Take a 45-minute guided tour with an overview of Capitol history, art, architecture and state government. The tour will highlight the massive restoration effort, the largest since opening in 1905.The Minnesota State Capitol, designed by noted architect Cass Gilbert, is a Renaissance Revival masterpiece of the Beaux Arts School. The classically styled building, which boasts the second largest self-supported marble dome in the world, features 23 different types of stone, including 16 varieties of marble from around the world, and granite and limestone from Minnesota. Spectacular murals and heroic historical paintings created by some of the finest artists of the early 20th century grace the chambers and hallways. While the building's technology has been updated periodically to accommodate the changing needs of state government, many of the original furnishings and lighting fixtures designed by the architect are still in place throughout the building. After touring the Capitol we will tour the St. Paul Hotel.In 1910 “St. Paul’s Million-Dollar Hotel” opened.The guest list included James J. Hill, the builder of the Great Northern Railway, Lucius P. Ordway, businessman and early 3M investor, and John Ireland, archbishop of St. Paul.In the 1920’s and 1930’s during St. Paul’s gangster era, Leon Gleckman, known as the “Al Capone of St. Paul,” maintained his headquarters for business dealings in a suite at The Saint Paul Hotel. Mike Malone, a U.S. Treasury Department official who infiltrated Al Capone’s syndicate in Chicago, also rented a room at the hotel to observe Gleckman’s activities. We will have lunch at M ST. Café.It is the latest in the lineage of extraordinary restaurants at The Saint Paul Hotel. It is the perfect sophisticated-yet-casual dining experience.Menu: Relax and enjoy the Sideboard Buffet. Each day features hot entrees with side dishes, salad, soup, coffee or tea. After lunch, walk through Saint Paul’s beautiful and historic Rice Park to the Ordway Theatre where we will have a limited guided tour.