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Connecticut State Capitol

210 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT
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Ranked #4 of 44 Attractions in Hartford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Cultural
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Owner description: A tour of the gold-leaf-domed capitol includes the Hall of Flags and, when they're in session, a chance to see the state senate and house of representatives in action.

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Winnemucca, Nevada, Usa
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101 reviews 101 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

It was a little difficult to get to due to road construction but we were rewarded. It had been raining all morning but as we parked the car, the rain stopped. A beautiful building with beautiful grounds. It was also nice that it wasn't crowded into the city.

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Rochester, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This is a gem of a building with it's gold domed top. We visited on a Saturday so we don't know if you can go inside on a weekday as all the doors were locked the day we visited. But the building and immediate grounds are well maintained. There was some road construction around some of the roads surrounding the... More

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baltimore, maryland
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The tour itself was interesting, however, I felt like I was back in school myself. Toured with a group of about 30 kids from one of the local schools. The guide tried to offer some information to the three of us who were not with the group, but they clearly ranked in importance. Also, while security is certainly necessary in... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I have a hobby of visiting state capitol buildings. I have visited about half of them, and Connecticut's Capitol Building and Legislative Office Building has one of the best looking interiors. Whether wandering around or joining a tour--or both--it is well worth seeing. The capitol has a classic stone carved Gothic (I think) interior and LOB has a modern marble... More

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93 reviews 93 reviews
47 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We decided to take the guided tour, which was going to be with a group of school children. While waiting in the Legislative Building, which is where the tours begin, senator Pam Sawyer volunteered to give us a private tour. We had a very memorable tour and appreciated her touring us around! Be sure to park your car in the... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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149 reviews 149 reviews
84 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Convenient parking right in front. Beautiful building where you can explore on your own with out the offered tour. Beautiful building to explore and very convenient to explore the rest of downtown. One can't miss place to visit if in Hartford, CT.

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New Hartford, CT
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We recently took a tour of our State Capitol building and it was fantastic! The tour guide (Miscellaneous she said was her name!) was so knoweldgable and funny! But the building was the star as well. Great architecture and you get to see the entire building including the actual Senate and House chambers (when not in session we got to... More

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Rochester, New York
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107 reviews 107 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Of the many state capitols I have visited, this is near the top. It is a beautiful building, both inside and out. The interior design is fabulous, with plenty of hand stenciling and attention to detail. Try to get on a guided tour if you visit. Our group's guide, Miss-Elaine-eous, was excellent! One other note--updated security protocols now require passing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

We very much enjoyed the tour, and thought the experience was worthwhile. We (as the family) hope that you continue to share the history/ and stories with other people.

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Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The architecture is awesome. It is definitely worth seeing inside and out. There is a limited number of free visitor parking on the south side. The visitor's entrance is on the north side. The legislature was not in session during our visit so it is unknown how busy it can get.

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