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Idaho State Capitol

Capital Boulevard, 8th Street, and State Street, Boise, ID
(208) 332-1826
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Ranked #17 of 87 Attractions in Boise
Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings
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Mandeville, Louisiana
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We were pleasanty surprised by Boise overall. My 18 year old son and I were visiting Boise for a Niece's wedding on Friday August 8 and got into town very early on August 7 and did some sightseeing before the wedding. Overall it was a great day outside in Boise. We stayed at the Grove Hotel, a short walk to... More

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East Wenatchee, Washington
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104 reviews 104 reviews
40 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Lots of marble! Lots of history. Did I mention the marble?! It's a big, old building that has been refurbished. They did a nice job but I don't think your missing anything if you don't get to see it.

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USA
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345 reviews 345 reviews
110 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Did the self-guiding tour. Great building - newly restored. Watch a video about the restoration. Most rooms are open. The governor's office was open but he was not in. Gift shop on premises sells Mr. Potato Head and chocolate candy bars in the shape of potatoes...lol

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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171 reviews 171 reviews
33 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The building looks ok on the outside; but go inside and there is real beauty with the marble and architectural design features. There is a very short history of Idaho and photos of politicans, judges and other older white men. The bathrooms are open to the public.

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Seattle
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135 reviews 135 reviews
91 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Gotta go inside. The rotunda is a surprise . . Great stone craftsmanship. 4 Levels. The public balcony of the house and senate chambers are open to the public. No signs, but the doors are open. . .its a good experience to sit in this space by yourself. Craftsmanship of the interior is a must see . . Extremely well... More

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Houston, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Very friendly staff. Was invited in to see the Governor's office. Very nice capitol building and newly renovated.

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Buhl, Idaho
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The view whether it is day or night is cool. But at night, how it is lit is better while walking around downtown.

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Tampa, Florida
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26 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We took the self guided tour through 5 floors of the Capitol. It is very majestic and informative. We watched a video about the capitol and visited the gift shop. The man at the gift shop was very friendly and interested in where everyone came from. It was a nice 90 minute tour.

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Springfield, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I loved the architecture of this place. The outside is beautiful, and one of the most memorable places I saw while visiting Boise. Only viewed from outside.

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McCall, Idaho
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87 reviews 87 reviews
29 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

this is an idaho must! you must stop in and get a snapshot of the dome! not only is it beautiful outside but breathtaking inside! the tours are very educational and being able to watch politics in action is great for anyone! absolutely take the time to enjoy the capitol!

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