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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 65 Attractions in Boise
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government Buildings, Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
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Type: Government Buildings, Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Bend, Oregon
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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136 reviews 136 reviews
61 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
50 helpful votes 50 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
45 helpful votes 45 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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Carmichael, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The exterior doors were open on Saturday, November 22, 2014, but the information desk, gift shop, and guided tours were all shut down until January 2015 when the Legislature returns.

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Boise, Idaho
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My brother came to visit us from Florida. We took him on a tour of the capital building. It is a truly gorgeous place. The original architects designed it to have lots of natural light coming in from side and top-story windows shining down onto the lighter colored marble interior. Have to visit it to see what I am referring... More 

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