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“Enjoyable”

Connecticut State Capitol
Ranked #5 of 63 things to do in Hartford
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A tour of the gold-leaf-domed capitol includes the Hall of Flags and, when they're in session, a chance to see the state senate and house of representatives in action.
Gran Canaria, Spain
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Enjoyable”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

Friendly staff, beautiful interior, with an unusually Byzantine look about its walls and ceilings (more colorful than some more staid-stoned capitols). Some nice artifacts to see (including the Marquis de Lafayette's camp bed). A fine little cafeteria across the way in the basement, have a sloppy joe while surrounded by some Connecticut wheelers and dealers, or have some tater tots, and pack some for your bus ride home, when you're sad and hungry after saying goodbye to your little friend.

Visited June 2013
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Newington, Connecticut
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98 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great Capitol”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

This place was awesome. We learned a lot about the government of the state of ct. They have a statue of Nathan hale and many other statues of famous constitution staters. We saw the general assembly room. We saw the senate and house rooms. It is very interesting. A must see for any hartford visitor

Visited July 2012
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Cheshire, Connecticut
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Worth a tour.”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

The building is very impressive. Should be rated as among the best to visit in the country. Visit the Legislative Office Building next door while you are there - there is an underground walkway to get there.

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Maryland
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77 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Impressive-- but please - Preserve Those Flags”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

Worth a walk around -- amazing decor. Tour times didn't fit our schedule, but would have been interesting. Lafayette's camp bed -- who knew? Connecticut -- isn't it time to put those fragile Civil War era flags in proper storage?

Visited May 2013
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United States
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258 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Beautiful Building!”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

The beauty of this building is worth the time to visit. However, the tours end by 2:00 PM weekdays. It is not open to the public on weekends. Doesn't leave much time for it to be shared with other family members.

Visited May 2013
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