Another State Capitol

Our Northern Tour took us onward to Bismarck to visit Andrew’s family for a few weeks.  Bismarck is where Andrew spent most of his life and become very familiar to the both of us, but sometimes it’s fun to be tourists where you live.  While we have visited the state capitol building several times in our travels back there, I’ve never written about it on here yet.

The capitol building is 18 stories tall and if you ride the elevator all the way to the top you can get some stunning views of Bismarck.  If you are in the area, I also suggest you go next door and check out their newly renovated Heritage Center.  They’ve got some really neat exhibits.

The Capitol building is also the place to be on the 4th of July.  We’ve spent two 4th of July’s in Bismarck and had a great firework show complete with the symphony orchestra providing the music.  It’s also neat because they use the windows on the building to light up in a big “4th.”

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