Washington State Capitol

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  • Address: 416 Sid Snyder Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98504, USA, United States
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  • Tags: Family And Kids, Architecture , Heritage Building

Washington State Capitol or the legislative building contains the offices of the state legislature, governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state and treasurer and several other buildings namely the Washington Supreme Court and the Governor’s Mansion. There are 18 major art installations and monumental structures displayed here. The Winged Victory monument commemorating World War I, the Tivoli Fountain replica, Chief William Shelton’s story pole, POW-MIA memorials, Du Pen Fountain, Sea to Sky, Untitled Stainless Steel and Water Garden are some of the other attractions. The walk through the path with the trees surrounding you is a beautiful feeling. Plenty of lawn space is available for the visitors. You can opt for either a thorough guided tour or a free tour.

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  • Bus 101 to stop –State Capitol Building [sb].

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  • Washington State Capitol Address: 416 Sid Snyder Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98504, USA, United States
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  • Oh man this was a perfect little stop for my wife’s and I. On our way way from Portland to Seattle, we said hey let’s stop here and it turned out to be perfect. The free tour was great and the tour guide very very knowledgeable! And of course the architecture inside the building was beautiful. A must see if you’re around the area!

  • The Capitol building is a short walk from the visitor center parking lot. Very welcoming personnel and docents enhanced the visit. The extensive use of marble from five countries is astounding. Our docent was a former educator and extremely knowledgeable. Although there weren’t any sessions underway, we enjoyed seeing the areas and learning more about government processes. The rotunda and the unique Tiffany chandeliers are exquisite. Even if you don’t “need to go”, go into one of the restrooms for more marble craftsmanship. If you’re able, take the stairs for even more. There is a small cafeteria where you can get a beverage and food, but it is also used by employees. We went in late morning for a beverage before our tour but decided to pass due to the wait and our approaching tour time. I can imagine that during lunch, you might have a wait because many menu items are prepared as they are ordered. Fortunate for us, we visited on Potato Day. Staff and visitors were treated in the rotunda to complementary baked potatoes with numerous toppings to choose from plus beverages. We were told that the following day would be Ice Cream Day. Although there were four adults and no children on my guided tour, I did see materials designed for children and got a sense that the tour could easily be adapted to interest them

  • The Capitol building is a short walk from the visitor center parking lot. Very welcoming personnel and docents enhanced the visit. The extensive use of marble from five countries is astounding. Our docent was a former educator and extremely knowledgeable. Although there weren’t any sessions underway, we enjoyed seeing the areas and learning more about government processes. The rotunda and the unique Tiffany chandeliers are exquisite. Even if you don’t “need to go”, go into one of the restrooms for more marble craftsmanship. If you’re able, take the stairs for even more. There is a small cafeteria where you can get a beverage and food, but it is also used by employees. We went in late morning for a beverage before our tour but decided to pass due to the wait and our approaching tour time. I can imagine that during lunch, you might have a wait because many menu items are prepared as they are ordered. Fortunate for us, we visited on Potato Day. Staff and visitors were treated in the rotunda to complementary baked potatoes with numerous toppings to choose from plus beverages. We were told that the following day would be Ice Cream Day. Although there were four adults and no children on my guided tour, I did see materials designed for children and got a sense that the tour could easily be adapted to interest them

  • We stopped by on our way back up from Portland. It was a Saturday so there wasn't too much going on but we walked around the ground and the inside of the Capitol building. It was great to see the architecture and talk briefly with someone who worked there. I'd definitely recommend going by if you are in the area, admission is free and so is the parking (at least on the weekends).

  • Beautiful, cherry tree's were in bloom. The whole campus was nicely taken care of and free to roam around.

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