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“Enjoyable, but not a 'must-see'” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Idaho State Capitol Building

Idaho State Capitol Building
Capital Boulevard, 8th Street, and State Street, Boise, ID 83702
+1 208 332 1012
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Ranked #7 of 65 Attractions in Boise
Type: Government Buildings, Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
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Boise
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Enjoyable, but not a 'must-see'”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

I think everyone is surprised by the marble in this old capitol, and it really is the most interesting feature of this building. There is a little Idaho souvenir shop, and the grounds are well tended and nice place to stop by for a picnic. There are also displays about Idaho’s history. If I had friends coming in from out of town and wanted to do something low-key, this would be a good place to stroll through, and because it’s downtown, it could easily be matched up with a lunch.

Visited December 2012
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Wilder,ID
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“new renovation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

qite open to walkd through, beautiful building , nice gift shop, friendly people and quite open, many great pictures

Visited August 2012
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California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Impressive building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

We went to see the Capitol on a Sunday morning and were the only people in the building. Very Nice. There is a room where a coupld of movies are shown about the construction of the building.

Visited November 2012
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Meridian, Idaho
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Still the Capitol.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Major overhaul/refurbishment completed two years ago. Interestingly they added needed space by going underground and out from the building so as not to disrupt the parkland and landscaping around the site. Of course some would argue that politicians belong underground anyway, about six feet underground to be exact, but I'll leave that up to you

Visited November 2012
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Meridian, Idaho
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Recently Renovated”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Major overhaul/refurbishment completed two years ago. Interestingly they added needed space by going underground and out from the building so as not to disrupt the parkland and landscaping around the site. Of course some would argue that politicians belong underground anyway, about six feet underground to be exact, but I'll leave that up to you.

Visited November 2012
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