North Dakota State Capitol

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North Dakota State Capitol ,
600 E. Boulevard Ave.,
Bismarck, ND
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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. New in the summer of 2024, you can also experience a guided outdoor tour of the Capitol grounds.

Guided indoor tours are available Monday through Friday on the hour at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Self-guided tours are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Weekend guided indoor tours are available beginning Memorial Day weekend and ending on Labor Day. Saturday and holiday tours on the hour at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday tours at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., or 3 p.m. All weekend and holiday tours are guided tours.

Guided outdoor tours will take place at 6 p.m. on June 10, July 8 and Aug. 12. The tour will focus on the history of the building and grounds, the Capitol monuments and the nature trail. The tour will be approximately one mile and one hour. Scooters and wheelchairs are welcome. The public is asked to meet outside the south/visitor entrance to the Capitol at 600 East Boulevard Ave. and may park in the visitor parking lot to the east.

Virtual tours are available online using this link.

All Features

    • Accessible Entrance,
    • Passenger Drop-off/Pick-up,
    • Paved,
    • Service Animals Allowed,
    • Wheelchair-accessible,
    • Wheelchair-accessible Elevator,
    • Wheelchair-accessible Parking,
    • Wheelchair-accessible Restrooms,
    • Wheelchair-accessible Seating
    • Guides Available
    • Open Year 'Round
    • Trails,
    • WiFi Available
    • Family-Friendly,
    • Free Admission
    • Advance Reservations Required for Groups
    • Parking Lot

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North Dakota State Capitol

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