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Wisconsin State Capitol

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Address: Across from 1 E. Main St., Madison, WI 53703
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+1 608-266-0382
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 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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Amazing Architecture!

I loved this building. It has some nice historical displays and it's fun to just walk the halls and enjoy the impressive architecture. It's a must-see if you're visiting Madison!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I loved this building. It has some nice historical displays and it's fun to just walk the halls and enjoy the impressive architecture. It's a must-see if you're visiting Madison!

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Roscoe, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A beautiful structure and you can observe government at work. Designed to be very accessible to the public.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in the capitol while visiting Uw-Madison. Kids had fun going up all the levels and trying to see what area they could discover. It is a beautiful place. In the center was history of the building and former politicians. It was interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The building is visually stunning on the outside due to its size but then you go into the rotunda a it is breathtaking! Beautifully restored in the last few years with just enough historical information to whet your appetite.

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madison, wi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

2017 marks 100 years since the capitol was completed. In all, it took just eleven years to build this grand iconic structure. To celebrate, there is now an interactive display in the center of the ground floor rotunda which relays some very interesting stories in both written and video form. Produced by the Wisconsin Historical Society, it includes reproductions of... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I first got to know the Wisconsin State Capitol as a cool place to take a rest after a long walk on Madison's State Street. The plentiful stone benches in or near the rotunda, and the marble walls, make for a heat-relieving atmosphere on summer days. Since then, of course, I've come to know the Capitol as a workplace for... More 

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Verona, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The capitol is beautiful to visit, a must see in Madison. Particularly good to view when the Christmas Tree is lighted each year, usually a choir sings too.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great building to visit, be careful you don't get lost. There are tours available multiple days per week. I love the area around it, during spring/summer, you can walk and get a great view of the city.

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Madison, wI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a beautiful building. The space and the statues. The dome is very fine and beautiful. The guides are very good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our capitol is stunning in it's beauty, from the ground floor to the rotunda, to the very top of the dome. Also it is known as a peoples' capitol where freedom of speech is evident daily to the annoyance of the present state legislature. Free tours are available daily.

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