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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  • Took my exchange student to see the Capital before he returned home. Art work is amazing. We toured on our own as we were too early for the group tour. Architecture and space were intriguing. There ar...  more »
  • We stopped to visit the Capitol grounds on a trip through Missouri. Surprisingly, there is a museum in the capitol open even on Sunday. We spent 1 1/2 around the grounds and the inside museum. I very ...  more »
  • The Missouri state capital in Jefferson City is a fun day trip from the St. Louis area. The capital is well done and full of artwork and stained glass.  more »
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  • We stopped here on our way from Kansas City to St. Louis. It is about half way on the drive and a great pitstop. The bottom floor is a museum where you can learn about the history of the state. You can go up several floor and see into the Senate and the House rooms. Everyone working there was very knowledgeable and willing to share with us.
  • Walked around the grounds. Loved all the statues and fountains. Must see the brass model of the USS Missouri.
  • Great place to go learn a little about Missouri's past... beautifully maintained grounds, museum inside, and plenty of other historical bits nearby.
  • One of the most beautiful State Capitol buildings in the country. Much better on the inside than the outside.
  • The tours are awesome. The interpreters are very knowledgeable on Capitol history. The inside of the building is beautiful. The reason why is explained during the tour.

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