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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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Closed for construction....

We battled the downtown construction on two consecutive days to get to the Capitol. On the second... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2015
Debbie K
Educational and interesting

It's important to know that the Capitol is under construction so photos aren't as good and it isn't... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2015
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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%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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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 22 June 2015

We battled the downtown construction on two consecutive days to get to the Capitol. On the second day of attempting to find it, we parked several blocks away and walked there. It is obviously under construction, but there was no signage to the effect that...More

Thank Debbie K
Reviewed 3 June 2015

It's important to know that the Capitol is under construction so photos aren't as good and it isn't quite the same experience to go when it is under construction, but that said, it is great both for school field trips and for families to learn...More

Thank babymama
Reviewed 1 June 2015

We budgeted an entire day to peruse St. Paul so we started with a windshield tour following our first stop at Landmark Center. It was disappointing to find that the building is undergoing a significant renovation, so we resolved to tour the area and take...More

2  Thank Jim B
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Such an impressive, gorgeous building and grounds. We are free to walk through it on our own or take a guided tour with a docent. The tours are hourly, and the docent tour makes the experience very interesting and educational. I learned so much on...More

Thank Risa Y
Reviewed 6 May 2015

As Canadians, we find that state capitol buildings continue to be the best places to learn of a state's history and to meet friendly, helpful public servants who are understandably proud of these buildings. At the time we visited much of this capitol building was...More

Thank CeciliaWest
Reviewed 24 March 2015

It really doesn't look too different in design than the capital of Iowa, but the Capital of Iowa has a gold leaf dome. Tour guide was interesting. It is worth a visit if you happen to be in the area, but not a destination.

Thank RandyKasal
Reviewed 3 March 2015

We were shown around the capital by a extraordinary young woman who really understood what she was talking about. Very informative tour. Nice to see it before it closes down for complete renovation. A beautiful capital.

Thank Pip18Wisconsin
Reviewed 18 February 2015

While I love the Minnesota capitol - my most recent visit during the renovation left something to be desired but the tour and tour guide were wonderful.

Thank diane_StPaul
Reviewed 27 December 2014

We loved the architecture of the building and the elegance of the rooms visible to visitors. Unfortunately, the building is under renovation, so there were areas we could not see. I'd advise those interested to check in advance to see whether it's all done. Once...More

1  Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 22 December 2014

The building itself is beautiful. See the legislative chambers and the supreme court. The tours give you a sense of how state government operates.

1  Thank Thaddeus P
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I would like to know if tours are being offered at the State Capitol? How much do they cost? What are the opening hours? Are the tours by appointment only or can you just show up?
3 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
How did Minnesota get its state capitol?
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