Minnesota State Capitol, Saint Paul

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#3 of 9 in Historic Sites in Saint Paul
Completed in 1905, the Minnesota State Capitol is used by the Minnesota Governor, Supreme Court, Senate and House of Representatives. Designed by Cass Gilbert, who was known for his classical style and pioneering skyscrapers, the Capitol features the second-largest self-supporting marble dome in the world, works by important 19th- and 20th-century artists, and battle flags from the Civil and Spanish-American Wars.
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  • We had lived in the cities for years and never visited, but when we came back our son requested we take the building tour. When a ten year old wants to do anything other than video games in the summer...  more »
  • We had some extra time so we passed by the Minnesota State Capitol. I am so glad we did. It's quite an impressive Capitol building. The thing that caught my eye was the Quadriga, the Golden Horses on ...  more »
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  • Road trip! This is the fourth state Capitol we have visited on this road trip and ranks as one of the most beautiful we have seen. The tour is only about 45 minutes, but you are free to roam most of the building and see spaces not included on the tour. The guides are all volunteers and know a great deal about the building and state history as well. They recently underwent an expensive and extensive renovation program and it shows well. I highly recommend a visit to this historic building if you are in the area.
  • Took the guided tour here. Very well presented and the building itself with it's giant pillars is a great example of amazing contrition. Tour includes visiting the Minnesota Assembly and Senate (which was in session that day so we could not enter that chamber as it was full at the time). Also houses the Minnesota Supreme Court which was very impressive to see,. Court was not in session on the day of our visit. Also includes the main reception room. Tour is about 45 minutes and includes a lot of Minnesota History very well presented. Many steps to climb to enter the Capitol and grounds surrounding it are very nice.

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