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Wisconsin State Capitol

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Address: Across from 1 E. Main St., Madison, WI 53703
Phone Number: 608-266-0382
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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The majestic Roman Renaissance-style State Capitol has the only granite...

The majestic Roman Renaissance-style State Capitol has the only granite dome in the U.S. and inside has over 40 different types of stone from around the world as well as murals and handmade furniture. The observation deck, open in the summer, offers views of the city and surrounding lakes. Capitol Square plays host to state events throughout the year including Farmers Markets and Folk Festivals.

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Beautiful building

The building is open to visitors. It is a classically designed structure with an impressive dome. It is worth a look!

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Palm Springs, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The building is open to visitors. It is a classically designed structure with an impressive dome. It is worth a look!

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This building is free to visit and has all the grandeur that you would hope for in a state capitol building. The large dome, artistic details and artworks are lovely to look at. Climb the various stairs and take a look at the art from different vantage points.

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Rochester, New York, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A group of us took a walk up to the dome to take a look around the city. It had a very nice view. RIch in history, it explained very clearly. I enjoyed reading it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Impressive. Wonderful architecture. No need to take a guided tour. You can just wander and check out all the great art and history.

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Streamwood, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were visiting Madison for biking, but a rainy Friday led us to the Capital building. This is a beautiful building with elaborate glass frescos in the ceiling, stencils on the walls, and an outdoor observation deck. Be sure to take the tour, the guides are very knowledgeable about Madison's history. Lots of great artifacts and displays in the upper... More 

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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The State Capitol Building is awesome! There are free tours on most days and the tours take about 50 minutes. The history of the Capitol building is interesting and all the murals have great stories to them. Very nice the way each room has several paintings that tie in with the history of Wisconsin. The marble floors, columns and walls... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful building open to the public the day we were there. Beautiful marble floors, columns, stained glass windows and sky lights.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The location is perfect, and it is standing tall. The inside is just amazing, it such a beauty. I really enjoyed our tour of this state Capitol. You could do your tour at your own pace. From the dome to the walls, there's so much to admire. The farmers market is open on weekends.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

surprised to find plenty of parking on a tues so i stopped in free tours-check times the capitol staff very informative go ahead ask em a question the view from the walkway and little museum was great and it was very clean

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Glenview, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Wisconsin State Capital is a must see when visiting Madison. It's surrounded by many wonderful restaurants, the university, and lake(s) Monona & Mendota are within walking distances. If you can visit during weekdays, be sure to tour the inside - young & old will marvel at this beautiful place, the dome alone is worth the trip! Once outside, take... More 

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