Alaska State Capital
This state capitol isn't known for its grandeur - it's known for its efficiency and functionality. There's no dome gilded in gold, no gleaming, veined marble, or fresco paintings covering the walls and ceilings. This capitol was paid for by concerned local residents, and thus the boxy, utilitarian structure was the most cost-efficient way to spend the money. Plan your visit for the summer, and you'll be treated to a 30-minute guided tour.