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Illinois State Capitol

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Good visit, nice history

The only downside to our visit was trouble getting through the metal detector, it is apparently... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dennis S
Chicago, Illinois
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Gorgeous Capitol!!

It is a gorgeous building and well worth seeing inside and out. Don’t give up on parking, just... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Historic Greek Revival building that serves as Illinois' State Capitol and was the site of many cases tried by Abraham Lincoln.
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401 S 2nd St, Springfield, IL 62701-1727
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All reviews beautiful building metal detector house and senate chambers security check guided tour governor's office free tour every half hour first floor supreme court worth a stop great tour walk around dome session architecture state
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The only downside to our visit was trouble getting through the metal detector, it is apparently more sensitive than the TSA uses. But the guard was polite and respectful, it just took a while to get through. Once in the building, we got a guided...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Dennis S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It is a gorgeous building and well worth seeing inside and out. Don’t give up on parking, just drive around until you see your garage or spot.

Date of experience: March 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Illinois State capitol has wonderful statues and ornate wood working and art. Take the Tour the guides are very knowledgeable and friendly. If you go when the General Assembly is "in session it will be rather crowded. If your timing is right you can...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

This site is a must-see! The history of this building is very interesting and the tour was quite insightful.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 11, 2019

This building is beautiful. It features lots of sculptures, paintings, and chandeliers. All of these can be seen on the free tour, which leaves about every half hour. The hours are not convinient for tourism, closing at three o'clock on Saturdays and closed entirely on...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

My family also went to capital of IL during Thanksgiving break. There is a huge statue of Abraham Lincoln in front of it.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

The state capitol majestically towers over the city. Going inside the Rotunda and looking up at the dome, you will be surprised, as it is far my intricate and artistic than the US Capitol. It has fantastic columns and art, reflecting historical moments of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Daniel V
Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

I took my friend ( who is visiting from London) to Springfield, as part of her trip in the Midwest. We received a lovely tour from our tour guide Dorothy. Dorothy was very sweet and thoroughly knowledgeable about the history of the capital building. We...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 14, 2018

We came here expecting a tour but found out that we would have to wait for 2 hours because there are certain times that no tours are offered. We did not know that. So check in advance. We were allowed to visit the first floor...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank LUCKYME72
Reviewed October 30, 2018

As you wander through it, take time to examine the many intricate details and ornate wood, glass, marble, and metal work. It is truly amazing. If you just walk through looking for something exciting, you will miss the beauty of it. There is a state...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Janice M
December 2, 2018|
Response from LUCKYME72 | Reviewed this property |
This is very helpful. Wish we had known it before visiting as we must have been there during the time no tours were conducted and we could not wait. Thank you.
anitha p
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Response from mysummervacation2015 | Reviewed this property |
Sat open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. closed 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch.....if you have the chance to go see it, it worth it....