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Idaho State Capitol Building

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Address: 700 W Jefferson St, 8th Street, and State Street, Boise, ID 83702
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+1 208-332-1012
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Statehouse Worth Seeing

The Statehouse is located in downtown Boise and easy to get to, FREE to visit and fluff great historical lore. You will discover a secret about the marble columns and be able... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Statehouse is located in downtown Boise and easy to get to, FREE to visit and fluff great historical lore. You will discover a secret about the marble columns and be able admire huge solid antique wood doors. In the basement is a tiny gift shop, and be sure to look up....amazing!!

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Hawaii
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a pretty walk with family, peaceful during the day yet slightly snug out for traffic at sunset. Place is great, lots of good coffee shop and galleries around.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whether your are just visiting, a newcomer, or a long time resident, you will be rewarded by a visit to our state capital building to enjoy the beautiful decorations and the building's grandeur. You might even be lucky enough to visit when one of the many musical groups that come by during the holidays is performing. Our state house is... More 

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Thank Jim S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a walk through, the building is gorgeous and you can see each chamber up close (more so than other Capitols).

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Thank MarkChristopher
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

Fabulous building; architecture and marble are breathtaking! To my surprise, coming from another state, the Capital Building is open without a security system. Amazing in this day and age.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

Was an impressive site, appreciated the exterior statues, plaque, and park area. Was helpful for my 7 year old to discuss politics. Was able to go and see the house and the senate chambers. My 2 year old loved the squirrels and the bell, just be carful that bell is super loud if your ringing it. My ear still rings... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

It's almost a big park, but wish it was even MORE park-like. Could use more shady spaces and seating areas to really take it to the next level. The building itself is beautiful, though.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

An amazing building that defies expectations for its time. A beautiful walk up through its surrounding gardens unveil a gorgeous white marble foyer. We were fortunate to see the Christmas tree from the area being prepared to be delivered to Washington DC.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

The Capitol is a wonder. The domed ceiling and all the nooks and crannies all have a story. It is all accessible to the public. The basement offers a self guided tour of the history of the building and each wing have every State Representative, Senator and Governor.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

I love downtown Boise for many reasons and this place is one of them! Awesome historic buildings and monuments. Idaho history is actually very interesting! Its a great place to take pics and relive a bit of the past. If you are visiting, this is a great place to go!

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