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Nebraska State Capitol

Address: 1445 K Street, Lincoln, NE
Phone Number: 4692547110
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Ranked #3 of 27 Attractions 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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Prairie Village
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Definitely take one of the guided tours and learn about the architecture, murals, mosaics, and people who made this place what it is. Also a great place to see Lincoln from the observation deck 14 stories above the town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Firstly, having just come from Washington, I was surprised how easy it was to visit the Nebraska State Capitol. People were more relaxed and welcoming. The building itself is beautifully adorned and I could have spend several days discovering it. Sadly I only had one afternoon. Unfortunately, the outdoor "observation deck" was closed due to inclement weather.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The Nebraska state capitol is both beautiful and unusual in so many ways. External elevations, art deco murals, feminine imagery, fabulous woodcarvings (Governor's waiting room and offices), the Warner Senate Chamber and on and on. But my favorite gallery is on the 14th floor, where high above the visitor are eight, large 3x8 paintings which depict the heroic enterprises of... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is a beautiful building not too far from the campus in downtown Lincoln there is virtually no parking so just make up your mind a walk a ways

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Yankton, South Dakota, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Nice place in the center of Lincoln. Parking was bad and the traffic didn't help either. I enjoyed this site. It is very nice at night!

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Saginaw, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I went on a Sunday, it was a quiet day in town. I had a private tour as no one else showed up. The building is stunning! I toured quite a few Midwest Capitol buildings this weekend and this was at the top (alongside Iowa). The tour guide was fantastic and gave me an excellent private tour. He knew everything... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It reeks with historical views detailing the history of the State of Nebraska. it is the principal place where the Unicameral Legislature makes the decisions about our State's future. It houses a law library and all the offices of the State officials. The clean vertical lines of this architectural masterpiece topped with the Sower on its peak can be seen... More 

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Holly Springs, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We took the tour (every hour except noon) and found the mosaics, paintings and busts tell the history of Nebraska. The artwork is beautiful and the view from the observation tower is marvelous. Within the next 2 years they will finally complete the original vision of the architect when the four fountains are placed in the interior courtyards. Surprising is... More 

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Springfield, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The Nebraska State Capitol has lots of beautiful features. The mosaics on the floor, the murals on the walls, and the rotunda are all impressive. I'm sure they'd be even more impressive if they had adequate lighting. We were there on a gloomy day. We had an excellent tour that took us through the building and explained the building and... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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31 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

It's a beautiful building, even if they don't want to tell you how to get in. We persevered and found a door. Did a self guided tour and the chamber is nice. Overall building is about like most state capitols.

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