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Nebraska State Capitol

Address: 1445 K Street, Lincoln, NE
Phone Number: 4692547110
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Ranked #1 of 90 things to do in Lincoln
Type: Government buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Beautiful mosaic ceilings and floors, paintings and sculptures inside the 400-foot high capitol...
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Type: Government buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Beautiful mosaic ceilings and floors, paintings and sculptures inside the 400-foot high capitol building are as impressive as its marble, bronze and gold leaf exterior and white tower topped by a bronze statue. Free guided tours are available.

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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I worked in Lincoln from 1989 to 1992 and was in the Capitol many times working or meeting with Senators, but never took the time to view the floors, murals or windows. This time my wife (who had never been inside) and I were just amazed with our guided tour.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

No state has a unicameral government let alone a capitol building like Nebraska's! It towers tall and stately over the capital city and can be seen for miles before you reach Lincoln. There is wonderful art, statuary, and mosaics to be found around every turn. You can wander and look to your hearts content but the guided tours are very... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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90 reviews 90 reviews
25 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

what a spectacular attraction. Do take the tour, it's 1/2 hour. We had a nice spoken guide and although he had only been there a year, he was quite knowledgable and interesting. Best part was sitting in the old senate chamber at the desks. Be sure to take the elevator to the 14 floor. Beautiful rotunda up there and two... More 

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Conway, Arkansas
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26 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln is often overlooked as a destination, but it is a true, "Can't Miss" the architecture inside is inspiring, and the observation decks at the top are amazing for young and old.

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Nebraska
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The State Capitol is an awesome landmark - if you can spare an extra hour to tour the inside, you will learn about Nebraska history as well as seeing the beautiful marble columns and architecture. Be sure to take the elevators to 14th floor to view Lincoln from the top of the building! Tours are free, happen every hour until... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

An architectural wonder with beautiful mosaics, statue busts of famous Nebraskans, and much more that pay homage to the great plains heritage of Nebraska. The east legislative chamber was renovated a few years ago to its original condition from the 1930's. Visitors should take the guided tour. In the past I took my children up to the top floor available... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Not a bad way to spend and hour or two. Best to take advantage of the guided tours to understand the meaning behind the artwork.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Unfortunately we had to make this a quick visit while driving across country. We were pleasantly surprised by the grandeur and impressive building. We are glad we made a detour in our trip to see the capitol. The sunny clear day also helped set the building in a beautiful light. Enjoyed. Will return to Lincoln.

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Hastings, NE
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Try to latch on to a guided tour, but if not just wander around and take in this architectural wonder. One of the most unique buildings in the country. It is definitely worth a couple hours or more. Home of the Unicameral, Nebraska's unique form of government.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lassos is always one of my very favorite places to go for some of the best food and craft beers in Lincoln. There is never been a time that I've experienced anything less than excellent service.

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