14 Top Attractions in the Twin Cities
The architect of the U.S. Supreme Court, Cass Gilbert, designed this 1905 stunner in Saint Paul. Free guided tours of the State Capitol are a great way to see the beautiful building. Among its impressive features: the quadriga, or golden horses, on the exterior of the building. Designed by Daniel Chester French (sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial) and Edward Potter, the figures are made of copper and covered with gold leaf. Weather permitting, tours lead to an outdoor balcony below the dome. Walk past the gleaming horses and enjoy a panoramic view of the city (651/296-2881; mnhs.org).