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“A must see”

Missouri State Capitol
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

My wife and I arrived just after 1 p.m. and unfortunately missed the 1 o'clock tour. We took a self guided tour on our own. You must pass through security to enter. Once through, proceed to the information desk. The lady we spoke to was very helpful, giving us a map and highlighting the must see sites inside each floor of the capitol building. We were there just over an hour and a half and didn't see it all. You must pay to park, and most of the parking nearby has a 2 hour limit. Don't just run out and add more money to the meter as they mark your tire to ticket those who exceed the 2 hour limit. Touring the capitol is free and if you are into history you need to visit. Beautiful old building. Beautiful furnishings and artwork. Make sure you checkout all the bronze busts in The Hall of Famous Missourians and the room sized mural A Social History of the State of Missouri" by Thomas Hart Benton. Just incredible.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

If you're in the area, you absolutely NEED to check this place out. There are free tours, or you can wander around on your own, the MIssouri State History Museum is on site as well, and, if the weather is nice, you can walk around the outdoor garden areas and take in some spectacular views of the river and the building itself.
Don't sell yourself short of a cool experience because you think it might be stuffy, the architecture in here is enough to make you lay in the floor and stare at it for hours.
I saw someone else explain the color schemes as "boring", which could be true in the dead of winter, but during all other seasons, the building stands out next to the wonderful gardens that surround it.
All I'm saying is give it a chance, it's free, after all.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Shayna A
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

My friend from Madison came to visit. We drove over to Jeff City to explore and to visit ghe Capitol and Museum. It was a fantastic day. The Capitol building is spectacular and has some impressive history. We even got a special private tour of the Governor’s office. The Museum in the first floor is filled with
fascinating history of the Show me State. Well worth the visit!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank jchickman
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Very nice building with nice visuals. It was a holiday, so the governor and legislators were not in the building that day. There is a small museum inside that is worth spending a half hour or more looking at. Free tours are also available though we did not take one.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Missouri’s State Capitol is crawling with history, art, and character. The exhibits in the museum on the first floor change regularly, so there’s always something new to check out even if you e been before. The Thomas Hart Benton murals are beautiful, as well as the marble pillars and columns throughout the building. Be sure to check out the whispering gallery (nearly any employee can take you there) and the senate and House lounges.

Date of experience: February 2018
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