Minnesota State Capitol, Saint Paul

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Completed in 1905, the Minnesota State Capitol is used by the Minnesota Governor, Supreme Court, Senate and House of Representatives. Designed by Cass Gilbert, who was known for his classical style and pioneering skyscrapers, the Capitol features the second-largest self-supporting marble dome in the world, works by important 19th- and 20th-century artists, and battle flags from the Civil and Spanish-American Wars.
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  • We're not from Minnesota but we visited the State Capitol and took the tour to see the Governor's reception room, the Supreme Court, the House and Senate chambers and the rest of the building. The res...  more »
  • Restoration is fantastic. The building was impressive and is even more so after building's restoration. Much has been restored and the intricate ceilings have been cleaned and refurbished. You can tak...  more »
  • The Minnesota State Capitol is gorgeous! The exterior was even more glorious because the leaves were starting to turn color. The grounds were pristine and really came to life in the sunlight. Once ins...  more »
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  • Touring it was a great way to spend a couole of summer hours. Go to the information/visitor center on the 1st floor at the beginning so you'll have a map of the bldg. They have nice inexpensive post cards & bookmarks. Also the water fountains & restrooms are clean & plentiful. It is wheelchair friendly!
  • Having held the Anonymous Million Mask March Minnesota every November 5th since 2012 in Saint Paul at the capitol, the administration has been a pleasure to work with. Capitol Administrator Anne Johnson is the epitome of "Minnesota Nice". She and her staff are friendly and professional always making certain our events have everything we need. Very helpful! The State Troopers who secure the captiol grounds are firm but fair and we have experienced no problems from this office to date. Much respect for Anne!!!! Thanks for making the past 4 years of the MMMMN epic events and we look forward to working with you for many years to come. Anonymous will not stop until every single one of us is free. Disobey... together... We remove the control. Expect us.
  • There are so many things to see and appreciate in this most beautiful of public buildings. Take your time (take a tour!) and really immerse yourself in the experience. (the basement level is a hidden gem.)
  • Beautiful place to visit (and free). There are lots of plaques to read and beautiful art to look at.
  • A very beautiful and historic building. Worth seeing if you're a tourist like me.

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Where to stay in Saint Paul

Places to stay in St. Paul sit concentrated in the downtown area. The Lowertown Historic District, which includes some of the city's oldest buildings, makes a particularly attractive option. Hotels, guesthouses, and bed and breakfasts here can put you just steps from the Mississippi River, while the greater downtown area also offers apartment rentals and hostels. Staying downtown also puts you within walking distance of most of the city's prime attractions. Additionally, you'll find a handful of national-chain hotels on the east side of town near Interstate 494 / 694.
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