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Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City

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Government Building
The Missouri State Capitol is the building that houses the legislative and executive branches of the government of the U.S. state of Missouri, as well as the Missouri General Assembly. Located in Jefferson City at 201 West Capitol Avenue, it is the third capitol in the city after the other two were demolished following a fire. The domed building was designed by the New York architectural firm of Tracy and Swartwout and was completed in 1917.The Capitol's dome, which rises 238ft above ground level and topped by a bronze statue of Ceres the Roman goddess of agriculture, rises above the bluffs of the Missouri River and is the first view of Jefferson City for travelers arriving from the north. In addition to housing the two legislative bodies and the two houses, the Capitol houses offices for the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state treasurer, state auditor, and some administrative agencies.
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  • Inside the Capitol is a museum wit many interesting displays. Beautiful architecture inside and out.  more »
  • The portraits of past governors and the summaries about them were extremely interesting. There's a section on the USS Missouri including a brass model built by the Navy to determine placement of radio...  more »
  • This is definately a place to visit. Good exhibits on the main floor. Tours led throughout the building. Be sure and see the Thomas Hart Benton murals. The frescos are to die for as are the architectu...  more »
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  • We have visited and walked around the grounds on a couple of occasions. One of our favorite visits was last December when most of the legislator's offices were closed. There weren't a lot of visitors and we spent several hours wandering the halls and viewing the many historic murals or other exhibits. The staff were very friendly. All-in-all, it was an incredibly relaxing and peaceful experience.
  • Not really a fan of government buildings but found a tour surprisingly enjoyable. Best part is you can just wander around at your leisure. Interesting memorials on the grounds as well as some impressive statuary. Museum inside and some wonderful Thomas Hart Benton murals. It is actually considered the most beautiful state capitol in the country.
  • It's the best capitol in Missouri! Accept no substitutes. Also, it really is a good place to visit if you're a Missourian-might as well, you paid for it. Lots of great history, knowledgeable tour guides, and maybe a wild politician or two sneaking around the halls. I'm sure other capitol buildings have more bells and whistles, but this is a nice one. There does seem to be a semi constant state of construction in various areas, but usually avoidable. Go and pretend it's a third grade school trip, and see the capitol.
  • We went here today me and my family for the first time. There was so much to see and learn about. The tour was so informative and educational. I learned a lot and had a great time. So did our newborn but he loves paintings and people anyways. I'm glad I went here today it was very neat ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒปand the whole building is beautiful!!!!
  • Very beautiful amazing place!!!! I went with my T.A.Rs GROUP last year, it was very fun and educational!!!