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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  • Missouri State Capitol: From the outside, the capitol looks like others I have seen, classical columns, freezes, grand steps, and a dome. Inside, the rotunda and second floor are filled with murals an...  more »
  • We always tour state capital buildings whenever in a capital city and this is one of the prettiest we have seen. Magnificent renovation, updated while keeping original class and style. Brass elevator ...  more »
  • We walked all over the capital bldg. I especially enjoyed the museum and looking at the artwork on the third floor. It was an educational experience.  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.

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