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Montana State Capitol

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Address: Montana Ave. and 6th St, Helena, MT
Phone Number: +1 406-444-2511
08:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00

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Beautiful building rich with history

We were only at the Capital for a brief amount of time but it was beautiful inside! We went to share the celebration of the "Governor's Arts Award" ceremony! What a lovely... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Missoula, Montana
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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were only at the Capital for a brief amount of time but it was beautiful inside! We went to share the celebration of the "Governor's Arts Award" ceremony! What a lovely celebration! We sat in the balcony on the third floor and had a perfect view of the room! The seats were not made for people over 5 and... More 

Thank Abaylew
Helena, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a self guided tour of the building. Many state offices are housed in the building. The Secretary of State, in charge of Business listings, and voting as well as many governor offices, even a post office near the south entry. The rotunda has restored art, and both houses has public areas to either watch (spring of odd years)... More 

Thank helenatowncar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must stop if you're visiting. Great for family to explore how our local government runs. Art details are amazing.

Thank Staci S
Pasadena, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Definitely worth the stop. Beautifully preserved building. Recommend you take the tour, which was very interesting.

Thank PasCaLady
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

There are some very fine bronze statues, for example, of Jeanette Rankin and the Mansfields, that are worth seeing. There is a huge Russell painting that is important in the context of his output.

Thank Discerning67
Sarnia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Our guide who also doubles as receptionist (volunteer) took us around the building explaining the structure and the artwork was very knowledgeable and friendly.

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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

An obscure location for a capitol building. Handout provided for self guided tour (near security at information booth). Nice look into the chambers through glass. Beautiful art work throughout.

Thank Andrew M
Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

My husband is a history buff and can't pass up the chance to check out another state capitol building. This one is very worth the stop. The grounds are nice, the exterior is very cool, but the inside is fabulous. Take a look at the beautiful ceilings, stairway, and glass windows inside.

Thank Cruisers58
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We're going around looking at state capitals, and this one measures up to its peers pretty well. The gardens are particularly nice. You can get a good pic if you're so inclined by stopping across the street.

Lenoir City, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful building and landscaping. Would recommend anyone to see it especially during the fall of the year. Love this building and churches around it.

Thank Dottie47

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