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Illinois State Capitol

2nd and Capitol, Springfield, IL
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Ranked #7 of 31 attractions in Springfield
Type: Government Buildings
Traveler Description: The current Illinois State Capitol building was completed in 1889 and has an architectural style based in the French Renaissance. It is shaped like a... more »
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Joplin, MO
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151 reviews 151 reviews
33 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Nice architecture and the grounds were great were a nice stroll, and awesome statue of Stephen Douglas! Pretty neat.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Wow, this is an impressive building. We love history and this one is near the top. This building's architecture is beautiful. It took 20 years to build this capitol! And is actually the tallest capitol building in the US - even taller than the US capitol! Wait until you see the dome on the inside. And the House of Representative... More

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50 reviews 50 reviews
6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Great building with some very interesting portions. Good guide showed us around and explained everything about it. Well worth a visit.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Entrance to the State Capitol is free; expect to go through a metal detector. We were there when the House and Senate were not in session, so it was pretty quiet. Our guide was very informative, taking us from the 4th floor to the 1st floor on our tour. Neither of us had been inside since the renovation, and it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We visited three capitols in three days, and this was the most beautiful. Really spectacular in terms of artwork, marble, and style.

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Springfield, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

You could self tour or go with a guide. The kids were bored so we did a quick look and see. It's a beautiful building. From What I caught of the guides tour it sounded very interesting and educational for those who are in to that. You have to go through a medal detector. Also, the front entrance is closed.... More

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Naperville, Illinois
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We enjoyed our tour of the capitol. Our guide was very knowledgable and personable. Our only regret is we went on a weekend during the summer...it was deserted!

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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208 reviews 208 reviews
105 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I have seen quite a few state capitals, and this is one of the most beautiful. It is patterned after our national capital, and is really beautiful.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

This was my second visit to this Capitol. We ate breakfast in the cafeteria for a very reasonable price. I was the only person on the guided tour so I got the personal touch. The building has undergone extensive renovations since I last visited ten years ago. Parking was not bad since the Legislature was not in session. Definitely worth... More

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Oak Park, Illinois
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Had no idea that the Capitol was so beautiful. The whole family enjoyed the tour and it was enhanced by there being a protest there.

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