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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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Wisconsin Capitol Building

It is a beautiful building with guided tours. You can wander on your own as well. When not in session you can visit the Assembly and Senate Chambers as well as the Supreme Court... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Waupaca, Wisconsin
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Waupaca, Wisconsin
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It is a beautiful building with guided tours. You can wander on your own as well. When not in session you can visit the Assembly and Senate Chambers as well as the Supreme Court chamber. I'd recommend waiting until Governor Walker leaves office however, because there are often loud and noisy demonstrations

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McLean, Virginia
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a magnificent building with so much attention to detail, inside and outside, that you could spend hours studying it. Make sure to find the bronze badger statue. And the life around the capitol with great restaurants like Graze and the Old Fashioned and the Tornado Room make it a terrific place to spend time. and the farmer's market... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous art work, and calming atmosphere. I loved taking my kids in to show them a part of history. We stopped in during a time when there was a ceremony with Native American children singing in there native language. It was wonderful!

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Madison, WI
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Amazing building, open to the public, bathrooms, heated, a/c, great all-year meeting place or stop while downtown. Make sure to get upstairs, and in the summer get the view from the roof!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

The Capitol is an absolutely beautiful building which looks similar to the nation's capitol in Washington D.C. The rotunda is fabulous. The floors are always gleaming and the whole building is superbly kept. It sits on a hill in the middle of a square which is considered the middle of the downtown Madison. The high setting makes the Capitol Building... More 

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Living in Wisconsin and I've never visited the State Capitol. I loved the architecture of the outside and inside of the capitol. It was nice that you could go in for free and walk around to check everything out. We arrived towards the end of the day so we did not get to see everything inside, but we are definitely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Very beautiful building inside. Nice marble and granite throughout. Staff was very friendly and tours offered daily.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

An amazingly beautiful and ornate structure. We enjoyed to quick tour inside. Even the kids were paying attention. Nice piece of history here!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I live near this building and walk through it several times a week, and I never cease stopping for a moment to look up at the beautiful dome from the inside or out. Often they have music being performed inside by one or another orchestra or choral group, and the huge space and acoustics make it a magical experience. Also... More 

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St. Louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you are in Madison you must stop at the Capital and see the beautiful rotunda. The architecture and the paintings will leave you in awe!

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