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Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City

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Completed in 1917, the Missouri State Capitol is a 500,000 square-foot living history exhibit of art, architecture, and state politics. Rising more than 238 feet above the banks of the Missouri River in Jefferson City, Missouri, the structure was recently recognized as one of the nation's top "10 Cool Capitols" by USA Today.
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  • We stayed across the street and walked over to see the capital. It is well worth the visit to see the beauty of the state capital complex.  more »
  • Much enjoyed visiting this huge and impressive capitol. Took the guided tour that was informative and interesting. It lasted one hour and focused particularly on the fascinating artwork.  more »
  • We visited on a Tuesday afternoon and very much enjoyed ourselves. There were very few other people in the museum at the time. If you enjoy history, you will definitely enjoy your time here at the Cap...  more »
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  • We had an excellent guide who explained everything in detail. Tour was definitely worth it.
  • The state capitol is a very interesting place. When you first get in it is mostly a bunch of old stuff that you could see anywhere, but once you get further it is a lot more interesting and unique.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.