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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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very good tour, educational, beautiful architecture, what more can I say about a state capital building? go and see it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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new york
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

very good tour, educational, beautiful architecture, what more can I say about a state capital building? go and see it.

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Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We visited on a Saturday so the building was closed. Definitely worth a drive by. The approach to the Capitol over the bridge is excellent. The done at night is lit up and you can see all the tiny windows.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Pennsylvania's Capital Building is stunning from the outside but you should see the inside. The inside of this building, with its gilt and marble halls, vast rotunda, murals and sculpture, sparkling crystals and gold leaf, is breath taken.

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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149 reviews 149 reviews
40 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My husband grew up in the area and wanted to take me to see the Capitol- I read about it and it sounded interesting so we went- it was amazing! There is a security check point when you enter and then you are free to either take a tour or wonder around with a self guided map. The information kiosk... More 

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Simsbury, CT
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18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Ok it's only 1/2 hour and it is incredibly impressive. One does not have to go all the way to Europe to see unbelievable architecture, art and extreme grand spaces. It almost makes one want to be a politician...

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NY
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246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A very nice place to visit. Beautiful architecture and nice nighttime lighting. Definitely worth a visit.

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Perryville, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We missed a guided tour, but thoroughly enjoyed a walk-through on our own. A guidebook at the front desk gives information on the structure and its history. A must-see if you are in Harrisburg. Worth a visit every time you are in town, as there will always be something new to see and gain from the experience.

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Park City, Utah
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

You can see the central lobby area, but without a tour reservation you'll not see much and you'll get a formulaic grilling from the officer watching the door. Man, do I feel safe.

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Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Attended the Governors Inauguration, it was a ton of fun and the capitol is breathtaking. You definitely need to take a tour and suck up the rich Pennsylvania heritage!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Lovely at night with the dome lit and when we were there still some Christmas lights in addition, but be warned: the downtown area is DEAD after dark and it was scary. There were three of us so we braved it to see and walk, but I'd not gone out were it just me as it was very sketchy!

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