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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  • August 14, 2017
    Went to tour the statehouse, but came during lunch, so we walked around and spoke to several wonderful house and senate staffers, who gave a real working view of this statehouse and the challenges fac...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Sat next to the beautiful monuments in front of our MO Capital and ate our ice cream. Prettiest one in the Union!  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    One of the prettiest Capitols. Museums, artwork and more inside. Grounds are beautiful.Every year the Jefferson City High School Choirs sings in the rotunda on the circular stairs. People come very ea...  more »
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  • July 8, 2017
    We had an excellent guide who explained everything in detail. Tour was definitely worth it.
  • April 13, 2017
    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.
  • November 2, 2016
    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.
  • October 22, 2016
    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.
  • June 19, 2016
    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.

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