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Illinois State Capitol

401 South Second St, Springfield, IL 62701
+1 217-782-2099
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If you have a chance to visit the Ilinois State Capitol you should do it. The materials used to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
R-M M
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Peoria
Went on a guided Tour. Neat to learn about the history and workings.

We arrived and asked if a tour was available. It was to start in a few minutes, so we waited and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
CasualTravelSR
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Chicago, Illinois
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Historic Greek Revival building that serves as Illinois' State Capitol and was the site of many cases tried by Abraham Lincoln.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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401 South Second St, Springfield, IL 62701
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have a chance to visit the Ilinois State Capitol you should do it. The materials used to construct this building in the 1800's have been maintained in excellent condition. It is worth your time check it out. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and...More

Thank R-M M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived and asked if a tour was available. It was to start in a few minutes, so we waited and ended up being the only 2 in the tour. We had a very nice tour guide that was quite knowledgeable about the history and...More

Thank CasualTravelSR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a tour of this state capitol building and were so impressed with the beauty and architectural detail.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We’re visiting state capitols lately, and this is a nice one. Because of road construction, we had no small effort getting there and parking, but it was worth the effort. The building itself is very domed-state-capitol-type but the grounds and Lincoln statue make it well...More

Thank JJTOH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Free tour gives great views of the House, Senate and Executive Wing of the Capitol building as well as photo ops of the rotunda.

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Free, tours on the hour allows you to visit 4 floors. Beautiful. Lots of plaster work, paintings and histiry

Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We parked at a parking meter (street) and walked into main entrance. Post security check we took a free guided tour. The docents are very knowledgeable and the building is beautiful.

Thank joeisle17
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Magnificent structure. One of the most impressive State Capital Buildings in the United States. Be sure to take the short 20-30 minute tours offered each 1/2 hour. Parking is tricky. Go to the Springfield Visitors Center and get a day free parking pass. That really...More

Thank Rita R
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

The self guided tour covers four floors. The murals and paintings tell of a long history in the state of Illinois. The rotunda is beautiful. We enjoyed looking into the senate and house chambers. There is a guard at the entry scanning bags and pocket...More

Thank Melodycthomas
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Lucky enough you can visit Capitol buildings and this one is worth the visit. Beautiful architecture, atmosphere and you can take a tour or visit it on your own.

Thank FransHeijmans
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anitha p
15 June 2016|
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Response from mysummervacation2015 | Reviewed this property |
Sat open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. closed 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch.....if you have the chance to go see it, it worth it....
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Eikelman
25 April 2015|
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Response from mysummervacation2015 | Reviewed this property |
There is parking around the capital with parking meters. The longest is am hour at a time. I believe...I was there last year and they had some kind of construction going on, and out side they had a temporary walk way. You... More
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Ruthie L
16 April 2015|
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Response from LongIslandBarry | Reviewed this property |
I'm a stranger here myself, but other than these other informative answers, why not just call the Capitol and ask about making specific arrangements?
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