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Illinois State Capitol

2nd and Capitol, Springfield, IL
217-782-2099
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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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Illinois, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Even if you don't get the chance to go inside, you should still make the trek to this site. Numerous memorials on the grounds and majestic all in itself.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Capitol is situated in a grassy block in the heart of Springfield. The building is massive with its dome rising high overhead. Self guided tours include the galleries of both houses of the legislature. The walls and ceilings are adorned with pictures of the history of Illinois. I am a fan of state capitols and rank Illinois’ as better... More

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Chatham, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

best toured on weekdays when visitors are allowed above the first floor. Newly renovated back to original finery. Worth an hour and a half visit. Metered parking all around.

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Colorado Springs
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Just as the title says.. well worth the stop of beautiful architecture. Amusing was the Hall of (past) Governors and a spot unfilled due to impeachment.. I dare not speak his name but Illinis know of whom I'm speaking.

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Champaign, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Went into the Capitol to late into the day. It closed 15 min after we arrived there. We will make another trip later to visit it.

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Libertyville, IL, USA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

If our are an Illinois resident, especially a voting or future voting one, the best Capital tour is one courtesy of your senator or representative's office here. They don't have to, but if you call or email your favored politician here most will arrange a quick tour of this impressive historic office building along with a short meeting to hear... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I have been to many state capitals and this was definitely the most basic standardized tour I have seen. The guide was nice and knowledgable but really was just doing one more tour. There were only 4 people on our tour, which made it easy to be quick about things even though we asked questions. The capital itself has some... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We were getting ready to leave and had a little time to spare so we walked over from our Hotel, the State House Inn to see the State Capitol Building. Having grown up here I had toured it when I was in High School. It was a free guided tour, every 30 minutes, and we got to see the beautiful... More

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

The building is an impressive one, the architecture is really nice, especially the atrium, with gilded decorations.

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

We visited this beautiful building on a snowy day, and had a private tour! Very impressive building with beautiful artwork, architecture and furnishings. During the 30 minute free tour, our guide was very informative and we learned lots of fun trivia. She was also great about taking pictures of our group. It would have been nice to take the walking... More

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