• South Dakota State Capitol - Pierre, South Dakota

      Photo by Peter Thody
      Work on South Dakota's State Capitol commenced in 1904 after five years of discussions as to which of the state's cities should actually be named the capital. In order to keep costs down, South Dakota asked for the drawings for the Montana State Capital to be recycled with some variations, and the result - a grand looking building with a decorative interior - was built for less than $1 million. Among the artworks incorporated in the building are two sculptures by Gutzon Borglum, the man behind Mount Rushmore.

      If you go:
      Open to visitors from 8am-5pm daily. Guided tours are available by 24 hour advanced reservation. Self-guided tour brochures are also available.


      320 N. Nicollet
      c/o 500 E. Capitol
      Pierre, South Dakota 57501 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      +1 (605) 773-3688