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State Capitol Building

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Address: 600 E Boulevard Ave, Bismarck, ND 58505-0601

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A Classic State Capitol Building

A fun stop in Bismarck! The building is a great example of 1930's architecture. The observation deck offers stunning views of the city as well as interesting historical photos... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

A fun stop in Bismarck! The building is a great example of 1930's architecture. The observation deck offers stunning views of the city as well as interesting historical photos, The main floor portrait gallery of notable North Dakotans makes for a fun stroll through history. Volunteers and staff are both friendly and helpful. The grounds are beautiful and feature a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice and clean facilities and grounds. Tours are nice. Excellent views of the surrounding area and nice historical pictures in observation area. Family friendly.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Free tours offered at the top of hour every hour except noon. Tour guide was fun and very knowledgeable. Cafeteria offers an impressive and reasonably priced yummy lunch.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We had read about this very different state capitol - an 18 story "office building" instead of a domed capitol. We arrived around noon, got a bite to eat in the building cafeteria - lots of options, very reasonable prices and great selection (much of the food service closes at 1:30) - then caught the 1:00 tour. We really recommend... More 

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Lehi, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

The severe straight line tower may not attract like more classically-styled state capitols, but the magnificent art deco interior is completely worth an hour's self-guided tour. The main hallway is unbelievably majestic. Take time to visit the superb legislative chambers. The first elevator on the right takes you quickly to the 18th floor observatory. This is a must-see when passing... More 

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Valley City, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Our group was made of approximately 30 people from all over the United States. For most of them it was their first time to North Dakota. They were very impressed with the Capitol Building and its history. The tour guide was excellent and one could tell she really enjoyed her job. One constructive thing, the last tour is at 11:00... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

As the tallest building in ND, and part of our history, it's a great place to visit. The highlight for my smaller kids was going to the observation deck on the 18th floor. Very cool pictures to look at up there too.

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Canton, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Took a tour with two others on a Sunday. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable, but the tour itself was no more than 20 minutes. I'm not sure it's worth stopping really.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

There's something interesting about the way this building towers above Bismarck, nothing else comes close to the height of this building. We went on the free tour, they brought us all throughout the building talking about the architecture. We got to go in the supreme Court, Senate, house, and observation deck.

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Their free tour takes about 45 minutes and does a good job giving the history of the building and the operation of the state government. This is the best capital architecturally of the ones we have visited, (about 25 so far). We find the clean Art Deco lines pleasing and still beautiful. The 18th story has a good collection of... More 

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