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North Dakota State Capitol

Visitors to the North Dakota State Capitol grounds find a unique blend of the state’s past, present, and future. The State Capitol building, also known as the “Skyscraper on the Prairie,” stands proudly over the heart of Bismarck. The Capitol grounds arboretum trail winds behind the Governor’s residence and along the Capitol building, highway building, Liberty Memorial building, the Heritage Center and the Veteran’s Memorial. Approximately 75 species of trees, shrubs and blooming flowers are identified. Also on the grounds are statues of Sakakawea, the Pioneer family, Former Governor Burke, a buffalo and an Arabian horse. Admission is free.

Memorial Day through Labor Day Tours of the Capitol are available:
Free guided tours are available Monday-Friday at 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm. Tours normally run 45-50 minutes long. Self-guided tours are also available during the week. Weekend guided tours are available US Memorial Day – US Labor Day on Saturdays at 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm and Sundays at 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm. No off-season weekend tours.
North Dakota State Capitol

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Capitol Grounds - 600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505

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