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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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Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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A place not to miss

We really enjoyed our self guided tour and the things that we printed off from the internet. There is a lot too see. We even got to go into the Governors office and walk around.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our self guided tour and the things that we printed off from the internet. There is a lot too see. We even got to go into the Governors office and walk around.

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Supply, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The Capitol is really beautiful and there is a huge amount of marble. It is very interesting, and the employees are very knowledgable and helpful.

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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Yes, the Capitol here was very 'white'...it was very chilling to be in it, especially if you follow the happenings of the legislators... Hatred of women, creatures...seemingly anyone not just like them.

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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This building is a show case for what gold money can buy. It is amazing display of the marble coming from Italy and Russia. It is possible to see both State chambers as well as walked into the governor's office and sit in his chair.

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Gooding, Idaho
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

When you grow up in a small city you travel through others or television. Nothing wrong with that but when you arrive in the heart of old town Boise you must stop and admire the capitol building. It is worth a photo moment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

If you are visiting the Boise area I highly recommend you stop by the State Capitol Building and grounds. If you have young children with you (or young adults) this is a great place to learn about Idaho's rich history. This is one of the most beautiful State Capitols in America! I have visited and explored many of our country's... More 

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UT
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

It's free, so it's for me! The beautiful stonework make this a must-see if in town! My family and I enjoyed walking around the grounds and inside the Capitol itself. There is even a large replica of the Liberty Bell outside the front steps, which my kids managed to ring.

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Oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 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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