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Wisconsin State Capitol

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Address: Across from 1 E. Main St., Madison, WI 53703
Phone Number: 608-266-0382
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: The majestic Roman Renaissance-style State Capitol has the only granite...
The majestic Roman Renaissance-style State Capitol has the only granite dome in the U.S. and inside has over 40 different types of stone from around the world as well as murals and handmade furniture. The observation deck, open in the summer, offers views of the city and surrounding lakes. Capitol Square plays host to state events throughout the year including Farmers Markets and Folk Festivals.
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Architecturally stunning with lots of marble and great view of the city and lakes from the roof. Saturday morning farmer's market showcased Wisconsin products. A picnic lunch on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Architecturally stunning with lots of marble and great view of the city and lakes from the roof. Saturday morning farmer's market showcased Wisconsin products. A picnic lunch on the lawn under a large shade tree was a perfect end to this visit.

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Leander, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

While standing on the rotunda balcony, a man started to sing on the main floor, it carried and was amazing! We really loved seeing this building.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful structure located in the center of Madison. Free to enter with guided tours if desired. Some street parking but better off picking a garage nearby due to lots of one way streets surrounding the building. Surrounded by a farmers market until 2pm on summer and fall Saturday's.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is a very impressive Capitol building. I would recommend the tour. The artwork and stone work are incredible. The detail in the governor's conference room has to be seen to be appreciated.

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DeForest, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The capital building in Madison is something like a foot shorter than the one in Washington, D.C., so of course, it is impressive. In the spring, its beauty is enhanced as it is surrounded by beds of vibrantly colored tulips. Due to well planned building restrictions (no building in the vicinity can approach it in height), I am always amazed... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful attraction, make sure you can both tour the inside and see the capitol at night. It's walking distance from some excellent must see restaurants as well.

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Gloucestershire, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Adding another State Capitol to our collection! As we approached the city in the late afternoon, the dome featured large on the skyline and we simply knew we had to visit first thing the following morning. We were there for the first morning tour, then, happy to stand beneath that magnificent dome with the central mural of Wisconsin and her... More 

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Hazelhurst, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

DO NOT MISS VISITING THIS CAPITAL BUILDING. It's that simple. Ignore the politics, this building is not about which party is in power, it's about wonderful architecture and building materials. Be sure to wander around a bit and go up to the upper floors. If the Court room or Senate Chamber are open, take a look inside. This is a... More 

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madison, wi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Take a free tour or walk around on your own with self-guided written material (available in several languages). The capitol is one of the best examples of the Beaux-Arts architectural style, designed by George B. Post & Sons, who were also the architects for the New York Stock Exchange Building. Until mid November, there is an outdoor observation deck, 92... More 

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

On a recent visit to Madison I decided to check out the Capitol building while we were downtown on a Saturday morning during the farmers market. The structure is a beautiul monument to the government of Wisconsin. In the rotunda there is an information desk that has a $3 booklet on the history of the building and how it was... More 

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Additional Information about Wisconsin State Capitol

Address: Across from 1 E. Main St., Madison, WI 53703
Phone Number: 608-266-0382
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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