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Washington State Capitol

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Address: 416 Snider Avenue SE, Olympia, WA
Phone Number: +1 360-725-3000

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not to be missed when you are in town

Such lovely capital grounds and not to be missed when you are in town. excellent photo place for family pics as well!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such lovely capital grounds and not to be missed when you are in town. excellent photo place for family pics as well!

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Battle Ground, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Awesome buildings dating back many many decades (sorry didn't do any research on the capital, just drove around). No traffic, no parking issues, many pictures taken on a rainy day.

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Sioux Falls, SD
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This building is very nice. I didn't learn much about Washington's history, but I did enjoy being able to walk around the building and take pictures. The gift shop was lovely and the ladies didn't seem to mind that we were shopping close to their closing time.

Thank lizSiouxFalls_SD
Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Washington State's capitol building has to be the most beautiful capitol building in the country. I seriously doubt that a building like it could be built today anywhere in the country. It is a visual splendor of superb architecture, marble, Tiffany chandeliers, and old-world craftsmanship. And our tour guide did justice to this magnificent building.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I was just kind of wandering around Olympia, when I decided to head up to the Capital for old times sake. I had graduated from the old Olympia High School when it was still across the street and my Dad had been the minister of the United Churches. Going thru those huge doors and up the stairs was a funny... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Beautiful building, gorgeous chandeliers-all from Tiffanys-stunning. Our docent was very good, really enjoyed it. we were in the governors office as part of the tour. Well worth the time (parking is close and free)

Thank CARLYBuffalo_NewYork
Central Arizona, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped on way back to Portland. The bldgs were closed as it was a Sunday but the area is so beautiful. There is a lake at the bottom of the hill with a beautiful park around it. The architecture is amazing. The governor's mansion and the surrounding homes are Victorian. Expansive lawns make it a perfect place for a nice... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I love this building. It is stunningly beautiful inside and out. I especially enjoy walking through the marble lines hallways. It gives you such a sense of history;, of a time when craftsmanship was revered. Continual efforts to preserve and protect this building is an ongoing gift to the people of Washington State and its many visitors.

Thank Patricia T
Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Plan for at least 3 hours to really explore the capitol building and the campus. There are memorials and statuary on the grounds. An excellent gift shop and information kiosk is also on the campus.

Thank SkipG11_12
Ridgefield, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The Capitol building in Washington State and the campus of government buildings that surround it; should be on everyone's list when they visit this area. The Capitol campus is located on the southern tip of Puget Sound. The Capitol building is considered one of the most magnificent state capitol building in our country. The dome is 287 ft to the... More 

Thank larkenRidgefield_CT

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