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Corydon Capitol State Historic Site

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Address: 126 E. Walnut St., Corydon, IN 47112
Phone Number: 812-738-4890
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Site of the first capital of Indiana.

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Classic main-street America

Great and classic town square-think Back to the Future. I visited during the state's bicentennial and the whole downtown was decorated red, white, and blue-this community has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great and classic town square-think Back to the Future. I visited during the state's bicentennial and the whole downtown was decorated red, white, and blue-this community has civic pride. Won't take you long to visit, but worth it. Only reason I didn't give a five was the $3 admission charge for a small building. Could be spendy for a family.

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Rio Grande, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This site is well maintained and very visible from the major traffic route. It also has access to town streets on both sides and the back. Parking is plentiful and close to other shopping and food venues. It is well worth the time to stop and walk the block.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a lot to see here, but it is a nice place to visit. You can go on some Saturday nights and they have live music in the Gazebo I have heard.

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bluegrass state
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in walking around town.It was $3 each. We stayed about 15 minutes. They did give tours which they said lasted about 30 minutes. We didn't do it. We were short on time and I had 2 teenage boys with me.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Do not go on a Monday! That is when we went. We still had fun but we could not go in the courthouse. Beautiful day - we walked the courtyard and read the plaques and took pictures.

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Louisville, KY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

This is Indiana's first state capital until 1825. There are only two floors and you are there for less than a half hour. However, the docents offer a fine historic perspective of the building and local area. It costs a mere $3 to visit. There is also a free exhibit at 417 North Mulberry Street commemorating Indiana's 200 anniversary as... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

It was neat to see the original state capitol of Indiana. Unfortunately we couldn't get close or go inside when we were there due to renovations. It was still neat and I would recommend going.

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sailonby, Manager at Corydon Capitol State Historic Site, responded to this review

The Capitol building itself closed for only a few days to install electric. The yard and building are now open and beautifully renovated! We hope you'll stop by and see us. Thanks! More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Lots of history and things to do. Definately worth seeing the downtown area. Several nice shops to browse in. It was hard pulling my wife out of the book store.

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Dugger, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

I love history and this was the first Capital of Indiana and very well kept up to date. It is right in the middle of town on the square.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I've always been proud to be a Hoosier. Indiana is a beautiful state and Corydon was once the capital and is about to celebrate its 200th anniversary in 2016. There are also surrounding places to see such as O'Bannon Woods State Park, Kitner House, wineries, cave systems, etc. Nice place to visit.

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