Completed in 1910, the 114,000-square-foot capitol building's interior rotunda contains murals, a marble stairway and historical information. Restoration of the historic building to its original appearance was completed in time for the state's Centennial Celebration in 1989. A booklet detailing a self-guided tour of the building is available.
The main Capitol Complex includes 16 buildings on approximately 115 acres of property, which include 48 acres of maintained grass and over 8,000 flowers. Natural gas feeds the Flaming Fountain Memorial on the shores of nearby Capitol Lake. Thousands of migrating waterfowl visit the lake each fall. Guided tours can be arranged in advance; the Capitol Tour Office is located just inside the north entrance. Admission is free; the Capitol Building is open daily, year-round.