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Magnificent Building

A must to see whilst you are in town, beautiful architecture, the grounds and flower display were... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Great Capitol

I visited first thing in the morning on a Sunday. I had the building to myself with and toured... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
Palatine, Illinois
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This stunning Greek Revival building completed in 1910 was at first modernized and later, in 1989, restored to its original magnificence, making it the most fully restored capitol building in the U.S. Self-guided and free guided tours are available.
500 E Capitol Ave, Pierre, SD 57501-5007
+1 605-773-3765
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All reviews self guided tour beautiful building south dakota war memorial in december walk around house and senate chambers christmas tree supreme court governor's office inaugural ball first floor after hours gift store inside the building saw lots of fish marble pillars
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

A must to see whilst you are in town, beautiful architecture, the grounds and flower display were all beautiful.

Thank Yorkie1948
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

I visited first thing in the morning on a Sunday. I had the building to myself with and toured with a self guided pamphlet. What a great way to see this lovely understated building. Everything was explained and it was easy to take pictures. I...More

Thank bLiselotte
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

There is free, but time-restricted, parking right outside the Capitol building. I knew that I would be able to see what I wanted within 30 minutes. I am sure there is car parking elsewhere if you want longer. There are no big signs saying “Public...More

Thank BigMerk
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The South Dakota state capitol building has a gorgeous rotunda; we were awed as soon as we walked into the building. A conveniently placed brochure served as our guide to the spaces, art, and architecture as well as history of the state. We walked the...More

Thank RetiredTravelerTN
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

A young woman who works in one of the gov't offices adjacent to the capitol approached us as we walked toward the capitol and offered us some suggestions for touring the capitol. She told us about the statues of SD governors that are around the...More

Thank Sherpa724824
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Attractive building crying out a State’s pride in its Statehood. Self guided tour around the building. Everywhere was immaculately preserved ( and sympathetically updated- recycling bins were perfectly in keeping with the turn of 20th Century building) and pristinely clean. Nearby war memorials and memorial...More

Thank sueabram
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We were here on a Sunday so couldn't do a tour. But the grounds alone are beautiful. Would love to come back to see the inside.

Thank bearnstar
Reviewed 24 July 2018

This capitol Building has a classic look. The interior is very nice. There is not a lot to see, but the chambers and rotunda are very nice. All is clean and polished. If you are collecting stamps for your State Capitol Booklet, you need to...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 8 July 2018

We are visiting state capitals this summer, this is number 3 after St Paul and Bismarck. The building is very stately and the grounds around it are very well kept. We walked the entire area around the pond. The girls saw lots of fish and...More

Thank TetonLover35
Reviewed 27 June 2018

The Capitol is open for inspection. Very clean and rehabbed to its former glory. We were able to walk into both chambers and under the rotunda

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24 May 2018|
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Response from bobw1234 | Reviewed this property |
Go in the north entrance and you should find a guide book or map in the racks as you enter. Hours are to 7PM during the week but hours are different on holidays and weekends. I don’t know when they open in the morning... More
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Response from Cheryl S | Reviewed this property |
Last day to view the trees is Dec 26th as far as I recall.