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Idaho State Capitol Building

Address: Capital Boulevard, 8th Street, and State Street, Boise, ID 83702
Phone Number: +1 208 332 1012
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Ranked #7 of 71 Attractions in Boise
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government Buildings, Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Government Buildings, Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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77 reviews 77 reviews
42 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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142 reviews 142 reviews
63 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
6 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Ogden, Utah
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Idaho capitol building has some neat architecture but is hard to visit and appreciate without a lot of planning. For example guided tours are available if booked in advance by a group of at least five people, and the streets around the capitol are all one way streets so if you miss the turn it can be hard to... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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116 reviews 116 reviews
15 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We just returned from the Governor's Idaho arts award presentation at the rotunda, which was tastefully decked with pine boughs & a big wreath in the middle of the rotunda. We are blessed in Boise to have this fine structure that was reconditioned a few years ago. As Jim L describes in detail, there is some special architecture and finishes... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Idaho Statehouse, which is an exact, one-third-size replica of the nation's capitol building, is a treasury of history and a great place for families to tour. The stately marble interior takes one back to the early days of the history of Idaho, which became a state in 1890. Many statues, plaques, and displays provide ample information about pioneer times,... More 

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