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Illinois State Capitol

2nd and Capitol, Springfield, IL
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Ranked #6 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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New Ulm, Minnesota, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

As capitol buildings go, this is one of the most impressive! We didn't have time for a guided tour, but one of the staff told us the "must sees." Everything is in pristine condition! The Supreme Court room and galleries were elegant. (One gallery is being repaired/remodeled.) The view from the bottom of the dome is breathtaking!

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91 reviews 91 reviews
37 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

First, this is just an amazingly beautiful Capitol, floor to ceiling and everything inbetween. We felt very fortunate that it was open on Sundays, and were doubly pleased that a free tour was offered. Our guide was a delight and gave us plenty of time to to take pictures - and even gave us great advice about where to stand... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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204 reviews 204 reviews
103 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I enjoy traveling around the country and visiting the state capitol building. On this day I was able to get a tour that turned out to be one on one and went much longer than normal, according to the guide. We go to see the govneror's office, both chambers of the legislators and the supreme court. The capitol has many... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Even though my father lives in Illinois he has never been on a tour of the State Capitol. We had planned on seeing other sites and told the tour guides we did not know if we would have time to do the tour. We are so glad we did. My father loved it! All of the tour guides were very... More

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Omaha NE
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121 reviews 121 reviews
83 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Abraham Lincoln may be the most famous citizen of Springfield, Illinois. But many famous names have served there as governor of Illinois. Adlai Stevenson. James Thompson. Rod Blagojevich. Good and bad have sat in the governor’s chair. The current building is actually the sixth to serve as the state capitol for Illinois. Previously, the state capitol was located in other... More

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McHenry, Illinois, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We'll if your from Illinois you may as well make a stop to the house you pay for, but it's well worth it we where able to take a private tour because one one else showed to take the tour so that was kinda nice. The agriculture inside the building is just beautiful and breathtaking. If you do make a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I felt like I was in Europe - so much marble and paintings. A must see, and it is free! Excellent tour guides. Great stain glass. Friendly staff. Thanks for a nice tour!

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you have to go if you have never been. I suggest the tour its much better than walking around. Go to the lower level it was really interesting

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Roscoe, Illinois
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The Illinois State Capital is a beautiful building. The view up into the dome is amazing. If you enjoy the wonder of historic buildings you will be proud (especially if you are from Illinois) of Illinois' Capital building which is the tallest of all of the Capital buildings in the United States...even larger than the Capital building in Washington D.C.... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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146 reviews 146 reviews
63 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We enjoyed this tour. We had a good guide. The building is magnificent. Lots to see. It was an interesting time.

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