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Minnesota State Capitol

75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55155-1605
+1 651-296-2881
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Very nice and free!

Parking is a little hard to find, but found a public lot on the southeast side. You can take the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ana C
Architectural beauty! They need to limit the tours to fewer people.

We visited on Friday, July 21, 2017 for the first tour of the day, 10:00 am. The tours are free... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Shakopee, MN
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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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  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
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75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55155-1605
+1 651-296-2881
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Reviewed yesterday

Parking is a little hard to find, but found a public lot on the southeast side. You can take the guided tour or self-guided tour. We took the self guided since we arrived after the guided tour hours. The 2nd floor has the both house...More

Thank Ana C
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited on Friday, July 21, 2017 for the first tour of the day, 10:00 am. The tours are free. Unless your group numbers 15 or more, you do not have to make reservations. With that said, they take all comers for the tours. We...More

Thank Steve0315
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the tour of this states capitol. So many great stories and wonderful history. The architecture was amazing. Our tour guide was great. Fun to see the three branches of government and where they convene!

Thank kidsmom1999
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great structure, especially at night when it's beautifully lighted. Amazing, white capitol building on a hill.

Thank 7,268
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fun place to visit with the family. There are free tours that take you around the Capital and tell you more about the History of the building. The art pieces and architecture are beautiful. One of our favorite places in MN.

Thank hoori87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After extensive renovations make this building very impressive! From removing the years worth of smoke accumulated over the years reveals wonderful mosaics on the walls and ceilings. The dome is super impressive. Must see!

Thank danf552017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Imposing on the outside with an exterior of stone blocks -- the interior is truly amazing. Definitely worth the time to walk through if you're in Saint Paul -- more marble than you can imagine and beautifully finished out. I was stunned by the beauty...More

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the tour and learned lots of fun facts. The building has just been renovated and it is beautiful. We couldn't go up to the golden horses because that part is not open until August 2017

Thank Patty J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This building has been mostly restored since our last visit over 10 years ago. Coming up on it provides an understanding of just how much work went into making this one of the most beautiful state capitols in the USA.

Thank Phil G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I try to get to the capital building in each state. This one is nice, but a bit bland. We weren't in time for the tour, but highly recommend taking them. They offer a lot of great tidbits and information. We visit...More

1  Thank Cassandra C
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4 December 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
8 May 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