to the Capitol and back — a good option on a windy, rainy day! Our tour guide...More

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rdb88
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.
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Gisselle L
May 7, 2015|
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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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