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Pennsylvania State Capitol

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Address: Third Street, ird Street d Street Street reet et, Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone Number: 800-868-7672
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
Description: Teddy Roosevelt declared that this Italian Renaissance-style building was...
Teddy Roosevelt declared that this Italian Renaissance-style building was “the handsomest building I ever saw”. Indeed, the State Capitol, with its vaulted dome and grand staircase and the murals and painted floors inside, is thing to behold.
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Wonderful Building!!

Incredible building with interesting history. If you are an art lover or just admire beauty this is well worth seeing!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Alexandria Bay, New York
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Alexandria Bay, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Incredible building with interesting history. If you are an art lover or just admire beauty this is well worth seeing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Pennsylvania stae capitol building should not be missed. The building is one of the most beautiful in all 50 states. There are the beautiful marble stairs which were used as a model in Gone with the Wind and the tile floors have brass depictions of all nature that live in the state.Be sure to look carefully at the floors... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place...very interesting to see. Check out observation decks on higher floors! Worth a visit!

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Awesome experience visiting the capitol. Had the opportunity to have a senator give a tour and see so much more. A must-see attraction for all tax-payers.

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Tiffany windows ~ amazing frescos ~ tiled floor with recognizable images ~ If you're a fan of art and/or architecture, it is worth your time to visit. We went as a family (2 parents, 2 'tween males) and all enjoyed the wandering through the rooms with our tour. Also, a short walk away takes you to the state museum, which... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

It's a beautiful building in an otherwise picturesque historic area, great for photos and reading up on the history. Unfortunately there were a ton of sketchy homeless people in the area, many who got quite violent which ruined the attraction for most of the folks in the area. The city needs to do something to clean the area up, we... More 

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Fairview Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This capitol building is beautiful inside and out. The interior is breath-taking and was amazed by the beautiful staircase, the artwork, and history. Parking involves paying the meters or parking in a lot near the capitol. The tour guide was very informative and answered all questions, easily.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This Building is simply Beautiful! I came here with my family, and we all had a great time. The tour guide was excellent and well informative, very nice! Definitely a place worth coming to see if you're in the area or would like to learn a little more about Pennsylvania.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I toured the Capitol as a chaperone for a fourth grade field trip. I was not expecting much and was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed the tour. The capitol building is beautiful and the tour guide was very informative. The kids even enjoyed the tour!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The Pennsylvania state capitol, built at a cost of $13 million more than 100 years ago, is now not even insurable because of its immense worth. Some of the marble is from a quarry that is no longer in existence so it is irreplaceable. This capitol building was built back when Pennsylvania was the most important state in the union.... More 

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