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Illinois State Capitol

Address: 2nd and Capitol, Springfield, IL
Phone Number: 217-782-2099
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Ranked #5 of 29 Attractions in Springfield
Type: Government Buildings, Landmarks
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Owner description: Historic Greek Revival building that serves as Illinois' State Capitol and was the site of many cases tried by Abraham Lincoln.

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72 reviews 72 reviews
7 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Went on a Sunday morning, not busy at all, Mrs & I were the only folks during our tour time. Tours last about 25 mins. Worthwhile to go on a tour as you have access to many more areas than if just self guided.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Absolutely loved our tour and the building is outstandingly beautiful! We were very impressed by this outstanding capitol and we could see why they are so proud of it.

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Wheeling, Illinois, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Most go in 8th grade. I never did and am glad I waited. It's a beautiful place. The tour guide was excellent. Even security was friendly. The best part was how close it was to our hotel and other attractions. We walked to everything we wanted to see after starting here at 9 am. I suggest getting here early if... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Most state capitols seem to be the same, yet they are different. We are from another capital city and it's always interesting to note these similarities and differences. The Illinois capitol building has a dome that is extraordinarily beautiful stained glass and the architecture was gorgeous, also. Our guide was knowledgeable as well and never appeared to tire of our... More

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Littleton, Colorado
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

So glad we saw this. The Illinois Sate Capitol building is uniquely and elegantly designed. We found parking available nearby.

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Pensacola, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

even with the Renovations this was a wonderful tour. Everyone was friendly from the police at the security gate to the maintenance folks. We went on a Saturday morning early and our timing was perfect. The Italian marble - attention to detail & the beauty was magnificent. Well worth the trip.

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Independence, Missouri
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The state capitol has many beautiful areas. Restoration seems to be an ongoing thing. Especially the stained glass dome has been beautifully cleaned and protected from further damage. They are now able to lower the chandeliers so they can easily clean them and change bulbs - smart idea.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The Capitol Building speaks for itself and the history of Illinois. Our guide through this amazing building was Dorothy. She was incredibly well versed in every aspect of the building--great tour through a great structure.

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Springfield, Illinois
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79 reviews 79 reviews
35 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This is a beautiful building full of history going back many years. The murals are stunning and the dome is breathtaking. All within walking distance to the governors mansion, Dana-Thomas house. Old State Capitol and other Springfield sites. Easy city to navigate.

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Wooster, Ohio
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79 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is an amazing building and worth the stop if not to just enjoy the outside. We were strapped for time and were unable to view much inside but it is just a gorgeous building to view!

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