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Idaho State Capitol Building

700 West Jefferson St, (Currently closed for renovation and expansion.), Boise, ID 83702
+1 208 334 5174
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Ranked #5 of 85 attractions in Boise
Type: Government Buildings, Monuments/ Statues
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Went to visit the State Capital building around Christmas and to see the huge tree all decorated with lights. Never saw such a wide tree in my life. The capital was all lit up and it was pretty magical.

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Eagle, Idaho
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

For those familiar with the Flat Stanley geography project for elementary students, this will make sense. We took our grandson, via Flat Ethan from Washington state, for a visit to the State Capitol. He was able to tour the entire beautifully renovated Capitol, including having his picture taken sitting in the governor's chair. All staff were familiar with this project... More

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Star, Idaho
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

It is located in central downtown Boise and it's architecturally eye-pleasing. It's an interesting place to visit if you have never been. The marble and stone work is amazing! It's also a great place to take out of town family and friends so they can learn about the history of Idaho. It's Free to all and worthwhile to see!

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Springfield, Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

The Idaho State Capitol building in Boise,Idaho is very beautiful with lots of great history. The marble floors,walls and stairs are beautiful. The building itself is very clean inside and out. It has 4 floors and the people there are very nice and are always happy to give you information on the building,sessions etc. I really enjoyed my visit there.

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Weiser, Idaho
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Each time we have hosted an international exchange student (5 total) for a school year we have brought him or her to see the capital building. Recently our first student from 1990-1991 returned with his family for a visit to Idaho. He asked to take his wife and daughter there as well. The views looking from below up to the... More

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Boise, Idaho
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

It's a very fascinating place and has a lot to see. It makes Boise a great city to live. The park around the building is so nice and they have places to eat lunch.

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Denver, Colorado
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

The Capitol is a nice place to see. It's really beautiful on the inside. It's also free and open to the public. It's worth a stop. We didn't see any tour guides when we went though - we just wandered around by ourselves.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Very nice to just go in and walk around. It seems to be open most days and you can visit a good portion of the building.

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Malad City, Idaho
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

The Rotunda is beautiful. Worth the time to see a historic building like this. Recently renovated yet a classic. You will enjoy your visit.

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Top Contributor
261 reviews 261 reviews
96 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Got there too late to get inside, but took photographs of the building late in the day and then with it lit. What can I say, it's the State Capital Building!

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