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Illinois State Capitol

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Beautiful building

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Beautiful building, tour is definitely worth the time

This building is beautiful. It features lots of sculptures, paintings, and chandeliers. All of... read more

Reviewed 1 week 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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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Thank godgunsandgrit
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Thank tkefan29
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
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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
Thank R2J2
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

I went to the building by myself. It was a must do I heard. So you go through a metal detector and then you have the choice to wander on your own or a guided tour(unknown cost). I wandered. I would start on 4th floor...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank matthewa85
Reviewed October 14, 2018

This state capitol tour was quite disappointing. There wasn't much for us to see as both the House of Representatives and Senate chambers were closed due to contractor work leaving only the old Supreme Court room to view and glancing over the frosted windows of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David D
Reviewed October 11, 2018

When we went to Memphis in 2016, we stopped at the Illinois State Capital on the way back. Beautiful building and well worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 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....