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Arkansas State Capitol Building

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Arkansas State Capitol Building

Arkansas State Capitol Building

Amanda Galiano

What:

The Capitol Building stands 230 feet tall featuring a circular central drum tower that is capped with a dome and cupola. The building was built over a century ago as a replica of the US Capitol and has been used in many movies as a stand in. The construction started in 1899 with George Mann and ended in 1915 with Cass Gilbert. Located on the grounds are several monuments including monuments to veterans, police, Confederate soldiers, Confederate women and a Confederate war prisoners marker.

Where:


I hate to state the obvious, but the Capitol Building is on Capitol Avenue in downtown Little Rock. It is located at the intersection between Woodlane & Capitol Avenue. You can't miss it.

Hours of Operation / Contact:

The State Capitol Building is open to the public Monday through Friday from 7 am to 5 pm. and on weekends and holidays from 10 am to 5 pm. You can have a guided tour or just walk through yourself. The free scheduled tours of the Capitol Building are offered weekdays between 9 am and 4 pm. Call 501-682-5080 for more information or to arrange a private tour.

Website:

http://www.sosweb.state.ar.us
The Secretary Of State's website offers virtual tours of the Capitol.

Local's Point of View:

If you're going to visit Little Rock, you should at least see the outside of the Capitol Building. History was made there. Bill Clinton once served as governor in this building. It is also a beautiful building. The Old State House is my preference for visiting on the inside if you can only do one but the Capitol is not too far away from the Old State House so you can take in both at the same time.

The Old State House:

Little Rock is also home to Arkansas' original state capitol and the oldest surviving state capitol west of the Mississippi River. Info about the Old State House.

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