Our Visit With Flat Stanley
My niece, Rylee, sent her friend Flat Stanley to visit us last month. And then I got super busy and I cleaned my kitchen counter and I might have even lost him for a little bit.
I knew that I had to show Stanley a good time! He was visiting all the way from California . . . and I wanted to show that North Dakota was very different from California!
Now, North Dakota’s Capitol Building has been in the news recently, because some folks in Minnesota think that it is ugly. Well, I for one, find our Capitol beautiful. . .and accessible too! We visited last Saturday. During that time we saw at least three different wedding parties having photographs taken on the steps of the State Library. We walked right into the Capitol building and we even had a tour guide all to ourselves (we really just wanted to get to the top floor. . .so he used his special key to get us there faster!).
Our Capitol building was built in the middle of the Great Depression and is a picture of prairie pragmatism. We love it!
As you can see, we also took Stanley over to the Heritage Center. He almost got eaten by a dinosaur, but now he is safely on his way back to California.
TOUR INFORMATION (701) 328-2480
Capitol Building tours have been available since the current building was occupied in 1934.
Tours are available year around – Monday through Friday Tours: Hourly 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
SUMMER TOUR HOURS: MEMORIAL DAY THROUGH LABOR DAY (701) 328-2480
Monday thru Friday Tours: Hourly 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday Tours: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday Tours: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
NOTE: Because of security reasons everyone visiting on weekends and holidays must be on a guided tour.
Walk-ins welcome! Large groups are encouraged to call ahead and schedule a tour.
If you can’t visit in person, go ahead and enjoy a virtual tour of the North Dakota Capitol Building!
The State Historical Society of North Dakota’s Heritage Center is open year round 8am – 5pm M-F; Sat. & Sun. 10am – 5pm. and is closed on New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
Chime in! If Flat Stanley visited your town, where would you take him?