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Nebraska State Capitol
1445 K Street, Lincoln, NE
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Ranked #1 of 91 things to do in Lincoln
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Owner description: Beautiful mosaic ceilings and floors, paintings and sculptures inside the 400-foot high capitol building are as impressive as its marble, bronze and gold leaf exterior and white tower topped by a bronze statue. Free guided tours are available.
Lincoln, Nebraska
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“The Good Life”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

The Nebraska State Capitol is an amazing architecture! Gorgeous mosaics tell the history of our state.

Visited March 2013
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“One of the most unique buildings in the world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

The capitol of Nebraska is a one of a kind building and well worth doing a walk through. Truly a beautiful capitol

Visited June 2013
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“There is no place like Nebraska and it's beautiful State Capitol!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We Nebraskans are very proud of our State Capitol Building and grounds.


Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue architect:
The capitol is often considered the first major expression of what has been termed Goodhue's "freely interpreted classical style". The cross-axial plan is similar to a traditional Catholic church or cathedral. The building's four wings radiate from a central domed rotunda, architecturally separating the parts of government. The unarticulated windows and flat surfaces anticipate modern skyscrapers. It is also the first U.S. state capitol with usable tower space. ~wikipedia

Families traveling to Lincoln have long searched the skies for the first glimpse of "the 19 foot Sower" on top of the dome. It is still thrilling today!

Visited July 2013
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“Well worth seeing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Very interesting architecture, great art work, and good views over Lincoln down-town from the top. Don't miss the free hourly tour, in which you can also learn something about the history and politics of Nebraska.

Visited June 2013
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“Most beautiful capitol building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Nebraska State Capitol is a beautiful building. The mosaics on the floors and artwork are impressive. The building tells the history of the man in general and the history of Nebraska in particular. The best part of it all is that it's a free attraction.

Visited July 2013
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