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Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City

Categories: Government Buildings, Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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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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  • We did the 1 hour free tour & thought it was a bit short. Would have loved to have heard about more of the beautiful paintings that line the halls. This is a beautiful building and the Benton room mur...  read more »
  • One of the most beautiful capitol buildings we have visited, Missouri Capitol is a historical art gallery. The ceiling is three stories high with wonderful art all the way up. On the second floor each...  read more »
  • Arriving early in the afternoon after our day's bike ride on the Katy Trail, we had time to shower and wander down the 3 blocks to the capital building. Being a former Kansas native, I naturally posse...  read more »
  • 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 😀🌻and the whole building is beautiful!!!!
  • Thomas Hart Benton's mural “Social History of Missouri“ , the artists greatest work of art.
  • Very beautiful amazing place!!!! I went with my T.A.Rs GROUP last year, it was very fun and educational!!!
  • A wonderful place!
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