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Address: 75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55155-1605
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Connect with this landmark building designed by Cass Gilbert through its...

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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Beautiful building Under Renovation

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... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2014
Nancy W
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Mendenhall
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 the tour. I guess my only complaint is that I wish it was longer..,I wanna... More 

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Kingston, Ontario
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
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 temporarily walled off in what appears to be a very ambitious restoration project. What we... More 

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Thank CeciliaWest
Des Moines, Iowa
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704 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
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.

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Thank RandyKasal
Wisconsin
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166 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Pip18Wisconsin
Saint Paul
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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.

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Mendenhall
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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 finished, it's going to be eye-popping. The staff at the visitor's desk was very helpful... More 

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1 Thank Nancy W
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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82 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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.

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1 Thank Thaddeus P
Winchester, Kentucky
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 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.

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Thank Reg C
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

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1 Thank Mike S
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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 be built nearby, it's going to make this once beautiful and historic area an eyesore... More 

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