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The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) invites residents and visitors to view the beauty and unique architecture of the North Dakota State Capitol this summer, as monthly outdoor tours begin and weekend tours resume.

“The warmer summer months typically bring an increase of visitors to the Capitol,” OMB Facility Management Director John Boyle said. “We appreciate the opportunity to welcome them to our facility with expanded tour days, and to offer a new monthly outdoor tour option this year to share our rich North Dakota history and exquisite grounds.”

Boyle added that one outdoor tour offered last summer boasted great success, prompting a monthly option this summer.

Outdoor tours will take place at 6 p.m. on June 10, July 8 and Aug. 12. The tour will focus on the history of the building and grounds, the Capitol monuments and the nature trail. The tour will be approximately one mile and one hour. Scooters and wheelchairs are welcome. The public is asked to meet outside the south/visitor entrance to the Capitol at 600 East Boulevard Ave. and may park in the visitor parking lot to the east.

Beginning May 25, indoor tours will be conducted seven days per week, with the following schedule through Labor Day weekend:

  • Monday through Saturday: 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.

Those wishing to request group tours should complete the tour request form on OMB’s website at www.omb.nd.gov/capitol-complex. Self-guided tours are not allowed on Saturdays or Sundays. Virtual tours of the Capitol are available year-round on OMB’s website at www.omb.nd.gov/virtualtour.

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