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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 #8 of 86 attractions in Boise
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government Buildings, Monuments/ Statues
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Mandeville, Louisiana
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Orange, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

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

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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USA
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338 reviews 338 reviews
109 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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