The State Capitol, considered by many to be the nation's most beautiful, is a spectacular structure designed by local ... More
Minnesota State Capitol
The State Capitol, considered by many to be the nation's most beautiful, is a spectacular structure designed by local architect Cass Gilbert. Opened in 1905, it took six years to build and cost $4 million. The building, modeled after St. Peter's in Rome, features a stunning, unsupported 220-foot marble dome and an extravagantly detailed interior. Built on a hill overlooking St. Paul, the top of the front steps yields a breathtaking view of downtown. Free tours are given on the hour with the last tour starting one hour before closing.
The MN State Capitol is phenominal!! Our grade went to the capitol for a field trip and it was wonderful! The architecture by Cass Gilbert is stunning and our free tour guide supplied us with loads of facts in our 45 minute tour. We went on top of the capitol and touched the horses. We even saw the governor's office! Even if you don't care about all of the facts and stuff, the architecture and paintings are so unbelievabley gorgeous you hafta go!!!
Capitol is great. Tour was good. Only problem is finding a place to park. There are meters right there but you need quarters. 10 minutes for one quarter. We did find a parking area that was metered and would take other coins, but if you don't have tin in your pocket, I don't know where you could park. Just bring quarters.
With free tours of the State Capitol departing every hour, this has got to the best value attraction in St Paul. The grandeur and majesty of this building was a sight to behold. Impressive sight! The tour is also insightful and informative, detailing the history of the state and the building.
In the summer of 2005, I had the distinct pleasure of visiting Minnesota. Since I had always wanted to see the State Capitol, my friends decided to afford me the pleasure.
I was not diappointed. Never before had I seen such a spectacle. Each room or area was draped in its history.There were the many governmental and law-making chambers and the walls displayed the various governors along with their tenure dates.
The architecture was both interesting and intricate. We were oh so tired after following the guide up the winding staircase to the very top. The view from atop was breath-taking!I even got to touch the golden horses and surveyed the historical streets below.
The tour concluded after which I added a colourful pin to The Bahamas, my country, on the map.
Thank you for sending in your review. The community appreciates your feedback.
Designed for children four months to 10 years old, this museum features four permanent galleries and two others hosting traveling
exhibits. Visitors are encouraged to use all of their senses to explore the many things there are to see ...
Guides dressed in period garb lead tours through this well preserved Victorian house. This Second Empire mansion was built by
Alexander Ramsey, Minnesota's first territorial governor, in 1872 and is furnished with many original pieces. During his political career, ...
Folks, come to walk the mighty Midway (largest in the country), visit the three beer gardens or extreme thrill park.
Heritage Square goes back one hundred years and you can shop the world in International Square. There are live ...