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'Iolani-Palace

'Iolani Palace

Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, 96813
The 'Iolani Palace was used as the capitol building for the Provisional Government, Republic, Territory, and State of Hawaiʻi until 1969. The palace was restored and opened to the public as a museum in 1978.

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Alabama State Capitol

Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, 36130
Completed in 1851, the building was called the Capitol of the Confederacy and it was the site where Jefferson Davis was sworn in as the President of the Confederacy on February 18, 1861.

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Alaska State Capitol

Juneau, Alaska, 99801
Originally called the Federal and Territorial Building, the building became the State Capitol when Alaska joined the Union in 1959. Attempts have been made to replace the building with a new Capitol, but a design could not be agreed upon.

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Arizona State Capitol

Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, 85007
The design of the Capitol is optimized for the desert climate of Arizona. The thick masonry walls insulate the interior, while skylights and round "bullseye" clerestory windows let heat out.

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Arkansas State Capitol

Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, 72201
Completed in 1915 with the aid of prisoners, the Arkansas State Capitol was built on the site of the State Penitentiary. The grounds contain many memorials including a Vietnam Veterans Memorial and a memorial to Confederate Women of Arkansas.

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Ayer Public Library

Delavan, Tazewell County, Illinois, 61734
The Ayer Ayer Public Library was the first tax supported library in the state of Illinois. It was named for Amos K. Ayer, who pledged to give the library $200 a year for ten years for the purchase of books.

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California State Capitol

Sacramento, California, 95814
The California Capitol building is home to the Office of the Governor, the California Legislature and the State Capitol Museum. Like many capitols around the country, it is neoclassical in design and has a dome.

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Chase County Kansas Courthouse

Cottonwood Falls, Chase County, Kansas
The courthouse was completed in 1873, making it the oldest courthouse still in use west of the Mississippi River. It is also the state's finest remaining example of Second Empire architecture.

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Cherokee National Capitol

Tahlequah, Cherokee County, Oklahoma, 74464
The Cherokee National Capitol served as the headquarters for Cherokee government from the time of its completion until 1907 when Oklahoma became a State. The structure is fairly well preserved and is a late example of the Italianate style.

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Colorado State Capitol

Denver, Colorado, 80203
The Colorado State Capitol is the home of the Colorado legislature and the offices of the Colorado Governor and Lt. Governor. Real gold was incorporated into the dome to commemorate the Colorado Gold Rush.

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Confederate State Capitol Building

Washington, Hempstead County, Arkansas
The Confederate State Capitol building in Washington, Arkansas was the capital of the Confederate state government of Arkansas, during 1863 - 1865, after Little Rock, Arkansas fell to Union forces in the American Civil War.

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Connecticut State Capitol

Hartford, Connecticut, 06106
The Connecticut General Assembly met alternately in Hartford and New Haven. After the Civil War, Hartford was selected as the official State Capital and the assembly authorized the construction of a Capitol Building.

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Delaware State Capitol

Dover, Kent County, Delaware, 19901
In addition to the chambers of the Delaware House of Representatives and Senate, the Legislative Hall also includes offices for the governor and lieutenant governor while the General Assembly is in session.

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Dubuque County Jail

Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, 52001
Completed in 1858, this massive Egyptian Revival style stone building was designed by the same architect who also did the Old Illinois State Capitol. The Dubuque County Historical Society now owns the building and operates it as a local history museum.

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Ellis Island

New York, New York
Between 1892 and 1954, over 12 million European immigrants passed through the processing station at Ellis Island. Today, the island is home to a museum dedicated to immigration and the idea of seeking a new and better life in America.

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First Bank of the United States

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106
Chartered in 1791, the First Bank of the United States was erected in the neo-classical style to echo the democracy of Ancient Greece. The bank building was restored for the Bicentennial in 1976.

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Florida State Capitol (Old)

Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, 32301
Florida's Old State Capitol Building reopened to the public in 1982. It now serves as a museum covering events in Florida life and government. It is part of the Capitol Complex, which includes the new Capitol and other buildings.

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Georgia State Capitol

Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, 30334
Completed in 1889, this building still serves as the home to Georgia's General Assembly and contains the offices for the governor, lieutenant governor, and secretary of state.

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Hawaii State Capitol

Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813
The Hawaii State Capitol opened on March 15, 1969 and replaced the former statehouse, 'Iolani Palace. It is an American adaptation of the Bauhaus style called Hawaiian international architecture.

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Idaho State Capitol

Boise, Ada County, Idaho, 83702
The sandstone and marble Capitol was completed in 1920. The design of the building was designed to look like the U.S. Capitol in Washington,D.C. Local sandstone from east Boise's Tablerock Quarry was used as well as convict labor.

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Illinois State Capitol

Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, 62701
The Illinois capitol is the tallest non-skyscraper capitol, even exceeding the height of the United States Capitol in Washington, DC. The building itself is shaped like a Latin cross aligned to the major points of the compass.

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Indiana Statehouse

Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, 46204
The Indiana Statehouse is laid out in the shape of a cross. A large central rotunda with a glass domed ceiling connects the four wings. The structure is four stories high. Built in 1888, it is the fifth building to house the state government.

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Iowa State Capitol

Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, 50319
The Capitol was constructed between 1871 and 1886. It is the only five-domed state capitol in the country. The main dome of the capitol is gilded in tissue-paper thin sheets of pure 23-karat gold and is 275 feet (84 m) tall.

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Kansas State Capitol

Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, 66612
Home to one of the largest capitol domes in the United States, the Kansas dome is the only one in the United States that continues to offer dome tours. There are 296 steps leading up from the fifth floor to the top of the dome.

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Kennedy Space Center

Brevard County, Florida
The John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) is the NASA space vehicle launch facility (spaceport). The site is near Cape Canaveral, Florida. It is 34 mi long and around 6 mi wide, covering 219 square miles.

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Kentucky State Capitol

Frankford, Franklin County, Kentucky, 40601
The capitol was designed by Frank Mills Andrews. He used the Beaux-Arts style and included many classical French interior designs. The staircases, for example, are replicas of those that appear in the Opera Garnier in Paris.

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Louisiana State Capitol

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge County, Louisiana, 70802
At 450 feet (137 meters) tall, with 34 stories, it is the tallest capitol building in the United States, the tallest building in Baton Rouge, and the seventh-tallest building in Louisiana.

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Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center

Houston, Harris County, Texas, 77058
Originally known as the Manned Spacecraft Center, it grew out of the Space Task Group formed soon after the creation of NASA to co-ordinate the US manned spaceflight program.

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Maine State House

Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, 04333
About 150 feet (46 m) in length, including the central portion with columns and cupola and two wings extending north and south, the building's cornerstone was laid on July 4, 1829.

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Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, 35801
The original home of NASA, it was here that President Dwight D. Eisenhower announced the formation of the organization on July 1, 1960. The Space Flight Center is named in honor of General George C. Marshall.

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Maryland State House

Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 21401
The Maryland State House is the oldest state capitol in continuous legislative use, dating to 1772. It houses the Maryland General Assembly. The capitol has the distinction of being topped by the largest wooden dome built without nails in the nation.

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Massachusetts State House

Boston, Massachusetts, 02133
The building is situated on 6.7 acres (27,000 m2) of land on top of Beacon Hill in Boston. The dome is topped with a pine cone, symbolizing both the importance of Boston's lumber industry in the early colonial days.

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Michigan State Capitol

Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan, 48933
The Michigan State Capitol is 267 feet (81.3 m) from the ground to the tip of finial/spire above the dome. The building is 420 feet (130 m) and two inches (128 m) long and 273 feet (83 m) and 11 inches (83.4 m) wide.

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Minnesota State Capitol

St. Paul, Minnesota, 55155
The building was modeled after Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome. The unsupported marble dome is the second largest in the world, after Saint Peter's. Construction of the building was completed in 1905.

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Mississippi State Capitol

Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, 39201
Known as the "New Capitol," this landmark was completed in 1903 as a replacement for the "Old Capitol" which now serves as a museum. The building currently is home to the state legislature and Governor's office.

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Missouri State Capitol

Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, 65101
The Missouri State Capitol is notable for its architectural features, including its eight 48-foot (15 m) columns on the south portico and six 40-foot (12 m) columns on the north side; its 30-foot (9 m)-wide grand stairway and its bronze front doors.

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Montana State Capitol

Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Montana, 59601
The building, constructed of Montana sandstone and granite, is in Greek neoclassical architectural style. The exterior of the dome is covered in copper. Atop the dome is a statue of a woman affectionately dubbed "Lady Liberty."

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Municipal Services Building

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19102
Because City Hall could not hold all the offices necessary for the city's government, the Municipal Services Building was constructed to house many of the city's administrative offices and services.

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Nebraska State Capitol

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, 68508
The Indiana limestone structure draws on both Classical and Gothic architectural traditions, but represents major innovations in state capitol design. The structure is nicknamed "The Tower of the Plains."

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Nevada State Capitol

Carson City, Nevada, 89701
Constructed between 1869 and 1871, the Nevada State Capitol served all three branches of the state government for over 50 years. Today, the Capitol continues to serve the Governor, and contains historical exhibits on the second floor.

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New Hampshire State House

Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, 03301
Completed in 1819, the New Hampshire State House is the oldest state capitol in which the legislature meets in its original chambers.

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New Jersey State House

Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, 08608
This is the second oldest state house in continuous legislative use in the United States. Unlike most capitols in the U.S., the building is shaped like a sideways H, with a golden dome over the cross-bar of the H.

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New Mexico State Capitol

Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, 87501
Often called the Roundhouse the New Mexico capitol building is the only round state capitol in the United States. The building was designed to resemble the Zia Sun Symbol when viewed from above.

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New York State Capitol

Albany, New York, 12224
The Capitol was constructed between 1867 and 1899 and inspired by the City Hall in Paris, France. The building is constructed in both the Romanesque and Renaissance revival styles.

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North Carolina Supreme Court

Raleigh, North Carolina
The Supreme Court of the State of North Carolina is the state's highest appellate court. Until the creation of the North Carolina Court of Appeals in the 1960s, it was the state's only appellate court.

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North Dakota State Capitol

Bismarck, Burleigh County, North Dakota, 58505
The State Capitol building is a 241.67 feet (73.7 m) tall, 19-story, Art Deco skyscraper. It is the tallest building in North Dakota and is known as the Skyscraper on the Prairie.

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Ohio State Capitol

Columbus, Ohio
Columbus is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Ohio. It is the 15th largest city in the United States, with a population of 850,106 (2015 estimate).

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Oklahoma State Capitol

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, 73105
The Oklahoma State Capitol is the house of government of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. It is the building that houses the Oklahoma Legislature and executive branch offices.

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Old Army Navy Hospital

Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas, 71901
Now home to Arkansas' Department of Rehabilitation, the Army-Navy Hospital opened in November of 1933. Several hospitals had been built along Bathhouse Row to take advantage of the hot springs.

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Old Capitol Museum

Jackson, Mississippi, 39201
The Old Mississippi State Capitol, also known as Old Capitol Museum or Old State Capitol, served as the Mississippi statehouse from 1839 until 1903. The building now serves as a museum.

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Old City Hall Southern Market (Museum of Mobile)

Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, 36602
This is a historic complex of adjoining buildings that currently houses the Museum of Mobile. The complex was built from 1855 to 1857 to serve as a city hall and as a marketplace.

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Old State House

Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, 06103
Completed in 1796, the building was the state capitol until 1878. Exhibits focus on the history of Hartford and important events in Connecticut history.. The third floor of the building houses the Museum of Natural and Other Curiosities.

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Oregon State Capitol

Salem, Marion County, Oregon, 97301
The Oregon State Capitol is the building housing the state legislature and the offices of the governor, secretary of state, and treasurer of the U.S. state of Oregon.

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Pearl Harbor

Hawaii, 96706
Pearl Harbor is the headquarters of the United States Pacific Fleet. Naval Station Pearl Harbor is a United States naval base provides berthing and shore side support to surface ships and submarines, as well as maintenance and training.

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Philadelphia City Hall

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107
The world's tallest masonry building, Philadelphia's City Hall is 548 feet (167 m) tall including the statue of William Penn. The statue is the tallest atop any building in the world.

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Pickens County Courthouse

Carrollton, Pickens County, Alabama, 35447
This courthouse is famous for a ghostly image that can be seen in one of its windows. The image is said to be the face of Henry Wells, who was falsely accused of burning down the town's previous courthouse, and lynched on a stormy night in 1878.

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Pioneer Courthouse (Custom House and Post Office)

Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, 97204
The Pioneer Courthouse is a federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon, United States. Built beginning in 1869, the structure is the oldest federal building in the Pacific Northwest, and the second oldest west of the Mississippi River.

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Plaza de España

Hagatna, Guam, 96910
The Plaza de España was the location of the Governors Palace during the island's long period of Spanish occupation. There are three structures still standing including the three-arch gate to Almacen (Arsenal), the azotea, and the Chocolate House.

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Rhode Island State House

Providence, Rhode Island, 02903
The Rhode Island State House is the capitol of Rhode Island. The State House houses the Rhode Island General Assembly and the offices of the governor of Rhode Island as well as the lieutenant governor, secretary of state, and General Treasurer.

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South Carolina State House

Columbia, South Carolina
The South Carolina State House is the building housing the government of the U.S. state of South Carolina. The building houses General Assembly and the offices of the Governor.

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South Dakota State Capitol

Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota, 57501
The South Dakota State Capitol is home to the South Dakota State Legislature. The building also houses the offices of most state officials, including the Governor of South Dakota.

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State Capitol Grounds

Bismarck, Burleigh County, North Dakota, 58505
The State Capitol grounds serve as a hub for the state's government departments and the numerous parks, walking trails, and monuments on the grounds give visitors an insight into the state's history, making it one of the city's tourist attractions.

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Tennessee State Capitol

Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, 37243
The cornerstone for the building was laid on July 4, 1845, and construction finished in 1859. The Capitol was designed by noted architect William Strickland, who is buried in the North Wing.

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Terrace Hill

Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, 50312
Terrace Hill, also known as Hubbell Mansion, Benjamin F. Allen House, and Iowa Governor's Mansion, is the official residence of the Governor of Iowa. It is an example of Second Empire architecture.

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Texas State Capitol

Austin, Travis County, Texas, 78701
The Texas State Capitol, completed in 1888, contains the offices and chambers of the Texas Legislature and the Office of the Governor. The Texas State Capitol is 308 feet (94 m) tall, making it the sixth tallest state capitol in the country.

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The Blaine House

Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, 04330
The Blaine House, also known as James G. Blaine House, is the official residence of the Governor of Maine and his or her family. The Executive Mansion was officially declared the residence of the Governor in 1919.

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The Jamie L. Whitten Building (USDA Headquarters)

Washington, District of Columbia, 20250
It took nearly 30 years to complete construction of the building because of politics, World War I, and a lack of funding.

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The Pentagon

Arlington, Virginia
Headquarters of the Department of Defense for the United States of America, the Pentagon is one of the world's largest office buildings. It has three times the floor space of the Empire State Building.

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The White House

Washington, District of Columbia, 20500
Originally referred to as the "Presidential Mansion," or "President's House,", there are several stories as to how the building came to be called "The White House." The name became official during the administration of Theodore Roosevelt.

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United States Capitol

Washington, District of Columbia, 20515
Home to the United States Congress, the Legislative Branch of the government, the Capitol has a central section featuring the famous rotunda and dome. The North wing houses the Senate, while the South wing is home to the House of Representatives.

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United States Coast Guard Academy

New London, New London County, Connecticut, 06320
The United States Coast Guard Academy is the smallest of the five federal service academies. Founded in 1876, it provides education to future Coast Guard officers in one of eight major fields of study.

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United States Mint

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106
Completed in 1969, this is the fourth building to house the nation's first mint. Visitors can take a self-guided tour of the minting process, see the original coining press used in 1792 and purchase commemorative coins in the gift shop.

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Utah State Capitol

Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, 84103
The Utah State Capitol houses the chambers and offices of the Utah State Legislature, the offices of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, the State Auditor and their staffs.

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Vermont State House

Montpelier, Washington County, Vermont, 05633
The Vermont State House is the capitol and seat of Vermont General Assembly. The current Greek Revival structure is the third building on the same site to serve as the State House. It was designed in 1857 and opened in 1859.

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Washington State Capitol

Olympia, Washington, 98501
The Washington State Capitol is the home of the government of the state of Washington. It contains chambers for the Washington State Legislature and offices for the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, and treasurer.

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West Virginia State Capitol

Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, 25305
The WV Capitol took eight years to complete. It was constructed in three stages. The west wing was built in 1924-25; the east wing was constructed in 1926-27; and the rotunda connecting the wings was completed in 1930-32.

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Wisconsin State Capitol

Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, 53703
Completed in 1917, the building is the fifth to serve as the Wisconsin capitol since the first territorial legislature convened in 1836. The Wisconsin State Capitol is the tallest building in Madison.

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Wyoming State Capitol

Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming, 82002
The Wyoming State Capitol is the state capitol and seat of government of the U.S. state of Wyoming. It contains the chambers of the Wyoming State Legislature and well as the office of the Governor of Wyoming.

Top 10 Most Popular Government Landmarks

  1. Kennedy Space Center
  2. The Pentagon
  3. 'Iolani Palace
  4. Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
  5. Alabama State Capitol
  6. Indiana Statehouse
  7. Maryland State House
  8. Pearl Harbor
  9. The Jamie L. Whitten Building (USDA Headquarters)
  10. Wisconsin State Capitol

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