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Wisconsin State Capitol

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Address: Across from 1 E. Main St., Madison, WI 53703
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+1 608-266-0382
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08:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 16:00
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The majestic Roman Renaissance-style State Capitol has the only granite...

The majestic Roman Renaissance-style State Capitol has the only granite dome in the U.S. and inside has over 40 different types of stone from around the world as well as murals and handmade furniture. The observation deck, open in the summer, offers views of the city and surrounding lakes. Capitol Square plays host to state events throughout the year including Farmers Markets and Folk Festivals.

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Gorgeous Building

The free tour was very interesting. I can't get over how absolutely beautiful this building is. The people working there were very friendly and helpful.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 April 2016
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Santa Ana, CA, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

The free tour was very interesting. I can't get over how absolutely beautiful this building is. The people working there were very friendly and helpful.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Take a tour or walk around on your own. Beautiful and educational, kids and adults of all ages will enjoy!

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Waupun, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

Awesome views of architectual design. Access to many floors and sights inside building. Access way up tp the top almost. View of city from there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

My husband, a friend and I joined a guided tour. It was my second time to visit but the first one a few years ago, we missed the guided tour. So this month, I made it a point to check the schedule. We were impressed by the knowledge of the tour guide and amazed by the beauty of the Capitol.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

I have a great love for architecture and this just stunned me .. :) Especially the carvings , Details were amazing .. Must go for some one who visits Madison ..

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

Went early in the day and had the place almost all to ourselves. Beautiful and well worth the trip. Would highly recommend!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

a must see on your visit to Madison, WI OR if you are a native here.. do not let this place just be something you see while driving by. This is why we live here !!!

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Farmington, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

I hadn't been to the capital in probably 30 years (39 now). Still as beautiful as I remember back then. Free tours on the hour are about 50 minutes and give good info on the building materials, historic figures, and art. It also takes you into the supreme court room, governor's meeting room, and a few more. It's as great... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

I used to give tours at the u.s. capitol, and I can honestly say that wisconsin's state capitol is almost as beautiful.

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River Falls, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

Take the tour! Very well done! Tours are run at the top of the hour. Absolutely beautiful building; many colorful stone structures throughout. A must for architecture enjoyment. Beautiful, inside and out. We parked at a meter nearby for $3. We will be visiting again!

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