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Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City

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Must see · Government Building · Architectural Building
The Missouri State Capitol is the building that houses the Missouri General Assembly and executive branch of the government of the U.S. state of Missouri. Located in Jefferson City at 201 West Capitol Avenue, it is the third capitol in the city after the other two were demolished when they were damaged in fires. The domed building, designed by the New York City architectural firm of Tracy and Swartwout, was completed in 1917.
The Capitol's dome, which rises 238 feet (73 m) above ground level and topped by a bronze statue of Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture, rises above the bluffs of the Missouri River and is the first view of Jefferson City for travelers arriving from the north. In addition to the state Senate and House of Representatives, the Capitol also contains offices for the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state treasurer, state auditor, and some administrative agencies.

It is individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a contributing property in the Missouri State Capitol Historic District.
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  • Beautiful sculptures and fountains. Very stately and historical. Stained glass inside was gorgeous. Glad we stopped before leaving town.  more »
  • We arrived by Amtrak train which is just walking distance to the capitol. Beautiful grounds, cherry blossom trees were blooming. We went thru security, picked up the brochure to do a self tour and...  more »
  • The Capitol building grounds are currently being renovated, so not a whole lot to see there. The inside is still open to the public and I would very much recommend the free tours that are offered.
  • 2 thumbs up to everyone at the state capitol!!! life unlimited from liberty mo traveled to the capitol with our individuals with special needs yesterday for disability rights day. I must say that this year everyone welcomed us with open arms. we had a really nice time. keep up the good work!!!! makes me proud be to able to brag on my hometown!!!! jay pride native 05!!!! much better then last year!!!!!!

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