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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 #7 of 86 attractions in Boise
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government Buildings, Monuments/ Statues
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Orange, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The Capitol sits on one end of the street, and the old Boise Depot sits on the other end, up a hill. So, when you cross Capitol Boulevard, you see one or the other depending which way you look. There is a small gift shop in the basement. There is a statue of Lincoln in front, and another statue of... More

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Redding, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Very clean capital building with well maintained grounds. Exceptional rotunda great for interesting photos. Pleasant gift shop downstairs near a number of historical exhibits.

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

When I was a little girl (a LOOOONG time ago) my grandfather was an electrician at the ID State Capitol building. I remember going down into the dark, musty basement. Recently the capitol was refurbished and there are now two large underground wings of meeting space that extend out the sides of the now bright and beautiful basement. As another... More

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337 reviews 337 reviews
109 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Self guided tour. Park on the street right outside. Located right downtown. Nice Capitol. Store inside. Governor's office was open but he was out. Lincoln was the president during statehood so he is honored throughout.

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The lavish Capitol building has it all - domes, corridors and marble, marble, marble. A local told us that Idaho used tobacco compensation money to aggrandise the Capitol building. Having see a few US State Capitol buildings now, I get a sense that they're competing with each other to build the most extravagent showcase of wealth and splendour. It just... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Really nice building looks like the knock-off of the Washington D.C building. Garden was well kept loved the landscape building was 4 stories .

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Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
10 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Idaho's state capitol building is a mini version of the US capitol with all of the classic details. Made from native sandstone, granite and marble, the building is always a joy to me. I have seen several state capitols and Idaho's is one of the most beautiful. It is light and almost luminous because of its beautiful interior. Stand in... More

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Caldwell, Idaho
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

For a state capitol, it makes a poor showing, rude people, limited views, no parking, building makes a good photo op, gardens are well kept, but the folks there are rude and parking must be paid, doesnt make a good showing for visitors.

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Tampa, Florida
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125 reviews 125 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

he wife and I took a self guided tour of the capitol building. There were many school classes there to get a guided tour, but we did okay. They gave us a map and info and we saw everything. It was very nice.

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Buhl, Idaho
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

It is cool how they have the building lit up in the evening while you are walking or driving around downtown. During the day is cool too, but not as fascinating.

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