The Arkansas State Capitol building is located along Capitol Avenue in the downtown area of Little Rock, Arkansas. If walking or driving into the area, the capitol building can be found at the intersection of Woodlane and Capitol Avenue. The building stands 230 feet in the air and displays a circular some tower with cupola. The building was constructed well over a century ago as an exact replica of the United States capitol building and the similarities are many. The construction of the Arkansas capitol initiated in 1899 by George Mann and was completed in 1915 by Cass Gilbert.
Located along the grounds to view are a number of monuments honoring veterans, soldiers, and police that have fallen in the line of duty. The building is open to the public for visitation and touring Monday through Friday from 7 am to 5 pm. On both weekends and holidays the capitol building is open from 10 am to 5 pm. Guided tours are available during designated hours or visitors may choose to go on a self guided tour. The tours are free and there is no charge for entrance into the capitol building. Private tours are also available and can be arranged in advance.