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Idaho State Capitol Building

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Address: Capital Boulevard, 8th Street, and State Street, Boise, ID 83702
Phone Number: +1 208 332 1012
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Remodeled and beautiful

It was closed for remodeling for over 2 years. Now re-opened, it is a beautiful building. Genuine marble from Vermont, Italy, Alaska, and Georgia. They have expanded the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

It was closed for remodeling for over 2 years. Now re-opened, it is a beautiful building. Genuine marble from Vermont, Italy, Alaska, and Georgia. They have expanded the underground area. The man at the info place told us, "Anything that is not locked, you are welcome to explore." So we did! Congressional staff were not very friendly or helpful. But... More 

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Wrightwood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

So many state capitols these days are under such heavy security that one does not get the chance to explore and take in the experience of the political environment and the workings of a state legislature and see the heart of the state government system. We were told that we could visit anywhere throughout this building as long as the... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I got to go into the Capital building after they had finished the renovations. The work was phenomenal and brings out the rich history of the state of Idaho. I was able to go into the different chambers and the Governor's office and you feel a sense of importance and awe. This is worth a trip if you are living... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I have visited the Capitol Building in DC and this building definitely measures up if not in size in grandeur. I'm not sure I have ever seen so much marble in one structure. It is a very pleasant place to sit and contemplate. We were the only ones under the dome that afternoon beyond a few workers passing through. The... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Really great building modeled after the U.S. Capitol Building. They had decorated very nicely for the holiday season with poinsettias and garland and a large lighted tree out front.

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Bend, Oregon
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5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The capitol building is essentially a duplicate of the US Capitol building in a lot of ways. Solid marble, and huge. Most notable: It was uncrowded and friendly - even got to meet the Governor as he was walking to meet with various staff people - in his shirtsleeves. Gave you the feeling that he is like Lincoln - who... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Great place to check out especially during the holidays, beautiful decorations and colors. The tree inside and outside area awesome.

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Savannah, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We had a nice time at this state capitol. The grounds are well-maintained and there were some very impressive floral displays outside. The staff was quite friendly, particularly one of the Governor's assistants, who informally spoke to us for awhile about the state. Unfortuntately, tours aren't readily available, but they had a video we watched and they gave us a... More 

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Oregon
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57 reviews 57 reviews
6 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

It's well worth a visit, and you can park outside in the street . Has a history of the state on the walls near the gift shop. If not in session you can visit the chambers and try out the seats. With all of that marble they aren't going to be building state capitols like this again. Especially nice in... More 

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Boise, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Beautiful building with a wealth of history of Idaho for any history buff. Downstairs is a must see with original made in Idaho gifts.

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