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Idaho State Capitol Building

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Address: 700 W Jefferson St, 8th Street, and State Street, Boise, ID 83702
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06:00 - 22:00
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We stopped in Boise for a night on a random road trip, because other than lots of cows, it appeared to be the only thing in Idaho. The downtown is small and quaint and the Capitol... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Seattle, Washington
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Meridian, Idaho
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our local senior group took a tour of the Idaho State Capitol Building. We had to take a self-guided tour as all the tour slots were supposedly taken up by school groups, even though we had called over a month prior (During our two hours there, we only saw one small school group of about 10 students). There is a... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in Boise for a night on a random road trip, because other than lots of cows, it appeared to be the only thing in Idaho. The downtown is small and quaint and the Capitol Building looms over it. The building itself is very beautiful and worth stopping by to see. The grounds around it are well kept, and... More 

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Sammamish, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Classic Capotol building, with beautfull white marble columns. Open to the public, there is no security to go thru. Just get there and walk to watch the nice classic architecture and their beatiful jonic decorated columns.

Thank Lmadrid
Boise, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Idaho's capitol is modeled after Washington DC. In side the pillars are faux marble but is is very difficult to tell. The rotunda use to let people climb but it is now closed. I went to the top many years ago. The top stairway leans over the stairs to the basement. It is very scarrrey to look down. If you... More 

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Adrian, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 830 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Summary: If you are in Boise, this is a great place to spend some time. The architecture is lovely both on the interior and the exterior. The building is fascinating to wander. The museum downstairs is informative and enjoyable as well. The tours are self-guided so you can go at your own pace and adjust to the amount of time... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I parked near the capital and admired the grounds and the well preserved building that sits with the Rockies in the background. It was beautiful.

Thank Joanne H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our stop at the capitol building today! Watched a video on the architecture of the building, looked in on the Senate floor and the House of Representatives. Nothing was in session, but the Kids enjoyed walking around and seeing all the beautiful parts of the building. We were in and out in an hour and a half but... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place looks good and from a distance looks cool but nothing really special. We been there and take couple of pictures to remember that we been there but other then that very big beautiful building. We didn't go inside so i just did a rating of what it looks outside and my expectation.

Thank Dyachenko V
Orange County, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Boise's Capitol building is such a beautiful site !! The outside is lit up at night and is really the center of the entire city. We went inside during the day, and was just blown away by how beautiful all of the marble surrounds you. The statues and pics of old time Boise to current, was so interesting. I highly... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Every time I travel I find something on my list that is closed - but the Idaho Capitol is open every day of the week. During the legislative session (January - March) it's even open in the evenings Monday thru Friday. If you're curious about a certain time, check the Idaho legislature’s website. The scheduled/group tours take a little over... More 

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