A must see in Pierre is the state capitol. There was an over 10 year struggle to determine where the state capitol would be. Finally, in 1904, Pierre was selected. The construction of the neoclassical building was started in 1905 and completed in 1910. The building reflects the history of the state and is a historical landmark in its own right.
The design selected was the same as the one for the Montana capitol with some variations. The project was completed for under one million dollars. We enjoyed a guided tour of the building with current and historical background. More details can be found here.
A restoration was completed in 1989 which included returning it to the original colors and appearance.
On the grounds is a memorial park that is enjoyed by visitors and residents alike. It is very well done and a pleasure to stroll around.