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Idaho State Capitol Building

700 West Jefferson St, Boise, ID 83702
+1 208 332 1012
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Ranked #7 of 87 Attractions in Boise
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government Buildings, Monuments/ Statues
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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285 reviews 285 reviews
219 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I stopped by while in this part of town. You can stop by the gift shop and get a tour book for free, which tells you what you'll see on each floor. The hallway floors and staircases are all made of marble, and it is very beautiful. The building is not too big, so it is easy to walk around.... More

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Minneapolis, MN
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153 reviews 153 reviews
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

If you "collect" state capitols like we do, this may be one of the last you get to but it is definitely worth going" out of the way" to see. You enter through the new underground "garden level" on the East or South sides and the first thing you notice is the glorious white and gray marble everywhere – floors... More

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Ribeirao Pires
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86 reviews 86 reviews
29 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This building is wonderful. It has a beautiful garden in front of it, and montains behind it. A must see in Boise. it is very nice to walk on the Capital Boulevard and see the Capitol Building and montains from various standpoints.

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Baldwin, Wisconsin
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

A visit to the state capitol building in Boise is well-worth your time. A capitol restoration project completed in 2010 at a cost of $120 million has made this building shine! The original exterior has been renovated; the interior has been given lots of love including refinished marble and wood flooring, upgraded lighting, hardware restoration and a new passenger elevator.... More

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San Bernardino, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

In the heart of downtown Boise, you can see the beautiful capitol building, and her stunning, towering rotunda for miles. Ample parking is available all around the building, making it an easy tour even with those with disabilities. Best photo opportunities occur from standing across the street from the capitol building, facing the beautiful columns and steps. Once inside, you... More

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Moses Lake, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Late 19th century architecture, lots of stone. Beautiful décor throughout the building. Many rooms available for tourists.

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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63 reviews 63 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Payson, Utah
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The restoration of the Idaho Capital Building is first class. They matched the stone perfectly, the underground addition fits seamlessly with the original building. We visit capital buildings all across the US and this one is a stand-out. There are not many murals or paintings but the stone and architecture of the building can stand alone without them.

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Loveland, Colorado
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Gorgeous architecture, great visit for families and out of town visitors. Don't forget to check out the museum and gifts shop in the basement

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New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This landmark has recently been restored and it is jaw-dropping. So beautiful! The building is open on Saturdays.

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