The North Dakota State Capitol is the house of government of the U.S. state of North Dakota. The Capitol, a 21 story tower, is in Bismarck at 600 East Boulevard Avenue, on a 160acre campus that is the site of many other government buildings. The capitol building and the surrounding office buildings house the state's legislative and judicial branches, as well as many government agencies.For travelers who use our international travel planner, Bismarck holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the North Dakota State Capitol Building and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
The State Capitol is largely surrounded by state government buildings. The parks, walking trails, and monuments on the grounds give visitors information about the state's history, making it one of the city's tourist attractions. Six buildings exist on the grounds; all built during various time periods as the government grew. Not all state agencies are housed on the grounds, however: a large number are spread throughout the city in various facilities. Plans for a massive expansion and improvement of the grounds were developed in 2000, but very little of the plan has been implemented as of 2012.
North Dakota State Capitol Building reviews
It is the only office building style Capitol Building in the 48 contiguous states; Juneau, AK also has one. Beautiful grounds out front. Currently no tours because of the Covid. Worth a stop if... more »
I was visiting during COVID 19 so there were no guided tours. A self guided tour brochure is available, so I still learned a lot and enjoyed the attraction. Make sure to visit the observatory on... more »
Another stamp in the boys state capitol books 😉 The elevators are a bit high tech here with a touch screen to request an elevator going up to the observatory floor (or back down). There's a bit to see here (mostly photos and views from the observatory) and the ND Heritage Center is a quick walk from the Capitol building. I'll boost a review with pics for the heritage center separately since they are technically two separate areas.
A practical but beautiful state capitol building. Guided tours are available during limited hours but self guided tours are allowed as well. Visitors can access the observation level on the 18th floor for nice views of the town. Both chambers of the house and Senate are also open to view.
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