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State Capitol

500 E Capitol Ave, Pierre, SD 57501-5007
+1 605-773-3765
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Pierre South Dakota Capital Building/Grounds

The Capital building is beautiful - a sight to see. And the grounds surrounding it was awesome... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Larry S
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Texas
Christmas Trees!

Visited the capital for their Christmas tree display in December. Beautiful display, lots of trees... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
Bob W
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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This stunning Greek Revival building completed in 1910 was at first modernized and later, in 1989, restored to its original magnificence, making it the most fully restored capitol building in the U.S. Self-guided and free guided tours are available.
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500 E Capitol Ave, Pierre, SD 57501-5007
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Capital building is beautiful - a sight to see. And the grounds surrounding it was awesome - truly a sight to see. All the geese in the surrounding ponds-small lake - no sight any better to see. Children would love it and all nature...More

Thank Larry S
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Visited the capital for their Christmas tree display in December. Beautiful display, lots of trees, all with a theme related to the department or service that decorated them. Definitely recommend checking this out as they do the display every year.

Thank Bob W
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

visiting all the decorated trees that was on display in the Capitol bldg. on all the floors. Also checked out the memorial that is along the lake

Thank Rosie K
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

This building was renovated in the 1980's and has been well preserved. There is a Christmas Tree display in December that is second to none. There is a self guided tour year round and most of the building was open when I was there. A...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

We visited around 2:00 p.m. on a beautiful October day for a tour and the capitol building pretty much looked closed for business. We started to walk around inside not seeing a soul. I was pretty much ready to leave when my husband wandered into...More

Thank PhoenixRobin
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

This is an easy state capital to visit. It is easy to find & there is parking close by. You can just walk around & follow the great tour brochure or you can get a guided tour. The building is both beautiful & simple. Stop...More

Thank harryatkck
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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

This building is very imposing from the outside and is open to the public; you can pick up a self-guide leaflet as you go in. The inside is very impressive with wide marble staircases and the Italian terrazzo tiled floors - see how many heart-shaped...More

Thank MikePbo
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

We were passing through Pierre and spent the night at the Clubhouse Inn and Suites, which we would highly recommend. Before journeying on to Rapid City, we decided to make a stop at the capitol building. It is a beautiful building. Our favorite thing was...More

Thank Go2theZoo
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

We checked out the capital building and it is located in a very nice area. There was a guide for a self guided tour. There were no sessions in the house or the senate. When you get to the third floor you get access to...More

Thank Marathon59
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

As a TripAdvisor Traveler seeking to see all 50 State Capitols, a visit to Pierre and the State Capitol of South Dakota were "must visits" for me. Pierre is located in Central South Dakota and is the second smallest city containing a state capital in...More

Thank CPGTheATeam
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Shelly L
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Response from Cheryl S | Reviewed this property |
Last day to view the trees is Dec 26th as far as I recall.
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