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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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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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The Madison Capital

This was a beautiful place to visit, and the grounds are just amazing. the entire building was available to view, and we were lucky to view a wedding in one of the rooms. What a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Roselle, Illinois
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Roselle, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This was a beautiful place to visit, and the grounds are just amazing. the entire building was available to view, and we were lucky to view a wedding in one of the rooms. What a treat!

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White Plains, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Very historic. Lots to take in. Really makes you appreciate the State of Wisconsin and its long and proud tradition of being progressive. Was sad to talk with the State employees and to sense their discomfort with the current political situation and how that goes against the history of the State. The Capital tour is very worthwhile if you appreciate... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We loved the tour and all the cultural history. The details that are in this building are unbelievable. You must do the tour to get the scope of how much effort went into building this Capitol Building. You can also go to the very top and see out over all of Madison. Stunning views on a clear day.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Loved the architecture and all of the design. Walked through on a rainy Sunday, so not at all crowded, but still able to see the beauty of the building. There are guided tours available, but we chose to wander around on our own.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Whenever I'm back in Madison, I always make it a point to go through this capitol. It is just a beautiful building. Tours are daily. The easy way is to just grab a guide at the information counter (main floor/south side) and go at your own pace. I highly recommend everyone to see this beautiful building!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This beautiful building is worth visiting. Overall architecture is magnificent. The building is public friendly. Admission is free and there is plenty of parking around the capital building. There are also guided tours available. After you do burn those calories with walking refuel yourselves with choice of restaurants around the capital building.

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stanley, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I love visiting the capitol, it is beautiful inside and out. On Saturadays they have the greatest farmers market outside. It goes all the way around the capitol. Doing the summer there are always things going on around the capitol.

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Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Everything revolves around the Capitol Building. Restaurants, entertainment and sports. It is very eco friendly with many lakes and parks with jogging and biking paths.

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Beaufort, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The State House is absolutely stunning. Professional and courteous docents. The views from the observation ring is amazing. Everyone coming to Madison should check it out.

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Bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This place is a beautiful one and great construction. The marble and stony carvings are really nice and the Tulip flowers in its surroundings is beautiful things to see.

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