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Review of Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill
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Ranked #25 of 442 things to do in Washington DC
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Owner description: At the east end of The Mall, the Hill is home to the U.S. Capitol.
LaVale, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2012

This is a really amazing area with the Capitol and other pretty buidlings around DC area. I have never been past the White House before, but I have seen pictures and it looks like a beauty as well. I highly recommend going to Capitol hill and also go in the Capitol because you will not regret it.

Visited November 2011
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Tampa, Florida
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“Capitol Hill”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

The capitol was beautiful, but sadly, the public tour I was on was not that good due to the tour guide. She was an older lady who spent more time worrying about other tours being near us and fussing over a guy in a wheelchair (she actually left the tour to ride the elevator with him...even though he had family with him). She didn't say much so my family snuck away and joined another tour, which showed more rooms in the Capitol (like the Supreme Court Judge's chamber - which is not on the public tour). I recommend asking your senator or emailing the capitol early to go on a special tour if you have more than 45 mins to spend.

Visited July 2012
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“Amazing architecture!”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

From the outside to the inside, our Capitol Hill is an architectural beauty. You will definitely appreciate the greatness of our country. We booked our tour via our congressional office, but during the off season, it seems like you can just walk in for a tour. The tour took about an hour, and it provided a lot of interesting info. The rotunda and all the art work inside are really impressive. There is another tour you can book through your senator's office, but we didn't have time, so review on that one. There is also a food cafeteria inside with reasonable prices. We tried the chicken strips with fries, a slice of pizza, and a bowl of clam chowder, and they were all good. The Library of Congress is just across the street, and you can also get there through a tunnel from the Capitol Hill, so you can book tours of both places in close proximity. We'd definitely recommend a tour of the Capitol Hill.

Visited October 2012
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

What a great tour! In this time of security, I'm still amazed that we can tour our Capitol! Go! Seriously....go!
To get the tour, you have to contact one of your Senators or Reps in the House. It's well worth it! If you go during the week, they can tell you how to get to both of your Senators' offices and your Rep's office. (they are close to where you are and free/open to you to pop your head in!)

Visited October 2012
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

It has interesting, fancy (in a good sense of the word) architecture and great scenery.
Not to mention, the place is “full of history”.
We arrived there about an hour before the sunset and it’s probably the best time to observe spots like this one.

Visited September 2012
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