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Senate and House Office Buildings

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Address: Independence & Constitution Aves, Washington DC, DC 20515
Phone Number: 202 224 3121
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Come see where all your tax money go.....

The congressman and senators suffer little. Have you ever heard of the 'smell of money'? Well it smells of it here. I know they need a desk and a phone and a computer. Trust me... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The congressman and senators suffer little. Have you ever heard of the 'smell of money'? Well it smells of it here. I know they need a desk and a phone and a computer. Trust me, it runneth over here. Private dinning rooms, private health clubs, private senator's club, private ambulance, aids in mass numbers. The congressman and senators have it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

You cannot go in only look at building structure. This is the main symbol of dc, and it reall is one of the best built buildings.

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Norfolk, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Very beautiful building but surrounded by lots of scaffolding right now. Still looks amazing lite up at night.

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Viewing the place you see on CSPAN may not sound that exciting, but the galleries are beautiful. The House has the seals from each state on the ceiling and is lined with cameos of influential thinkers across thousands of years. The Senate has busts of influential statesmen, again across thousands of years. It's free to visit IF you get the... More 

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Now this was a real treat! Was taken on a private tour of this amazing place and really enjoyed seeing the building where our laws are created. Really was an awe! This was a great place to visit and everyone should see this place at least once. Was even taken to the senate floor. How cool was that !

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The Senate has the prettier buildings. I definitely recommend Russell Senate Office Buildings as the most beautiful architecture, but going by the offices of your home state senators is also pretty inspiring since each one is decorated differently. There's a cafeteria in the basement of Dirksen and frozon yogurt on the first floor for a hidden frozen treat. All three... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This is where the business of Congress really happens. This is where Congressional staffs perform constituent services, research, perform legislative affairs, and most importantly....this is where you can get tours of Capitol Hill and get tickets to the viewing galleries.

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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The office buildings are where your representatives have an office. You need to go there to get tickets to see the house and senate proceedings. It was interesting looking up my representative in the computers in the Capitol and then finding the office building and then going to my representative's building. It looks like there are maybe 5 or 6... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The Senate Building has one of the best gift shops in the city. They had quality merchandise and good prices.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

It's on Capitol Hill so if your in the area just walk east from the Supreme Court. Looks like every other building downtown. Beautiful entrances but just offices beyond that which your not allowed without an appointment. Imagine our elected officials having to meet with people without an appointment. The building would be a bigger tourist exhibit if you got... More 

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