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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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Splended - Take time for the tour.

This is worth the stop. The architecture is beautiful and the rotunda is stunning. I have been there several times and every time I spot something I did not see before. Take... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This is worth the stop. The architecture is beautiful and the rotunda is stunning. I have been there several times and every time I spot something I did not see before. Take the tour and learn about the building's very entertaining history.

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Mosinee WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

A must see if you come to the area for the farmers market. Beautiful old world craftsmanship with many pillers and marble through out. Wow!! Parking is easy with several parking garages right there and reasonable too.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We happened to go into the Capitol after going to the farmers market and it was amazing. It's filled with light and beautiful mosaics, ornamental doors and history. We climbed up to the outdoor observatory and the inner one and both were well worth the climb.

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Lenox, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Beautiful building worth exploring. Be sure to check out the observation deck both outside and in the dome which is easy to miss. Surprisingly on most days you can just walk right in through the front door, no tour guide necessary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Wonderful craftsmanship was put into this building. The walls and pillars are all marble throughout and the doors are made of thick solid wood. The ceiling is beautiful and very ornamental, and there is gorgeous Mosaics on the walls. The best part is the 4th floor observation deck. You can see the entire city below and all the lakes that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Nice tour and beautiful artistic history. Parking was a little tricky but don't let that prevent you from seeing this historic building. A must see. If you are up to it, a few steps will get you to the viewing deck outside where you can see the entire city of Madison.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The tour is very well done with history lesson intact. It is open to go up to the outside ledge and walk around. Ask the security sitting there why Wisconsin is the Badger State, extra I interesting trivia.

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Manty, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The gorunds are beautiful and you can do a self tour of the inside or take a free, guided tour as well. It is a beautiful building and very interesting to look into all of the various chambers.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Well, Wisconsin WAS a backward state, back when the capitol building was built, off in the north woods & off the beaten path ... but the Badgers decided to build for the future, and they put this astonishing building on the highest point of land between two big lakes. The place is filled with spectacular stone walls and floors, gorgeous... More 

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Madison, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Make several trips to the Madison Farmer's Market around the Capitol Square every summer and NEVER take the time to visit the Capitol so finally did last week! What a beautiful, majestic building. Would have appreciated 'indoor voices' on all of the people/children who were there. It definitely took away from the reverance!!

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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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