North Dakota State Capitol
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Visitors to the capitol will find a unique blend of prairie-themed Art Deco styling. Designed in monumental scale with majestic proportions, visitors will see chandeliers representing heads of wheat; ceiling lighting representing the sunrise, moon and stars; and bronze elevator doors depicting the history of life on the prairie. The observation deck provides a 360-degree view of the Bismarck-Mandan area. The grounds are equally spectacular with many monuments and statues, as well as an Arboretum Trail with more than 75 types of trees and the trail passes statues and memorials which symbolize our state's history and heritage.
There are three ways to experience a tour of the North Dakota State Capitol: guided tours, self-guided tours, and virtual tours.
Guided tours are available Monday through Friday on the hour at 9:00, 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. and 1:00, 2:00 or 3:00 p.m. Self-guided tours are available from 8:00 am to 5:00 p.m.
Weekend guided tours available beginning Memorial Day weekend and ending on Labor Day. Saturdays and holiday tours on the hour at 9:00, 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. and 1:00, 2:00 or 3:00 p.m. Sunday tours 1, 2, or 3:00 pm. All weekend and holiday tours are guided tours.
Virtual tours are available online using this link.
- Accessible Entrance,
- Passenger Drop-off/Pick-up,
- Service Animals Allowed,
- Wheelchair-accessible Elevator,
- Wheelchair-accessible Parking,
- Wheelchair-accessible Restrooms,
- Wheelchair-accessible Seating
- General Information
- Free Admission
- Parking Lot