South Dakota State Capitol

500 E Capitol Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501

South Dakota became a state in 1889. The State Capitol building in Pierre was completed in 1910 and an annex was added in 1932. The building has been used every day since then as State of South Dakota offices, the home of the South Dakota Supreme Court, and the home of the South Dakota State Legislature, which meets each year from January to March. Scagliola columns, stained glass windows, statues and artwork adorn the inside of the Neoclassical building. More statues, including memorials to World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and Governor Mickelson, are located outside on the Capitol grounds. Capitol Lake and a walking path make it a great place to spend some time when visiting Pierre. The Capitol is open to the public 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m.-5 p.m., weekends and holidays.