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Address: 75 Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55155
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+1 651-296-2881
13:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 15:00

Note: The Minnesota State Capitol is currently closed to the public through...

Note: The Minnesota State Capitol is currently closed to the public through early 2017 for restoration.

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Minnesota's state Capitol is a beautiful structure both inside and out. It is under restoration and not open to the public at present. It is expected to re-open in early 2017... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 September 2016
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

An architectural masterpiece by Cass Gilbert incorporating exquisite materials with traditional classical design to enable functional space for our three branches of state government. The artwork reflects our history, values, and hopes. Truly a people's building in a grand manner. It's location sees over the city of St Paul and symbolically the state. The memorials outside of the building are... More 

Thank John H
Shoreview, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took advantage of the free guided tours of the Minnesota State Capital! Excellent! Our guide, Lisa, from the Historical Society knew her stuff. It was interesting to see the contrast in the paint colors. The halls are beautiful and the rotunda, something to see!

Thank DebbieMorse
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

went with a big group. free tours are available, and you can arrange to meet a legislator while you're there - which we did. the tour guides didn't comment on any of the controversial depictions of native americans - but that's not particularly surprising. there are a couple of cafeterias in the capitol complex, but i had to leave before... More 

Thank Grace L
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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78 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It wasn't until I took a tour that I realized that there is so much about Minnesota that I don't know. The Capitol is almost done undergoing a massive renovation. If you haven't been here before or its been awhile, you've got to go on a tour. FANTASTIC!

1 Thank HBR2000
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252 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a nice buiding with really friendly people. You can walk around and look at everything and they will answer any questions you have.

1 Thank Snickerdoddle
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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807 reviews
189 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for a legislative day the rotunda is just beautiful in fact the total building is magnificent. Enjoyed a couple three photo ops. Even caught a event.

2 Thank surestop
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The newly restored Minneosota State capitol has undergone a massive restoration project, and is now once again open to the public.

1 Thank Mary F
Knoxville, Tennessee
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859 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We are on our quest to visit every state capitol and were disappointed this one was shrouded in scaffolding and canvas with the grounds all fenced off and under extensive renovation. Our pictures will reflect a building under construction. Beautiful, grounds on a sunny, clear day. Difficult to stop since parking seems limited and roads around the area are under... More 

Thank Knox10SC
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Minnesota's state Capitol is a beautiful structure both inside and out. It is under restoration and not open to the public at present. It is expected to re-open in early 2017. Many beautiful surprises have been found by the meticulous craft persons who are doing the work. It will be so exciting to see this incredible building returned to it's... More 

Thank M G
Pflugerville, Texas
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I was so excited about the visit to the State Capitol (on my bucket list to visit every US capitol), but very disappointed that the building was completely closed and fenced off. Could not even walk on the grounds. Next time.

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